Joe Rogan vs the New York Times

  Jul 28, 2021  Current Events, In the News, Pop Culture, Social Media ~ Approx 6 mins

Corporate media’s traditional forms of distributing information are not keeping up with means and content that the next generation of media consumers are seeking, especially long-form interviews that podcasts make use of. The New York Times commentary on the phenomenon of Joe Rogan’s podcast success, published July 4th, 2021, takes a defensive position and admits a self-realization that their traditional form and control over information is not a model that is drawing new consumers.

Bros in Beowulf: A New Translation of a Medieval Epic

  Mar 4, 2021  Catholic Writing, Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction & Faith, Fiction, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins

“Beowulf,” the Old English epic, received a fresh take in a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley. It’s astounding from the very first word. Reading this updated classic raises many questions. Are we victims of fate or benefactors of Divine Providence? What makes a good person? And how do we translate ancient texts, like Beowulf or even Scripture, into modern language?