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 | Gothtopia
Houston’s premier darkwave act, Asmodeus X, is easily my favorite local band of all time. Back when I was dipping my toes into the city’s goth scene, it was their super-charged appearances at Numbers that powered me. I had more or less assumed tha...
8 days ago | Pop Culture
Once upon a time, what every studio wanted was a Lord of the Rings. More accurately, they wanted a Harry Potter they could squeeze eight surefire hits out of. That’s not the case anymore. Now, it’s all about shared cinematic universes. Marvel is t...
9 days ago | Gaming
One of the ways that I justified the expense of a Playstation 4 was that it would ultimately save me money thanks to its large storage capacity and cloud-based marketplace. Digital games tend to be cheaper than buying discs. Heck, many of my favor...
10 days ago | Political Animals
In case you hadn’t heard, Alex Jones, the king of all conspiracy theorists and head of Info Wars, has been booted from the largest tech platforms. Apple, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook and more have deleted his accounts with millions of followers afte...
18 days ago | Gothtopia
There aren’t that many upsides to an America where Donald Trump is president. Every single day there’s a new headline about an innovative awful hard-light construct brought forth by Trump’s Orange Lantern ring. I feel like the United States needs ...
23 days ago | Doctor Who
San Diego Comic Con heralded a lot of tantalizing looks at Series 11 of Doctor Who and our new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. In addition to the revamped sonic screwdriver, the trailers appear to confirm that we will have three full-time companions for ...