Brendan Bures, New York Observer

Brendan Bures

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Past articles by Brendan:

Beto O’Rourke, Border Walls and the Shifting Reality of What It Means to Be Texan

The documentaries 'Running With Beto,' 'The River and the Wall' and 'Ernie & Joe' challenge our impressions of Texas as a tried-and-true red state teeming with nothing but conservatives and cowboys, implying that a sensibility diverse in thought and opinion is surging. → Read More

‘Screwball’ Director Billy Corben on the Miami Doping Scandal That Nearly Killed A-Rod’s Career

Billy Corben’s new documentary, ‘Screwball,’ is the tale of a coke-addicted fake Miami doctor, his fake-tan-addicted steroid patient and the doping scandal that shook the MLB. → Read More

Harmony Korine Went Through Hell to Discover A Little Piece of Heaven

Always comfortable playing the iconoclast, Harmony Korine has turned all his wild energies on himself. The filmmaker’s latest, ‘The Beach Bum,’ might just be his masterpiece. → Read More

The Underground Marijuana Doctors of Texas

When patients are desperate for cannabis, they turn to a married couple who have quietly built an illegal business. → Read More

The Underground Marijuana Doctors of Texas

When patients are desperate for cannabis, they turn to a married couple who have quietly built an illegal business. → Read More

The Secret, Troubled History of ‘Who Let the Dogs Out?’

Brent Hodge’s latest documentary, 'Who Let The Dogs Out?,' dares to answer just who’s responsible for letting the dogs out by diving into the secret history of the most overwrought and overplayed novelty pop hit of the 2000s. → Read More

Why ‘Survivor,’ Our Last Middlebrow Cultural Artifact, Is More Vital Than Ever Before

As a still-thriving relic from 2000, reality TV series 'Survivor' derives an almost subversive quality because of how much TV trends and technologies have changed around the show. Its 38th season 'Survivor: Edge of Extinction' premieres on CBS Wednesday, February 20, 2019. → Read More

It’s Official: Weed’s Not Cool Anymore

Pot was once so dangerously cool, the youth’s drug of choice, but the idea of marijuana as civil disobedience is dying, thanks to cannabis legalization. So what does cannabis as a culture, a lifestyle, a way of being, represent now? Do kids even consider pot all that cool anymore? Does anyone? → Read More

Measly Crowds Rally for Gun Rights Across America in Response to March for Our Lives

Hundreds gathered at the statehouses, annoyed by the ability of the Parkland students to draw bigger crowds and worried that the momentum is on the other side. → Read More

Austin Bomber Mark Conditt Confessed Hours Before Blowing Himself Up, Police Say

Neighbors said he was a nice kid from a good family. Police say they ID’d him after he sent two parcel bombs via FedEx. No one can say why he did it. → Read More

‘Do the Right Thing’ — remixed

The original poster for Spike Lee’s 1989 Do the Right Thing is in many ways a narrative trap. On opposite sides stand Sal and Mookie, white and black, business … → Read More

Here's What Happens When You Face Trial by Twitter

Pop singer Kesha isn't the only one whose case has played out on social media. → Read More