“It reminds me of that old joke- you know, a guy walks into a psychiatrist's office and says, hey doc, my brother's crazy! He thinks he's a chicken. Then the doc says, why don't you turn him in? Then the guy says, I would but I need the eggs. I guess that's how I feel about relationships. They're totally crazy, irrational, and absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs.”-Woody Allen, Annie Hall
It's finally here. The most polarizing, yet celebrated holiday; universally known throughout our society as the day that separates those whom have found love from those that love has yet to find. Valentine’s Day.
Have you heard about Vivian Maier? This longtime street photographer spent most of her life working as a nanny, taking tons of photos in her spare time and keeping all of them to herself. A huge cache of her work was discovered shortly after she died in 2009 and uploaded to Flickr, where it went viral and gave Maier the sort of art-world fame and credibility she'd spent her whole life avoiding.
"All forms of sport are just watered down versions of war." -Josh (the Warmaster) Barnett, UFC Champion
Athletes are some of the most powerful human beings in existence. Their entire lives are made up of constant struggles to be the best they can possibly be in their chosen sport.
Since Mass Romantic came out in late 2000, The New Pornographers have established themselves as not only a truly great band, but also one of the most consistent bands of the past fifteen years.
In early 2013, after much internal debate, Kevin Devine started a Kickstarter project to fund the recording of his seventh solo album. The project vastly exceeded its $50,000 goal, raising a robust $115,000 due to the support and good faith of his fans and fellow admirers.
Richmond rappers Teleport Team have some members heading out to the snowy Northern part of the US for a benefit show at a local community center, and one local news station (and the biggest teenage-square ever) are not too thrilled about it.
Virginia Commonwealth University Police Chief John Vanuti announced a $6 million dollar initiative and partnership with Razor USA, the manufacturer of the popular “Razor Scooter” brand, to equip 150 officers with police-grade scooters. The initiative is code named “Operation Kickflip."
With the cruel, skeletal fingers of winter threading their way into your everyday life, it’s the little, warm things that tend to alleviate the unpleasantness of the frigid weather: hot cocoa, chicken soup, fuzzy blankets, and fermented beverages among them (although some alcoholic beverages tend to be warm in the “burns going down” sense).