Music

Favorite Albums, pt. 2

A little while ago I started compiling a list of my favorite albums of all time. Here are a few more to add to the first 10 from my previous post. Jennifer Knapp – Kansas Passionate, spiritual, guitar-driven folk rock from one of the best unknown female singer-songwriters of the late 90s. Jennifer Knapp picked up a guitar in college and began crafting honest songs about her new-found faith in God, her daily struggles of […]

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Books

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne’s five year wedding anniversary, Nick comes home to find the front door wide open and no sign of his wife. What the police find in the house are signs of a struggle and next door neighbors who remember Nick as both physically and emotionally abusive. Nick maintains he’s innocent, but as the investigation into Amy’s disappearance unfolds, some nasty skeletons come out of his closet, which cause […]

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Music

Album Review: Anthem, by Hanson

It’s always been apparent that brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson were born at the wrong time in music history – their tight harmonies layered over a 60s-inspired pop/soul sound doesn’t really fit in very well on the current Top 40 chart. But that doesn’t stop them from making music – Anthem is their seventh studio album and may very well end up being the highlight of their career. Previous efforts have mostly been pure […]

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Music

Favorite Albums of All Time, Pt. 1

I love music and I like to think I have a pretty wide variety of genres that I listen to.  If you scroll through some of the artists on my iPod, you’ll find everything from The Beatles, Eminem, Metallica and New Kids on the Block to Flogging Molly, Garth Brooks and Mumford and Sons. I’m not a music expert or critic by any means, but if a song or artist makes me feel something – […]

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Books

Book Review: The Selection, by Kiera Cass

What happens when you cross The Bachelor with The Hunger Games and throw in a little Princess Diaries? You get The Selection, by Kiera Cass. Set in the former United States of America, now called Illea, society is ruled by a king and people are divided into eight different social classes with pre-determined roles in society. Moving up in the caste system is rare, but once every few generations a prince chooses a wife in a unusual way. […]

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TV

Glee: Where Do We Go From Here?

This just in: Fox renewed Glee for two more seasons. That’s right not one, but TWO. Considering how the ratings the past few seasons have been consistently dropping, that decision comes as a pretty big surprise. But then again, this is the same network that’s beating us to death with twelve seasons of American Idol and nine seasons of Bones – both good shows at one time, but anymore just feel stale. So where does Glee go […]

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