One man’s quest to teach himself to throw it down
The slam dunk is one of the purest expressions of athleticism in any sport. The sheer physical impressiveness of the feat is such that the term itself has been incorporated into our vernacular as a synonym for rousing success.
Talented leads can’t overcome lackluster story
One of the downsides of a massively anticipated release such as the latest Avengers movie is that it makes rival studios reticent to send their own films out there to get destroyed at the box office. Basically, this means that we shouldn’t expect too much from any film that goes into wide release the weekend following such a huge cinematic event.
Slow pace, thin story undermine interesting concept
The movie world has always run in cycles: when a certain type of film achieves a degree of success, imitators rush to cash in. The result is often a flood of imitators pushing their product to market, leading to a glut that largely undercuts whatever appeal was there in the first place.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The International Space Station is finally serving up fresh Italian espresso.
What’s in a name?
Anyone familiar with this space knows that a lot of time is spent with the Kardashian family. And with good reason – their combination of considerable wealth, unearned fame and entitled egotism makes them prone to say and do the sort of things that warrant our mockery.
George Mitchell memoir educates and entertains
As someone born and raised in the state of Maine, I’ve always been fascinated by those fellow natives who go on to make significant impacts on the larger stage – particularly those who operate in the political realm.
Reviewing the 2015 Patriots draft
The biggest day of the NFL offseason is once again in the books. This past weekend saw 32 teams sifting through the collegiate ranks in search of players with both the talent and the will to succeed at the next (and highest) level of football.
Isn’t it nice to have baseball back?
After the seemingly endless winter, the return of baseball was a wonderful reminder of the spring that was to come. Sure, it’s been a little longer arriving than we’d have liked, but still – it’s here.
Superhero sequel serves as worthwhile successor to first film
It’s safe to say that 2012’s “The Avengers” was one of the most successful films of all time. It grossed just over $1.5 billion at the box office. It was critically acclaimed and roundly praised as a worthy culmination to the long-form construction of the first phase of what has come to be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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