Category Archives: Famous Personalities

RIP Hugh Hefner. Thank you for the entertainment

By Chelsea Barnett

As news broke today that Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, had died aged 91, many were quick to point to the complicated legacy of both the magazine and the man behind it. Now popularly associated with his bevy of young lovers and infamous parties at the Playboy mansion, it would be easy to dismiss Hefner as merely an enduring barrier to the fight for gender equality. Yet to do so would to overlook the significant cultural impact of both Hefner and Playboy, particularly during the 1950s under the shroud of Cold War anxieties. Continue reading RIP Hugh Hefner. Thank you for the entertainment

Because people credited with creating zombies don’t just die

By Keith Pereña

So, here’s the contradiction. In the past fortnight, news came out that visionary filmmaker and director George A. Romero had died. He passed away on July 16 due to infection in his lungs at the age of 77. The thing is, George Romero never died. The lone man behind the zombie-film genre continues to live. Continue reading Because people credited with creating zombies don’t just die

Humane Angela has fans who aren’t just grateful refugees

By Suresh Pattali

The Sword of Damocles is a Greek mythological metaphor representing ever-present perils. But this is European, so forget it. Let’s go America First. Remember Skylab, the rogue American satellite that hurtled towards the Earth in 1979? The first manned space station had become a 77-tonne loose cannon with its orbit fast decaying. The world waited with baited breath, uncertain where the orbiter would fall and end its final journey to self-destruction. Continue reading Humane Angela has fans who aren’t just grateful refugees