HUMMEL Review: Uncle Tom II: An American Odyssey (2022)

Several of my friends were actually surprised when I told them that there was going to be an Uncle Tom sequel. I was surprised as well. I managed to avoid hearing about it until well after its premiere. I haven’t seen the original Uncle Tom in two years, but I recall thinking fairly well ofContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Uncle Tom II: An American Odyssey (2022)”

Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show

It’s been said that when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do. With that candor and apprehension in mind, I walked into the auditorium of Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN — the former city of gospel singer legend Johnny Cash — to see a live recording of Huckabee. Mike Huckabee remains aContinue reading “Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show”

HUMMEL Review – The Last and First Men (2020)

A curious little film played at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville last week; an adaptation of one of the forgotten classics from the golden age of science fiction, directed by the late composer for Arrival, Prisoners, and Sicario, and rewritten as an experimental essay film, screened twice to an audience of a few dozen. AndContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – The Last and First Men (2020)”

COSMO – In Wake of the Plague: A Personal Tale of Covid19

After two years of completely avoiding illness, in January of 2022, I succumbed. It started gradually, about the week of Monday the 10th. I took some zinc and vitamin C and spent the weekend resting. The next week, Tuesday rolled around and I woke up stuffy. But Spring comes early CA and I’ve always hadContinue reading “COSMO – In Wake of the Plague: A Personal Tale of Covid19”

In Defense of Revolution: When is violence tolerable and what to do with disgruntled citizens?

Here’s an interesting debate topic: When is it morally right for a class of people to rise up against their government and forcibly replace them? Certainly, the simplest answer is said best by the Declaration of Independence: “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduceContinue reading “In Defense of Revolution: When is violence tolerable and what to do with disgruntled citizens?”

Year One of the Biden Administration: A Year of Tension and Breakdown

When President Trump was voted out of office, people thought that the country was going to return to some level of normalcy. People had assumed that Biden was the return to normalcy candidate and that the country could reasonably trade 4 years of ineffectual leadership for less chaos. As time has shown, things have onlyContinue reading “Year One of the Biden Administration: A Year of Tension and Breakdown”

Fundraiser: Help Support the Cultural Revue!

Editor’s Note: A special thanks needs to go out to my online friends Ginger and Lou who collectively donated the first $12 to the Cultural Revue’s fundraiser! I cannot thank them enough! When I started the Cultural Revue back in October 2019, I wanted to create a space where interesting people from across the internetContinue reading “Fundraiser: Help Support the Cultural Revue!”

V*ccine Hesitancy and Social Trust: Explaining the Rational Defense of Anti-Vax Arguments (From a Pro-Vax Perspective)

“The root of vaccine hesitancy is distrust: distrust in institutional power, distrust in “the science” (TM), distrust in authority, and distrust in the current administration.

And why shouldn’t the vaccine-hesitant masses, both conservative and progressive, distrust these authorities? “

HUMMEL Review: Another Round (2020)

Here’s a really great premise for a dark comedy: four bored High school teachers decide to repeat a goofy sounding science experiment that says that the average human BAC level 0.05% too low to function in daily life. To fix this, they start day drinking during school to maintain a consistent buzz during the day.Continue reading “HUMMEL Review: Another Round (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)

It’s hard not to watch a documentary like Tread and consider the socio-political connotations that the movie is perpetuating. Of course, that’s the case with a real life tragedy like that which beset the small Colorado town in the infamous “Killdozer” incident in 2004. The spectacle was caused by a rampage by a local aggrievedContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)”