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  • 2014's New Year's resolutions for the film industry
    The year ahead: 2014's New Year's resolutions for the film industry
    As I say every year, plenty of regular everyday people make New Year's resolutions, but I think bigger entities, namely movie makers and movie moguls, need to make them too. I volunteer to stand in and make those resolutions in one of my...
  • Mystery of the Missing Heat
    New theory of the missing global warming
    Whomever abducted the earth's warming over the last 15-plus years will have to answer to a lot of people, specifically the environmental alarmists and the spoon-fed media. Scientists have been scrambling to explain the halt in global warming,...
  • Summertime refreshment?
    For some brewers, all is not equal when it comes to the equinox
    It seems a simple concept. Craft a beer around on the moods and flavors of a particular time of year, design an appropriately themed packaging motif and release it to the public as a seasonal beer. In colder months focus on darker, heavier brews...
  • Westboro Picketer
    Westboro Baptist Church & Jason Collins: An Agnostic's Prayer
    The fallout from NBA player Jason Collins announcing that he is gay has been, for the most part, positive. It has received a great deal of support and endorsement, and a small amount of expected backlash from some quarters expected and unexpected...
  • Veronica Mars promo card
    A 'Veronica Mars' movie is coming-- if fans donate $2 million
    Earlier today, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and series star Kristen Bell said the words so many fans were longing to hear: They are officially working on a Veronica Mars movie. But there's a catch with this potential project, and it's...
  • What lovers want for Valentine's Day
    What lovers want for Valentine’s Day
    Life is a box of…mixed nuts. Yea, you thought I was going to say chocolates, didn’t you? Sure, chocolates are great, and many a lover would love a box of them, or might even like to paint their lover in chocolate and satisfy their...
  • Game to Gun Violence Analysis
    The same old scapegoat roast: Video games are burning in Connecticut
    We should be ashamed of ourselves as a society if we learn nothing from our recent national tragedies, or if we waste this opportunity to have a real discussion. If we lose focus, and allow our current mood of self-reflection to devolve into just...
  • Family and friends.
    Be thankful and thoughtful
    Since this past Friday in my semi-worldly travels, I have been a few places and seen a few things. From Chicago to South Bend to Atlanta to a trip up the East Coast to the great state of New Jersey, there's a thread of community that I've...
  • A glass of Brooklyn beer
    On myths, misconceptions and confusing craft beer coverage
    Craft beer is booming. There's no denying it, as there is evidence all around us. More local breweries are opening, more out-of-state breweries are seeking to distribute their products here, and more bars and restaurants are making craft beer...
  • Ross Perot
    Ross Perot endorses Mitt Romney, says U.S. on 'unsustainable course'
    Former two-time Independent presidential candidate and multi-billionaire Ross Perot announced in an op-ed that he is endorsing Mitt Romney for the presidency. Perot stated that the United States can't afford four more years of President Barack...
  • OpEd Childhood memories of reading and of books
    OpEd Childhood memories of reading and of books
    For week three of Book Month, I am taking a little walk down memory lane and see what kind of book related things came up. I thought it might be interesting to get some memories from some readers as well.When I was a child, I got stuck in a weird...
  • Lying liars who lie
    Rove, GOP depending on your stupidity, short memory, for any hope of winning
    Karl Rove, head of the Crossroads GPS anti-Obama super PAC, knows the Republican Party has no chance of winning the White House in November unless voters are as stupid as Rove hopes and believes they are.Rove is relying on your short memory span...
  • Deep Ellum Dream Crusher
    Don't 'AskMen' what they think of your beer
    Fancy Beer. That's what AskMen thinks of that murky, hand-crafted beverage you hold in your hand. They think it smells like socks and tastes like turpentine. Enlightened, huh?If you haven't read the article in question, please...take a...
  • Dedication
    The things some movie critics say and don’t do: Thoughts of a movie journalist
    Trust the critic with the bloodshot eyes. You know…the ones who stare at movie screens for countless hours a week. Not the ones who may have partaken inHarold & Kumarrelated activities. Although some could do both if they have the...
  • Oscar award
    No holds barred: An Examiner tag-team battles & predicts the 83rd Academy Awards
    Every now and then, a journalist needs to break away from the professionalism their writing demands. Meaning, it’s good to drop the edict and/or proper format and just let loose with some candid commentary.So who better to tag-team a 2011...