Imagine walking with a friend down a dark alley. (Don’t worry about why you’re there. Just imagine it.) Suddenly, the two of you are confronted by a punk who wants your wallet. As you bravely square off against him, your friend reaches out and motions you back. “Don’t worry,” he says. “I’ve got this.” You quickly […]
Have a favorite TV show? Someone wrote that show. Have you laughed at a funny billboard? Someone wrote that quip. Have the lyrics to a pop song been stuck in your head? Someone wrote that rhyme. Log into a favorite news or humor site daily? Someone works behind the scenes to make sure that you […]
Carrie. Robocop. Red Dawn. Pet Cemetery. Dirty Dancing. Starship Troopers. American Psycho. If this sounds like a list of the “greatest hits” of your youth, you’re in good company. Many of us cut our cinematic teeth on such films, and as such, they hold a special place in our hearts. But let’s be honest. As […]
We’ve entered the long dark of winter. Whether you are the type of person who looks forward to winter sports or the type who prefers to view the snow through the front window from the couch — where you’ve curled up with a good book — there are certain aspects of the season that you […]
We live in a collaborative world. Musicians, actors, and artists combine their skills and pool their resources to produce works of jaw-dropping artistry. Musicians like Eric Whitacre are leveraging the connective power of the internet to create virtual, cooperative choirs. Through platforms like Kickstarter, thousands of projects are being crowdfunded. Even the businesses word is taking notice: they are […]
Contemplating the mysterious relationship between hard work and inspiration is nothing new. The idea that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration has long been attributed to Thomas Alva Edison, and although we may quibble regarding the exact statistics, there’s no denying the symbiotic relationship between inspiration and hard work.
This time of year, blogs and magazines light up with articles from the fashion police attempting to tell us who got an awards show outfit right and who got it very, very wrong. Glamour‘s recent recap of the Venice Film Festival highlighted winners, while the Huffington Post‘s recounting of the VMA’s focused only on more outlandish outfits.
We’ve all noticed the tech shift that’s taken place since we were children. Far from the rotary phones and massive computers of our youth are today’s pocket smart phones and tablet computers, holding more memory and capable of more functions than most of the tech devices we owned when we were younger – combined! With […]
Although by now it’s become somewhat of a tired cliche, the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine” is in fact true. Laughter is a proven health booster: laughter relaxes the whole body laughter boosts the immune system laughter triggers the release of endorphins laughter protects the heart by increasing blood flow
Although it doesn’t sound like a long stretch of time, a lot can happen in ten seconds. Olympic medals have been won in less time. Whether ten seconds is a short or long segment of time is, of course, a matter of perception. The last ten seconds of a roller coaster ride and the last […]