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.
10 days ago | Political Animals
Now that the Democratic nomination process is actually into the voting portion of the contest, the field is getting winnowed down considerably. As the hard numbers roll in, a lot of people are starting to dream of their favorite candidate at least...
16 days ago | Immigration
“Don’t California my Texas!” If you hang out on news outlet Facebook pages you have probably seen this statement any time a story about Texas becoming Blue shows up. Down in the comment sections, a never-ending horde of middle-aged white people, m...
17 days ago | Film and TV
The great thing about the streaming age is that nearly everything is available at our fingertips. The terrible thing about the streaming age is that nearly everything is available at our fingertips. We desperately need a random episode button on s...
28 days ago | Parenting
One of my most popular pieces of all time was called “Teach Your Daughters to Hit People Who Touch Them,” but I have to confess that I no longer actually tell her to hit people. I tell her to put them on the ground. Hard. That’s why I enrolled her...
1 month ago | Miles-tones
Forty years ago, one of the most influential games of all time was released. Zork was a true game changer, selling over 300,000 copies of personal computers in 1980. Distributed in plastic baggies with an instruction booklet like it was a new kind...
1 month ago | Pop Culture
Warning: contains spoilers for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. The ninth and final film in the Star Wars/Skywalker Saga (until the next one) is one of the most divisive films of the series. So, here’s a question: can it be skipped? For the record, t...