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Authenticity and the Shelf Life of Things in Pop Culture

Things created in pop culture have a limited shelf life. No matter how good, original and talented the initial creator of something is, over time people will become bored with or indifferent to the thing created. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Aliens Review (2011)

I kid you not… about a year ago I was talking to my brother about a screenplay idea I had: steampunk cowboys versus aliens. I had begun outlining characters, creating backstory, and even creating motivation for the aliens. And then… … Continue reading

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Education is Not a Commodity

I’ve read and listened to arguments about how to solve the problem of education in America. Some argue and claim that privatizing education would solve the problems. Turn teaching into a business. Give people vouchers and let them decide. It … Continue reading

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