Monthly Archives: July 2020

Washington Examiner Piece on Digital Media and Censorship

I’m shamelessly using this post to promote a piece I wrote for the Washington Examiner.  This is a long-form magazine essay that updates and greatly expands some of the themes that I first discussed in this post from a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, General Culture and News, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Untimely Movie Review: Risky Business

Risky Business is a weird movie. It gets a lot of things right, but, even within the context of 80s teenage-themed films, I don’t think it holds up particularly well.  It’s not as entertaining as the John Hughes canon.  It’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Movies, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

30 Facts for Live Aid’s 30th Anniversary

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
Even though I was only seven years old, I could sense that Live Aid was important. Thirty years ago today, the biggest musical acts in the world performed as part of a single,…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Untimely Movie Review: Chariots of Fire

Watching a Best Picture winner typically leaves me with one of two reactions.  Either, “I completely understand why this won Best Picture,” or “This is a decent / interesting movie, but the field must have been weak that year.” Chariots … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Movies, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment