Stone Mountain: A Troubled History

The American ruling class is no stranger to immortalizing its leaders in stone, and the leaders of the failed Confederate States of America were no exception. Before you read about the modern celebration of Stone Mountain and its memorial, some historical context is required to understand what is happening there today, and why. To understandContinue reading “Stone Mountain: A Troubled History”

The Culture: Technology We Can’t Be Trusted With

The Culture: Technology We Can’t Be Trusted With One February day in Dunfermline, Scotland, 1954, a boy was born. From a young age, he enjoyed science fiction, and one day would begin to write it himself. We’ve all heard of Star Trek and Star Wars. For me, they were always missing a certain something, orContinue reading “The Culture: Technology We Can’t Be Trusted With”

Pop Punk’s Roots and History

Pop punk is a “fusion” genre of music that has only existed as a recognized genre of music since the 1990s (Kesuma 2012). Prior to that decade, there were bands that displayed themes similar to what pop punk would later become, especially in the 1970s. But pop-punk didn’t have a name until the 1980s. ItContinue reading “Pop Punk’s Roots and History”