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.
4 days ago | Doctor Who
Warning: major plot spoilers ahead As I’m writing this, the weird alternate dimension that we currently inhabit is continuing to get more and more surreal in year two of the Donald Trump administration. Rassilon only knows what shenanigans will ha...
5 days ago | Pop Culture
I’ve been excited for A Quiet Place since I recognized Wonderstruck’s Millicent Simmonds in the trailer. The young actress absolutely killed the former, and the promise of a horror film based around using ASL to avoid sound-sensitive monsters was ...
13 days ago | Lists
Recently, my doctor told me that I needed to start adding daily exercise into my life. It turns out that sitting in the dark staring at a blank MS Word document until blood comes out actually isn’t a good replacement for 30 minutes of cardio on th...
14 days ago | Pop Culture
My house is a place where mermaids are constantly on display. We have mermaid prints, statues, T-shirts, you name it. My wife’s favorite fairytale is The Little Mermaid, and you can tell she means it because there’s a 20-minute rant about how Arie...
14 days ago | Random Ephemera
The terrible upside to writing about gun control is that if you fall outside the publishing window of a current event (like the Parkland, Florida shooting), just wait a while and another one will come up (like the San Bruno, California shooting). ...
21 days ago | Pop Culture
Classic horror films over the history of cinema are full of towering men like Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and others. Women, though, also made their mark on the genre during the pre-slasher era, sometimes in startling ways. Houston a...