Late Night’s Bold New Voice

I love The Daily Show. Since I discovered its brilliance three years ago I have yet to miss an episode, because no one walks the line between mock outrage and genuine I’m-scared-for-the-future-of-my-country outrage better and more perfectly than Jon Stewart. Along with the hilarious skewerings of overreaching public officials, the spot on parodies and satires, …

My First Time at the Faire

Well, I can check one more item off of my bucket list. All my life I’ve heard about Renaissance Fairs, and yesterday I finally got to attend one in person. Let’s just say it was quite the experience. Billed as a Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire, this one had it all; knights, fairies, pirates, princesses…and …

Running to the Beat

I’ve often marvelled at the power of music. One song can instantly transport you back to a specific moment in your life, bringing with it a wave of nostalgia. Film scores can cause your heart to pound, while concerts can compel you to jump into a sweaty mess of humanity. For fun. Music can make …

A Reader Was Born

Last night I stayed up late to finish reading George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. I don’t know why. I’ve seen the HBO show, and therefore I knew what was going to happen, and certain events were not any less traumatic on the page as opposed to onscreen. Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment. Or perhaps …

A Remarkable Turnaround

Judging by the ratings for its debut episode, I wasn’t alone in my anticipation of the television show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Over the years, I’ve become a fan of the sprawling, multi-universe cinematic world that Marvel has created since 2008’s Iron Man, and I was looking forward to what they had to offer on a …