By Keith Preston The influence of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley is astounding, particularly given the brevity of his life. Although he died shortly before his thirtieth birthday, Shelley in many ways helped to set the tone for the waves of political, economic, and cultural radicalism that […]
Krystal and Saagar respond to the latest comments by Joe Rogan towards CNN’s coverage of him, particularly his choice words for Don Lemon after the news host’s recent segment with Sanjay Gupta
Robby Soave makes the case that, despite media coverage that may suggest otherwise, Netflix is not at risk of being cancelled for their support of Dave Chappelle’s controversial special.
It doesn’t change much to throw out the spook of nationalism (“American Way”) only to not only retain the spooks of “truth” and “justice” while adding the new spook of futuristic utopianism draped in the rhetoric of moral piety, and merely changing the character of Superman from one […]
By Emma Nolan, Newsweek Rock icon Steven van Zandt thinks the U.S. is “dangerously” close to civil war. In his new memoir, the musician and actor of The Sopranos fame opened up about his political views and where he thinks the future of American politics will lead. In […]
By Johnny Diamond, LitHub If there was one band that dominated the soundtrack of a 1980s childhood on the wrong side of outer-suburban Toronto, it was Rush. Particularly if you had older brothers who smoked a lot of pot. To be honest, though, we never really paid much […]
Piers Morgan blasts ‘cowardly’ Rolling Stones as they axe Brown Sugar from setlist over slavery lyrics
By Alicia Adejobi Metro UK Piers Morgan has branded the Rolling Stones ‘cowards’ while accusing the band of buckling to the ‘woke bullies’ for removing their song Brown Sugar from their tour. The legendary rock band confirmed the 1971 song will no longer feature on their tour setlist […]
By Lucas Manfredi FOXBusiness William Shatner said space was “unlike anything they described” and “unlike anything I’ve ever seen” following the success of Blue Origin’s NS-18 mission on Wednesday. “What you have given me is the most profound experience,” the 90-year-old actor, best known for his portrayal as Captain […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Emily Jashinsky debate the consequences of a new popular Chinese war epic set to become the world’s top grossing film of 2021.
Emily Jashinsky breaks down how the modern, fragmented mass media ecosystem actually encourages divisions and stokes the culture war.
As one who grew up in the world of the 70s and 80s when characters like Rev. Donald Wildmon were trying to organize boycotts of drug store chains for selling Penthouse magazine, I never thought I’d see the day when comedians were being boycotted for being “transphobic.” Back […]
By Joshua Rhett Miller Comedian Dave Chappelle railed against cancel culture, Twitter and left-leaning news outlets Thursday amid controversy over his latest Netflix special, “The Closer” — telling a star-studded, sold-out crowd in Los Angeles that, “If this is what being canceled is about, I love it.” “I […]
Team Rising reacts to the NLRB’s latest ruling on college athletes.
Briahna Joy Gray reacts to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s mention of the Taylor Swift-Scooter Braun feud in a new campaign ad.
Krystal and Saagar cover the news that workers behind the scenes in Hollywood are going on strike for better wages in what could be the start of a surge in labor militancy
Krystal and Saagar break down the conviction of singer R Kelly after he was finally brought to trial following decades of misconduct and abuse that was practically ignored by polite society
I’m generally skeptical of the claim that today’s culture is less puritanical than that of past times, as opposed to merely being an expression of a new form of puritanism. And the old puritanism and new puritanism overlap in many ways. In the last few years, I’ve noticed […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss the fallout from CBS’s new project, ‘The Activist.’
Nicki Minaj HITS BACK At MSM Over Vaccine Comments, CALLS OUT White House For LYING About Invitation
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave react to Nicki Minaj’s recent tweets sharing her hesitancy to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Krystal and Saagar try to make sense of Nicki Minaj’s war on twitter with Hasan Piker, Joy Reid, and others about the false claims she made about vaccine side effects
Actress who began the uncovering of Harvey Weinstein tells her story on ‘Tucker Carlson Today’
By Simon Sellars Consider the spatial imagery in Ballard’s work. It is often predicated on a vocabulary of secession, a quasi-revolutionary zeal mediated not so much by hard rhetoric or ideology, but by a concealed network of colonies, anomalous regions and virtual city-states, often metaphoric in nature and analogous […]
Futurism Acclaimed musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher posted a TikTok video on Wednesday night in which she returned to one of her favorite pastimes: overpromising what artificial intelligence can provide to society. “I have a proposition for the communists,” she said in the video. “Typically, most of the communists […]
Activist and filmmaker Michael Moore reacts to the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, seventeen years after his critically acclaimed film “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
By Declan Leary, The American Conservative On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump opened his administration on an unusually (but appropriately) bleak note. Surveying the decline ongoing all over the nation, the new president promised better days ahead. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted […]
By Marco Manfredi Around the world, social movements have become legitimate, yet con-tested, actors in local, national and global politics and civil society, yet we still know relatively little about their longer histories and the trajectories of their development. This series seeks to promote innovative historical research on […]
“If you can’t be a trillionaire then why even bother?”
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff look at Trump’s potential return to social media through an ownership stake in Gettr and what his next moves might be.
Krystal looks at the new contract Rachel Maddow signed with MSNBC and what that means for the future of the network
How could it get any worse? Krystal and Saagar cringe at the list of potential replacements for Meghan McCain on The View as the conservative pundit
A critique of a utopian science fiction writer on dystopia.
By Caitlin Tasker Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to break new ground for the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it hits theaters on September 3, 2021. The first nearly all-Asian American cast for Marvel Studios has recently been overshadowed by the Spider-Man: No Way […]
Consequence.Net Spencer Elden, who was famously photographed as a baby for Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind album cover, is suing the band for child sexual exploitation. The lawsuit comes just a month shy of the landmark album’s 30th anniversary. One of the most famous album covers of all time, Nevermind […]
By Joel Kotkin, Quillette In Ma Jian’s new novel, the protagonist, Ma Daode, may be a corrupt, womanizing local official, but he is a corrupt, womanizing local official with a mission. His goal is to develop a drug that will allow President Xi Jinping’s vision of a glorious […]
Mark Steyn joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to react to montage of late-night hosts fawning over the disgraced governor.
Krystal and guest host Kyle Kulinski analyze the comments made by Bill Burr about Ron DeSantis and the covid situation in Florida.
Author, Ben Burgis, discusses his new book, “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique Of The Contemporary Left.”
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave react to the Cleveland baseball team changing their name from ‘Cleveland Indians’ to ‘Cleveland Guardians’.
Krystal and Saagar discuss the White House’s involvement in Hunter Biden’s corrupt art sales
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky debate the ethics of using artificial intelligence technology in the Anthony Bourdain documentary.
“This is a guy who has committed multiple hate crimes, who chased little black kids down the street shouting “n—–s” more than once, who viciously assaulted two Vietnamese men, who broke another man’s jaw so badly, it had to be wired shut.” By Maureen Callahan New York Post […]
Krystal and Saagar expose the reality show grift that is Caitlyn Jenner’s gubernatorial campaign.
By Bill Chappell, NPR Cuba is suffering through a summer of dire shortages, from food and electricity to medicine. Fed-up Cubans are taking to the streets in unprecedented protests — and they’re voicing their outrage through a song called Patria y Vida — homeland and life. The slogan […]
By Kim Stanley Robinson, The Nation Climate catastrophe has transformed a minor literary genre into an important tool of human thought. Recently I read an excellent book: The Soviet Novel, by Katarina Clark. In it she observed that the USSR’s socialist realism suffered from what she called “modal […]
Krystal and Saagar talk about the contents of Biden’s reconciliation package, inflation in the economy, George W. Bush fighting to stay in Afghanistan, neocons eyeing regime change in Cuba, more mistakes from the FBI, the latest on Jeffrey Epstein, companies outsourcing jobs overseas, and more!
Well, with an expert opinion like that… Pop star Olivia Rodrigo made a surprise appearance at the White House press briefing on Wednesday.
“FOOTBALL, beer, and above all, gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.” -George Orwell, 1984
Real Clear Politics reporter, Philip Wegmann, reacts to the White House’s defense of Hunter Biden’s art exhibit.
Krystal and Saagar go over the Biden administration’s major ethics issues when it comes to Hunter’s art sales.