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It Has Come to This: In Defense of Religious Speech

In the words of the late Christopher Hitchens, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Scientology, Buddhism, are all “versions of the same untruth;” different versions of the...

Paris, Beirut, and the Exploitation of Terrorism

What happened in Paris is a tragedy. Pure and simple. There aren’t “ifs” or “buts” about it. The people who committed these acts of...

On California Deathfest, Thought Policing and Tiny Mustaches

The California Deathfest (run by the people behind the Maryland Deathfest) recently dropped the band Disma from the upcoming edition of the festival, apparently due to allegations...

The Halo Effect, Celebrities and Us (or STFU Corey Taylor)

One of the many cognitive biases that affects us is “the halo effect.” In a nutshell, it’s a mental shortcut through which people who...

On Marketing and the Commercialization of Metal

If you’re a sports fan, you’re probably familiar with sports stars being little more than walking billboards. They are often parties to extremely lucrative...

Censorship is Alive and Well in Spain

Despite presenting themselves as defenders of free speech, many governments actively fight against it. In Spain, for example, the leftist thrash metal band Soziedad...

Ticket Scalpers Are A Threat To Live Music

As you all know, ACDC is currently touring. Many see this as the last chance to see this legendary band live, since it’s likely...

Crocodile Tears Over Charlie

Although the bodies of the 12 victims of the savage attack against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo are still warm, it seems to be...