Three Weeks in Europe.

For the last few months I have divided my time between Florida, Seattle, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and The Netherlands. The urge to travel is something that I have felt woven into my soul for years, but unfortunately something that I haven't had much of a chance to do until recently. But as …

‘Joker’ Could Save the DC Universe

Finally. After months of teasing set-photos and a few leaked clips from production, DC has released a full trailer for the upcoming film, Joker.  The movie follows Arthur Fleck, a failed standup comedian living in the comic book world's toughest town, Gotham City. We now know a bit more about his backstory, including his sense …

The Future is Entirely Human

On Monday, March 25th 2019, Apple held their annual service announcement. This year everybody's favorite fruit unveiled a handful of new offerings, including a premium news subscription called Apple News+, a new game subscription dubbed Apple Arcade, and even - wait for it - a credit card. Yes, you read that correctly. The classic stereotype …

Google Just Unveiled the Future of Streaming.

Searching for its chance to break into the highly lucrative world of game streaming, Google may have changed the way we consume digital content once again. As the GDC, or Game Developer's Conference, comes to a close this week, Google stole the spotlight with the announcement of its highly anticipated, somewhat secretive gaming platform Stadia. …

Best Cheap Snowpocalypse Wines

What's a better way to warm up when you're surrounded by a foot snow? In my three years of legal drinking I have come to realize three steadfast principles of alcohol: Beer makes me bloated.Liquor keeps me up throughout the night.Wine is just fine. Due to my Italian-French heritage I thought it would be best …

The Art of Asking ‘Why’

Last year, as a dutiful Barnes & Noble bookseller, I had the task of displaying copies of Leonardo da Vinci, the highly anticipated biography from acclaimed author Walter Isaacson, the night before it went on sale. Is there a better feeling than unboxing a case of freshly printed books? But beyond that night holding the book in my …

A Star Is Born – Review

Before the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born”, I had never heard of the story itself. However, I’m a fool for a good soundtrack-centric, music-themed movie (think “Begin Again” or “La La Land”) so the trailer immediately caught my eye. I love Bradley Cooper and can recognize and respect the sheer talent and bravado …

Kanye West’s Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Reality

While writing for The Odyssey a few years ago I penned an article titled “In Defense of Kanye West.” My fair share of parental figures and other ‘adults’ were quick to question my own sanity, let alone that of Mr. West.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock that doesn’t have Wi-Fi for these last …