Best of 2016

With another year nearly in the books, it is again time for reflection on the best of the wholly unpredictable (Trump?!?!?) year that was. And, as it always is, time is precious so I won’t be overly verbose here. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things from 2016… Television Shows 1. Atlanta, FX 2. The... Continue Reading →

Modern Storytelling

The anthology television series, whether seasonal or episodic, has been and will continue to dominate the television landscape for the foreseeable future. Whether you've directly noticed the trend or not, and you probably have if you watch any form of television in this day and age, you've likely enjoyed a show that utilizes this throwback... Continue Reading →

Everything Everything

“You know how you finish a bag of chips and you hate yourself? You know you’ve done nothing good for yourself. That’s the same feeling, and you know it is, after some digital binge. You feel wasted and hollow and diminished.” ― Dave Eggers, The Circle To be alive in 2016 is to be exhausted. The world... Continue Reading →

Candy Crush Commuters

The Silver Line bus wasn't as crowded as the T had been but it was still standing room only. Pressed firmly between a door and a lawyer's oversized book bag, reading was out of the question. Alertly, I squeezed my oversize book back into my TIMBUK2 bag and pulled out my smartphone; it was time for a... Continue Reading →

Google Helmet

In 1987, the first RoboCop film was released. The film, set in a dystopian near-future version of a crime-ridden Detroit, featured a visionary hero that was part man and part machine. RoboCop himself, though appropriately named, was completely misunderstood. And even though this super soldier would go on to repeatedly save the the day, the... Continue Reading →

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