Propagandacritic.com is a fascinating site dedicated to explaining what makes propaganda propaganda, and getting people to think critically about the messages they see. It's run by Aaron Delwiche, a professor of communications at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
It's hard to imagine, but at one point, Duke Nukem was one of the biggest video game properties on the planet. Looking at the series with modern eyes, Duke Nukem is a crass example of masculinity, replete with dated views of women and violence. To be fair, the first-person shooter genre hasn't evolved that far… READ THE REST
Some sports will forever be linked to Black Americans. With its innumerable roster of memorable Black greats, basketball is usually the first sport that comes to mind, but boxing is equally known for an array of Black champions. Due to how synonymous Black Americans are with boxing, it's almost unreal to imagine that there was… READ THE REST
The strides we've taken as a nation to rectify the grotesque legacy of slavery and Jim Crow that stains America's soul has been…decent. Yes, things have changed for the better, but there are still rotted parts of America's relationship with race that seemingly grow more malignant each year. Although concepts like anti-racism are becoming common… READ THE REST
A beautiful light can really tie together a room or even a car for that matter. And while there are some really not-so-subtle ones that can drum up conversation, you're much better off having a more subdued-looking light that lets its color do the speaking. Unfortunately, there's no shortage of tacky and attention-grabbing pieces of furniture out there,… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like sipping on a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer day to take the edge off and wind down. This summer, instead of spending $10 to $20 per bottle, you can get an assortment of 15 good-tasting wines from Splash Wines for only $50. An amazing way to prepare and stock up… READ THE REST