The Magazine

Jun
21

Jesus Didn’t Need an AR-15 but Joseph Smith Did

By | ArticlesEssays

Stop the presses! Lauren Boebert said something dumb. As a day that ends in “Y”, Boebert has silly thoughts she feels a pressing desire to express. In this case, she […]

Jun
14

COVID didn’t go anywhere

By | Articles

My luck finally ran out and I tested positive for COVID. I hope that writing feverishly allows me to breach the wall of abstraction that has always limited my pieces. […]

Jun
12

I Nominate June 12 to be International Struggle Day

By | Articles

June 12, 1942 – Anne Frank gets a diary for her birthday.  June 12, 1963 – Medgar Evers pays the last full measure of devotion. June 12, 1964 – Nelson […]

Jun
05

What if Republicans Threw a Party and Nobody Came

By | Articles

What if Republicans Threw a Party and Nobody Came Imagine a house party. I never went to any while I was at the University of Alabama; I spent my time […]

May
31

Made For Love Deserves Your Attention

By | ArticlesReviewsTV

HBO’s show Made For Love hasn’t blown up social media like many HBO originals tend to do. Twitter and Instagram haven’t lit up with a surprising appreciation for Ray Romano […]

May
24

May 2022 Movie Round-Up

By | ListsMoviesReviews

Like I have said before, I go to the movies a lot. With the recent arrival of my first child, that will probably change for the next month or two, […]

May
17

The Right-Wing is Pushing Minority Rule and History Can Show What’s Next

By | Essays

The recent Supreme Court leak has unveiled a politically motivated court pushing an agenda that doesn’t represent legal precedent, majority opinion, or even democratic values. This is a travesty to […]

May
14

Democrats Are Doomed And It’s Not Their Fault

By | Articles

Full Dislosure: I’m a Democrat. I don’t mean that I vote for Democrats. Those are Democratic voters. I mean that I’m running for the Alabama House of Representatives District 47. […]

May
04

It May Be Time For You To Create An Alter-Ego

By | Essays

Research has confirmed that Bruce Wayne was right all along. An alter-ego can be a useful tool in achieving your goals. Let’s just hope those goals aren’t crime fighting in a leather bat suit.

May
01

Burning Money: Star Wars and Game of Thrones

By | Articles

Disney and HBO were both seduced by creators who could talk a good game regarding Game of Thrones and Star Wars.

Apr
27

House of the Dragon Is Going to be Trash. I Hope.

By | Articles

On August 21, 2022, HBO is finally releasing its prequel to Game of Thrones. House of the Dragon details “The Dance of the Dragons,” a civil war in Westeros that […]

Apr
25
Apr
19

The Stormlight Archive Is Damn Near Perfect

By | Uncategorized

Although Stormlight Archive hasn’t completed a full arc yet, I feel confident in saying it’s a worthy successor to Wheel of Time.

Apr
12

Elon Musk and the Return of Robber Barons

By | Articles

Baseball’s opening day was last week and many people flocked to stadiums around the country. In Birmingham, Alabama, fans went downtown to Regions Park to see the Chicago White Sox […]

Apr
06

Adaptations Don’t Have to be Faithful to be Good

By | Essays

Source Material True Fans (SMTF) are those who take to Reddit, Facebook, lonely balconies, and Twitter to whine that the adaptations are “wrong.”

Apr
04

Ginni Thomas is the Deep State

By | Essays

Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, worked to support and encourage the Trump coup attempt on January 6th, 2020.

Mar
29

The Four Best Slaveowners

By | ListsRanking

So, what’s my point? Tear down the statues of these men, scrape their names off every building in America, and damn their memories?

Mar
28

Will Smith Slapped Us Awake at the 94th Oscars

By | MoviesReviewsTV

Will Smith aside, the 94th Annual Oscars was all about letting your hands do the talking.

Mar
21

94th Annual Oscars Predictions for the End of the World

By | Articles

Looking over the list of nominations, I feel a little underprepared to make any real Oscars predictions, but I won’t let that stop me.

Mar
15

A California Company Has the Bad Idea That Your Car’s Exhaust Should Smell Like Cotton Candy

By | Articles

If custom scents for your car’s exhaust don’t tip you off that we live in strange times, I’m not sure what will. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t mind catching […]

Mar
12

A Beginner’s Guide to Major League Soccer

By | Essays

The Major League Soccer season just completed its third week of the 2022 season and there are plenty of exciting story lines to follow. The World Cup is just around […]

Mar
08

What Makes 2022’s The Batman Unconventionally Brilliant

By | MoviesReviews

A, non-Batman origin story, Batman origin story.

Mar
07

I Haven’t Seen The Batman: A Review

By | MoviesReviews

I haven’t seen The Batman yet. However, I’ve seen every other Batman movie, read tons of comic books, and watched all of the cartoons. I’ve got this. 

Mar
06

16 Live Action Batman Villains, Ranked

By | ListsRanking

With the release of The Batman, I will undertake the Herculean task of ranking all of the live action cinematic Batman villains from worst to best.

Mar
01

8 Black Female Artists You Should Listen To Vol. 2

By | ListsRecommendations

Here are eight more essential Black female artists, a few you’ve probably heard of and hopefully several you haven’t.

Feb
28

America Is Frozen in the Cold War

By | Essays

An aggressive petrostate attacking its neighbors does not become America’s “biggest geopolitical threat” just because it’s in Europe. That’s Cold War nostalgia.

Feb
22

Grogu and Mando Are Cowards

By | Articles

Where are Grogu and Mando when the entire galaxy needed saving?

Feb
21

Presidents Day 2022: The Dumbest Thing Every President Has Done, Vol. 3

By | ListsRanking

Happy Presidents Day 2022. Are y’all ready for more presidential gaffes, blunders, and general stupidity?

Feb
16

Deplatforming is the Loudest Weapon in The Culture War

By | Essays

A friend texted me last week recommending I watch the Errol Morris documentary American Dharma. I politely thanked him for the suggestion, that I enjoyed Morris’ early work but wouldn’t […]

Feb
10

The Book of Boba Fett Sucks. I Liked It.

By | ReviewsTV

I’ll be discussing some plot points from the show. I don’t call them spoilers because, trust me, the plot doesn’t matter at all.

Feb
08

We Used to Have Two Moons

By | Articles

Put your tin foil hats on. What if I were to tell you the earth had not one but two moons once upon a time over a hundred years ago?

Feb
08

Bryan Harsin and Auburn are Making the 2022 College Football Offseason Decadent Drama

By | Articles

At the time of this writing, Bryan Harsin is still the head coach of the Auburn University college football program.

Feb
01

Spotify Alternatives? There’s Plenty, but None Are Particularly Ethical

By | ListsRecommendations

Here are some alternatives for you to consider along with the pros and cons each provides in comparison to Spotify.

Jan
30

3 Predictions for The Book of Boba Fett

By | ReviewsTV

Is The Book of Boba Fett necessary? It’s hard to say, but like Solo, it’s introducing some really interesting world building to the Star Wars universe.

Jan
28

Boomers Have a Stranglehold on America

By | Essays

Boomers saw America through Vietnam, political violence, stagflation, the Iran hostage crisis, the Cold War, and 9/11. It’s time to hang up the jersey.

Jan
26

Pete Davidson is Rasputin

By | Articles

Rasputin still walks among us disguised as Pete Davidson. 

Jan
26

4 Ways to Beat Streaming Fatigue in 2022 and Ensure You Always Know What to Watch

By | ListsRecommendations

Streaming fatigue absolutely sucks. It will creep up on you without notice. You’ll sit down on the couch after a good meal and ask your partner, “what should we watch?”

Jan
18

4 Movies in Theaters I Saw in January 2022

By | MoviesReviews

I see a lot of movies in theaters. I will try my best to summarize my thoughts from whatever recent films I saw, for as long as necessary.

Jan
18

Does AEW Have a Diversity Problem? Here’s What They Need to Fix in 2022

By | Essays

AEW has revolutionized professional wrestling, but it still has room for improvement, especially regarding diversity.

Jan
17

MLK Is Not Your Magical Negro

By | Essays

In the Kingist myth, MLK was a superhuman; this is more damaging than it sounds.

Jan
11

New Year, New You, New Shoe: Atreyu Running Shoes Review

By | ReviewsUncategorized

I just ordered my second pair of Atreyu Running shoes. Atreyu is a Texas-based running shoe company that began a few years ago by offering shoe subscriptions. You paid a […]

Jan
08

Senators Used to Be Giants. Now They’re Trolls

By | Essays

Senators don’t wear togas anymore. They don’t glide towards the forum clutching six yards of white fabric rimmed in blood-red, but they are inheritors of the Roman legacy. They still […]

Dec
21

Definitive Proof we Aren’t Living in a Matrix

By | ArticlesEssays

I’ve written before that I believe our existence has a high probability of being a computer simulation, a matrix. I still believe this, in a sense, and I can also […]

Dec
18

Democrats and Republicans Didn’t Switch Positions on Race

By | Essays

In conventional wisdom, it’s cute and common to say that Democrats and Republicans have switched positions on race. The conventional cuteness says that Democrats were racists until the early 70s […]

Dec
14

Is The Matrix in America?

By | Articles

So, I have a two part question: does America exist to the duracells plugged into the matrix, and does American history exist?

Dec
11

Was September 11th an Inflection Point? The 5 Different 9/11s: Part 5

By | Essays

We’ve covered many of the ways the events of that day are still impacting us now, but are they enough for it to add up to being an inflection point in human history?

Dec
07

The Civil War Was About Slavery. We Brought Receipts.

By | Essays

If the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, somebody should have told the Confederates.

Dec
02

This December I’m Celebrating The Matrix

By | Essays

I’ll never recapture the high of watching it for the first time, but this December, I get to go back to the Matrix. All you Reloaded and Revolutions haters can just stay asleep and ignorant in the world The Matrix created.

Nov
30

5 Questions Matrix Resurrections Should Answer

By | Lists

Matrix Resurrections premieres on December 22, 2021, and I demand answers.

Nov
30

December 1, 1824 — The Electoral College Fails Again

By | Articles

The Electoral College isn’t a term in the US Constitution. It’s a construction that allows us to envision the collective body of electors who choose the president.