For over a year, I have been commuting by train and bike from my home in Santa Rosa to South Marin County. This change in how I get to and from work has allowed for reflection on what it means to construct livability in our towns and cities.
The Nation of Islam is anti-semitic, conspiratorial and destructive but we should examine their impact with the same willingness to understand allocated to Trump voters and the alt-Right.
To my mother and many women like her, Ursela Le Guin was the feminist writer that inspired them.
The future of my city is uncertain for working and middle-class families following October’s fires.
Mike Dwyer’s recent piece on changes in the Boy Scouts got me thinking about the world my young girls will inherit.
It seems like just yesterday that the iconic rocker was being disparaged for daring to run for office and Make America Even Greaterer Again.
The political right and left believe they are not welcomed at our universities. That doesn’t mean we need to treat all demands on higher education seriously.
David Weigel’s new book on the rise and fall of prog rock is an excellent journey into one of the weirdest eras of popular music.
The move towards violent street fighting is a dangerous trend which should not be accommodated by polite political society.
Youtube is where intellectuals should be making community outreach.
In the aftermath of Dystopia Week, a new project to feature music and fiction.
Milo’s claim that he is a defender of free speech is undeserved and college Republicans need to stop supporting it.
It is hard to decouple Obama’s presidency from my personal life, but as he spends his last day in office, I can’t help but wish he stayed longer.
Our education, perfected, in less than 140 characters.
The alt-right counted many victories this year but also exposed itself for what it really is.
Where a father attempts to review the new Final Fantasy game.
It’s abundantly clear that the Nintendo property is responsible for Trump’s victory, if you just believe everything I say.
The success of Trump demonstrates just how committed white Americans are to ethnic nationalism.
We disregard left-wing criticism of the political and economic system at our own peril.
In light of Trump’s most recent loathsome statements, it is clear the Republican Party has fewer actual conservatives than it wishes to admit.
The Alt-Right has capably pushed its memes into the mainstream. Can it succeed when limited to its own platforms?
The moment you know you have reached middle age, and are happy to do so.
This is all just a big performance piece related to a Borat sequel, right?
DC needs to go back to film school and study one of the masters.
…and do we even want it?
The radical left always wants to “overturn the system” but rarely acknowledges how often it fails with disastrous results.
Finding a way to deal with the depressing nature of social media is my goal this summer.
From Old Navy to Ghostbusters, corporations love when we “fight” over their products.
Where I discuss the defining characteristics of an “alternative” political philosophy.
I sat down for an online interview with Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, presidential candidate for the Socialist Party USA, to discuss the state of his campaign and how the left should approach the right.
I can’t support the candidacy of Donald Trump, but I can defend his voters.
The Kinks made some of the best conservative rock records, even if they share little with Republican talking points.
Where I don’t review Batman vs. Superman but critique the mindset of trolling fan boys.
The identity constructed by white nationalists is inauthentic and has its critics on the right.
One of rock’s greatest keyboardists has taken his own life.
Mussolini’s The Doctrine of Fascism and its relevance today.
The third in a series discussing radical books on the left or right.