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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc5ew0RxkO8 Hazy memories were all I had of the last time I had seen any of Andre's work [...]

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KyHy4KRvIc The [...]

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 [...]

Take a moment and be sure to visit Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop

Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop is clearly into its cakes. The front window is crowded with them, and they're mostly multi-leveled wedding-looking constructions—except for the full size semi-acoustic guitar cake. The owners of this cake shop and bakery are husband and wife Amanda and Tyler Oakleaf. The shop used to be located in Winthrop, and it formerly [...]

Planning to cover Boston’s Anime Convention—Just another Weeaboo in Hynes

So last Friday I was having some trouble thinking of a final project topic to cover for my beat. Then I asked the class. And then suddenly there was no trouble. I'll be honest—I completely forgot the name of the classmate who suggested covering the annual Boston Anime Convention, but props to her.* The convention [...]