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Book brings together mathematical modeling and sport

One of the things that first drew me into sports fandom was the prevalence of numbers. Professional sports count a lot of things; as a kid with a proclivity for math and a lot of time on his hands, it’s no surprise that I would embrace that side of things.

Debut novel a compelling, quality work of literary science fiction

One could argue that we’re currently riding a wave of literary science fiction unlike any we’ve seen before. Genre tropes have been embraced by “serious” writers in a way that has opened up seemingly endless possibilities and allowed for new ways to ask some of the age-old questions addressed by literature.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:19

Red Sox Report Card – May 2016

You probably don’t need me to tell you that May was a very good month for the Boston Red Sox.

The team has put up the best record in the American League for the month, along with some of the most impressive offensive numbers we’ve seen in quite some time. Apparently, April showers bring May power.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:01

Rocking and rolling with ‘Rock of Ages’

Penobscot Theatre Company to present 1980s rock musical

BANGOR – The Bangor Opera House is ready to rock. Are you?

Penobscot Theatre Company is set to bring the massive musical “Rock of Ages” to the stage this month for its Maine premiere. 

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 13:25

Weekly Time Waster (06-01-2016)

‘Slice the Box’

Sometimes, when you’re looking for a distraction, you look for something that engages you on a particular level. Sometimes, you want to waste your time in ways with a little more complexity. Not a lot, mind you – you just want to invest a little more effort.

Latest X-movie uneven, but still entertaining

The X-Men have had a bumpy ride on the big screen. The first “X-Men” was a huge part in kickstarting the renaissance of now-ubiquitous superhero movies. However, the franchise took a nosedive with its third installment, necessitating a reboot with 2011’s excellent “Days of Future Past” and 2014’s solid follow-up “Days of Future Past.”

Friday, 27 May 2016 21:13

Alice shouldn’t live here anymore

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” a dull, dispirited mess

Sometimes, a sequel happens whether or not anyone really wants it to. A movie’s success can be such that returning to the well simply cannot be avoided no matter how bad an idea that might prove to be.  

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:15

Celeb Slam (05-25-2016)

Despite all my rage…

An unfortunate reality of fame is that appearance is really the only thing that matters, particularly in a world where social media reigns supreme. It’s all about the look of the thing rather than the truth of the thing.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:11

Weird National Briefs (05-25-2016)

Elevator inaction

PITTSBURGH - Three mayors walk into an elevator _ but what happened next was no joke, though the officials managed to amuse themselves until they could be rescued about 40 minutes later.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:10

Weekly Time Waster (05-25-2016)

‘Hexallin’

We all have our favorite types of time-wasting games. My personal preference is for puzzle games; the best ones strike that perfect balance between mindlessness and intellectual stimulation. Not too difficult, but not too easy – that’s the sweet spot.

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