Monthly Archives: January 2014

Forget Using Memory, You Have Reminder Apps

If you’re bad at remembering things, whether that’s birthdays, deadlines, names, and so on, you’re lucky to live in a time where that shortcoming doesn’t even matter. Every mobile device these days has an extra memory repository you can use to your advantage, and it comes in a very simple form: the reminder app. It’s […]

Trying to remember that you don’t care about the grammys

The Grammys were last night and, let me tell you, a lot of stuff happened. Fashion happened, spectacle happened, music happened a lot. Other not-so-expected stuff also happened, like gay marriages, but for the most part the Grammys played just like how you’d expect an award show which gives out subjective awards to a select […]

The F.U. Effect

You don’t have to know too much about football to know Terrell Owns (T.O.). His controversial career has made him quite the media tool.  Before Carl’s Jr. grabbed him to promote their new heart-slowing Philly Cheesesteak Burger, my last memory of T.O was seeing him sobbing on some reality show. He’s well traveled, having played […]


Yesterday, the trailer for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones was released. Because it’s really fun to imagine GOT characters out of their medieval fantasy context, I decided to host a dinner party and invited some of my favorite inhabitants of the Known World. The following are snippets from said dinner party, drawn word-for-word […]

NFL Playoffs, Golden Globes, Downton, Girls: I watched 11 straight hours of TV yesterday

Yo, yesterday was a crazy day of TV. At 10:56pm the Golden Globes gave out its final award, Best Picture, to 12 Years a Slave, a great movie that I haven’t seen yet because my family didn’t want to watch something so heavy during the holidays. Like the movie itself, I  didn’t see this award. […]

Heartbreak Her

The tagline on the IMDB page for Spike Jonze’s beautiful new movie, Her, will probably read something about a man falling in love with his operating system. That’s correct, for all intents and purposes, but Her is more a story about heartbreak than it is a cultural exploration of the effects of the digital age […]

We’re All Worrying Too Much About How We Post Online

No one is watching your every move. Sure, maybe big brother is. Maybe the government is. Maybe the person that’s got a serious crush/obsession with you is. But the real truth is that unless you’re Barack Obama or a celebrity on par with him, no one really cares that your latest Instagram would have looked […]