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Interview: Mitch Gallagher, Editorial Director of Internet Music Giant Sweetwater.com

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Longtime readers of PJ Media.com know that many of the first bloggers, myself included,  had a background in do-it-yourself music, which helped ease the transition to DIY journalism. Glenn Reynolds explored this theme in 2006 book, An Army of Davids, and I’ve been writing about DIY music over the past 15 years for Guitar World, […]

The Fundamental Reason Why Anna Should Dump Josh Duggar

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

This past weekend, the Duggars’ pastor, Ronnie Floyd, preached a sermon about Josh. Go figure. In it the pastor, who previously defended the eldest Duggar’s molestation of his sisters with the statement, “things like [the scandal] have happened before and will happen again,” explained that Josh’s infidelities via the Ashley Madison website were the result […]

It’s Gotta Be Bad When the Dead Don’t Even Like You

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Elaine requests, “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton”. One line tucked into the bottom of a rather extensive, surprisingly impressive obituary of a New Jersey woman who passed before her time has caught the national eye. And they say everyone in New Jersey votes Democrat. Elaine Fydrych was a lifelong […]

Can an App Foster Altruism in the Local Community?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Two Israeli app creators have claimed to develop the solution to the growing disillusionment with the false pretenses of social media: Angels Nearby. According to the Times of Israel: Among the tools Angels Nearby employs is a search engine that connects people based on the type of help needed (lifts, loans, housing or feeding newcomers […]

Parents, Here’s Your Horrifying Infographic of the Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to State of Digital, the Internet is dumbing-down our kids:  At the age of just five, more than 50% of American children habitually use a computer or tablet device, while 95% of those aged 12 to 17 years regularly access the internet, spending more time online than their parents or teachers. 80% of American […]

Why I Want to Parent Like Steve Jobs

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

One of the first discussions we had as new parents involved how we were going to introduce technology to our child. For my husband, a computer geek and career engineer, the immediate desire was to get his kid pushing buttons fast. Suddenly he was ready to change cell providers just to get a more rugged […]

The Violet Crow Takes a Borscht Belt Twist on Film Noir for the Ultimate Summer Mystery

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

What do Jews, Quakers and biotech have in common? Jersey, of course, the setting for Michael Sheldon’s debut novel The Violet Crow. Private Detective Bruno X, a rough around the edges Yiddish trash talker with a sixth sense for murder, is called in to consult on an unsolved mystery at a small Quaker school in […]

Obama’s New Propaganda Machine

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Our president has a Twitter account.   Who cares?  Apparently a lot of people. @POTUS set a Guinness world record for attracting a million followers in five hours.  That number included the abject faithful, harassing  racist trolls and the curious. What makes social networks (like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) serious business,  however, is not just their size. […]

7 Things I Want to Say to That Guy Watching Porn at the Library

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by Megan Fox

For the past year and a half I’ve been fighting the Orland Park Public Library, trying to get them to stop allowing men to access porn — and even child porn — on library computers (they even permit public masturbation!). To date, not one man has come forward at a board meeting or in the press to […]

Posting Selfies Does Not Make You a Narcissist

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

What do you think of selfies? Wholly negative? Wholly positive? A mix of good and bad? A recent article tell us: Earlier this year, a pair of researchers at The Ohio State University published their investigation into the relationship between taking selfies and the undesirable psychological traits of narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, or a penchant […]

Quit Negging America into Self-Destruction

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

NSFW: Language In the second season premiere of HBO’s pro-guy, pro-small business, pro-capitalist genius of a counterculture conservative comedy Silicon Valley, the guys once again incorporate a sexual metaphor into their business strategy: negging. Negging is a method by which you insult someone in order to get your sexual desires fulfilled. Twisted? Yes. A functional strategy in a […]

The Downton/Star Wars Mash-Up You Have to See

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Actor Rob James-Collier plays the evil butler Thomas on Downton Abbey, but in real life he must be quite the sweetie. He wrote and shot an entire Downton/Star Wars mashup on his iPhone in order to raise money for MS research. Episode One is available for free, but to watch more you have to donate to […]

Is Twitter Losing Its Influence?

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

Across the pond, my friend Damian Thompson asks in the Daily Mail whether the world’s obsession with Twitter is waning: The once invincible Twitter doesn’t want to face up to the truth. It’s not just teens and hipsters who are fed up with tweeting. So are middle-class, middle-aged folk who, five years ago, were constantly checking […]

Is YouTube a ‘Garbage Can,’ as Jerry Seinfeld Says?

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

Jerry Seinfeld recently called YouTube “a giant garbage can [...] for user-generated content.” I can’t fault him for saying this. In this narcissistic age, YouTube is just one of the many receptacles of vanity available to the demos. That said, Seinfeld’s comment is ultimately inaccurate. I think it’s useful to think of YouTube not as […]

How Blogging Can Kill You…

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

Andrew Sullivan, of whose posturing and pettiness I’ve been critical in the past, retired from blogging in January, citing burnout and health problems. In a recent interview, Sullivan described in starker detail how constant blogging (up to 40 posts a day) destroyed his health and personal life: “The truth is, I had to stop primarily […]

The 8 Most Ridiculous Yelp Reviews of Kosher Restaurants

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - by Bethany Mandel

Being somewhat of a foodie of the kosher variety, I find the online review service Yelp indispensable when choosing where to eat. To be fair to restaurants, Jews can be somewhat discerning (read: picky and somewhat cranky); thus no restaurant I’ve ever read the reviews of totally came off smelling like roses. The best reviews […]

The Potty-Mouth Princesses Are Back

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - by Leslie Loftis

A few weeks ago, the potty-mouthed princesses came to the Internet. The pro-LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism advocacy group FCKH8 used the young girls to shock us out of our supposed reverie over our hateful ways. The little girls used the sassy black women stereotype (watch their body language, head bobs and all. I was surprised the […]

Time to Re-Define the F-Word

Monday, November 17th, 2014 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

This past week a group of scientists from the European Space Agency landed a spaceship on a comet. Contemporary feminists commented on the happening, but not for the reason you’d think. Screw science. One of the guys on the team talked about the major breakthrough in an on-the-spot interview while wearing a shirt with barely-clad, busty […]

Net Neutrality Isn’t

Friday, November 14th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

At Forbes: Most things are not public policy issues, yet get turned into such. Obama’s letter is purely about taking a thriving enterprise — our wild and wonderful Internet — and turning it into a public utility (the legalistic details behind the scenes involve a “reclassification” of up-until-now free Internet services as a public utility). […]

Coming Soon: Dark Hearts: The Secret of Haunting Melissa

Monday, November 10th, 2014 - by Andrew Klavan

Some of you were probably too busy voting Democrats out of office to notice that a terrific new trailer for the Haunting Melissa sequel came out on YouTube last week. HM was director Neal Edelstein’s innovative ghost-movie-in-an-app that climbed the App Store bestseller list in 2013. The script to that film was by your humble correspondent as is the […]

The 10 Funniest Comedies of the Last 25 Years on Netflix Streaming

Friday, August 8th, 2014 - by Kyle Smith

Netflix’s streaming service offers hundreds of comedies, but which ones are the best? Here’s one critic’s list of the ten finest laffers since 1990 that you can punch up tonight on Netflix. 10. Happy Gilmore (1996) Adam Sandler has had his ups and downs, but in his early films his lost little kid act was […]

Depressed? Here Are the 20 Best Shows & Movies on Netflix for Mood Improvement

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 - by Dave Swindle

Dear Hannah, I’m so sorry for your troubles this week. I hope this list can help. Here’s some streaming sunshine with potential to provoke more positive moods via a variety of genres. 20. New Girl I was very shocked at just how effective, funny and likable this sitcom was. Starring Zooey Deschanel as a perky, […]

65 Movies & Shows Come to Netflix in July. Here Are 10 You Should Watch

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - by Dave Swindle

10. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids I suppose in one sense, Netflix serves the same purpose as Facebook: perpetual high school reunion and never-ending nostalgia fests, reminders of a time before adulthood and the weight of responsibilities. Nowadays when I go back and watch some film that was fun or memorable from childhood or adolescence I […]

The 10 Most Terrible, Overrated Shows on Netflix Streaming You Must Avoid

Saturday, June 28th, 2014 - by Dave Swindle

10. Amish Mafia I think it’s with Amish Mafia that the “reality TV” trend jumped the shark. It was at this point that premises for shows had to start becoming so outlandish and ridiculous that viewers could no longer be expected to put up with the charade that they’re watching something “real.” With Amish Mafia the show […]