• Book Review: Aziz Ansari – Modern Romance

    Swiping?  Ghosting?  Sexting?  There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to dating in the age of Tinder and the dozens of other online dating hubs.  Thankfully, Aziz Ansari is as interested in dating as he is in fine dining. In Modern Romance Aziz, along with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, seeks to understand the…… Read more

  • Best Eps: Party Down – “Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar”

    In this feature I take a look at one episode that marks a high point in a television series.  It’s not necessarily the absolute best a series has to offer (that’s always debatable), but it’s an episode that remains lodged in memory long after I first watched it. Party Down is a short lived comedy series…… Read more

  • Music Review: A Great Big Pile of Leaves – The Fiery Works II

    This review was originally posted on May 24, 2008. The EP used to be free, but it’s worth paying five bucks for. Brooklyn, New Yorkers Pete Weiland and Tyler Soucy, otherwise known as A Great Big Pile of Leaves, have returned with a sequel to their first release aptly titled The Fiery Works II.…… Read more

  • Movie Review: Under the Skin

    I love science fiction that doesn’t fall over trying to explain itself to the audience. It simply is. Under the Skin is that kind of science fiction. I won’t spoil any of the plot (it’s captivating and unsettling), but I’m glad Scarlett Johansson took a chance on this role. This is certainly one of her…… Read more

  • Seasons and Change

    People ask me why I’ve chosen to live a life without roots. Why keep changing jobs? Why keep moving? Don’t you like a town/city/state enough to stay in it? I spent years living in Texas, and though I love the state, it’s such a small part of a wider world. Moving to the Outer Banks…… Read more

  • Overdue

    Hey, it’s been a while. I haven’t been writing much lately (because I suck), but it’s time to step up to the plate once again and start swingin’. That’s maybe the first baseball metaphor I’ve ever used while writing. I’ll probably repost some old album reviews and whatnot, just so I have all my goods…… Read more

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