How Technology Killed Journalism

Originally featured on The Autonomist, Nov. 12, 2016 It all started with a Twitter post. Or, rather a series of posts from a Tennessee man, Josh Raby, who took an evening April trip to a McDonald’s location to buy a milkshake.   Within hours, his Read More …

NDPL Cries Crisis

(Editor’s Note: This piece was originally intended for publication in November). Hundreds of people are gathered in peaceful protest, in hopes that their efforts will halt construction through sacred grounds. Some members of a Native American tribe form prayer circles during the protest, praying that Read More …

An Open Letter to Trump Supporters

Congratulations. Your candidate won. In lieu of this, I hope you’ve prepared a speech to the women, LBGTQ+, and minorities in your life as to why they don’t matter. Countless times, to be President, Trump has painted himself as a misogynist, saying things such as Read More …

[Review] BzzAgent: International Delight Simply Pure BzzCampaign

What’s the latest Bzz? It’s International Delight’s Simply Pure Coffee Creamer BzzCampaign! Find out what this Pretty Nerdy Mama thought about it! Read More …

Life Lessons: Rape, the Surrounding Stigma, and Your Choice

“Never sacrifice your needs and wants based on someone else’s sexual agenda. You’re numero uno.” The topics of rape and rape culture are very mainstream issues these days. Women and men raging out against it in order to fight the stigma; both genders raging against Read More …

All Lives Matter, But That’s Not What We’re Talking About: The White Flight Away From Discomfort

Where do I even begin? How about the 60’s, when racism ended once and for all? Never mind the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. or the fact that it took until 1997 for a majority of Americans to stop viewing interracial relationships unfavorably. Or, Read More …

How The 2016 Election Might Mark The Rise of The Third Parties

On Tuesday night, the election results came out of California, the last major contest in the Democratic Primaries, and the voters rang in for Hillary Clinton; with the former First Lady capturing 55.8% of the vote and 269 delegates, combined with her victories in New Read More …

Stanford Rape Case: A True Example of Rape Culture in America

    “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” At this point on social media, most people have undoubtedly caught the story of Brock Turner, a man who was discovered raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman behind Read More …

On Shouting Liberty: Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

  This past weekend, while most people near Indianapolis were getting ready for the race, I packed up my road bags and sped south to the little city of Vincennes to participate in the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous for the second year in a row. Just like Read More …

Bathroom Boogeymen and Feel Good Legislation

One of the favorite pastimes of legislators and other public officials is making up problems and offering expensive solutions to them on the taxpayer’s dime. It’s not a bad racket. It certainly gets them out of doing an honest day’s work for a little longer. Read More …

Facts on Rape Culture: What You Should Know

What is Rape Culture? There are a number of statistics out there which all differ greatly. If one were to define rape culture, it would likely be any given environment in which rape is minimized or disbelieved as a victim’s experience. For example, if a Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Fuck Stage Fright

So after two months of rehearsal, script reading, buying costume pieces at Goodwill (or digging them out of my seemingly endless car trunk), not to mention the countless hours of trying to memorize my lines, we went live with Matt Panfil’s post-apocalyptic drama Meta/Stasis. Friday Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Reviews] The Jungle Book (2016)

Every Jungle Book movie has taken bits and pieces from Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories, but none have ever told Mowgli’s exact tale. Filmmaker, Jon Favreau (Iron Man) may have come a bit closer with his 2016 remake, however, with his extreme usage of CGI, Read More …

I Went to a Trump Rally and All I Got Was a Headache

I wasn’t aware that Donald Trump was deciding to come to Indiana until the night before the rally. I had some free time before work and it sounded attractive in the same way an out of control dumpster fire in Terre Haute captivated me for an Read More …

Faren’s Nerd Moment: Top Ten Favorite TV Villains

“In a world of locked rooms, the man with the key is the king, and honey, you should see me in a crown.” Jim Moriarty, Sherlock   From Netflix to Hulu to Amazon to cable TV, we have seen a vast array of brilliant villains. There’s nothing Read More …

Let Me Spell It Out For You: The Importance of Meghan Trainor’s “NO”

If you listen to Meghan Trainor at all, you may have spent the last few weeks jamming to her new single “NO”, which is the first single off her upcoming album “Thank You”. Recovering from the backlash surrounding the idea that “All About That Bass” promotes Read More …

The Walking Dead – Who Will Negan Kill

With the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead coming up, and the impending arrival of Negan, people have been asking themselves, “who will Negan kill?” Hit the link to find out just who I think will meet their grizzly end on April 3, 2016. Read More …

Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice [SPOILER Review]

Jake and his friend, Joseph, discuss the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice. Read More …