pop culture

The headline rundown: Modern popular culture topics in the realm of politics, legislation and activism.

Beth Gibbons2 years ago
Is Third-Wave Feminism Ruining the World?
When I was in my twenties, I would’ve called myself a “Feminist.” However, now that I am nearing the age of thirty-one in the year 2017, I would never use the term “Feminist” when describing myself. U...
Rikki La Rouge2 years ago
Caught in The Machine
Being Liberal and political correctness used to mean something unlike what the movement has become today. The movement was once an absolute good, it used to be about treating everyone across every rac...
Riley Raul Reese2 years ago
What Traits Do Sith Lords and Donald Trump Have in Common?
Star Wars has a universe that really seems to be able to split people into two parties—the Jedi and the Sith. If you're a Star Wars fan, then you've already had moments where you have wondered where y...
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Kevin Bailey2 years ago
The Magnificent Seven or Magnificent Minorities?
Growing up in the seventies and eighties, I remember movies always typically had a majority white cast of characters with maybe one or two minorities and typically the hero of the film. It was typical...
Killing O’Reilly on TV
Ladies and gentlemen, this long national nightmare is over. Bill O’Reilly, for 21 years the host of The O’Reilly Factor, the voice and face of the Fox News Channel, and on-air avatar of the Pantone-re...
History of Bill O'Reilly's Scandals
Bill O'Reilly is one of Fox's most well-known anchors. He has been a mainstay in the news industry since the 80s. He has hosted the O'Reilly Factor, one of the most widely watched news commentary show...
Bob Guccione2 years ago
The Battle for Freedom of Speech
When the body politic, or some indeterminate federal force, or a committee of 'representatives' takes upon itself the power to control human attitudes or legislate human emotions then you and we and t...
Ary Chest2 years ago
What is Bernie TV?
Bernie TV sounds like something Fox News would’ve coined a year ago. It would’ve made the perfect derogative term for the media’s fawning over the radical candidate. Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity woul...
JFK Believed Hitler May Have Been Alive
Late President John F. Kennedy seemed to have believed that Adolf Hitler, the notorious Nazi leader whose rhetoric and desire to see the Jewish populace, among others, completely eliminated, could hav...
Canada's Prime Minister Hashtagging Near You
"I'm not Donald Trump" (All of America immediately falls in love). "Hey, girl. I could get you that good health insurance." Thanks to the trending topic #JustinTrudeauPickUpLines, these lines and more...
The New Connotations: Everything is Political, Even Blank Spaces
Recently, Vulture magazine published an article with actress Lola Kirke calling out Taylor Swift for her silence on Donald Trump. Kirke went as far as to say that her silence “might as well voted for ...
Brian K. Henry2 years ago
My New Musical
Ever since La La Land, I’ve been racking my brain to think of ideas for new musicals. Critics are buzzing at all the La La awards, blonde men everywhere are taking up jazz piano and high school kids a...
Daniel Hirst2 years ago
Drug Policy and the Limits of Government
In his classic work On Liberty, John Stuart Mill establishes the boundaries within which a Government can rightfully intervene in the conduct of its citizens. His broad point is that the state should ...
McDonald's Tweets President Trump Is 'Disgusting', Claims Hack Job
One thing is certain; McDonald's doesn't appear to love President Trump's tenure...or does it? On the morning of March 16, the verified @McDonaldsCorp Twitter account tweeted the following: "@realdona...
Glenn Bushinski2 years ago
History of Political Cartoons
Political cartoons have surged in popularity. With more people talking about politics, and with the nation so deeply divided, it becomes apparent that everyone wants validation for their political opi...
Must See Movies About Politics
Often when we look at the political theater, it almost seems like the political maneuvers senators and generals pull are facelifted from the latest cinematic political thriller, almost as though real life is following a movie script. Still, Hollywood can't be beaten when it comes to entertaining political madness (as opposed to real life's soul crushing political madness). Cinematic politicians speak with unmatched eloquence, dressed to impress, and don't look like melted ice cream sundaes stuff...
Sir Patrick Stewart Going For United States Citizenship?
Make it so. The man behind such characters as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and, more recently, Professor X of the X-Men franchise wants to become a permanent United States ...
Messages to the President
President Donald Trump finally commented on the Oscars, finding his own way to make it all about him: “I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” ...