TV Pet Peeves

In the vein of my previous ranty-rant about the stubble bubble, I have more issues to get off of my chest about some silly conventions in entertainment. The Shoulder Wiggle: When actors deliver lines, 9 times out of 10 they

Economics’ Death Star Problem

Around the time that Star Wars Episode VII came out, an idea picked up steam among wonky economics circles that destroying the Death Star would bankrupt the galactic economy. Or, as economist Zachary Feinstein concluded, when the Rebel Alliance won, it lost because the economy was in

Continental Treasures

In political years, during awards season, it’s easy to get sucked into the nastiness and pettiness of people and lose one’s faith in humanity or become cynical about red carpet events. (If you’re a humanist like me, losing faith in