2013: Curtain Call

As the sun sets on 2013, what better time do we have to reflect on the year? In the digital age, we’ve been able to document so much—not just the events, but the reactions to them. This past year saw scandalous news like Lance Armstrong’s drug enhancement confession and “Catfishing,” tragic...

2013: Top Tunes

2013 and music–what comes to mind? While Billboards top ten songs of the year (based on streams, downloads, radio airplays and overall popularity) doesn’t include too many surprises to anyone even a little in-the-know or anyone who owns a radio; but, this year’s list does...

2013: Top Ten Ads Ac...

As 2013 comes to an end, it seems natural to be in a reflective mood. Some think about their travel adventures, others recall endearing memories with friends and a few like me wonder if the Ventra card was the apocalypse Pop-Pop warned us about. I’ve also been reflecting upon the top...

Trending News Monday...

The holiday season is in full gear (and with less than 48 hours of shopping before Christmas, it’s crunch time for many). This Trending News Monday, we’re presenting the Holiday Headlines. Obamacare Deadline Extended Until Christmas Eve Today, the White House extended the Affordable Care Act...

Fun Friday–2013: Top Films Dec20

Fun Friday–201...

The cinema struggled through five long years of oppression, but the box office has been liberated. That’s right, for the first year since 2008, the Twilight Saga isn’t one of the highest grossing films (of course, they didn’t release any this year). Apparently, American cinematic taste also...

2013: Top Five Viral...

Twenty years ago, experts could look at TV ratings, box office results and book sales to determine which entertainment had people talking the most. Not anymore. Viral videos have joined the conversation as the newest measure of popularity. If it seems like you’ve watched more online videos in...

2013: Best Sports Moments Dec18

2013: Best Sports Mo...

Folks! The year’s end has arrived..and what a year it has been. From the drama on the field and heartbreaks on the court to athletes caught in the celebrity spot light, here are my picks for the top 10 sports moments of 2013. 10. DeAndre Jordan Gives Biggest Facial Dunk of All Time  ...

2013: The Year of th...

Vine, the 6-second-video social networking application, debuted this year and grew to be one of the most popular mobile applications, with 13 million users. This Two-for-Tuesday, we’re bringing you 2013’s funniest vines (two-per-category). Two Best Come-Back Vines King Bach really...

Trending News Monday...

Hard-hitting stories have plagued this holiday season: from the school shooting in Colorado that left one teen in critical condition and the shooter dead, to the tragic deaths of a newlywed Good Samaritan and a teacher and a carjacking that took the life of a lawyer shopping with his wife....

Funny Friday: Top 5 ...

Traditions are some of the most wonderful things about the holiday season. Whether it’s your family’s particular tradition or a religious one, traditions and love unites us during the holiday season. Just for fun, this Friday, let’s take a look at five of the weirdest holiday traditions...

Throw Ho Ho Back Holiday Movie Thursday Dec12

Throw Ho Ho Back Hol...

Now it’s just starting to get suspicious. First I was given technology repeatedly as a topic perhaps to feature my aged ignorance, and now I am consistently offered these Throwback opportunities as if I can ONLY really discuss things of bygone years. It’s okay Cassandra–-I am not offended. I...

Wednesdays with Will...

Hello folks! Happy holiday season to you all! On this episode of Wednesdays with Will, I wanted to show a video that I came across recently. If there is one thing you tend to see around this time of year, it is a “year in review” posts and video. This one is a 2013 recap of what...

Two Holiday Ads for ...

In the United States, avoiding the holiday spirit is impossible; as soon as the clocks strike midnight on Thanksgiving, the winter winds shift our focus towards the consumer-driven holidays. This Two-for-Tuesday, let’s take a look at two of this year’s noteworthy holiday ads. These spots...

Trending News Monday...

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.” Nelson Mandela Billions walk the Earth today, but few have had the opportunity to change it. Last Thursday (December 5), the world lost one of its most notable heroes, Nelson...

Funny Friday: Not-so...

Last night, Carrie Underwood starred in The Sound of Music Live. While the country music singer has performed live for the nation before (she was the winner of American Idol Season 4) as well as appearing on the TV show How I Met Your Mother and the movie Soul Surfer, fans voiced their...