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The Inevitability of Trump

The Inevitability of Trump

On the heels of the last Republican debate (“Electric Boogaloo”), the dominant narrative remains centered around Donald Trump, the darkest and horsiest of dark horse candidates. If we look at the media-constructed narrative arc of Trump’s candidacy, we’re about to slide right into the “sad, slow decline” aspect of his improbable run, making way for […]

Didn’t See That Coming

Didn’t See That Coming

On Saturday night, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson scored a first-round knockout over former welterweight champion — and still No. 2 ranked fighter — Johny Hendricks at the UFC’s latest event. It was an eye-opening performance, and those who watched it live or on television can bore witness to a rare occurrence: that moment where, for perhaps […]

The Blacklist taken seriously

The Blacklist taken seriously

Whatever else may be true about me, my commitment to seeing a Netflix television binge through to its grimy, hummus-encrusted conclusion can never be called into question. I finished “Daredevil” in about a week, “Jessica Jones” in about twice that time (I got busy) and the only reason I haven’t started in on my third […]