Gideon Resnick

News

Can Bob Fioretti Take Down Rahm Emanuel as Chicago's Mayor?

The middle-aged alderman with a Donald Trump-style head of hair, is the left's best shot at taking on Rahmbo.
Gideon Resnick
12.3.14
News

Why is Pat Quinn the Most Hated Governor in America?

The Illinois Democrat has done little to fix his image and is now fighting for his political life against an unknown Republican outsider who Democrats say is the next Mitt Romney.
Gideon Resnick
10.20.14
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue

The Exorcism Industry Joins the 21st Century

Just like everything else, demonic possession has been changed irrevocably by technology. Demons are now being cast out remotely via webcam or cell phone, which you have to admit is super convenient.
Gideon Resnick
3.24.14
Food

Elko County, Nevada Forces Inmates to Pay for Jailhouse Meals

How much would you spend on prison food? In Elko County, Nevada, inmates won’t be able to decide, because the County Commission has approved a proposal to charge inmates for meals.
Gideon Resnick
3.8.14
Stuff

Tony Matelli Doesn't Believe His 'Sleepwalker' Statue Is Terrorizing Wellesley College

He stands at about 5'9'' with his eyes closed, and he wears nothing besides underwear. He is known as the Sleepwalker, and he’s disturbing the student body at the all-girls Wellesley College.
Gideon Resnick
2.9.14
Film

Could This Christian Horror Film About a Demon-Possessed Porn Magazine Be 'The Room' of 2014?

In the Christian horror film The Lock In, a high school student brings a pornographic magazine to a church lock-in. The magazine releases a demon, and the boy and his friends must spend the lock-in trying to escape from the demon. To the movie's...
Gideon Resnick
1.11.14
The Horise is a Horse of Course of Course Issue

Delivering Bibles to North Koreans Is Tricky Business

Sanctions, threats, and aid from governments and NGOs have all failed to change the totalitarian regime in North Korea, but American Evangelical pastor Eric Foley says he has what the country needs: Bibles, and lots of them.
Gideon Resnick
1.9.14
Stuff

Growing Up in Apartheid-era South Africa

Three decades ago, my mother immigrated from South Africa, her home, to America because of Apartheid. This week, I sat down with my mother, Chryl Resnick, to talk about growing up in Apartheid-era South Africa, sneaking into townships, and why Mandela...
Gideon Resnick
12.15.13
News

Was a British Woman Behind al-Shabaab’s Westgate Attack?

On the first day of al-Shabaab’s siege of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, several bystanders allegedly spotted a veiled white woman commanding the gunmen in Arabic. The next day, the British tabloid the Daily Mail identified the woman as “the...
Gideon Resnick
10.5.13
News

Massachusetts Might Force a Woman to Share Parental Rights with the Rapist Who Impregnated Her

In Massachusetts, it is perfectly legal for a man to seek custody of a child he fathered by raping a woman. As strange as this sounds, a woman is currently fighting to prevent this scenario from becoming her reality.
Gideon Resnick
9.22.13
News

We Spoke to Innocent Men Who Were Stopped-and-Frisked

Many people have talked about stop-and-frisk and the NYPD’s racial profiling, but we've heard little from those who have been unjustly stopped-and-frisked. We spoke to three innocent men who were stopped-and-frisked. These are their stories.
Gideon Resnick
9.8.13
News

The Rent Is Too Damn High Guy Is Still Running for Mayor of NYC

Jimmy McMillan is the guy with the mustache and the catchphrase, the meme of a candidate who everyone laughs at. Only this time around, no one is paying attention, even though the rent is as high as ever.
Gideon Resnick
9.2.13