The Cult of Marriage: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry Young
Apr20

The Cult of Marriage: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry Young

Recently I read an article by Julia Shaw bemoaning the ever decreasing percentage of people getting married young.  Shaw bucked this trend and got married at 23. In her article, she wondered out loud what the rest of us are waiting for. The crux of her argument, that more people should marry young, pretty much centers around the fact that she got married young, and, a few years in, still hasn’t come to regret it. First and foremost, I...

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Top 5 Movie Franchises of All Time
Apr12

Top 5 Movie Franchises of All Time

Money. Money is awesome and it makes the world go ’round. Movies. Movies are also awesome. They don’t make the world turn, but they’re damn fun to watch. Well, most of them anyway (that’s a post for another day). In any case, wouldn’t it be fun if we looked at the biggest movie franchises of all time? So for background, let’s say that we’ll be looking at the highest grossing franchises with...

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8 Cartoon Characters I Wanted To Be When I Was 8
Mar20

8 Cartoon Characters I Wanted To Be When I Was 8

When I was 8, Saturday morning was dedicated to cartoons. I woke up early to be pulled into fantastic worlds filled with mutants, knights, super heroes, and space battles. During the week, my imagination ran wild with daydreams of being some of these characters. This is a list of 8 cartoon characters I wanted to be when I was 8 and it provides a brief glimpse into those daydreams. 1. Wolverine. When the X-Men Saturday morning cartoon...

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17 Reasons for Optimism in the Age of Trump
Feb20

17 Reasons for Optimism in the Age of Trump

It cannot be understated how much Trump’s election has deepened and widened an already enormous divide in our country. Many people have legitimate concerns about this man that are based on things he has said and has already done as president. This is unlike Obama’s detractors and their wild conspiracy theories, like Obama being a foreign born Muslim, who was going to impose Sharia Law, take everyone’s guns, and force...

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Stop Asking Me To Be Sympathetic Towards Trump Voters, Anthony Bourdain!
Jan19

Stop Asking Me To Be Sympathetic Towards Trump Voters, Anthony Bourdain!

The level of contention in American has reached such a level that even Anthony Bourdain has managed to piss me off, and that’s saying something since I went out of my way to give him a shout out in my travel memoir. Following the election, I’ve basically had to stop watching political talk shows – I’ve been a junkie of them for years. I didn’t want to hear the overly broad and sweeping conclusions I knew...

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Don’t Stop: Old School Raps New School Flow
Jan02

Don’t Stop: Old School Raps New School Flow

Don’t Stop is the newest EP from one of our long-time contributors, Cee Jay. He gives us an artist’s-eye view of the tracks, which he describes as “old school raps [with] new school flow.” He also shares the first video off the EP, Dynamite (Rock Tonight), a funky, get-hype track with some head-bopping brass. I dare you to try and sit still while listening. Don’t Stop EP   Wake up   Wake up is a song that...

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