Category: Opinion

In Defense of Bill Cosby, The Comedian

In Defense of Bill Cosby, The Comedian
Though I was not born during the heyday of The Cosby Show, I was able to reap the benefits of the hilarious sitcom on Nick @ Nite as reruns. I noticed that not only was this a peculiar and enjoyable form of comedy, it often educated on several facets of African American culture. When the floodgates... Read more »

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"
Ten-and-a-half months. 200 blogs. Over 100,000 views. It’s amazing to lay the bare facts on the table. I don’t mean to puff myself up, but writing 200 articles in under a year is herculean for me, who used to be a rather sluggish writer. I’ve never been terribly prolific in terms of my literary output,... Read more »

I'm gonna' tell you why Ariana Grande sucks (or "The Hairspray Live! Massacre")

I'm gonna' tell you why Ariana Grande sucks (or "The Hairspray Live! Massacre")
For those of you who were watching NBC’s aborted fetus of a show on Wednesday, you know what a bone-cracking ordeal is was. Hairspray, a musical which deals with timely subjects like racism and fat-shaming, has been a classic since its premiere in 2002. The songs, including “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the... Read more »
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Stop using gay and retarded as slurs - NOW!

Stop using gay and retarded as slurs - NOW!
At a convention a few weeks ago, I heard one of the attendees use both “gay” and “retarded” as slurs. Mind you, this was attending a philosophy convention, populated with people who hold individual rights as inviolate and are, at the core, rational people. I was so stunned that, quite unlike my usual habits, I... Read more »

A "gay" Indiana man is forbidden to sing at his grandma's funeral and here's why I'm vexed about it

A "gay" Indiana man is forbidden to sing at his grandma's funeral and here's why I'm vexed about it
For those of you that are faithful readers, you know that I don’t get angry arbitrarily. When I go into a rage, I like to think that it’s, in the very least, somewhat justified. When I was browsing Facebook last night, a story popped up that made my blood boil than Donald Trump at Alec... Read more »

Phil Spector, Justin Bieber, and Paul Lynde: Separating "Art" from "The Artist"

Phil Spector, Justin Bieber, and Paul Lynde: Separating "Art" from "The Artist"
My father, in my childhood, often relayed to me a word of wisdom from famed Gospel Artist Mavis Staples: “You may not like the person behind the music, but God bless them for doing what they love.” Those words have often crept into my mind when I see celebrities or artists on the news getting... Read more »
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"Something is WRONG": Smashing a statue gets 9 years in jail and Brock Turner only served 3 months?

"Something is WRONG": Smashing a statue gets 9 years in jail and Brock Turner only served 3 months?
Who knew there would be a day where I would be more sympathetic to a jihadist than an American citizen? Well, my friends, that day has arrived as hell has literally been handed to me in a hand-basket! Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a member of a jihadist group linked to Al Queda, has been sentenced to... Read more »

Small Talk: Can you always depend on the kindness of strangers?

Small Talk: Can you always depend on the kindness of strangers?
“How’s the weather?” “Suzie started kindergarten today!” “Didn’t Miley Cyrus’ tit pop out last night at The Grammys?” All of the above, and much more, are things that we experience every day when we need to make small talk with a co-worker or acquaintance. It may not be the most exciting thing in the world,... Read more »

The particularly pitiful Adele: my opinions on an unhealthy diet of sorrowful songs (and a special announcement!)

The particularly pitiful Adele: my opinions on an unhealthy diet of sorrowful songs (and a special announcement!)
I, like any child of opera, likes a good wallow every now and then. But, like they say, too much of a good thing can be bad. Lurking and screeching in the muck and the mire for too long can stress you out and remind you of the time your girlfriend yelled at you for... Read more »
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What is it with these Hipster Commercials lately?

What is it with these Hipster Commercials lately?
Imagine this: I’m sitting on the couch, minding my own business and binge-watching Difficult People on Hulu, when I am assaulted by the worst kind of invasive species known to modern man: Hipsters. A man and a woman, both gaunt and wearing what looks like cast-offs from the bargain bin at The Salvation Army, talking... Read more »