Boris Zelkin

About Boris Zelkin

Russian-born Boris Zelkin is an Emmy Award-winning composer who has written the music to countless films, documentaries, television shows and major sporting events, including the Tucker Carlson show, Bill O'Reilly, "Gosnell," “FrackNation,” Citizen United’s “Rediscovering God in America II,” Roger Simon’s “Lies and Whispers,” the America's Cup, the Masters, the World Skating Championships, the U.S. Open, NASCAR, the Stanley Cup Championship, and the theme to ESPN’s NCAA championship coverage. Zelkin received his B.A. from Colgate University and earned his M.A. in religion from the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has written extensively on the culture for various online journals and was a major contributor to the recently released “Bond Forever,” a book about the James Bond franchise. He currently resides in Los Angeles but is always looking for a way out.

The Shape of Virtue

At the outset of this year's Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel joked that he’d give the person with the shortest speech a jet ski. I really wish there had been more of a competition for that jet ski. By the time the evening was over it wasn’t just that I was bored. I mourned

By | 2018-03-05T13:53:48+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

Triumph of the Shills

Let's begin with Godwin and get it out of the way.Imagine for a moment that Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister for the Third Reich, was an amicable fellow (which he was not), smiled often (which he didn’t), and decided to go on a goodwill tour of the West, with the cutest cheerleaders from the Hitler

By | 2018-02-13T09:24:37+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

The Warmbiers and the Crutches: Bearing Powerful Witness

In our hyper-cynical age, it’s very easy to dismiss political theater as naked manipulation. It becomes much harder to do that when you’re weeping. Between Fred and Cindy Warmbier, whose pain was so raw that it couldn’t be contained, and Ji Seong Ho, holding up his crutches and demonstrating the infinite possibilities that

By | 2018-01-31T18:10:19+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Shadowbans and the Twitterdämmerung of Free Expression

Twitter’s mission statement is to: “Give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” On Thursday, Project Veritas released a video showing Twitter engineers boasting their use of “shadowbanning” to curb conservative speech. No amount of “deceptive editing” accusations or “out of context” arguments can contradict the tale

By | 2018-01-13T16:57:07+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

Chutzpah in Black: ‘Golden Globes’ Points its Finger the Wrong Way

Golden Globes: (L to R) Meryl Streep, National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-jen Poo, Michelle Williams, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. You have to hand it to Hollywood—it's got chutzpah. The holier-than-thou instinct must truly overpower any sense of decency and morality among its luminaries as they mount their pulpits to

By | 2018-01-08T15:08:37+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Vote for Sticker!

When my son was about 2 years old, my wife and I began to potty train him. We encouraged him with stickers. Before long he had a poster full of stickers, an ego full of age-appropriate pride in himself, and learned a habit that no longer required stickers to continue. This process is

By | 2017-11-07T16:34:49+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

Pulp Fictions: The Weinstein Women’s Award

It’s the year 2200 and women everywhere are lining up to win the prestigious Miriam Weinstein Women’s Award, a gift bequeathed by the noted philanthropist and women's rights activist, Harvey Weinstein. The award is selflessly named after the philanthropist’s mother as a symbol of the hardships of women past. The name Weinstein is

By | 2017-10-12T10:04:34+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Media Normalizes Political Violence by Mainstreaming Antifa

Since February’s violence in Berkeley, which stopped a scheduled speech on campus by Milo Yiannopoulos, the media and the political Left’s relationship with Antifa has been similar to that of your favorite codependent couple; they’re either publicly and passionately in love with each other or loudly breaking up for-the-very-last-time and taking out restraining

By | 2017-09-06T14:21:07+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|