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Category Archives: Offbeat
By Diana Eloise Levy20 Mar 2013
In Los Angeles, waiters are by and large struggling actors. There’s a higher per capita of shiny expensive cars that don’t move very much due to traffic, and scantily clad bodies are ubiquitous and toned – the products of daily hikes and a firm yoga practice. Stereotypes like these, whether po…
By Nathan Savin Scott07 Mar 2013
Society typically hasn’t been kind to the young and broke forced to move back home with their parents when the real world offered no opportunities for independence. Setting up adulthood in the family basement represents a failure to launch.
In 2008 that sentiment was given a good dose of leniency wh…
By Annie Murphy27 Feb 2013
Human beings are hardwired to crave emotionally satisfying experiences. We all yearn for genuine connections with one another that will bring this about, and no matter how hard our capitalist society drives its point home, we’re not getting this fulfillment at work.
It brings to mind that widely r…
By Nathan Savin Scott18 Feb 2013
Before Jules Verne wrote his seminal 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the great depths of our oceans have long fascinated the modern world. The ocean floor is a veritable alien landscape where mysterious creatures live, the barometric pressure is crushing, and light is scarce, if present at all.
By Conner Cordova07 Feb 2013
Nearly 300 years ago, Jonathan Swift wrote, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”
Rough, ridged and flaky on the outside, it appears to be no more than a dirty sea rock. Slimy, stringy, and full of tiny organs on the inside, it rivals the most exotic and alien slugs. Oh, and once you do manage to pry o…
By Dan Berry25 Jan 2013
An often-referenced tidbit of pop psychology is that we spend as much as a third of our waking lives daydreaming. New research, however, shows that this time is not necessarily wasted. Contrary to previously held beliefs, cognitive psychologists studying brain patterns have found that our minds…
By Owen Maxwell21 Jan 2013
Spats are breaking out in winding lines at Walgreens and CVS’s across the country. People are lining up for a rapidly shrinking inventory of flu shots, desperate to evade what’s being called the worst flu season in recent history.
From a 10,000-foot view, it’s par for the course. Over the past decade…
By Adam Pliskin18 Jan 2013
The Red Sox and Yankees had it out in the 2004 ALCS. It renewed with each generation for the Hatfields and McCoys. Batman and Joker settled it in The Dark Knight (though some comic book fans are bound to disagree).
These epic rivalries were borne of a sense of competition that helped build American cult…
By Sam Cohan04 Jan 2013
History is filled with stories of strange and unexplained disappearances. From Amelia Earhart’s fateful flight into the Bermuda Triangle to the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh and the band O-Town, humanity’s timeline is littered with instances wherein people have simply… vanished.
By Adam Pliskin03 Jan 2013
Americans, as a whole, are a people who sure do love to be entertained. Whether it’s playing video games, illegally downloading music, or watching TV shows on an iPad, it seems as if Americans, more than most of the world’s citizens, crave constant stimulation and immediate gratification. And more…