Time Magazine's Inbox: Person of the Year
Time astutely recognized that nobody put their mark on 2011 as did the millions of everyday people fighting for justice, wherever they live [Dec. 26]. Missing, though, is detail on the uprising of the American worker - and the hundreds of thousands of working- and middle-class protesters occupying Madison, Wis., where legislation threatened to strip workers of collective-bargaining rights and...
The Illusionist (2010)
Beautiful. Really the only word I can think of to describe this movie. This film tells the story of a stage magician, seeking work and traveling to various countries, including Scotland, England and France. In Scotland he meets a girl, who follows him and - for lack of a better phrase - changes his life. Here’s a trailer. Nominated: 2010 European Film Awards and 68th Golden Globe...
Tennis Awards 2011: Match of the Year
It was strange to root for the underdog, when that underdog has 16 major titles and is considered one of the greatest players, if not the greatest, in the history of the sport. French Open Semi Finals: Roger Federer def. Novak Djokovic (7-6), (6-3), (3-6), (7-6) That is the situation I was faced with when watching that fateful match. It was tennis at its highest caliber. I...
Tennis Awards 2011: Men's Player of the Year
Novak Djokovic Novak’s rise to the top began after the 2010 US Open. The hardcout and clay seasons following were just revolutionary. Nole went on to beat Nadal in various clay court finals, which proved his versatility. He held a 43 match win streak, beating John McEnroe’s previous of 42, as well as winning an Australian Open title. His streak didn’t stop after it was cut...
Jeremy-Miles, Just think…next year at this time you’ll be on campus to celebrate the holiday season with the entire Tribe family at our Yule Log ceremony! Until then, we send you warm wishes from the Wren Building. We know that in light of your admission to W&M, your spirits are brighter than bright. Seasons greetings from all of us at the College. - The Office of...
Mt. Everest: Not The Tallest Mountain?
29,029 ft, roughly 5.5 miles upwards. You’d think that this behemoth of a mountain would clearly be the tallest mountain in the world. Actually, Mauna Kea in Hawaii rises four thousand feet higher, about 33,000 ft total, however a large majority of it is submerged underwater. Everest just raises higher above sea level. To further stir up your preconceived notions, satellites have...
Transferring thoughts from your head to a piece of paper, or in this case, a blog post, is the most central task for anyone writing anything. As I sit here typing this, I picture Oliver Tate, the film’s protagonist, punching away at his typewriter, dumping out his thoughts. So here I go, ending the damned cursor from blinking. To get a feel for the film, try combining a a sense of witty...
this isn't happiness.: The Most Hated Buzzword →
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