Walt’s Soapbox: Dispatch from the Equality Revolution

Our Editor-in-Chief, Faren Coday, posted a brief piece from me the other day about the situation in North Carolina. The state legislature there is spending $42,000 a day to stop a non-discrimination ordinance in the city of Charlotte. The session was called for by Lt. Read More …

On Tin Whistles and Failure

I didn’t know much about my great-grandfather, my namesake. Still don’t, in fact. Growing up, I was told he hailed from Ireland. The promise of America lured him over. Before he left, he married a woman named Sarah. I dug a little deeper and dragged Read More …

Billionaire Bloodlust: The Violent Campaign of Donald J. Trump

“Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness Blood in the streets it’s up to my thigh Yeah the river runs red down the legs of a city The women are crying red rivers of weepin’” -Jim Morrison Six months ago, like most political Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Religious Freedom to Abuse, Maim, and Kill

The rallying cry for conservatives these days is “Religious Freedom”; every GOP Presidential candidate has made it a point to bring up their dedication to this concept, and of course our own Governor Pence has made it a priority in his administration. But what exactly Read More …

[Spotlight Series] Michal Hughes

IUPUI Lecturer Michal Hughes talks on science fiction, monsters, fantasy, and the future February 22, 2016/ Joe Swaz Last year, I had walked by the many vendors at the Indianapolis Comic Con and wondered, “What is all of this?”. It was hard for me to Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Battle of New Hampshire

It was around 7:00 PM when I woke up from an ill-advised nap. It had been somewhat of an off-beat day; no nearby substitute teaching gigs for the new job. But I still had the New Hampshire primary to look forward to. I lit a Read More …

Thank You, Daniel Bryan

Author’s Note: Here at Omnibus Journal, we have never written any article about professional wrestling.  I’ve tried since I started to get more pro-wrestling content on the site, but my attempts were in vain.  However, I fought and reasoned with our Editor-in-Chief to get this Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Breakdown on the Rainbow Road

“Move over for a damage case…” –Motorhead I had done two rallies back-to-back, and upon getting home from work, I saw that SB 66, the “Super RFRA” bill, died in committee at the statehouse yesterday. And then I immediately switched to the live feed of Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Notes from the First Rally of a Long Cold Winter War

“Don’t they ever have to worry?Don’t you ever wonder why?It’s a part of me that tells youOh, don’t you ever, don’t ever say die!” –Black Sabbath I was standing on the statehouse steps, wrapped up my leather jacket and flannel shirt, waving the Trans Colors, Read More …

After All This Time – A Farewell to Alan Rickman

I was getting ready to leave my house to take my cat to the vet this morning when I received the following text from my wife: I’ve been sitting here for the last few hours trying to figure out exactly how to say goodbye to Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: I Can Show You My Favorite Obsession

“Only way to feel the noise is when it’s good and loudSo good I can’t believe it, screamin’ with the crowdDon’t sweat it, get it back to youDon’t sweat it, get it back to youOVERKILL, OVERKILL, OVERKILL!” –Motorhead It was around 6:35 in the evening. I Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: The Governor’s Short-term Memory Loss

I want you to think back.. To a long time ago.. Say, ten months back. To March 2015. I know it’s a hard time to remember. It was ages ago.. Well, back in those days, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana SB 101.  Known as the Religious Read More …

What is There to Come for the Star Wars Franchise?

From plot structure to cinematography to original cast members, Star Wars: The Force Awakens draws heavily from the original trilogy, and you can see aspects of episodes I–III as well. Although the movie was not perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and consequently spent time Read More …

First Church of Cannabis Service

Contact: P#: 317-986-6972 Administration@Cannaterian.org SERVICES EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 PM. INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — Weekly religious services held by First Church of Cannabis at The Sanctuary (3400 S Rural Street). This inviting evening features open prayer and sermon by Grand Poobah and Re-legalize Indiana Chairman Bill Read More …

[Review] The Beatles Remastered: A Hard Day’s Night

  Originally featured on Medium.com/@carrickmcdonald, December 15, 2015.  The first chord of “A Hard Day’s Night” has more vitality than anything from The Beatles’ first two albums. If that’s not enough, the song also introduces a couple of recurring tropes that will appear in various Read More …

[Review] QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology

Three years after editing the poetry anthology Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience, Raymond Luczak has once again put out the call for writers and artists for his latest project, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. Released by Squares and Rebels press, Read More …

A Look at Gender Age Disparity in Hollywood Movies

This may come as no surprise to moviegoers. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway have both been quoted this year as being passed for certain roles due to their age. Indicative of a long, ignominious tradition, Hollywood has made a staple of coupling  actresses with much older Read More …

The ICYMI World: A Never Ending Race to Catch Up

It was 2007… I had just started my freshman year of college and in preparation had purchased myself an HP Pavilion  6v000 laptop. Not the latest in computer technology by today’s standards. It had plenty of memory to not only store my assignments with but to Read More …