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.
8 hours ago | Pop Culture
My daughter is one of the few nine-year-olds with legitimate press credentials thanks to the fact that she tags along with me on a lot of assignments, often as my official photographer. So, when I got invited to a press screening of Into the Spide...
2 days ago | Gaming
The PlayStation 4 has three big remasters in the Final Fantasy series, specifically IX, X and its sequel and the Zodiac Age version of XII. I’ve been on a kick where I’m playing and replaying this era of the series back-to-back, and I’ve just fini...
3 days ago | Books
If I ever want an unfiltered look into the mind of the average paranoid right-wing American all I have to do is unblock the president on Twitter. I don’t do that because it’s like watching grammar being trapped in an abusive relationship. Better w...
7 days ago | Holidaze
I don’t know about you, but one of my Christmas traditions is reading endless hot takes on the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” In fact, I was going to write a “Top 5 Hot Takes on ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’” article as part of my quest to see if I...
7 days ago | Gaming
The Federal Trade Commission is finally investigating loot boxes in video games for their connection to gambling, and there have been some truly ridiculous defenses against that. For those who aren’t gamers, loot boxes are a concept in gaming that...
8 days ago | Doctor Who
Warning: Massive spoilers for “It Takes You Away” Just to give all the folks who might have clicked on this room to click away without seeing spoilers, here’s a terrible joke. Q. Knock knock A. Who’s there? Q. Tenth Doctor A. Tenth Doctor Who. Q. ...