A Cautious Defense of Boycotts

By now I'm sure that most of you are aware of the Bud Light/Dylan Mulvaney debacle. Just in case you haven’t heard, let me bring you up to speed. In an effort to make the brand more inclusive and less "fratty," executives partnered with actor turned transgender celebrity Dylan Mulvaney for a small ad campaign.... Continue Reading →

The Best Super Bowl Commercial

There is no cultural event in contemporary life that draws as much cross-demographic interest as the Super Bowl. In a world where the monoculture has largely gone extinct, the Super Bowl remains that one thing where men and women, young and old, rich and poor, black and white, conservative and liberal, the football passionate and... Continue Reading →

Confronting My Inner Deist

If I hadn't already sworn off using the word, I'd say that I was deconstructing my faith a bit lately. Don't panic. I'm not experiencing anything like a crisis of faith. In some respects, it's just the opposite. Lately I've been questioning some of the unconscious assumptions that inform my faith with the result that... Continue Reading →

The Robots are Coming

The world changed forever at the end of this past November. If you aren't a very online person, you may not have any idea what I'm talking about. But if you do spend much time online, particularly on Twitter, you are aware of ChatGPT. ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. It is certainly... Continue Reading →


An estimated 4.1 billion people watched Queen Elizabeth's funeral. That number is literally incomprehensible. Even if it is a wild overestimation, it seems reasonable to assume that people numbering into the billions watched the services. In a time where monoculture has largely ceased to exist, it's hard to imagine any event coming remotely close to... Continue Reading →

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