Raising Dion truly has its foundation firmly fixed in the right place, and is telling us the right story about how to raise a hero.
The issue is what Once Upon a Time in Hollywood culminates to in terms of a message and moral. Certainly, Inglourious Basterds culminates to a message we can all agree on: Nazis fucking suck.
Here’s the hard truth: that’s part of the deal they’re accepting with America’s promise of opportunity and prosperity, it’s in the fine print as far as they and many other immigrants are concerned.
“Why do we have them coming here? Do we really need more?” Republican Jesus asked the question as if it were obvious.
Masculinity is not violence, indifference, or cruelty in the name of toughness. Masculinity is courage to stand up in defense of someone who is being objectified or mistreated.
What matters most regardless of where society casts me is that I appreciate myself.
Hollywood can either welcome the new lady of the manor, or get the mop.
“The [American Evangelical church] has strayed too far. It no longer represents what I seek to stand for when I say that I believe in and live according to Jesus.”
The beauty and achievement of Black Panther, and why I cried like a baby at the end of it.
Wherein I discuss my immigrant background and my writing voice.