When Did Politics Get So Personal?

I believe I have really good GOPdar. That is to say, I cannot see myself ever dating a Republican chap. Ever. Of course, it’s generally good practice to avoid absolutes. Typically, only mathematicians and Siths deal in absolutes, while the rest of us operate on an organic sliding meter of commitment to any one thing at a given time. Even those moments…

Manic Pixie Dream Girl

  Beautiful, quirky, adventurous, quick witted, smart and cultured— sound familiar? It’s like a fairy tale when a woman possesses all of these qualities in real life, but in the land of TV and movies, these women are all over the place. Better yet, we have even coined a term for them–say hello to the…

The Fifth of July

A collection of college students are setting off fireworks in my apartment complex’s parking lot, igniting bottle rockets from their hands, waving sparklers around like arsonist conductors, firing red-white-and-blue roman candles uncomfortably close to my car. On a normal Sunday night, blowing shit up in a residential area might be considered low-key terrorism. But on…

NBA Finals 2016

I cannot count how many times I stood out of my seat within the last 2 months. While a small portion of this can be contributed to my newly rejuvenated love for FIFA, a majority of the credit has to go to this year’s NBA playoffs, specifically the Finals series. While it can be argued,…