Like most of you who screw around reading stupid articles on the Internet instead of actually blazing a path towards greatness, I too yearn to reshape the world in my own image. So here is my latest idea.
There's a lesson in this for Brown. The short version: If you've beaten a woman in the past and ever want to near redemption, don't put yourself in positions that can lead to further violence. You will always lose.
We want to hear one thing from you, without distancing phrases or tired clichés -- and that is that you get it.
If the existential slicing and dicing of pork from pig answers the ethical objections to meat-eating, can there be any real objection to the cultivation and consumption of vat-grown people meat?
Sometimes we just marry someone who isn't the best match for us. But why?
Is the cultural glamorization of dysfunctional males the cause of their allure? Or is it just a reflection of authentic, deeply rooted human behavior? Well, science says it could be both.
At 43, Romany Malco is still learning and stretching. His next goal is to blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction on television.
Looking back it is pretty clear that even after the beating, Rihanna still loved and immediately forgave Chris Brown for his actions. What it says more about is how she feels about her fans which, at present, seems like nothing short of complete disrespect.
I can't stand by Rihanna's decision to release this song but I will say that I think this situation is more complex than I, and perhaps many others, initially considered.
Rihanna and Chris Brown gave what they saw as a birthday present to their fans yesterday -- the release of remixes of two of their songs, which tell us why they are so in love again.
If you ask me the real question is not why Chris Brown was allowed to sing live twice at The Grammys, but rather why was he allowed to sing at all... period! For an award show celebrating the BEST in music, shouldn't the BEST get to go onstage?
Let's not think of it as a defense of Brown. Let's consider it a plea for worthier troubled souls.
"RIP Chris Brown" is currently trending worldwide on Twitter, but make no mistake: the 22-year-old R&B singer is still very much alive.
When the Grammys celebrate a space where women are not safe and then bring that space into our homes, we have a duty to do more than shut off our televisions.
The Chris Brown story illustrates real problems with the way Americans understand forgiveness and redemption. Too often, American-style forgiveness is a kind of forgetting.
There will always be sensational outliers in the world of pop music. But for every Chris Brown, there is a Bon Iver; for every Lady Gaga, there is a Mumford and Sons.