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Socialism is clearly not understood by many in America. Socialism, according to Brittanica.com, is a “social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources.” In other words, rather than one guy owning Amazon and getting …

No matter how hard I try, I can’t decide on a topic for my column this week. I feel I’ve come to a sort of crossroads. When I started writing my column, I figured I would write a lot about comic books, movies, television, etc. But I also wanted to write about heavier topics as well. But it’s…

Last week my colleague Toni Butero wrote a passionate column about the “MAGA Teens,” who were at the center of a Twitter storm of outrage and counter-outrage. Although I disagreed with some of her points, I believe it is important to take the time to consider where she’s coming from....and w…

When I was first asked to come to work for Mattos Newspapers, I was excited for the opportunity to dive deeper into the important issues that our world is facing and how they affect us on the West Side. I knew that some of these issues would be sensitive issues, so I held off on writing abou…

Christmas is over. Now, it’s time for New Year’s Eve. I look forward to the new year. I’ve always enjoyed the New Year’s Eve celebrations. I used to love to watch the Dick Clark special when I was young. As a kid, staying up past midnight was always a treat. Mom would often bring out the pot…

I got to see Aquaman this past Saturday, one week before the movie was to officially premiere in the United States, courtesy of special advanced screenings Amazon offered its Prime members.

A quick Google search defines generalized anxiety disorder as “severe, ongoing anxiety that interferes with daily activities.” In the United States there are more than three million cases of the disorder each year. As someone recently diagnosed with the condition, I have met a surprising num…

Being the totally immature man-child that I am, I was watching “Star Wars: Resistance” Sunday when I saw a commercial that really made me think twice. The commercial was for a poseable doll that comes with unopened boxes containing surprise items like shoes, purses and phones. The idea, as I…

We live in a world that is inextricably inter-connected. Our digital network of contacts creates a web of someone-you-may-know’s and because-you-liked’s that link the 2.62 billion people estimated to use social networks worldwide in 2018, according to Statista.com. The entire world is now on…

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret about me. I am not a big fan of the major holidays, except for Halloween. I love Halloween. But Thanksgiving is cool, too, because I love massive spreads of largely unhealthy food.

I chose the name “Variant Covers” for my column because of its reference to comic books, which are a huge part of our culture (and one of the many things I geek out on). Comic books are everywhere. They come to life on the big and small screens. Their characters adorn our clothes and our sho…

This past weekend my daughter celebrated her 14th birthday. I can’t quite believe it’s been 14 years since she was born. I often joke that having a teenager makes me feel old. Though my body is beginning to agree with me, most people who know me will tell you I’m about as mature as a teenager.

What to write? That is the question that has been plaguing me all week. There are so many possibilities. I’ve started this column several different times. Each time I think I’m on to a subject that I want to write about, I realize I either need to do more research, or I what I’m writing abou…