Category Archives: Culture and media

Posts about the creative arts (music, writing, video, comics, dance, and more); the media and the way it presents information; culture more broadly, such as the way people think and act in society; and generally the way ideas and opinions are expressed and shared.

I was interviewed: What Have I Been Putting People Through All These Years?

by | January 25, 2024

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen The interviewer and the hosts were wonderful. No complaints. I’m just being silly. For years, though, I took to never doing interviews. I allowed one interview of two questions with the founder of The Realist, Paul Krassner, who is no longer here (dead). He published that for, maybe, 50 years or something insane.… Read more »

Exemption from Religious Indoctrination: “God helps those who help themselves”

by | September 9, 2021

By Fotis Frangopoulos (Greece) Another decision by the Ministry of Education and Religions was recently issued in Greece to regulate exemptions from the ‘lesson’ on religion in schools. It is the second decision in two months and the latest in a long series of decisions and circulars on the same subject. And once again the… Read more »

Ask Jon 25: Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst

by | June 3, 2021

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Election Day 2020. *Interview conducted on October 26, 2020.* Scott Jacobsen: Off tape, you said something. Was it an older Yiddish phrase. Okay, Jon, why did we come to you stating that particular quote? Engel: Well,… Read more »