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.
5 days ago | Animals
On Wednesday, August 5 at 2 p.m., Houston artist Autumn Smith and her boyfriend J.D. Hartman were walking on the trails in the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. Because the trail is fairly short and they wanted to get a bit more exercise, they deci...
24 days ago | Museums
If you’re like me, your child has been perched in your hair like a very loud bird with their talons wrapped firmly around your last nerve since March thanks to the pandemic. With no end in sight for the quarantine, keeping them occupied and quiet ...
25 days ago | Education
There is no greater debate in America now than what school districts are going to do when the fall rolls around and coronavirus is still active. However, whatever they decided, it is really time for parents to figure out what we’re going to do. I ...
26 days ago | Political Animals
Some dissatisfaction with the binary choice for president in 2020 is to be expected. On the Republican side we have the incumbent Donald Trump, an impeached golfer whose incompetence has directly led to the deaths of 80,000 Americans and counting....
2 months ago | Social Distortion
Just because a stopped clock is right twice a day is no reason not to fix or replace the clock. There’s this tendency, particularly on the left side of the American political spectrum, to want to be liked by everyone. The ability to win over “all ...
2 months ago | Pop Culture
There had been rumors that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a transphobe for years based on her following and liking tweets from some prominent British practitioners of that particular dark art. Recently, she made it more overt with a series o...