Don't Just Boycott the Oscars, Destroy Them

Rich Juzwiak · 01/21/16 11:09AM

It’s heartening that Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, and, as of this morning, her husband Will Smith have publicly denounced the Academy Awards, declaring that they will not be attending this year’s ceremony. The Oscars, though seen as a pinnacle of artistic achievement, really amount to cherries on top of a bowl of them. They represent more success to those who have already had so much of it—success in getting a movie made, and then success in getting it sufficient attention to yield Oscars, either by selling a lot of tickets or wooing critics, or, most frequently, some mixture of the two. It’s high time we reevaluate how much we invest in their importance.

Boycott Uber If You Don't Like It

Hamilton Nolan · 01/08/14 12:59PM

Uber is a luxury car service that sells increased convenience for a high price. It may be seen as a symptom of a wealthy lifestyle which rubs many people the wrong way. So what should you do if you don't like Uber? You should not use Uber.

Today in Stupid Boycotts: The People vs. Schweddy Balls

Richard Lawson · 09/22/11 02:07PM

People are always getting upset about things and boycotting products and usually it's very dumb. There are two cases in point today: First, a conservative group wants Ben & Jerry's limited-edition "Schweddy Balls" ice cream boycotted, and then Glenn Beck is against revolutionary jeans.

Gloria Steinem Never Tires of Fighting the Playboy Club

Brian Moylan · 08/10/11 11:59AM

Since it's apparently still 1963, Gloria Steinem is still waging war on the Playboy Club, but this time she's fighting The Playboy Club, calling for a boycott of the NBC show that premieres this fall. Don't worry, Gloria, this piece of crap is going to fail on its own!