House of Corruption

TV shows are not real life. Everybody knows this but that doesn’t stop us from being affected by them. From our sense of what is “cool” or “normal” to our beliefs about the way things work, or the way things ought to work. As I highlight in my film, Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015), we are … Continue reading House of Corruption

It ain’t just a river in Africa

There was a tweet I saw a couple months ago when Trump won the Republican nomination that made me laugh but now haunts me. If you've seen the Netflix show, Stranger Things, you'll understand. "This is the Upside Down and We Are Barbara. We Are Barbara!" If you don't get it, think of it this … Continue reading It ain’t just a river in Africa

My trip to DC

Last weekend I took a trip to Washington, DC that was very inspiring. I know, people are all cynical and depressed from this ridiculous election, but you walk around the mall and the other parts of the nation's capital and it will make you appreciate what we have, and those who have sacrificed to give … Continue reading My trip to DC

Netflix Originals

It's crazy how much good TV is being made these days, both on traditional broadcast TV channels and Internet streaming services. I can't keep up with all the things people tell me I, "really have to see." I can't even keep up with all the things people tell me to watch on Netflix alone, but I have … Continue reading Netflix Originals

11.22.63 part 1 I've finished watching the first four episodes of Hulu's new original mini-series (or "event series" as they are billing it) 11.22.63 (2016). I'm a sucker for a good opening title sequence and this one grabbed me, much like Amazon's recent alternate history series, The Man in the High Castle (2015-), it makes you feel like you … Continue reading 11.22.63 part 1