Archive for 'Culture'
The latest barrage of hate on the band Liturgy
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is successful. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, host of the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He is also black and, according to a study [...]
Posted: August 21st, 2011 under Culture, Writing.
Tags: American museum of natural history, astrophysics, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, editorials, education, good.is, hayden planetarium, Howard University, Morning Edition, NIH, NOVA, NOVA scienceNOW, npr, opportunity gap, PBS, race, Raynard Kington, rose center for earth and space, U.S. National Institutes of Health, William Lawson
James Harrison, Hines Ward and Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Getty Images, US Presswire The Pittsburgh Steelers are having a hard time staying out of trouble. Since quarterback Ben Roethlisburger’s off the field issue last year and running back Rashard Mendenhall’s statements about Osama Bin Laden and the World Trade Center attacks, the Steelers [...]
Posted: August 7th, 2011 under Culture, Sports, Writing.
Tags: Ben Roethlisburger, espn, Green Bay Packers, Hines Ward, James Harrison, NFL, Osama Bin Laden, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall, Roger Goodell, Super Bowl XLV, World Trade Center
For young people with passionate drive, it is easy to feel cranky when roadblocks impede your progress. But that crankiness has turned into near despair for the local St. Louis art emporium Cranky Yellow and its owner David Wolk. After years of doing business, the retail art shop that sells kitschy odds and ends as [...]
Why Do We Hate James Harrison? What is it about Pittsburg Steelers linebacker James Harrison that gets us so worked up? The Super Bowl champion, Pro-Bowl player has been described as “dirty” to “a hired head-hunter”. Last year, the NFL fined Harrison over $100,000 for illegal hits and one week, after receiving two fines for [...]
“There goes those words failing again. Paltry things.” – The Walking Dead
This is by far the most ridiculously unbelievable scammer reply to a Craigslist job posting I’ve ever received. The job was for a Data Entry Clerk and the description seemed reasonable and, more importantly, free of misspellings which is usually a dead giveaway the post is fake. I sent my standard cover letter and resume [...]
Here is my article for the September edition of Eleven on the local band Union Tree Review. Union Tree Review like to keep things local. By local, I don’t simply mean to the city of St. Louis, but to the very neighborhood they live and play music. Union Tree Review describe themselves as a Cherokee [...]
Posted: August 22nd, 2010 under Community, Culture, Interviews, Music, Writing.
Tags: anathallo, cherokee street, coffee, eleven magazine, foam coffee and beer, humdrum, jordan howe, matt strom, ra ra riot, ryan adams, St. Louis, tawaine noah, union tree review, whisky
The wool has been pulled from my eyes, yet what I see I do not understand. That statement has been my life since viewing the first two seasons of the HBO police drama The Wire. Not only do I feel like I know a little something about the seedy underbelly that is the drug world, [...]
Posted: July 11th, 2010 under Culture, TV.
Tags: bill simmons, chuck klosterman, david simon, ed burns, espn, Grand, lost, st louis national pizza company, St. Louis, the bs report, the wire, TV
We’ve all heard it said. Almost without fail any time an established band releases a new album, especially a new album that is well received and adds to the band new fans, someone (or some many) will say “Ehhh, I like their old stuff better.” Reasons for liking a band’s earlier work are as diverse [...]