Social Justice the New Religion?

The intersection of politics, morality, and meaning.

Jussie Smollett Case Gets Even Weirder

The convicted criminal has been released pending appeal.

Some Thoughts on “Cancel Culture”

Thomas gets the ball rolling, and I take off from there.

The Economics of Streaming

The industry is changing rapidly.

Dave Chappelle’s Weak Response to Critics

It’s not funny when you have to constantly explain the jokes.

Chappelle’s Last Netflix Special

“The Closer” delivers more of what people love and hate about the GOAT.

Dave Chappelle’s SNL Monologue

A quadrennial tradition.

Dave Chappelle’s 8:46

Arguably the best comedian of his generation is not kidding around.

Joe Rogan, Bernie Sanders, and the Intellectual Dark Web

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Comedy is Not Funny

Is political satire even possible in the age of Trump?

Sammy Davis Jr., Tokenism, and Moving Targets

Was one of the pioneering African-American entertainers a “house Negro”?

The Limits of Comedy

Controversies involving Jimmy Kimmel and “The Simpsons” highlight a perennial question.

Samantha Power: Patriot’s Nightmare?

The re-emergence of Obama foreign policy advisor Samantha Power to prominence has brought critics to the forefront