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.
2 days ago | Gaming
It’s great that Square Enix has brought so many of the classic Final Fantasy games to Nintendo Switch in one big gulp. With Final Fantasy VIII just getting released, every game from VII to XII and Crystal Chronicles is available. As someone who ha...
9 days ago | Election
The third Democratic Primary debate is rolling into Texas Southern University Thursday. The field of 20-plus candidates has been winnowed down to ten: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rour...
10 days ago | Pop Culture
No, I haven’t seen Joker yet, though I have to eventually because I netted a gig talking about the role of evil clowns as the protagonist in media for an academic anthology. Mostly based on a piece I wrote about Joker. My life is very weird. And y...
10 days ago | Education
Back to school is always a harrowing time. Kids make and lose friends, parents have to deal with the daily anxiety of possible mass shooters as our children spend another year drilling against the possibility, and there’s always friction of some s...
15 days ago | Pop Culture
In 2006, Guillermo del Toro gave us Pan’s Labyrinth, which is the greatest horror-fantasy film ever made partly because it has virtually no competition in the genre. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I was waiting for a million copycats to the fo...
21 days ago | Political Animals
The annual Islamic Society of North America conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center this weekend. As with last year, Texas Patriot Network, a local Texas group with ties to white supremacy, will be on hand t...