As futurist and author Aldous Huxley prophesied, we are becoming a people enslaved, not by what we fear but by what we love – this cornucopia of media conveniences, digital gadgets and appliances. I am what I buy.
Is there something in the cultural zeitgeist that birthed these Tide commercials? Legalized gay marriage, gay adoptions, jump in house husbands, or is it women as primary or equal wage earners in nuclear families?
The Gay Stigma: A major reason film and television actors publicly deny, hide, or are evasive about their homosexuality is that coming out can and often does seriously hurt their careers. Should an actor come out if they don't have to, just to "take one for the movement"?
in Rome I saw young Romans riding Vespas in the horrific traffic, steering with one hand and speed dialing with the other.Worse, one death-wisher steered with one hand, held his phone on his thigh while he texted.
For a few seconds Biden and Ryan look like two actors auditioning for the VP role of in the latest Aaron Sorkin political drama; or maybe two high school kids called into the principal’s office, trying not to look nervous (well, maybe one kid and his father).
Something else is distinctive about Aaron Sorkin's writing: the political right and left usually make intelligent arguments for their positions. In Sorkin's menagerie of opinionators, few are easy marks or straw men like Hannity or Glenn Beck.
Those on the right never leave. They stay and fight the liberals, the Socialists, the Progressives, the Obamas. They obstruct, they subvert, they start think tanks and make long range plans to take back the government,
What I find most fascinating about the D.C. Correspondents' Annual Dinner event is how each year it is looking more and more like the Oscars. Hollywood and D.C. Filmmakers and politicians: Both love publicity, celebrity, and the power to influence.
Angela Corey strode to the microphone and laid out the general details of the arrest and of the charge of homicide against George Zimmerman. The decompression in the media and the public was audible, except for those now outraged.
But, wait a minute! Maybe what I just wrote is simply pietistic, feel good, nice, nice bullshit? Maybe it just absolves our pop culture gods of their really bad choices, immersing themselves in really bad relationships and listening to really bad counsel.
In the beginning there was the word. Apparently, the beginning has ended and audible, unadorned, intelligible words have become bastard children searching for a home in a storm of sound and fury, signifying...
People went running for their lives to the ports and docks to secure that vital passage. It was a scrambling, desperate, frightened chaotic escape. Fellow New Yorkers saw the need swelling and rose up to meet it.