A Response to Nathaniel Givens’ Unfortunate Defense of #GamerGate

I like video games. I don’t play them as much as I used to, but I’ll still sit down and play the occasional shooter or role-playing game, and I like to keep up with the industry. Which is why, like many geeks, I was fascinated, repulsed, and horrified by the car wreck known as Gamergate, which flared up […]

American Sniper and Futile Heroism

It seems everybody’s talking about American Sniper these days, so I figured I’d join the chorus. The movie’s popularity has exploded, with general acclaim from critics and even more from audiences who’ve made it the #1 film of the year thus far. And there’s no doubt that it’s generally well-crafted, as Clint Eastwood flicks tend […]

Is America Evil?

(In response to a previous post addressing the question of whether it is productive to label ISIS and similar organizations “evil”, I have obtained through my connections a strikingly similar post written by a young jihadist from an undisclosed location near Iraq.) Brothers, I wish to address and important issue today. There are those in the […]

A Sneak Peak At Next Presidential Election

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I am a leading authority in modern political reporting, and as such it’s my duty to inform readers about the imminent presidential election, which is (as of this posting) a mere 814 days away. Accordingly I humbly present a comprehensive preview of frontrunners in the race to become the next […]

Israel, Gaza, and Why Killing People is Bad

Let me level with you: when it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict, I am staggeringly ignorant. It’s messy, complicated; filled with nuance I don’t understand and history I haven’t learned. I guess I probably know more than your average person on the street, on account of having read a bunch of news articles and wikipedia […]