Breaking the Cycle: The Power of Net Neutrality

“So what is the FCC doing today? Quite simply, we are restoring the light-touch framework that has governed the Internet for most of its existence. We’re moving from Title II to Title I. Wonkier it cannot be.” – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on repealing net neutrality rules. On December 14th 2017, the Federal Communications Commission […]

From Radio to Podcasts: Looking at Wu’s Cycle in the Medium of Audio

Growing up, I never really thought about taking time out of my day to listen to the radio. The only time that I actually interfaced with this medium in my formative years, was when my parents would listen to music or the traffic and weather report on long car rides. That all changed a couple […]

Drawing in Class: Reimagining Public Education to Better Incorperate Creativity

The other day I was talking with a friend about the therapeutic and intellectual benefits of incorporating some kind of creative hobby into one’s life. My friend told me that he has recently started drawing, taking several hours out of his day to sit down and just focus on being creatively free. He then said […]

The Portfolio Career: Balancing Creative Pursuits With a “Real” Job

I have always, on some level, wanted to work in the creative industries. My life-long passion for storytelling, which has gone through many different phases, has always subtley been guiding my path in life. I have grown up knowing that a creative career would probably not be a lucrative one, and further that job security […]

The Office Is Closed: How United Hollywood Helped Publicize The Writer’s Strike

The Office is one of my favorite comedies that’s ever aired on primetime T.V. It boasts a fantastically talented ensemble cast, genius writing, and some of the most interesting camera work that I’ve ever seen in a half hour comedy that aired on one of the major networks. I’m not alone in my love for […]

HBO And The Film Industry: A Love Story

The first time that I watched an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I couldn’t stop laughing for the entire half hour. It was like watching an episode of Seinfeld with no restrictions on the writing or the characters’ actions. Never before had I seen a T.V. show that was so creatively free, and I would […]

Finally, We Have A Pod To Save America

After years of feeling frustrated with the biased and unbalanced coverage of cable news, I was in desperate need for political content that is more honest and informative. Podcasts were exactly what I needed. Shows like the NPR Politics Podcast, Vox’s The Weeds, and the Slate Political Gabfest, provided the in-depth intellectual debate and the diversity […]