Taking In Brooke Van Poppelen’s Stand-up at Washington, DC’s Big Hunt
Feb29

Taking In Brooke Van Poppelen’s Stand-up at Washington, DC’s Big Hunt

Brooke Van Poppelen has been doing stand-up comedy long enough to know what she’s doing, and the best version of her comedy is when it doesn’t feel like comedy at all. Her Friday and Saturday night performances at Washington, DC’s Big Hunt showed that watching Brooke perform feels less like watching a show and more like catching up with an old friend. A friend who just happens to have hilarious stories. After living in Brooklyn...

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It’s Leap Day! Finally, Some Extra Time to Take Control of Your Life
Feb29

It’s Leap Day! Finally, Some Extra Time to Take Control of Your Life

Honestly, there’s never enough time in the day. It’s impossible to keep up with all of the little things that make your life complete. With that in mind, THANK GOD it’s Leap Day. All of the things you’ve been holding off can ultimately be accomplished today. It’s time to get back on top of this crazy thing we call life. Cleaning Out Your Inbox Goodbye, 12,037 unread emails! Because of you, I’ve missed out on Groupon deals I surely...

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Leap Day Squandered Like Any Other
Feb29

Leap Day Squandered Like Any Other

PITTSBURGH – Excitement is high and the possibilities are endless with Leap Day upon us once again. And as the world gathers to celebrate its once-every-four-years extra day, local investment manager Jerry Banks is gearing up to for another Monday in his office. “I don’t know if I’d say I have big plans exactly,” Banks said. “I’ve got a client briefing in the afternoon and I think...

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2016 Oscar Movie Reviews and Predictions From the Guy Who Watched EVERYTHING
Feb28

2016 Oscar Movie Reviews and Predictions From the Guy Who Watched EVERYTHING

It’s Oscar day, and I’m so very, very tired. I don’t know why I always make the effort to get through every nominee. At best, I usually respectfully disagree with the Academy’s choices. At worst, I find myself dumbfounded/angry/vengeful (I’m looking at you, Argo). The ceremony itself is more often than not an overlong, self-indulgent shitshow. But in the end, the Oscars are like family: I didn’t choose them, and I don’t always respect...

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Down With the Oscars
Feb27

Down With the Oscars

This Sunday is the 400th or so Academy Awards, where we honor the best films of the past year in a stunning display of people reading names off of cards. It’s Hollywood’s “biggest night,” where everyone dresses up and pretends the winners are chosen solely by merit and not so the Academy can feel good about itself. Good times are had by all. Now as a ceremony and celebration for those being honored and those in the industry, this is...

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