“Ruralpolitans:” When Yuppies Turn Farmer

 Briefcase. Notebook computer. Power tie. Pitchfork. This could well be the wardrobe of a growing group of Americans casually referred to as “ruralpolitans,” folks who are increasingly abandoning city life for the quiet of the country. In the wake of recent economic...

Spoon: Transferrence (Review)

Music fans feeling alienated by the quirkiness of Vampire Weekend’s “Contra” may find an easier listening experience in the new album from Spoon. “Transferrence” is Spoon’s seventh studio album, and many are calling it their best. Their diverse sound is...

To Save A Life: Film Resonates with Teenage Audience

The film To Save a Life debuted last Friday to impressive numbers. Indiewire.com reports that the film grossed approximately 1.5 million dollars over opening weekend. The film centers on an all-star high school athlete who must come to grips with the direction his...

Vampire Weekend: “Contra” (Review)

If you were to take the greatest hits of the Police and the soundtrack to a late 80’s Nintendo game and put them in a blender, the resulting slurry would be the new album from Vampire Weekend. And I mean that in a good way. “Contra” is the second full-length...

The Lovely Bones: Peter Jackson’s Vision of the Afterlife

“I know that heaven is real. And I know she’s watching over me.” These were the sentiments of a young woman I used to work with. Amy was referring to her grandmother, who had passed away many years before, but whose presence, she insisted, could be felt and...

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