The Politics Of The Pill
Mar21

The Politics Of The Pill

Perhaps the oddest thing that can be said about the recent debate over birth control (and the expectation that it be covered by medical insurance) is that it’s being discussed in 2012.  No, not 1692, nor even 1962.  We’re re-debating birth control…and somehow, as a society, getting the entire discussion completely wrong.  And here are the reasons why this topic is 2012′s greatest political fail. ~ Birth control...

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Apple and the Death of Podcasting
Jul20

Apple and the Death of Podcasting

It’s not Apple’s fault, really.  The original idea (hearkening back to the grand year that was 1998) was to create an internet-transmitted radio show that could be downloaded to an array of portable devices (though, the traditional recipient would become the ubiquitous iPod and similar iTunes-enabled devices).  Despite everyone’s strenuous efforts and best intentions, “podcasting” didn’t really...

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Egypt: Be Careful What You Wish For
Feb01

Egypt: Be Careful What You Wish For

An open letter to Egypt: Be careful what you wish for. Seriously.  Yes, I understand that you hate President Hosni Mubarek, and I completely get that.  He’s been a dictator for 30 years, during which, he’s solidified his power base by increasing the Egyptian military presence in all major cities and passing restrictive laws that have strangled free speech, freedom of the press and even incarcerating members of opposing...

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Why The Academy Hates Chris Nolan
Jan29

Why The Academy Hates Chris Nolan

There are, of course, many misses in terms of Oscar nominations each year.  This isn’t new. Here are just a few films that were absolutely fantastic but didn’t receive a SINGLE nomination: Drugstore Cowboy The Big Lebowski Blood Simple Frankenstein King Kong (1933) The Shining Sid and Nancy Once Upon a Time in America Seriously, those and many, many more were never even nominated at all…so, to their credit, the...

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