Opinion

Madi Diaz, The Pride of Lancaster

With SXSW on the horizon, my inbox is filling up with e-mails about who will be playing there. It’s a double-edged sword: I’ve checked out a lot of stuff I wouldn’t have heard normally, but since I won’t be attending the festival this year, I won’t have the opportunity to…

Under the Sea

Google can go fuck itself. I realize I write that at great personal peril. They have spy cameras everywhere—on Earth, Mars and now their eyes are underwater. And they’ve found something. Or not. Over 2,000 years ago, Greek philosopher Plato wrote of an island, a doomed technological utopia named Atlantis….

No We Can’t!

As I write this, my dude Barack Obama has been holdin’ it down as president for two weeks. It’s been a fairly smooth ride so far, but I know better. I’ve seen good things get soured too many times to view the world through rose-colored glasses. Everyone is excited to…

A Breath of Fresh Air

I think we can all agree: Air is pretty cool. I mean, I’ve always liked it. Sure, it can get lost in the shuffle amongst life’s sexier necessities such as tuna melts and whiskey, but air—and more specifically breathing—makes the consumption of both of those things (and many more of…

The Dreaded B Word

It is madness, I tell you”¦ pure madness! They stand in the streets with their palms facing the sky, just waiting for a free handout. There is a certain smell about them that can only be described as dirty. They spend their days inside large boxes where they sit and…

Anti-Up

When I was in elementary school, students would come to school with valentines for other students. Usually, they were single-fold pieces of cardstock filled out by the student’s parent. I received a fair share, but only from girls who’d brought in cards for the entire class. When I entered high…

Straight Talk to Real Teens

Who is more qualified to give advice than me? I have a law degree and a bachelor’s in psychology. Of course, I’m also single, on anti-depressants, unemployed, broke and spend a majority of my day in sweat pants”¦ but, I digress. Since giving advice is easier than taking it, I…

Eluveitie to Release Pagan Folk Metal in Time for Barbecue Season

I speak from experience. There’s nothing better than being outdoors and eating meat cooked on an open flame while listening to black metal. Call me crazy. You might have caught Eluveitie last year when they played The Boardwalk as part of Pagan Fest. If so, I envy you, because I…

Second Verse…

Allow me to be the last person to wish you a happy new year. Now that the revelry of the holiday season is behind us, it is time to resign ourselves to the realities of the year ahead. Though cynics may discount the importance of the start of a new…