DomesticOpinionPOLITICSWas Trump Racist?

Gary Flick 2 days ago
The right is very quick to defend Trump when he is accused of being racist, probably because no one wants to hear the words “you voted for a racist.” But guess what? Biden is racist, too. And so am I, and there is a good chance you are as well, to some extent.  It’s due to implicit biases ingrained in us by what we perceive as “normal” when we are young. For Biden and Trump’s...

MOVIESPOP CULTURESound of Metal is Much More Than Just an Academy Awards Dark Horse in 2021

Matt Mitchell 3 days ago
Despite the film’s problematic perpetuation of traditional able-bodied casting, its story finally feels earned and free of a sentimentality of disabled people long tokenized by Hollywood and awards culture. Endearing films surrounding disability have long been seen as “Oscar bait,” or cheap, intentional tugs at the heartstrings of Hollywood critics. All made with the slight undercut of hope that award season voters will check the box for those films and performances on their nomination ballots...

POP CULTURETVCobra Kai Season 3 Review

J-Walk 1 week ago
I admittedly am late to this party, personally I hated the idea of this show and made a point of not watching it but everyone I knew who had seen it loved it, one day I finally gave in. Binge watching the first two seasons in a matter of days I was hooked to Cobra Kai, a spin off of the Karate Kid movies that follows an adult version of Johnny Lawrance and Daniel LaRusso...

DomesticEconomicPOLITICSPandemic Winners and Losers: The Food Service Industry

Gary Flick 1 week ago
Unless you manufacture hand sanitizer or work in healthcare, there’s a chance you were faced with some employment-related uncertainty at one point or another during the COVID-19 pandemic and the wonder year that was 2020. For a lot of industries, most changes were one-time, followed by a period allowing for adaptability and, eventually, the new normalcy that was spoken of a lot at the beginning of the stay-at-home orders.  One industry that did not have...