I’ve been listening to the podcast My Favorite Murder for a while now. I’ve always been a fan of documentary or true crime styled media, but MFM stands out as a podcast that can blur the boundaries of humor and horror without crossing the line of becoming insensitive. It’s a testament to the intelligent,…
Uncle Herky is dressed in the vibrant red, white and blue ensemble of the icon of American patriotism, Uncle Sam. He wears red striped pants, a star-patterned button-up shirt, and a navy blue jacket with a red bow tie. He has a stars and stripes patterned hat, as well as white feather-like hair and a…
Horror and Humanity
In this TEDx Talk, Dr. Steven Schlozman presents an argument about horror as a genre that seems counterintuitive: that horror brings us closer to our fellow human beings and even promotes love. Given how most people perceive the genre as grotesque or kitschy, this is a bold claim to make. However, the way Dr….
Plastic Straws Aren’t Ruining the Planet
Banning plastic straws won’t save the world. I first heard of plastic straw bans gaining traction a few years ago. At first I was supportive—I’m always for reducing the amount of single-use plastic that gets put out into the environment, and this was my first time truly thinking about how often I used plastic straws….