The Pop Culture Philosopher Blog

The Justice Trilogy

Growing up as a non-white kid who read science-fiction and fantasy almost exclusively, finding books with characters who looked like me was not an easy task. Ursula Le Guin’s famous protagonist Ged (A Wizard...

Wiley Reconsidered

A Response to the Toledo Art Museum Retrospective My first encounter with the work of artist Kehinde Wiley was in 2006, when the Columbus Museum of Art commissioned his first significant museum show. At...

Impeachment Time: Why We Can’t Wait

Whether or not it was illegal, Donald Trump’s volunteering of top secret intelligence to the spymaster of a hostile government was a clear violation of his oath of office.  For a top government official...

Saving America’s Democracy

“If deliberate, it would be treason.” – Elliot Cohen Update: As of 5/15/17, multiple credible sources are reporting that Trump volunteered top secret information to a Russian spymaster, endangering a critical American source of...