What is the story behind 2016? Inevitably what this question is really asking — at least, in large part — is, ”So, what’d you think about the election?” I want to keep this bit as abbreviated as possible, so here are some month-over-month tweets in which I talk about politics (but also gyros). Interestingly enough […]Read more "Goodbye to All That: Banishing 2016"
The organic matter residing within the umpteen dimensions of space and time that constitute the grave of our Second President, John Adams, is emitting laughter. Instead of a dystopian hellscape after the election, we are living in a political outcome that has taken “President Adams ‘great fear’” of factionalism to farcical levels. The 2016 presidential […]Read more "President Adams is Laughing."
American politics are no different than a high school, and Donald J. Trump is riding his dirt bike through the halls. No one can stop him. The football team would go to jail for assault if they unleashed strength against him. The cheerleaders can’t distract him. The straight-A students would do something, but are too […]Read more "American Politics as a High School"
This is the lightly-edited transcript of last night’s live tweeting, written by editor Dan Gorman. 9:09 PM, Thursday August 6, 2015 C.E.: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND We are live tweeting the GOP debate. Donald is on his worst – best? – behavior. 9:11 PM: Kudos to @megynkelly for actually asking tough questions tonight, and hammering Donald Trump’s sexism. #GiveEmHell 9:15 PM: John […]Read more "Trump/Grump: The First GOP Debate of the 2016 Election Cycle"
In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn directed a low-budget crime thriller called Drive. It starred Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver-for-hire/sometime stuntman, featured notable TV actors like Bryan Cranston and Christina Hendricks in supporting roles, and turned Albert Brooks from a beloved comedian into a sinister villain. The crisp digital cinematography was dazzling; the soundtrack rocked. […]Read more "True Detective? More Like False Detective"
There’s a somewhat famous interview question, rumored to be used at Google, that’s become a bit of urban legend. There are some slight variations, but they have almost the same structure. The question goes something along the lines of: “You have 25 horses and no stopwatch. Using a racetrack that can only run five horses […]Read more "17’s A Crowd: How to Structure the GOP Debates"
Growing up in North Carolina, if someone asked you who “your team” was and you said Duke, at least one of the following things was true: You were a Yankee You were an alumnus/alumna (likely, a lawyer) You were loud, unapologetic and obnoxious You were Bobby Hurley My best friend was the third of these, […]Read more "It’s Time To Stop Hating Duke (and Coach K)"