National Ave's exclusive interview between Sean Penn and ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS Caliph Speaks: The exclusive interview with Sean Penn

January 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s October 30th, 2015. The call to prayer is blaring in my head as I wake up, the cocaine still hasn’t worn off and I don’t know where to hide this dead hooker.

We didn't need a new Star Wars movie

Our Cultural Obsession With Nostalgia Is Stunting Our Growth

October 21, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

How excited you are about the new Star Wars flick is directly related to how young you were when you were first introduced to Star Wars.

The Dwemer freaking rule and are the greatest fantasy race ever. The end.

A Brief Treatise on the Dwemer

September 14, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Yo, can I just take a moment to talk about one of my favorite fantasy races ever written? The Dwemer, aka the Dwarves of The Elder Scrolls series.

Clinton Sanders donor meme

Let’s Talk About That “Hillary Donors vs. Bernie Donors” Infographic Meme Thing

August 12, 2015 / by / 15 Comments

This isn’t going to be an article advocating for one candidate over another. The first primary isn’t for, like, seven months, we haven’t even had a debate yet, and signing my name in blood for either candidate this far in advance feels like a thing a crazy person would do.

Checking in on Lifetime's UnREAL

Why We Are Pretending UnREAL Is Telling Us Something About Reality Television We Didn’t Already Know?

July 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

My grandmother likes to tell the story of the time my uncle learned how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in pre-school.

Great Neck, New York The Great Gatsby

The Things That Happen When You Grow Up Down The Street From Jay Gatsby’s House

May 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

You probably haven’t heard of Great Neck, New York. That’s the name of the town where I grew up on Long Island and went to high school and stuff. You know, suburbia.

Don Draper won’t find a neat, easy answer in the end. That’s just not the type of show Mad Men is. The question is whether or not he’ll even come close.

Expectation vs. Reality, and the Destruction of All Things: Nearing The End of “Mad Men”

May 14, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

Yo guys, major spoilers in this one. Like, huge. Up through the latest episode. So unless you’re caught up, stop reading here.  What do you want? Not in the right now sense, though that is an important question too. I mean in the life sense, in the What do you hope to achieve? What do you want out of this existence? sense.

Why haven't we boycotted Floyd Mayweather like we've boycotted Bill Cosby?

We Only Care About Violence Against Women When It’s Convenient

April 28, 2015 / by / 6 Comments

This past weekend, three more women came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. That’s numbers 36, 37, and 38, by the way. 38.


I Only Ate Gluten-Free Food for a Week, and Now I’m Ellen DeGeneres

April 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

I don’t buy into fad diets. When the gluten-free trend began, I didn’t understand why people without celiac disease all of a sudden quit eating gluten. However, I heard stories claiming it “changed peoples’ lives” and “transformed them into entirely new people.”

Maybe Netflix shows like House of Cards are better enjoyed by pacing yourself

I Didn’t Binge-Watch House of Cards and It Was a Great Decision

March 14, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Let me start this essay by stating a fact about myself: I am not the binge-watching type.