I’ve been lazy this year when it comes to keeping CR updated with news about the AntiSocial Network Podcast. The podcast has continued plugging away contentedly and quietly online but I hadn’t bothered updating anyone on CR about new episodes. Given that part of the editorial mandate of this blog is to serve as aContinue reading “AntiSocial Network Podcast – January Updates – Bill Ryan, Bethel McGrew, Christian Toto, Po the Person and Louis Markos”
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”
Sunday reflection on the quarantine, motherhood, the Old Testament, @JonahDispatch quotes and Seinfeld references!
I am an agnostic on issues like climate change, solely because I am not a climate scientist. Is it real? Probably. Do I trust the politicians at the European Union and their accords to deal with it accordingly? Nope. Climate change is probably real and it will probably have negative side effects but I somewhatContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Don’t Look Up”
I’ve been able to see a large cross-section of the United States in the past two years. I was very lucky during the latter half of the COVID lockdowns that I was in a financially secure enough place to take a few chances that I had never taken before. I hadn’t traveled across the UnitedContinue reading “The Homogenization of American Non-Places: The Tragic Loss of Locality”
“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? “
I have a lot of friends, on the right, who genuinely despise Jordan Peele’s Get Out. I get the emotional gut reaction to the movie. It’s the most politically charged blockbuster of our generation. I just think it’s worth remembering that Peele is a genuinely talented director. He’s funny, and humanistic and seems to actuallyContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Karen (2021)”
I’m starting to find Steven Soderbergh to be a frustrating director. I don’t mean that he’s bad. If anything, he’s one of our most interesting living personalities currently working within the studio system. I just mean that I’m finding his output more tedious than usual. For every Oceans Eleven, Contagion or Logan Lucky, he seemsContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: No Sudden Move (2021)”
Sometimes a film benefits from being based on real events and telling a shocking real life story exactly as it happens. Often the truth is stranger than fiction. That only works though if there’s some under-ridding moral or truth that’s emphasized by the insanity of the story. Whether it’s something like Pain and Gain orContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Georgetown (2019)”
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)”