At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.
Woe betide the generation experiencing the same risks as the one preceding! Who wants the adolescence their parents had, with the very same cultural trends and limitations? No one, and that's the entire Kevin Bacon Footloose-ing point.
Even as the Internet has opened the gates of information and replaced the gatekeeping function of major news media, the American news audience has become more close-minded it its desire to consider diverse opinions.
For every one of us eager to claim Lin in our racial draft, there's Lin himself, shrugging off the portentous hype because he's too busy making love to pressure to tangle with Asian American identity politics.
I am one of the print writers who was dragged to the internet kicking and screaming. Now, you won't hear a peep from me. What changed this squawking, blogger-mocking crow into a grinning little dove of the blogosphere?
Malini Agarwal is India's most famous blogger; an independent, effervescent young woman who has turned a hobby into a business, desire into reality and a whole lot of passion into an enormously successful brand.
Why am I so obsessed with American politics in the first place? Does it really matter, or does interest in politics merely occupy the same part of the brain that used to handle starting line-ups, batting averages and RBI's?
Writing with accountability and reading with a sense of responsibility on the Web would form a compact between author and reader, providing a strong "formula" upon which to base our mutually constructed and shared social state.