5 Ways to Avoid the Awkward High School Run-In

School breaks are the stuff of dreams for most college students; especially the most revered winter break. It’s what keeps most of us alive and hopeful through the dark, desolate tunnel that is first semester finals. For those whose lives aren’t one giant high school run in because you went to the local college for […]

What’s New on the “New-New” Twitter

Twitter is having a good month. By now you have probably been included in the roll-out of the new Twitter design dubbed humorously by many as “new-new Twitter” in reference to the last site overhaul that the company had titled “new Twitter”. New-new Twitter brings a wealth of new user experience and design features, but […]

CEOs: Pawn To Stockholders, Slaves To The Board, Or Responsible To None?

Much ado has been made about CEO payouts, bonuses, stock options, and other incentives.  There are plenty of graphs and tables that show the large gap in base employee pay and CEO pay.  The question I began to ponder is whether CEOs are just the pawns of investors — seeking to scrounge every single penny […]

Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is What’s Wrong with American Remakes

American director David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has received universal acclaim since it hit movie screens last week—across the board, critics and audiences alike have responded favorably, and there’s even been Oscar buzz circulating around the film’s star, Rooney Mara. The story takes us to Sweden, where journalist Mikael Blomkvist […]

5 Movies Unfit for the Holidays

If I hear or see anything else about A Christmas Story (1983), I will poke somebody’s eyes out, preferably my own. This feeling, specifically the nausea from enduring another 94 minutes of Ralphie, cannot be uncommon. Therefore, in this case, recommending the inappropriate is appropriate. 5. The Feel Bad Show Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary, known […]

Facebook Timeline: Embracing Our Life Stories Without Deleting Our Past

There’s a common saying that I often hear (sans the Western accent, unfortunately): “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s the protest heard around the world as politicians fight policy, record studios fight musicians, and husbands fight the prospect of bathroom remodel #4. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the quote basically advocates against change, […]