All posts by Trevor Brookins

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Topless in Times Square

    Aug 25, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Over the past week or two tourists in New York City’s Times Square have been treated to something beyond the regular jumbo sized billboards, street artists and musicians, salespeople, children’s characters, and stores: topless women. These ladies spend all day with body paint but without shirts attempting to get people to take their picture, then […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Kobe, Serena, & Tiger

    Aug 18, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I’m not sure if I made this up on my own, if I’m combining a bunch of quotes, or if I am simply ripping off one person but here is my thought about endings: nothing ends well; if all was well it wouldn’t end. Most of the time when people contemplate endings it is in […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Value of Lives (Cecil the Lion)

    Aug 4, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *The outrage over the death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of an American hunter has drawn the ire of some people in the United States. But I want to dig a little deeper on this subject. I suspect the reason that people are upset with Walter Palmer killing a lion is that some […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Derek Luke

    Jul 28, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    This column by Trevor Brookins was inspired by our story about actor Derek Luke: ‘Derek Luke Slams Instagram Trolls; Defends Interracial Marriage.” *I happen to be happily married but… If I wasn’t married I’m not sure where I’d go to find a date. On the one hand I’d like to say I would find happiness […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Caitlyn Jenner

    Jul 21, 15 by Trevor Brookins 4 Comments


    *Since the ESPYs last Wednesday and the decision to give Caitlyn Jenner a courage award I’ve contributed to three conversations centered around her worthiness for the award. And all of the conversations were happening because some people cannot accept that there can be more than one thing in a category. For instance a banana and […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: NBA Free Agency

    Jul 14, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *The facts are simple. DeAndre Jordan agreed to a free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks before he could; DeAndre Jordan second guessed his decision; DeAndre Jordan reneged on his agreement with the Mavericks and signed a contract with his original team the Los Angeles Clippers. According to the current NBA modus operandi, there is […]