Over the past several years, fans of Marvel Comics characters have been truly blessed. After years of nothing but Batman and Superman movies, Marvel has firmly staked its claim as the king of the box office. Unfortunately, all that success has come with a price, and the big studios that own the rights to various Marvel characters are gearing up for a turf war that may prevent some of the biggest characters in the Marvel universe from ever appearing on screen together. - Read More -
I had a few friends who spent winters after college being ski bums at Breckinridge. One year, two college buddies and I, flush with Christmas cash, decided to visit them. But rather than just fly to Colorado, we chose to fly to San Francisco for a New Year’s Eve party first, then drive more than a third of the way across the country to ski.
The New Year’s party was an absolute shit-show. Actually, more of a puke-show. - Read More -
NBC news reported on a study by CNW Marketing that found that the amount of car-free American households has doubled in the last two decades, meaning that nearly 10% of American households do not have a car.
There are several reasons that the number of car-free households are increasing, from the recession making it difficult for those who wish to own a car to do so, to environmentalism, to technology making shared or public transit more accessible. Increased urbanization (or gentrification) and the revitalization of urban neighborhoods, as well as investment in public transit and cycling infrastructure have made it easier for people to choose to live car-free. - Read More -
It was WCCM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (city motto: Arson Capital of the Nation!). I was a high-school senior in the town next door. My school had an internship program where I could get out of the hellish school day on a half-day and intern in what would allegedly be my chosen career. I wanted to be a writer, but the local paper didn’t take high school interns. - Read More -