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.

Here’s Looking at Us, Kids
23 days ago
Refugees in frantic, desperate motion. Bellicose leaders bristling with weapons and eager for confrontation. A world driven by conflicts and war. The emerging spectre of Nazis and extremism. We’re tal...
Anatomy of a Tragedy
a month ago
“It’s never been so personal,” says Hana Barkowitz, an infectiously upbeat member of the Kent State College Democrats, in a frank assessment of the waging of the war of the 2016 presidential campaign,...
American Carnage, Trump Edition
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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...