Spinning the web worldwide

Have you ever projected your thoughts directly onto the surface of a distant sun? A sun whose surface is on display for anyone who feels like stopping by, in a galaxy of similarly opaque celestial bodies? It’s like lighting my own personal bat signal. It’s special. It’s howling at the moon. Others join in. We…

People haven’t changed: Journalism hasn’t changed

I read this article filed under “Analysis” on the Columbia Journalism Review website. I’ll admit, it got my gander. The whole thing is a criticism of Michael Wolff–I bet you’ve heard of his new book–and the author, Michael J. Socolow, outlines exactly why journalists are frustrated with the gossip columnist turned political author. Socolow asserts that journalists…

I am (not?) Sherlock Holmes, and so too are you

Revived from my drafts. Originally written towards the beginning of February 2017. This afternoon I spent a good chunk of a computer science lecture wondering whether the teacher accidentally implied Obama should serve a third term. Bear with me here.* I took notes so I would remember. The teacher, a tall and funny Indian dude…

Japanese Animation is it’s own thing

The first time I watched Japanese animation was so early in my childhood that any memories of that time are bound to be at least partially fabricated. I was born in January of 1997, mere months before “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” was shown on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block for the first time. Years later,…

Eric Andre tortures his guests, flips interviews for fun

Earlier this semester I saw Eric Andre’s stand up comedy routine as performed at Northeastern’s Blackman auditorium. It didn’t seem that radical at the time – at least compared to what I had been told to expect. Hazy memories were all I had of the last time I had seen any of Andre’s work (an…

Into The Badlands’ first season is both terrible and awesome

I binge-watched season one of Into The Badlands recently to help distract myself from a coding project. It was a questionable decision overall, but I can’t really fault myself for the choice in show. For those among us who like to watch beautiful violence on television, Into The Badlands was made for you. The visuals…

And now, time for some artsy pictures

I’d like to take this opportunity to showcase some of the artsy pictures I took last night at a Dan Deacon show. Most of these pictures are of the opening act, Department of Everything. Because of the lens that I use (18-105 mm with variable zoom), it is difficult to take good photos in Afterhours….

Introducing Terry Pratchett, a knight and a scholar

One day in a used bookstore on Route 66*, I found a book with a turtle on it. The turtle was floating in the center of a blue sky and it was shiny. “Ooh, that’s cool. Turtles are cool,” I remember thinking.** That was when I first met Sir Terry Pratchett. I was in middle…