Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
1 day ago | Pop Culture
One of the current uproars in pop culture news is that Scarlett Johansson will be playing a trans man in an upcoming biopic. Johansson will be portraying Dante “Tex” Gill, a gangster who owned massage parlors, did the standard tax evasion gimmick ...
6 days ago | Pop Culture
Right now Marvel fans are in in the long, dark time period between installments of Infinity War and the culmination of the massive story began way back in 2008 with Iron Man. If you can’t wait until next year to get your mega-crossover event actio...
8 days ago | Books
The old phrase is that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but if that were true a significant chunk of the marketing industry wouldn’t exist. We absolutely judge books by their covers, and when it’s a question of the race of your main charac...
14 days ago | Doctor Who
I’m a fan of Trock (Time Lord Rock), but as much as I adore bands like Chameleon Circuit I am hard-pressed to think of any that I felt really transcended the genre into being something greater. That all changes with The Caves by Minneapolis-based ...
18 days ago | Random Ephemera
One of the things I get in my mailbox a lot is accusations of white guilt. That is, that I am driven to write social justice articles by a self-loathing brought upon by my own race’s mistreatment of other races. White guilt is a thing. The concept...
19 days ago | Gaming
There is no game I am more excited about than Life is Strange 2. The first game was a marvel that I’ve played over and over again, and remains one of my favorite titles ever. The second installment featuring an all-new storyline has finally been a...