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One Man Had A Plan For His Art, And It Wasn't To Hang In Some Millionaire's Sitting Room

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One Man Had A Plan For His Art, And It Wasn't To Hang In Some Millionaire's Sitting Room

Ralph Fasanella was born on Labor Day 1914. He was the son of an Italian immigrant, and one of his first jobs was slinging ice back in the days when “icebox” meant refrigerator … with a block of ice. He went on to work in a factory and as a truck driver, and then became […]

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If You Have A Son Who Plays Video Games, You Better Make Sure He Doesn’t Do Any Of This

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If You Have A Son Who Plays Video Games, You Better Make Sure He Doesn’t Do Any Of This

Statistics show that the ratio of male to female gamers is actually pretty evenly split. But despite those trusty ol’ facts, anonymous gamers are often assumed to be male. So yeah, video games may be easier to play if you’re a dude … but not because you’re better at them. A wee little note about […]

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Life Is Complicated. Let A Hit From The '90s Break It Down For Ya.

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Life Is Complicated. Let A Hit From The '90s Break It Down For Ya.

The original version of this started out like this: “Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who’d rather be Rollerblading.” What would you say in a commencement address? I heard this song for the first time this decade when my […]

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The Real Reason They Still Play 'Mrs. Robinson' On The Radio

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The Real Reason They Still Play 'Mrs. Robinson' On The Radio

Stations haven’t been playing “Mrs. Robinson” for years just because everyone likes Simon & Garfunkel (although I really do love them!). It’s because a huge percentage of stations’ playlists match all across the country. So much for thinking that media exposes us to new and different ideas, eh? You know, since you made it all […]

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Combating Sexual Assault: A Frustrating But Funny 3-Minute Explainer By One Of The Best Women On TV

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Combating Sexual Assault: A Frustrating But Funny 3-Minute Explainer By One Of The Best Women On TV

What Jessica Williams explains in this segment sounds absolutely harrowing. Granted, she plays up her performance for comedy (quite well, I might add), but there’s clearly a reality to which she’s speaking. A reality that I, as a man, don’t usually have to think about on a daily/hourly/minute-ly basis. At 2:15 is where the magic […]

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Mommy, Why Does The Chinese Government Hate ‘Gangnam Style’?

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Mommy, Why Does The Chinese Government Hate ‘Gangnam Style’?

So a very political-minded Chinese artist named Ai Weiwei made his own “Gangnam Style” video in which he kinda sorta hinted — with handcuffs — that the Chinese government wasn’t very nice to him. Like that time they arrested him. Boom, his video is gone. So then his buddy, artist Anish Kapoor, organized a mega-music-video […]

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