Category: Op Ed

JT Leroy, More Like JT Literary Fraud!

By Ben Arzate Just a few weeks ago, as of writing this article, the film JT Leroy was released. JT Leroy was allegedly a young transgender woman who came from an abusive household and formerly worked as a prostitute. Leroy released three semi-autobiographical books, but remained reclusive from the 90s, when she first began publishing,

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In Defense of Conspiracy Theorists

by Zakary McGaha Although I’m an accounting student I’ve taken, and passed, many college-level science courses, including two astronomy courses. If you’ve taken astronomy, you’re probably aware that physics plays a HEAVY part. Why am I pointing this out? Because, apparently, if you’ve taken science classes and have a knowledge of physics, you think “social

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The Importance of the Public Domain

by Ben Arzate When the United States entered 2019, several prominent works came into the public domain. Some of these include the films The Ten Commandments and Charlie Chaplin’s The Pilgrim, the books Jacobs Room by Virginia Woolf and New Hampshire by Robert Frost, the song “Charleston” by Cecil Mack and James P. Johnson, and

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Amos Poe and Underground Cinema’s Latest Death Rattles

by Bob Freville Trying to get a film off the ground can be a particularly Sisyphean task and, as French philosopher Albert Camus once famously said, “You think I could bum a dollar or a smoke? C’mon, man, I’m good for it.” Making movies isn’t for the weak of resolve, but it may be for

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5 Facts That Prove We Are Living in a Dystopian Society

By Bob Freville As fans of the dark and depraved, we’ve all devoured dystopian novels and movies with the same gusto that a coprophile affords 2 Girls, 1 Cup. But like the fated Neo of The Matrix, it’s time we drop the proverbial red pill and take the blinders off. We are living in a

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Why Mainstream Horror is Still Dead: Part II

By Zakary McGaha This tiny article isn’t really a continuation of my last write-up on mainstream horror, because there won’t be many (if any) new points. It’s more of a response to an article debunking some Vogue piece, in which my article was referenced (in said debunking article; not the Vogue piece). Anyway, it was

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Horror Lives (No Matter What Vogue Tells You)

  It would seem that every year something has to be declared dead. Last year, people were postulating that Minecraft was on its way out, yet game sales hit 122 million copies in the very first quarter. The year before, Forbes was saying that rock was dead (I guess they forgot that shock rocker Marilyn

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Is the New SpongeBob News Great, Good or Effin Awful?

By Zakary McGaha Reread the title of this article and think about it. Form your own opinion before you read mine. Now, if you don’t know, the news recently broke that the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie will be a prequel. Upon first hearing this, I was pretty happy, but the more I thought about it,

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Which Famous Horror Sequel SUCKED the Worst?!

By Zakary McGaha All horror fans, casual and diehard, know a couple standard, more mainstream but still classic franchises by heart: Halloween, Child’s Play, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are many more, of course, but I’m zeroing in on these four in particular because they each have their own infamous “black sheep”

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The Predator (2018) Film Review

Review by Zakary McGaha 6.5/10. An F in school, but pretty close to a B- in my book. If you’ve read my reviews or talked to me about writing in person, you know my schtick: I hate self-aware things and believe horror comedies can either be really good or really bad…and I believe most of

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