@DaveTaylor

Dave Taylor is a long time media commentator and writer, with a focus on consumer electronics and technology. He holds a Masters degree in Education and an MBA and has published over twenty books. A single father to two teens and a tween, he also moonlights as a film and media critic and calls Boulder, Colorado home.


Requiem for A ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

Horror gets little respect from cultural critics, whether it appears in books, graphic novels, TV or movies. And yet, horror films are tremendously popular – witness the recent success of the indie film Get Out or powerhouse series such as Saw, Friday the 13th, The Conjuring, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Horror film director … Continued

Entertainment

A Brief History of American Presidents and the Boy Scouts

As with many presidents before him, Donald Trump was invited to speak to thousands of boys attending the recent Boy Scout Jamboree. Unlike many other presidents, however, including former president Barack Obama, President Trump took them up on the offer and on July 24 delivered remarks to 40,000 Boy Scouts in West Virginia. A talk … Continued

Politics






Should a ‘Denver Post’ Reporter Been Fired for a Dumb Tweet?

At some point during the last ten or twenty years our culture shifted from accountability and forgiveness to intolerance and overreaction. One reason for this is the prevalence of social justice monitors eager to enforce their own vision of political correctness, aided and abetted by instantaneous punishment meted out on social media. Everyone is now … Continued

Culture