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Photo by Chase Macri of some Vegetarian Chili I made for New Years I bought three shirts on Monday, January 2nd. My family—namely my parents, sisters Melody and Katelyn, Aunt and Uncle, and my grandparents on my mother’s side (those on my father’s side are dead)—also bought me various clothing items as Christmas presents this [...]
After months of city ordinance headaches, the Cherokee St. arts and crafts shop shuts its doors for good. “Like, an easy starter pack. Why don’t they invest the time and money to make a starter pack?” David Wolk, owner of Cranky Yellow, the arts and crafts shop that deals primarily in “junk”, think it’s too [...]
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xps63NYPpQc There were a multitude of mistakes made during Saturday’s opening preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, but the New York Giants have plenty to feel optimistic about. The optimism stems from the Giants dominate defensive play early in the game despite not having Osi Umenyiora, their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end. The Giants defense [...]
Posted: August 14th, 2011 under Sports, Writing.
Tags: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, espn, football, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jimmy Clausen, Justin Tuck, Matthias Kiwinuka, New York Giants, NFL, NY Daily News, Osi Umenyiora, preseason, Ralph Vacchiano, Tom Coughlin
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
Metal is easy to recognize. At its core, it’s the overly distorted, chunky guitars that sound like a derailed freight train chugging along the concrete. It’s snare hits that sound like exploding firecrackers over a rumbling double bass kick drum. It’s gnarled bass tones that fill the entire frequency spectrum. It’s the pushed vocal technique [...]
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 [...]
I wrote a piece for Eleven in June about the Baltimore based indie rock/shoegaze duo Wye Oak. It went through a couple of edits before arriving at the version that was printed. I don’t like the printed version much, but I’ll eventually scan it for the portfolio. Here’s two different versions of the article, plus [...]
Posted: July 12th, 2011 under Interviews, Music, Writing.
Tags: baltimore, Baltimore Ravens, eleven magazine, frederick buechner, Guitar, jenn wasner, New York Giants, Reverend Guitars, St. Louis, tattoos, the wire, wye oak
Should is something I’ve said a great deal “I should do this” “I should do that” “I should be this” Often I’ve said it to describe how little I’ve done Or how lazy I can be I’ve often said it with longing and to inspire motivation I’ve often said it because I’ve felt like a [...]