Posted on Jan 06, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Kevin Hart Still Doesn’t Realize He’s The Problem

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Last December, after comedian Kevin Hart had been announced as the host of next years’ Oscars, he was criticized for his homophobic jokes and tweets. Some of these jokes were mean-spirited; he said someone’s profile looked like “a gay bill board for AIDS.” Others were downright violent, like when he said that if he ever found his son playing with a dollhouse, he’d break it over his head and say “stop that’s...

Posted on Jul 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: What Obama Does with His Private Life is None of Your Business

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Last year, I got addicted to Dan Taberski’s Missing Richard Simmons, a podcast unraveling the mystery of why the famous fitness guru disappeared from public view on February 15th, 2014. His abrupt exit from the national stage led fans to worry about what might have happened to him: did he have a nervous breakdown? Was he being held hostage in his own home by a malicious caregiver, a’la the Beach Boys’...

Posted on Jul 17, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Why Men Like Jordan Peterson Minimize The Threat Of Donald Trump

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In an interview with Irish podcast ‘The Delve’, the conservative activist Jordan Peterson explained in some detail why he does not think Donald Trump is the grave threat to global stability and American democracy many on the left believe him to be. Peterson gave a seemingly reasonable, rational analysis of Trump, and based his argument on the fact that Trump hasn’t started any “stupid wars”. However, once you understand...

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Extraordinary Legacy Of Mister Rogers

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I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood but didn’t quite understand how extraordinary both it and its host, Fred Rogers, were until I saw Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Neville, who previously documented the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in his film Best of Enemies, set his sights on a different kind of communicator, one less obsessed with scoring against his enemies than with teaching young...

Posted on Apr 04, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Gary Oldman And The Limits Of The #MeToo Movement

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"I hadn't known Oldman had any history of abusive behavior towards women, and it was again, another huge let down. On the off chance that there was another side to the story, I started to do some research on his case. And low and behold, it did seem that there was another side to the accusations leveled at Oldman by his ex wife, and it was very, very believable."...