Pop Culture

How Much Does Television Affect Your Views?

Last night, I met up with a friend who I haven’t seen in about three years. A lot has changed since 2009 when she came down from Boston to visit me in New York City; we’ve both earned our Master’s degrees and started new jobs, and she got married and is pregnant with her first […]


Remember the Yucatan: A Review of “Sex At Dawn”: How We Mate, Why We Stray and What It Means For Modern Relationships

“The sciences of human nature tend to validate the practices and preferences of whatever regime happens to be sponsoring them. In totalitarian regimes, dissidence is treated as mental illness. In apartheid regimes, interracial contact is treated as unnatural. In free-market regimes, self-interest is treated as hardwired.” Louis Menand

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Big Love Recap – Season 5, Episode 1.

I come at this season of Big Love as being pretty much the only person I know who is not completely skeeved out by polygamy and having used the first seasons of Big Love as an example of why modern polygamy doesn’t have to be so bad.  Bill wasn’t too patriarchal and they presented a […]