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.

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 | 2018-01-08T15:08:37-07:00 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 | 2017-11-07T16:34:49-07:00 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 | 2017-10-12T10:04:34-07:00 October 10th, 2017|

Casting Stones from Casting Couches

The New York Times on Thursday published a withering expose of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual harassment against women. No one in Hollywood is shocked. He’s tried to get out in front of the story by stating, “I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused

By | 2017-10-07T07:43:00-07:00 October 6th, 2017|

Quick! Read This Article Before It’s Banned*!

It could be that I’m from the Soviet Union, or it could be that I love dystopian literature, but I was always under the impression that a “ban” was a prohibition. When a book was banned, its publication, possession, consumption, and often mere mention were criminal offenses. A book ban, from my understanding

By | 2017-10-01T09:47:33-07:00 September 30th, 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 | 2017-09-06T14:21:07-07:00 September 3rd, 2017|

Of Memos and Pitchforks

James Damore had to be fired. There was no way around it. He spoke out, eloquently, against orthodoxy and if history is any guide, he'll be lucky to escape with merely a loss of employment. I'm less disconsolate about his ouster—as that was a foregone conclusion—as I am troubled by the cultural tempest

By | 2017-08-14T17:35:12-07:00 August 11th, 2017|

Solving Google’s Censorship Problem Will Be a Trial

Someone must have been telling lies about Jordan Peterson, he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was locked out of his Google accounts. He’d had those accounts for 15 years, which included a popular YouTube channel where he posted hundreds of videos and attracted more than 367,000 subscribers. But now

By | 2017-08-09T09:56:35-07:00 August 4th, 2017|

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Man-Bun Ken

It’s all Blaine’s fault. If only that Australian boogie boarder hadn’t stolen Barbie’s heart, Ken might still be a man today. I’m sure you all remember the breakup. Which Breakup? The Breakup! The one that changed Ken forever. Back in 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie was leaving Ken. She left him for Blaine,

By | 2017-06-30T19:17:02-07:00 June 28th, 2017|

The Sorely Missed Sincerity of Adam West

“People take on the shapes of the songs and the stories that surround them…” - Anansi, in Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. Adam West has died. He was 88 and had been battling Leukemia. Adam West has died. He was Batman. He was the first Batman I knew. He was the Batman I’d measure

By | 2017-06-15T22:29:07-07:00 June 13th, 2017|