In early April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote an article concerning the sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. The outcry made massive headlines the world over. The German scholar notes, “The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed … Continue reading Benedict XVI and How Modern Sexuality and Sociality Were Spawned in the 1960’s
Today’s social media serves as a common platform where heated virtual arguments can run amok. Wherever one stands in the political realm, a comment thread can be seen frequently and leisurely, and such threads may stir up a debate. Recently, … Continue reading Viggo Mortensen Expresses Distaste Over Far-Right Party’s Aragorn Tweet
John Hersey’s Hiroshima is a vital contribution to investigative journalism and the keeping of historical records. It is a work of brevity, analysis, and vivid description. Hiroshima is a work of professionalism mixed with human compassion. Through it, we experience … Continue reading “Hiroshima” – An American Journalist Covers the Atrocities of the First Atomic Bomb Used in Warfare
Accusing men of committing suggestive or even heinous acts such as sexual harassment should be a more delicate subject just as the subject of sexuality should be. Gillette’s video ad has sparked mixed emotions from its viewers. The video itself, … Continue reading A Mild Response to Gillette’s Video Ad
About a year ago now, I wrote an op-ed for American Watchmen which served as a direct response to Christopher Borrelli’s op-ed in the Chicago Tribune, “Why I declared war on Christmas.” It’s more of a personal memoir which turns … Continue reading I (and President Trump) Wish You a Very Merry Christmas
The altering of the American economy from one depending primarily on competition with the economies of other nationalities to one depending chiefly on cooperation with others took place in the middle of the 20th century. The result was an “information … Continue reading Becoming an Information Economy Dominated by Media and Its Results
Satire has enjoyed a rich history in the United States, popularized through the medium of television. In January of the tumultuous year 1968, the sketch comedy series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In premiered on TV. The show would continue its run … Continue reading Targeted Jabs in TV Entertainment: Does Satire Need a Filter?