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Derek Catron, Author

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OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron
December 10, 2019

The 2010s were a landmark time for cinema. State Hornet opinion staffers Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron sat down to discuss their favorite movies of the decade, by year. Derek’s Top Movies of the Decade 2010...

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs for service members during the TODAY/USO Comedy Tour at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, October 1, 2014. CC BY NC-ND 2.0

REVIEW: Iliza Shlesinger’s fifth comedy special is more than ‘amAAAzing’

Derek Catron
November 27, 2019

Iliza Shlesinger returned to familiar topics in her amazing new comedy special, “Unveiled.” It was amazing, not “amAAAzing.” “When a woman says ‘amAAAzing’ what she actually means is...

Over-prescribing opioids gave rise to this problem, but now they may be needed to solve it.

Graphic by Kayla Brown

OPINION: It’s time we stop scapegoating Vicodin over America’s heroin problem

Heroin tainted with fentanyl is the culprit, not prescription opioids
Derek Catron
November 25, 2019

The conversation about the opioid crisis is all wrong. At the most recent Democratic primary debate, we learned that most if not all of the candidates want to reduce the amount of opioid prescriptions...

OPINION: Why men suck at dating

OPINION: Why men suck at dating

Changing our understanding of manhood is key to improving dating culture
Derek Catron
October 15, 2019
Changing our understanding of manhood is key to improving dating culture
Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame rose to prominence as an anti-establishment comedian during the Bush Administration. The Daily Show Commute Map by Aaron Meshon CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

OPINION: Comedians deserve better than today’s ‘cancel culture’

Derek Catron
September 18, 2019

Comedy is always a great referencing tool for the political climate. The two are synergistic. During the Bush presidency, Jon Stewart rose to superstardom with his comedic resistance to the political...

Members of The Losers Club as they appear in It Chapter Two. The movie released on Friday, Sept. 6.

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

Humor shouldn’t be the saving grace of a horror movie
Derek Catron
September 10, 2019

The 2017 “It” remake grossed an astounding $700 million worldwide, taking the No.1 record for box office sales in the horror genre. The sequel, “It Chapter Two,” released Friday and currently holds...

The Gelfing Rian, voiced by Taron Egerton, takes a lead role in Netflixs The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The Jim Henson Companys fantasy reboot premiered on Friday, Aug. 30.

REVIEW: ‘The Dark Crystal’ prequel recaptures Jim Henson’s cult-classic fantasy

“Age of Resistance” gives fans an in-depth look into the world of Thra
Derek Catron
September 5, 2019

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the first good high-fantasy saga since “Game of Thrones” came to its disappointing end in May. In the age of CGI reboots, the uniquely authentic and unearthly...

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