Those who can control language have power over those who cannot. That has been the most corrosive power exercised by President Donald’s administration. This is especially true in matters relating to science. […]
The media should confront politicians about their lies directly, by calling them liars
The United States is in an existential fight for its democratic soul and its American values. Media VIPs should treat lying politicians accordingly.
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom… rock music according to Nik Cohn
“Elvis is where pop begins and ends. He’s the great original and even now he’s the image that makes all others seem shoddy, the boss. For once, the fan club spiel is […]
Blade Runner 2049: a brief reaction
Blade Runner 2049 is a very good film, although it would have benefited from more threatening villains. [Semi-spoilers ahead.] I finally saw Blade Runner 2049, and some people have asked (knowing what a […]
Mark Steyn’s Stephen Paddock theory: it was the liberals
Famous radio mouthpiece knows why the Las Vegas gunman did it. While surfing my morning news feed I tripped across a new theory about the motivation driving Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen […]
Nathaniel Hawthorne: who’s that?
“Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed.” – Nathaniel […]
A short, very unofficial sequel to “Blade Runner”… “The river of the world is wide, but its waters are boiling away” kept going through my mind as I sat next to her […]
Tom Petty…anything that’s rock and roll’s fine….
Out of a catalogue of superb music, all of which I like a lot, most of which I love deeply, “Anything That’s Rock and Roll” is still my favorite. “It’s sort of […]
The 20 greatest music videos of all time: #ArtSunday
For a bright, shining moment in our cultural history there was an art form called “music video.” Some clever people once ushered in a golden age, transforming “promotional video” into a legitimate, […]
Little Richard: the ecstasy of cognitive dissonance…
Little Richard is the victim of enough cognitive dissonance for at least three people. “Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.” – Richard Penniman Reading the […]