Clever Metaphors

It’s the lights that I should probably be aching to remember for later, or maybe the starry night sky, or maybe the river’s matte shade of filth. The glowing string of blue lights hangs across the river between these two layers of nature, draped over three maybe nails, both ends dangling towards the ground. I…

TLW Chats with the Lonely Island Boys

When you make a medley of comedy, pop songs and film, you’ll find the three actors, writers and producers–Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. You may know them as The Lonely Island Boys who write and sing parody songs such as “I Just Had Sex” or “I’m On a Boat,” or you may know…

The Truth About Music Festivals

Let’s start with this: the truth is subjective. I’ve come across several “articles” explaining what to do and what not to do at a music festival. They list steps of how to behave. They tell you what you should and should not be doing. I read them through and gave them a lot of thought…

Seminoles Against Torture Human Rights Conference

Seminoles Against Torture is holding a Human Rights Conference, Saturday April 16th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the FSU Law School. The conference will involve guest speakers, a short film, workshops, and more. To get a better idea of what the conference and the organization is all about, I sat down with the…

Let’s Get Profound: James Franco to Speak at FSU

James Franco shows us a mixed bag. He acted as the cool, rebellious heart throb in the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks in 1999, he was Spider Man’s charming but villainous best friend in 2002, played a goofy pot dealer in Pineapple Express in 2008, wrote a coming of age collection of short stories…

Florida State Basketball: A Modest Proposal

Florida State is a football school. I know that. My friends know that. Jon Snow knows that. But that shouldn’t stop us from being a basketball school too. With apologies to our many, many, many other extremely successful athletic teams on campus, realistically, the only collegiate sports that garner more than a passing glance of…

Baseball and Cuban Relations?

When elected in 2008, President Barack Obama claimed that he would heal our relationship with Cuba – which has been waning since the Castro regime took over in 1959. Since agreeing to establish ties with the island nation in December of 2014 many US businesses have decided to take advantage. Airlines are planning flights and…