“Gotcha” Journalism Is Ruining the NFL

The National Football League is an economic and entertainment juggernaut, providing the most competitive, exciting product in the sports world today. It’s a big deal. And although I’m fully aware that it is essentially grown men playing a child’s game for millions of dollars, I love every second of every game of every season. But … Continued

Entertainment, Sports

Inside the Life of a Young Conservative on World Tour

My friend Caleb works for Live Nation Entertainment and has spent the last few years of his life touring the world with U2 and other top-grossing musical acts. Caleb’s a God-fearing, tax-paying, gun-supporting American in his twenties whose values and worldview don’t necessarily comport with those of the people he works for and/or with, but … Continued

Culture, Entertainment, Music

Zero Dark Awesome

I’m not going to beat around the bush here, folks: Kathryn Bigelow’s new covert-ops thriller Zero Dark Thirty is incredible. The basic story here is simple, and one that every American knows by now: the governments of nearly every Western nation engage in a ten-year-long manhunt for Osama Bin Laden and eventually officers of our … Continued

Entertainment, Movies

Django: A Tad Unhinged

by R. J. Moeller 1      Off the chain – Out of control, wild fun. Just like when your pitbull gets off the chain in the back yard and tears through the neighborhood. (Source: UrbanDictionary.com) Nobody makes a fake historical blood-bath-of-a-flick quite like Quentin Tarantino. In the newly released Django Unchained, the eccentric director becomes that … Continued


Books to Read by Christmas 2013

Compiling lists of books you think people should read, movies you think they should watch, albums you think they should listen to, or places you think they should eat is a fairly subjective process. No matter what you include some busybody on the Internet will chime in with a “I can’t believe you forgot to … Continued


Remembering Kurt Cobain and the Teen Spirit That Stinks

It was officially announced last week that an authorized documentary chronicling the life and career of the late alternative rock star Kurt Cobain is in the works. Filmmaker Brett Morgen, who directed The Rolling Stones‘ documentary Crossfire Hurricane, has said that he is teaming up with Courtney Love to make a movie about the Nirvana … Continued

Entertainment, Movies, Music

Spielberg’s Lincoln: Sometimes It’s What You Don’t Say

In order to prepare for my role as a paid movie-going customer to the film Lincoln at The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles, CA, I chose to live inside the building for a month beforehand.  Surviving on nothing but Sour Patch Kids and those half-popped popcorn kernels no one eats at the bottom of their … Continued