Fan-Girling Jello

  "Jello Biafra" by Libertinus is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0      In the fall of 1987, I was a senior in high school in Vestal NY, where I had just moved from Athens, GA. I had been waxing punk for a couple of years but it was then after moving that I began to discover American west coast punk bands like X, Fear, and the Dead Kennedys.  In my senior public speaking class, a debate was assigned, and we were paired off and given a topic. My partner and I were assigned the then-recent subject of parental warning stickers on music.  I took the position of arguing against this, having followed the whole thing in the [...]

Spoiling the Narrative

Unpopular opinion time:  I gotta say I actually enjoy spoilers. I enjoy knowing what the outcome is and watching the puzzle pieces fall into place one by one with that knowledge. I often read or view things multiple times just to do that. This for me holds true in any narrative medium, but especially in [...]