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    Honor by August, The Gallery, and Origin top Monday's music
    With so many big name bands in Des Moines for the 2014 Iowa State Fair, many of the local music venues cut back on booking talent for the last eleven days. Now that the fair is almost behind us, you can expect the venues to start cranking out...
  • Turtles
    Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is a shell-shock for franchise fans
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the current box office hit, follows the story of the four beloved teenage turtles as they try to save the city of New York from the evil Shredder. In a franchise that’s been rebooted and depicted in several...
  • Jason Kayser
    Inteview with Jason Keyser of Origin
    I had the opportunity to meet up with Jason Kayser or Origin before their set on the opening night of Summer Slaughter tour at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Check out the conversation below.Miikka Skaffari: First night of Summer Slaughter,...
  • Rebellion
    The origin of rebellion
    The news seems to be full of stories of some sort of rebellion or another that leaves people perplexed when they hear about them. Take for instance a story on the Houston Television station KPRC Channel 2 about a couple of teen boys who snatched...
  • Battlefield 3
    'Battlefield 3' for PC is free to own from EA's Origin service
    Origin updated its “On the House” Promotion on Wednesday to give away a free PC game and it’s quite the unexpected doozy. “Battlefield 3” can now be downloaded for free and kept for, well, ever.From now through June 3...
  • Where did that come from?  Volume #5
    Where did that come from? Volume #5
    There are words and phrases we use every day; yet we never stop to think about their origins. Often, they have no relationship to the subject at hand. Do you ever wonder where they come from?A good example with an interesting background is the...
  • "Vitro" by Jessica Khoury Preview Available
    "Vitro" by Jessica Khoury Preview Available
    To help celebrate the contest that she is having to promote the upcoming 2nd book of the Origin trilogy, Vitro, she has released the first three chapters of the book.The first three chapters can be read here: http://www.jessicakhoury.com/#!vitro...
  • Where did that come from?  Volume #4
    Where did that come from? Volume #4
    How many times have you learned something new and thought, “Wow! How interesting! I didn’t know that!” Wasn’t it fun to add fascinating bits of knowledge to your memory bank? There are many examples of these tidbits to...
  • Luc Lemay - Gorguts
    An evening with Gorguts at the Alrosa Villa
    In what may have been their crowning achievement of 2013, Columbus Events Group was proud to present Gorguts live at the Alrosa Villa with Origin, and Nero Di Marte, along with local support from UnKured Band and Dismemberment on December 14. It...
  • Where did that come from? Volume #3
    Where did that come from? Volume #3
    Knowing where common, everyday words and phrases come from gives you an advantage over others. On a personal level, it’s the kind of information that gains immediate attention, making you the focal point of interesting, memorable...
  • Where did that come from?
    Where did that come from? Volume #2
    Etymology is the study of word origins. It sounds rather bland and boring. However, if someone tells you the history or basis of words and phrases you commonly use every day, that creates much more interest.The phrase, “in the limelight,...
  • EA and Origin announce Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
    EA and Origin announce Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
    Origin waited until the last minute, just this morning, to announce their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale offers, but it was worth the wait since this won‘t just be a two day sale. For Origin, Black Friday starts today, November 28, at 8...
  • Battlefield 4
    'Battlefield 4' half off in Origin Black Friday sale plus more
    Electronic Arts' Origin store front is starting its Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day with discounts of up to 60 percent on various PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 games including Battlefield 4 half off each as well as significant discounts on...
  • Where did that come from?
    Where did that come from? volume #1
    Have you ever wondered where some of the things you regularly say originated?Interestingly, there are many words, phrases, and exclamations that have been around “forever,” but some actually originated hundreds of years ago!One example...
  • Battlefield 4 Beta Preload
    Battlefield 4 PC Beta preload is up
    It was recently revealed that PC players could preload the beta on September 29. The Battlefield 4 Beta would start October 1st for those that pre-ordered Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe, had Premium for Battlefield 3 or bought Medal of Honor...