Opulent Obscenity — Classes Clash at Belmont Classic

New America Media, Feature, Published: June 12, 2009 Belmont, New York -- It is the morning of the Belmont Stakes and young souls are preparing for a day of self-indulgence, honoring decades of tradition and rejecting American society’s recent calls for modesty and reason. The landing above Track 18 at Penn Station is a giddy,…Read more Opulent Obscenity — Classes Clash at Belmont Classic

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How to Survive in New York on Mickey D’s Coupons

New America Media, Feature, Published: January 15, 2009 NEW YORK -- I first met Vance way downtown in New York City, standing outside of a club called The Box. At the time, The Box was a big deal in “those” circles—Madonna was on the guest list that night—and we stood on the sidewalk out front…Read more How to Survive in New York on Mickey D’s Coupons

Dwindling Hope, Irrelevant Election: Young People Get Their Cynicism Back

New America Media, Published October 8, 2008  Editor’s Note: Walking through the streets of New York City, NAM writer Russell Morse noticed that something had changed: Young people, who weeks ago seemed full of hope, seem to have recovered their cynicism in the face of a spiraling economic decline around them. NEW YORK – Last…Read more Dwindling Hope, Irrelevant Election: Young People Get Their Cynicism Back

RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Published Aug. 29, 2008  Editor’s Note: Hip Hop's involvement in the Obama campaign is not forced but the result of the awakening of a political generation that had nobody legit to rally around until now, writes NAM contributor Russell Morse. Morse is a New York based writer for New America Media. DENVER…Read more RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

As Flames Die Down, Young People in France Exhale and Organize

New America Media, News Feature, Published: November 16, 2005 Editor's Note: As the fires burn to a smolder in France's suburbs after two weeks of rioting, young people recognize each other's frustration in the light of the flames PARIS--Burnt and rotting garbage spills from melted dumpsters at the entrance to a public housing project here…Read more As Flames Die Down, Young People in France Exhale and Organize

Why “Gunner Palace” is the greatest film in the history of American cinema

YO! Youth Outlook, Movie Review, Published Apr. 4, 2005 I almost had seventeen orgasms sitting in the movie theater, spilling red wine all over my Frisco jersey and rubbing on my girl’s thigh. Not because of the girl, really, but because I love God. And God has a hard-on for Marines because they keep heaven…Read more Why “Gunner Palace” is the greatest film in the history of American cinema