Not Your Usual Pitch Invasion

Typically, stories about pitch invaders during soccer matches tend to involve hooligans interrupting the game to threaten or even cause bodily harm to a player or referee. This time, the pitch invaders during a friendly soccer match between Turkish side Galatasaray S.K. and German side VfR Aalen were two dogs that seemed to be fighting over a plastic bag. They were finally carried away by the grounds crew.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More