A Christopher Columbus Debate

Last week, I was called up to the seventh grade classroom at the school I am currently interning at (and have worked for four years). The teacher was doing a lesson on Christopher Columbus, and wanted me to chime in because, “We all know how you feel”. It appears to be widely known, my intense…

History Channel’s “Chasing Tail”: Are You Kidding Me?

The only thing more prevalent on television nowadays than sexual innuendo is stupidity, or in the case of the History Channel, irrelevance…or maybe both? Just when you thought the network may have been turning over a new leaf with scripted dramas such as The Bible and Vikings, and a powerful documentary series, The Men Who…

Review: The First Episode of “Vikings”

If anything, I was hoping that History Channel’s Vikings would do a lot to demystify the fascinating culture from the north, one that has been relegated to mere stereotypes and caricatures over the years when looking at their portrayals. The Norsemen are often seen as one-dimensional figures, who have a bloodthirsty craving for violence, rape,…