August 28th, 2014

Growing Up With Richard Linklater’s Inspiring “Boyhood”

Growing Up With Richard Linklater’s Inspiring “Boyhood”

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Marketed as a film “12 years in the making”, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood follows the character of Mason Evans, Jr. from the ages of six to 18. Normally, directors would do the practical thing and cast different actors to play the same character at different stages. (Tree of Life, for instance, did this, but it is one of many.) In true Linklater fashion, Boyhoodtakes the unorthodox approach: the…

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August 22nd, 2014

Fast Food Review: Taco Bell’s Dollar Cravings Menu

Fast Food Review: Taco Bell’s Dollar Cravings Menu

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As more and more fast food chains abandon their dollar menus (I’m looking at you McDonalds), Taco Bell has gone against the grain and officially introduced their Dollar Cravings Menu. The Dollar Cravings Menu contains 11 items for $1 each, although prices may vary. I was not happyreally pissed to see my local Taco Bell’s selling the menu items for $1.19, but having grown up in the Northeast, I…

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Surprise! ABC’s “Selfie” is REALLY Good

Surprise! ABC’s “Selfie” is REALLY Good

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In the realm of vapid self-absorption, ABC’s Selfie seeks to showcase the queen: Eliza Dooley, played by the wonderful Karen Gillan. We know she’s wonderful because she’s Amy Pond, and if you read this blog often enough you’ll know that several of us not only have a thing for redheads, but we are huge Doctor Who fans. Beyond that, Karen also had some of the best screen presence as a blue cyborg…

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August 20th, 2014

8 Ways to Improve Your Consumption of Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

8 Ways to Improve Your Consumption of Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

The coming of mid-August inevitably ushers in the advent of fall flavors and pumpkin spiced this and that. Samuel Adams has traded in their lemon-hinted Summer Ale for the fuller bodied Oktoberfest and the ubiquitous Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale has already hit the shelves.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Alehas long been one of my favorite Fall beers. It’s certainly not the best pumpkin beer out there (that’s…

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August 19th, 2014

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Podcast Discussion

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Podcast Discussion

Corey and Liam carved out some time to riff on some thoughts relating to the absolutely stellar Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Take a listen here!

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July 21st, 2014

Fast Food Review: Taco Bell’s Paleo-Inspired “Cantina Power Bowl”

Fast Food Review: Taco Bell’s Paleo-Inspired “Cantina Power Bowl”

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Every year there seems to be a new diet craze that sweeps the nation. Atkins. South Beach. P90x. You name it.

One of the biggest fads over the past year I keep hearing about has been the Paleo Diet. Also known as the “Caveman Diet”, this eating plan focuses on foods available 10,000 years ago. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats and seafood are the core of the diet. Items to avoid are…

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May 29th, 2014
May 9th, 2014

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In which John Green teaches you MORE about To Kill a Mockingbird. In this instalment, John teaches you about race, class, and gender in the American south, as seen through the eyes of Scout and Harper Lee. John will talk about how Scout learns about these aspects of the social order as she interacts with the people of the town, learns from Calpurnia, watches the trial of Tom Robinson, and endures the attack of Bob Ewell. You’ll also learn a little bit about Demi Moore and Mila Kunis, and John will ask just who is the Mockingbird, anyway? Not that he’ll answer that, but he’ll ask it.

May 5th, 2014
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“There is reading, and then there is reading as signifier, in which we don’t lose ourselves in books themselves so much as turn them into easy, quotable advertisements for ourselves.”
Sadie Stein on the commodification of literature.

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“There is reading, and then there is reading as signifier, in which we don’t lose ourselves in books themselves so much as turn them into easy, quotable advertisements for ourselves.”

Sadie Stein on the commodification of literature.

April 8th, 2014