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December 5, 2019

Life has been largely good for Bill Simmons. His latest media venture (The Ringer) is a resounding success with a highly-popular podcast and scores of related content in a myriad of subject areas. He is a long way from his “Sports Guy” roots and removed even from his u...

October 27, 2019

Back in 2008, I decided I wanted to write a novel.

As someone who grew up enjoying writing and demonstrating some measure of skill at compiling words upon words for some semblance of expression, this wasn’t a radical notion. Thinking and doing, however, are two very dif...

October 17, 2019

Most artists end up changing lanes creatively at some point in their careers. Sturgill Simpson takes this approach and blows it wide open on his latest solo outing, Sound & Fury, an album that is as much end of days coda as it is a throwback to heyday 1980s rock with i...

September 29, 2019

Connor Boyle had finally made it. After landing a coveted spot as an attorney for a highly successful Boston law firm, he was primed for a secure and fulfilling career. Except he hated it. “When I first looked out the window in the office, it hit me,” Boyle says. “I th...

September 15, 2019

In 2016, Philip Carcia knew he needed to come up with something different.

After months of carefully crafting his plan to complete the ambitious hiking endeavor called “The Grid” in a single year, the news hit. Renowned ultrarunner and outdoor athlete Sue Johnston was a...

August 13, 2019

Metal is, at its best, a niche genre of music these days, relegated to random satellite radio stations and populated mostly by bands unknown to the general public. Except Metallica. It’s been thirty-one years since Metallica released its seminal opus …And Justice For A...

July 3, 2019

Any writer of the last two-plus centuries probably can’t hope to match the sheer magnitude of Thomas Jefferson’s magnum opus, The Declaration of Independence. Jefferson penned the document when he 33 years old, ripe middle age during his time but today a mere stepping...

June 22, 2019

Claiming Born In The U.S.A. is Bruce Springsteen’s best album is not cool. You’re supposed to say Nebraska or Darkness on the Edge of Town. Or maybe The River or Greetings From Asbury Park. Not the pop-tinged hit machine The Boss unleashed in the mid-1980s, the al...

May 23, 2019

As of this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, the Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper remains the highest grossing “war movie” in box office history (topping Saving Private Ryan during it’s theatrical run a half decade ago in 2014–15) and stars Bradley Cooper...

March 4, 2019

Mads Mikkelsen utters approximately twenty-one lines of dialogue in Arctic, a film checking in at just over an hour and a half, a totality of speaking volume which is both fitting and sufficiently compelling in giving audiences the best survival movie of the last decad...

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