In late 2018, Andy Duncan, a sci-fi writer whose works include An Agent of Utopia and On 20468 Petercook, discussed his concern regarding what he felt to be racist remarks found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s telling of The Lord of the Rings. While being interviewed on a Wired podcast, he … Continue reading Disproving the Accusations of Racism in “The Lord of the Rings”
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
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
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?
Veterans Day, celebrated by Americans on November 11, is a special day set aside for honoring all those men and women who have served in our nation’s military. On this day, I remember those family members I personally know or … Continue reading Veterans Day: An Early Thanksgiving
Recently, the renowned character actor Chris Pratt won the 2018 MTV Generation Award. This great honor carries a significant responsibility with it, and Pratt realizes this. He took this amazing opportunity, grabbed it by the horns, and used it as … Continue reading Chris Pratt Openly Discusses God, Morals, and Virtues at 2018 MTV Generation Award Speech