• Commercials: Hey racists, boycott THIS. We dare ya.

    Commercials: Hey racists, boycott THIS. We dare ya.

    Remember back in 2013 or so, when the cute li’l biracial-looking kid in the picture up above was featured in a Cheerios commercial, with a black man and white woman playing her parents? Remember too, the “backlash” from racist jerks who were appalled that Cheerios would feature an interracial husband and wife, some even going […]

  • A Love Letter to Maryland.

    A Love Letter to Maryland.

    I grew up in Washington, DC. I went to college in Los Angeles, CA. I’ve spent my last 16 years in and around Minneapolis, MN. I like to refer to myself as “tri-coastal.” I’ve experienced Eastern, Pacific, and Central Standard Time, and I gotta say, I like Central the best. I’ve really grown accustomed to […]

  • Juanita: No one’s perfect, but no one wants to be alone.

    Juanita: No one’s perfect, but no one wants to be alone.

    When all you’ve known is Columbus, Ohio, the Rocky Mountains is enough to give anyone a panic attack. Our heroine Juanita treats the terminally ill during the day, tolerates the mentally ill at night, and pulls no punches when telling us all about it. Juanita is a new Netflix film starring the always-excellent Alfre Woodard […]

  • A quick, fun read: My first self-published novella.

    I have a number of projects that I’m almost ready to unleash upon the world. Until then, keep your eyes warm with this oldie-and-a-goodie, a fictional tale about college kids and young love. HERx2: The Isosceles Conundrum is available for e-reading on your favorite devices. Do the thing.

  • Unpopular Opinion?: Like the art, dislike the artist.

    I think the problem arises when we want our celebrity idols to be more than human; to be better than human, because humans are, well, they’re not always the best. Many of them are the worst. But, liking a song, or movie, or other artistic endeavor by someone who’s done some bad things, isn’t necessarily […]

  • Ronnie, Joey, Donnie: All Singers Matter.

    Ronnie, Joey, Donnie: All Singers Matter.

    (Never read YouTube comments. Form your own opinion.) Back when I was a wee lad of about twelve or thirteen, I and a few of my friends from the neighborhood, were sitting in my living room, trying our best to copy the hit song “Jealous Girl” by New Edition. When we got to the breakdown […]

  • Unpopular Opinion: F#%k Pandas.

    Unpopular Opinion: F#%k Pandas.

    Yeah, I said it. F*ck pandas. I don’t think they’re cute. Never have. Never will. All bears, in general, are jerks who wreck your campsite, rummage through your trash cans, and break your side mirror off your cars. What exactly makes pandas so cool, exotic, and precious? What, because they’re black and white? So are […]

  • Dumplin’: Fridays don’t deserve all the attention.

    Dumplin’: Fridays don’t deserve all the attention.

    This movie is Texas AF. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s about southern belles named Willowdean, Teen Bluebonnet beauty pageants, and Dolly Parton (I associate Dolly more with Tennessee, but that’s just me). Dumplin’ stars Danielle MacDonald as the aformentioned Willowdean Dickson (but call her Will, and try not to think about Stranger Things […]

  • Bird Box: Or, The Happening 2:The Happeninging.

    Bird Box: Or, The Happening 2:The Happeninging.

    We see you, Netflix. Trying to up your original movie game by getting the top Hollywood stars to be in your films. Now, if you could just make them worth watching. After the debacle that was Bright, I wasn’t exactly too gung-ho about diving into another sci-fi-based thriller, but dammit, you went and got Sandra […]

  • Sorry To Bother You: You’re gonna be bothered.

    Sorry To Bother You: You’re gonna be bothered.

    I like all kinds of movies. I even like some popular, mainstream, formulaic “Hollywood” films. I like bad movies, even if they don’t quite reach that “so bad it’s good” status. At the end of the day–I mean, the end of the film, all I ask is to be entertained. Sorry To Bother You may […]