West Side Oratory: Judas and the Black Messiah

As I type this essay, students across the country are encamped in university quads. Protesting American Imperialism, by way of protesting their universities’ investments in war profiteers. They are most vocal about the final obliterations of Gaza. As a longtime educator and chaplain in Chicago, I have current students in those encampments, as well as … Read more

Zac Efron reportedly in talks to star in Night Business from Ti West

Bring on the ’80s sleaze! Zac Efron is reportedly in talks to star in a series adaptation of Night Business from director Ti West. With the release of MaXXXine less than two months away, Ti West is setting up his next project, which sounds like another helping of pure ’80s sleaze. According to scooper Daniel … Read more

Kevin Costner Returns to the Old West in First ‘Horizon’ Trailer

Kevin Costner is best known lately as the star of the modern western Yellowstone. For Olds like myself, however, we know him as a guy who made his bones as a director with an actual western: Dances With Wolves, which became both a huge blockbuster hit in theaters and 1990’s winner for the Academy Award for Best Picture. … Read more