It is conceivable, and even more so, it is logical for an author to bestow those attributes which he or she feels to be honorable upon a benevolent protagonist. This includes the personality traits of such a character. Though genuinely … Continue reading Tolkien’s Aragorn Would Not Be in Favor of the LGBTQ Lobby
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”
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
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?
Upton Sinclair was born 140 years ago this very day, on September 20th, 1878. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the man’s death. An author, activist, and politician himself, Sinclair and his many works have made a profound … Continue reading Remembering Upton Sinclair and His Battle Against Fake News
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