the Blog of Brian

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American Fame Story: From Simpson to Trump

*Disclaimer: This post is going to make a lot of tenuous connections and cultural, societal, and political assumptions, and is probably too influenced by last year’s award-winning mini-series* “Donald Trump is the natural product of the Kardashian Era. He’s the Reality Show candidate!” So said Newt Gingrich when I saw him speak at the...

What Personal Opposition? The Pro-Choice Canard

This is not a legal article. This is not an argument for one political proposal or another, an endorsement of one candidate or party. This is barely even a political essay, in that (today anyway), I do not wish to debate the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, legal statues, what insurance should provide, how...

No More Claws Left in The Valley (Logan’s Coda)

A quick note on spoilers. There will be. Major ones. I’m not writing this post to entice people to go see this masterpiece (though if you haven’t stop reading and go out and see it NOW!), but rather to express my own experience. Well here it is. The end of an era. The light...

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split: A Masterpiece of a Movie

If you haven’t seen Split, the startling new film by M. Night Shyamalan, you need to do us all a favor, get out there and see it. if you’ve already seen it, see it again! This is a movie that works as an intriguing character study, a riveting psychological thriller, a stirring empowerment story,...