Category Archives: Pop culture

On “crazy” conspiracy theories

I wrote an op ed, published today on, on the topic of dismissing conspiracy theories (and theorists) as “crazy.” Pithy insults like crazy, delusional, irrational, wacky have become a common refrain, at least among click-baiting headline-writers and over-zealous pundits. But, as I … Continue reading

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How the Illuminati conquered hip hop (allegedly)

I wrote an article for The Daily Beast exploring the origins of the rumors that Jay Z, Kanye West, and many of their colleagues are pawns of the Illuminati. Here’s an excerpt… “Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body … Continue reading

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