Category Archives: Columns

Hate Trumped Love: Why, How, And What Now?

Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States That vomit-inducing sentence is particularly awful for me to write, because of the crow I’ve had to eat recently (from myself mostly, because I punish myself more than anyone else … Continue reading

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Election Day 2016 Final Thoughts

It’s (almost) over. While the earthquake of the 2008 election of Barack Obama, America’s first black president, was synonymous with “hope & change,” the aftershock of the 2016 election between the first female presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the anti-Obama … Continue reading

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State of the Slog

Hey guys, It’s been a quiet few months here at The Slog, indeed, a quiet year after launching this site in January 2015. While I was still in school and working less, the Slog was more or less my main … Continue reading

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Who Will Win And Who Should Win At The Oscars 2016

I was debating whether the Oscars were worth writing about. I worked a lot the last few days, I’m tired, and, at this point, host Chris Rock’s joke that they’re the “White BET awards” seems entirely accurate. Still, people would … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on The X-Files – Season 10

The X-Files Season 10, despite some reviews saying it lost a step, couldn’t have more captured the original show. It was the classic mixture of absolutely-off-the-cuff bullshit sold as its “mythology,” a single genius episode buried within, a couple worthy … Continue reading

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The American Gun Debate: How Can We Curb Gun Violence?

Last New Year’s Eve, in Florida, a mother shot her daughter to death because she thought she was an intruder. In California, a father killed his son’s bedridden mother, girlfriend and friend before the son wrestled the gun away and … Continue reading

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7 Movies (And 5 Trends) To Watch Out For In 2016

7. Zoolander 2 Release date(s): February 12 Ah, the Wall Street 2 of comedy sequels. The cultural timing seems right but can it break the comedy sequel curse? Anchorman 2 was supposed to, then missed the mark wide. Skepticism aside, … Continue reading

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Fear, Our Old Friend

Dear Readers, 2016 is upon us and that means 2015 is behind us. Last January, I set out to write a blog for a year. I’d become far too insulated during my college years. Time I would have spent reading … Continue reading

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Sam’s Top 7 Movies of 2015

7. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Dir. Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher) Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Simon McBurney, Tom Hollander Tom Cruise never fails to entertain … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans, You Need to Evolve, Part 2

(UPDATED: December 8, 2015) Dear Grand Old Party, Hey. It’s me. Listen, I know we don’t get along. At all. The animosity has gotten out of hand at times but who hasn’t forced┬átheir roommate to invade another guy’s house┬ábased on … Continue reading

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