Category Archives: Pop Culture

Ender’s Game: the Good, the Bad, and the Boycott

When I was about 13, I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I was reading Asimov and Bradbury and I really loved sci-fi adventures. Unlike a lot of other things on my list, this was a book my friends … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy: The New Series

I grew up on I Love Lucy. It was one of my favorite TV shows, and it still is. I watched it innocently, without understanding what it represented in American history or our collective consciousness. I read late what it … Continue reading

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Saturday Write Fever

Saturday Write Fever is an event in San Francisco run by playwrights Megan Cohen and Stuart Bousel ¬†at the Exit Studio. I went with my favorite date last night, and it was one of the most entertaining evenings I’ve had … Continue reading

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Satire

Satire is a type of humor that holds up people’s vices or folly to witty mockery. The classic example of satire is Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” that solves problems with cannibalism. It’s pretty simple, and it’s very much in … Continue reading

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Fox and Friends

Maybe I’m a cynic, but I just can’t get mad at Fox News anymore. They’re not real news. It’s a terrible pity that a large number of people use them as a news source, but that doesn’t legitimize their inadequacy. … Continue reading

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