Life in Hell

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Human Behavior, Performance Arts, Social Issues, Technology
Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Episode 3: Hell is Empty

Words fail me… as is customary with this series. And as always, the statements to follow will not be devoid of spoilers. I always want to ask: what are they saying exactly? What is the message behind the scenarios they are portraying? There’s a deliberate purpose behind almost every action in a work of art […]

That Play We Call Life

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Literature, Personal Computers, Technology
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The In-game Title Screen

I admit, this series was a little hard for me to appreciate at first. It is a significant departure from the initial storyline which bended reality and had a more superhero feel to the whole thing. In Life is Strange: Before the Storm, you are immersed in real life. It was hard for me to […]

Perpetual Damage Control

Politics, Social Issues
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 As Maddow aptly concludes, this conversation will be closely studied in the present and future, if not directly shown to journalism students. I really think this is one of the most important dialogues between the US left and right since The Great Divide, we’ll call it, aka. The 2016 Election. If Republicans were thinking […]

The Sea of Red: The Future of the Democratic Party

Politics, Social Issues

The 2016 Presidential Election was an unpleasantly shocking experience. For those of us on the left, this has been a stark reminder of the George W Bush days when we marked a reputation for ourselves that has left an everlasting stain on the world’s conscience, and now we seem to have re-initiated such a dark […]

Life: Thrower of Curveballs

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Human Behavior, Social Issues, Technology
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Wow… it took a moment to collect myself. This is one extraordinary adventure and well-deserving of all its accolades. Max Caufield is a modern day Holden Caulfield, which I’m sure is exactly what they were going for, what with that “Catcher in the Rye”-looking poster back there. The scenarios that one experiences in this game […]

Where did cable TV come from?

Literature, Politics
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The ABC vs. Aereo Supreme Court case opinion was a very intriguing read. Breyer, J. recounts the history of cable television, CATV. I have vague recollections of community access television, but it turns out that they started as giant antennas that picked up other public channels from very far away, and eventually from very very […]

American History: Anita Hill

Politics, Social Issues
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I have absolutely no idea where I was when this scandal broke. I did not even know it existed until about five or so years ago, when Anita Hill was making yet another comeback after Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia, called Ms. Hill out of the blue and asked her to apologize, subsequently apologizing herself for […]