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Station Eleven, Hamlet, and the importance of the stories we tell each other and ourselves

HBO Max’s Station Eleven could’ve been a standard post-apocalyptic drama, but the introduction of a traveling caravan of actors who perform Shakespeare after the world ends, transforms the show into a story about stories.  Their importance, their interpretation, how they are shared and how they change over time, something made apparent in the very first… Continue reading Station Eleven, Hamlet, and the importance of the stories we tell each other and ourselves

Unpopular opinion: Rich and famous actresses complaining about pressure on their weight and appearance is nauseating

Like almost everything else in the modern era, the current generation of actors and actresses has completely broken the unspoken agreement that gave old Hollywood its magic.  Celebrities want fame and fortune without any of the associated costs, as if it’s possible to live a life of wealth and privilege in the public eye while… Continue reading Unpopular opinion: Rich and famous actresses complaining about pressure on their weight and appearance is nauseating

Immigration: A new, completely false narrative emerges from the usual precincts

As awareness of the broken border grows after the Martha’s Vineyard debacle, where migrants were forcibly relocated to Cape Cod, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and The New York Times’ Dara Lind start a new narrative:  Republicans are not part of the solution because they don’t support amnesty and they’re against political asylum in general, even… Continue reading Immigration: A new, completely false narrative emerges from the usual precincts

November: The bloodbath for Democrats will be more fitting for Game of Thrones

Summer hopes of a Democrat resurgence have faded into fall’s much colder grip and the reality of the coming bloodbath is beginning to set in.  The result is a President lashing out at a huge segment of the population and the media trying to spin a narrative of success out of abject failure.  Voters are… Continue reading November: The bloodbath for Democrats will be more fitting for Game of Thrones

The fetal heartbeat debate: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…

Fair minded people across the political spectrum were shocked to learn last week that a fetal heartbeat is no longer a heartbeat.  Though the developing organ pumps blood through the body the same as an adult heart and its continuous beating is required for the baby to survive, the science had apparently changed, suddenly, making… Continue reading The fetal heartbeat debate: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…

Fantasy games and literature: The woke crusade against the genre continues

A recent article in Harper’s Bazaar concludes that fantasy has become a “stronghold for white supremacy,” starting with the work of J.R.R Tolkien, which can be reduced to “the story of white men reclaiming their world.”  This is a radical retelling of an incredibly complex genre, requiring the erasure of seminal fantasy authors such as… Continue reading Fantasy games and literature: The woke crusade against the genre continues

Trump: Attorney General Letitia James’ quest to slay the Orange Beast ends in a civil whimper

The merits of the suit are impossible to tell at this point, but it’s hard to overstate how much of a letdown a civil action is for a woman who spent close to three years chasing the demon that is Trump, claiming it was “fueling her soul” and “I look forward to going into the… Continue reading Trump: Attorney General Letitia James’ quest to slay the Orange Beast ends in a civil whimper

Biden is the worst Presidential communicator in recent memory

A recent interview with 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley serves as a masterclass in how not to communicate.  Many of the questions were overwhelmingly obvious, but still the President was unclear, unfocused, and rambling, insulting the American people by denying what is happening before their very eyes.  Even when he speaks with clarity and conviction, his… Continue reading Biden is the worst Presidential communicator in recent memory

The White supremacy that wasn’t

The mainstream media and the government reflexively believe the specter of White supremacy is everywhere, broadcasting stories that frequently turn out to be false and mounting a whole of government approach to a problem some whistleblowers claim doesn’t exist on anything like the advertised scale.  As one FBI agent put it, “The demand for White… Continue reading The White supremacy that wasn’t

Key moments in humanity’s early and more recent history remain written in our DNA

Two new studies illuminate long standing mysteries in our evolutionary and cultural history.  Why were early humans smarter and more adaptable than our Neanderthal cousins even though their brains were about the same size?  When and where did the earliest Indo-European languages emerge leading to what about half the world speaks today?  DNA is a… Continue reading Key moments in humanity’s early and more recent history remain written in our DNA

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