Right Brain

  by Richard Cooke edited by O Society September 16, 2019 On my desk sit four containers of so-called "brain pills." Though they are made by four separate companies, they are similar enough in appearance and content to be almost interchangeable. The ingredients mention green tea extract and bacopa, B vitamins, and black pepper extract. … Continue reading Right Brain

The New American Homeless

  Housing insecurity in the nation’s richest cities is far worse than government statistics claim. Just ask the Goodmans. by Brian Goldstone edited by O Society September 10, 2019 Last August, Cokethia Goodman returned home from work to discover a typed letter from her landlord in the mailbox. She felt a familiar panic as she … Continue reading The New American Homeless

Bruce Lee Was My Friend and Tarantino’s Movie Disrespects Him

The NBA great a friend of the late martial arts star believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' https://youtu.be/dixwXcrK7ZY by Kareem Abdul Jabbar edited by O Society September 2, 2019 Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for … Continue reading Bruce Lee Was My Friend and Tarantino’s Movie Disrespects Him

In Praise of Famous People

by David Johnson edited by O Society August 29, 2019 After the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris nearly burned down in April, the French luxury-goods magnate François-Henri Pinault was celebrated for committing €100 million to reconstruct what he called ‘this jewel of our heritage’ and ushering in a flood of donations from other benefactors and companies. Though an … Continue reading In Praise of Famous People

Too Big To Fail (4): Spook Air to the Lolita Express

by Whitney Webb edited by O Society August 25, 2019 On August 10th, and for several days after, speculation swirled after it was announced that Jeffrey Epstein had been found dead in his cell. His cause of death has officially been ruled suicide by hanging. Epstein, the billionaire pedophile and sex trafficker with a myriad … Continue reading Too Big To Fail (4): Spook Air to the Lolita Express

Rooting for a Recession Is Dangerous—Especially Under Trump

Unless Democrats offer real alternatives, an economic downturn will only lead to more misery and social strife. by Jeet Heer edited by O Society August 18, 2019 Over the last few months, comedian Bill Maher repeatedly rooted for an economic crash, seeing it as one sure method to defeat Donald Trump next year. “I feel … Continue reading Rooting for a Recession Is Dangerous—Especially Under Trump

Donny the Clown on Poetry Corner Street Fight

I'll tell you the story of Donny the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small, But he just wasn't, just wasn't funny at all. He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog and a thousand … Continue reading Donny the Clown on Poetry Corner Street Fight