Category Archive: Pop Culture

Review: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

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Filling Stephen Colbert’s shoes is quite the challenge, but that is what Larry Wilmore is attempting to accomplish. When CBS announced Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What Should You Watch? — The Story of Three Wars

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Since reading  James Fallows’ “The Tragedy of the American Military,” it’s been been hard to remember a time when we weren’t at war. With our government’s “chickenhawk” political approach to the military, it… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What should you watch?

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As a proponent of the intersections between pop culture and politics, I would like to introduce a new segment called “Pop Politics”. Every Friday afternoon I will suggest what you should binge on… Continue reading

The Interview: Is it appropriate to make a film depicting the assassination of a living world leader?

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Is it appropriate to make a film about the assassination of a current world leader? This is a question I’ve been asking myself ever since the threats leveled at Sony over the release… Continue reading

Americans Love Murder

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How should we grapple with the use of violent death as a plot device – from our entertainment to our news cycles? As an undeniably dreary 2014 draws to a close, the subject… Continue reading

Review: The House I Live In Exposes the War On Drugs

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A couple weeks ago, our editor Sebastian Johnson asked everyone to write about the War on Drugs . I quickly realized I knew very little about the domestic drug war. I knew about… Continue reading

Problems with the Gamergate Movement

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Today I came across an article by Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart about the success of Gamergate and how it isn’t being covered by the “liberal media”. If this is one of the legitimate… Continue reading

John Oliver investigates the chilling details of the U.S. drone program

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John Olliver’s Last Week Tonight does a good job of explaining exactly why Americans should be concerned about our drone program.  He draws on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as a resource, as did… Continue reading

What Party is Selina Meyer and Does it Matter?

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Is Selina Meyer a Democrat or a Republican? Veep, a television series for HBO, was created by Armando Iannucci to show what happens behind the scenes of the Vice President’s office. In the… Continue reading