Easter: a day normally celebrated by the recollection of Christian myth, the painting of eggs, and the wide scale eating of pork in clear defiance of Judaic law.
Jaws hit the floor yesterday in the case of Michael Slager, better known as the cop who shot an unarmed man named Walter Scott, when a jury of 11 whites and one black person said it looked like they were heading for a mistrial.
As you know, I’ve been teaching English at CSU Long Beach for well over ten years now. I’d like to think I have some modicum of wisdom and experience. Nonetheless, I made a very stupid mistake last week…
In a recent interview, the apparently outspoken actor, Michael Shannon, was quoted as saying “If you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn”, a statement that resonates with those of us who…
We are living in a horror movie, a grotesque carnival of human depravity and indifference towards suffering. Torture, blood, guts, everything seems slashed with macabre tones as I nervously sprinkle rue water on my front steps to keep away evil.
It was April 21, and Prince, a musician that, though certainly brilliant, my Millennial friend had never expressed a particular affinity for – and whose last Top 10 hit, 1994’s The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, dropped when she was entering Kindergarten – had passed away at the not-so-young age of 57.
It’s evening time in North Dakota and a young Anarchist from out of state sits beside a bonfire. He looks at the comrades around him, primarily indigenous peoples, and breathes deeply the clean air of the plains.
I ask you to avert your eyes from the PR stagecraft being performed on her public. I want you to see how Kim’s recent jewelry heist is a perfect example of how a public campaign sculpts opinions and behaviors of a targeted audience.
Football is perhaps the most American sport ever devised. Born from the angst-encrusted days of post-WW2, it caught on quickly with the thoroughly prussianized populace. The entire game is a big metaphor for our own military success
All states are cults: religions. And like all religions, states have sacraments, including holy rituals. The national anthem is one of the holy ritual sacraments of the cult of the American State.
Once-coveted jobs such as newspaper reporter, broadcaster and disc jockey are now considered some of the worst available, thanks to declining opportunities, falling pay and a lack of job security. One of…
In a country with a youth unemployment rate of 23.50% some unknown proletarians brought home the terror and degradation they face on a daily basis to one of the most despised creatures ever to crawl out of the cesspool that is the “celebrity scene.”
These paid tributes included on-field color guard, enlistment and reenlistment ceremonies, performances of the national anthem, full-field flag details, ceremonial first pitches͕ and puck drops.
Hillary’s vampirism would moreover release her from the burden of most public appearances, freeing up time to actually govern. She wouldn’t need to posture in front of the debris of fallen buildings
Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is the writer and narrator of this excellent video op-ed published by the New York Times. For Russ Kick fans, note that the illustrations are by…
The nights grow chill, the shades of autumn peek through the greenery. As November approaches, ’tis the season for dweebs to come out of the woodwork, threatening to create jobs.
A noticeable chill has swept across multiple social media platforms this summer. It started when Milo Yiannopoulos snickered at the Ghostbusters release by posting a classic review in Breitbart.