Michael Eric Ross

Author and journalist Michael Eric Ross contributes to Medium. His writing has also appeared in TheWrap, PopMatters, The New York Times, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Salon, The Root, msnbc.com, BuzzFeed, and other publications.

American Carnage, Trump Edition
16 days ago
What happened Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip was perversely, singularly American. The nation’s sense of its size, its culture, its broad existential vistas, its romance with armada, its literal a...
The, Um, Evolution of Donald Trump II
22 days ago
Don't let your mouth write a check your ass can't cash. — Folk saying variously ascribed to 50s rock legend Bo Diddley and the author Charles Portis __________ Sooner or later, every autocrat finds it...
A Real Joint Venture
a month ago
Few things say “normal” like television, our public square, our soapbox in Hyde Park, our platform for the popular and unpopular alike. For friends of herb who watch TV, BurnTV, a new West Coast-based...
TV Throws Down the Gauntlet, Again
a month ago
The night of September 17 was a cracked bellwether in the world of entertainment. The Emmy Awards, the television industry’s homage to its movers and shakers (and by extension itself) stepped off at t...
Pot Advertising Hasn’t Gained Altitude with In-Flight Pubs
a month ago
As the United States adjusts to sweeping changes in marijuana laws — 26 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized or outright legalized the herb for personal recreational use — a new gre...
High Stream Flavors
2 months ago
Entities of commerce often make strange bedfellows. A great example of how marijuana’s intersection with the wider culture yields surprising synergies between products happened in Los Angeles over the...