I went to the mall after Thanksgiving to check out the frenzy that is Black Friday and perhaps to find some good deals, since this college student’s pockets aren’t exactly deep. Let’s just say that after two hours of shouldering my way through store after store, experiencing concert-level mosh pits in cashier lines, and generally […]Read More Please Go Back to Hollywood
Describe the typical male “Jock” for me. If you were to recreate a jock archetype, what exactly would he consist of? Regardless of any individual preference for—or dislike—of sports, I’d be willing to bet that athletic enthusiasts and the “athletically uninterested” would produce a similar “Jock” model. The descriptions used would be different, but oddly […]Read More Jock Itch: Forrest Gump and The Athlete’s Problem
Flame wars inhibit open discussion and expression of opinions.Read More tHaT iS tHe LaMeSt!!!11!!1!!! The Detriment of Blog Comment Wars
As students in an English class, we have all learned the basics about literature. I would go as far as to say they are engraved in our mind. We cannot escape them. Literary terms and devices chase us down the street. Symbolism beats us, showing no mercy. To look at a piece of literature through […]Read More Over-reading
To play music back in the day, a record player and the record were required. Then, came cassette tapes, followed by CDs, and now there are MP3 players. Apple’s iPod, Microsoft’s Zune, and SanDisk’s Sanza are just three different types of MP3 players out of many. To listen to records, you needed a lot of […]Read More Electronic Reading Devices…Just the New MP3 Player?
Now that I am facing the end of my time as an undergraduate creative writing major, I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of the published word. After all, this is what I am aspiring to do: have my work published. I tend to forget that there’s more to the book world than just […]Read More The Texas Textbook Massacre: a Tounge-twister.
While there has been a lot of debate about how e-books will change the world and literature as we know it, I have to admit I’m still stuck in the past about books. And I’m not even talking about paper vs. electronic, I’m talking about current book publications vs. vintage publications. As someone who frequents […]Read More Vintage Books
My mother has been in a book club for over two years now. Once a month on Friday evenings they meet in the clubhouse in our development, drink wine, eat food, and possibly talk about a book. Book clubs were all the rage for a while, partly due to Oprah’s influence. Books were printed with […]Read More Cosmos, Oprah, and Books
If you are/were a student in any sense of the word, there is no doubt you will remember this scene: the clock has reached the single digits of the early morning hours, a mug filled with coffee (or poison of choice) on the desk—no doubt the fourth installment of this liquid—eyes hesitant to blink for […]Read More Writing for the sake of writing?