"Bones are unsafe no matter what their size. Giving your dog a bone may make your pet a candidate for a trip to your veterinarian's office later, possible emergency surgery, or even death."

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Blaxploitation Review: Adios Amigo

There’s nothing especially exploitative about Adios Amigos. There's nothing that really makes it a Blaxploitation movie other than its time period, stars and (perhaps) its budget. More importantly, there's nothing that makes it worth watching.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Tiny Beauty of Viva

Cuba. It’s almost impossible to hear the name of that country and not think of things that are not just big, but so large that their shadows loom darkly over history. The Cuban revolution, the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, human rights violations and economic sanctions all spring to mind when the country is mentioned. These are events that shaped the 20th century and they all came from a tiny island with an outsized culture and importance. Today, in America, the country still breeds controversy. When Jay-Z visited Cuba a few years ago he was denounced by Cuban-American refugees. Colin Kapernick was recently lambasted for wearing a shirt of Malcolm X meeting Fidel Castro (he wore the shirt in Miami and somehow he didn’t foresee a problem). And of course President Obama’s reestablishing of diplomatic relationships as well as the baseball games and the Rolling Stones concert this year were huge, colossal events that rattled the Western Hemisphere.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Is Macaroni and Cheese on Thanksgiving a Black thing?

In the divisive year of 2016, macaroni and cheese has thrown her hat in the ring to contend for issue-that-threatens-to-tear-America-apart-for-good. Apparently some people don’t eat macaroni and cheese on Thanksgiving. I took a poll at my Thanksgiving dinner this year and found that three of the four Americans that I had mistakenly invited into my home didn’t eat macaroni on Thanksgiving. I was shocked. My entire perception of America was turned upside down.