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Off the feed: A study on slang

I usually know I’m getting old when there’s a new popular saying I don’t completely understand. Certain slang words come and go faster than...

Off the Feed: Vlogging —the “Real” reality TV?

With the advent of on-demand viewing services like Netflix and Hulu, it’s rough out there to be a burgeoning television show. But somehow, “Keeping...

Away from the Sprawl: Why context means nothing and everything in...

Have you ever heard of “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”? It’s a semi-famous Bob Dylan song from 1964, released on the album, “The...

Swift Musings: Unfinished Games, Finished Business

2014 was called many different things, but for entertainment, it may as well be called the year of the unfinished game. “Minecraft” popularized the idea...

Winter Quarter Lookbook

While the calendar clearly marks us as in the dead of winter, something about the weather just doesn’t add up. Where are the biting...

Swift Musings: ‘Let’s Plays’ are the new arcades, and that’s a...

  We’ve come a long way from playing “Pong” in the family room to keep busy until “Planet of the Apes” showed on channel four....

Away From the Sprawl: Best of 2014

This is the year things got personal. Maybe it’s my perception, (that’s what a column is supposed to be anyway, right? Right.) but more than...

United Community of Riverside: First Amendment Remedies

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of...

Away from the Sprawl: Make me cry in 3 minutes: The...

There are just a handful of songs that really get to me, almost every time I hear them. “You Can’t Hurry Love,” by the...

United Community of Riverside: 4 Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad...

  Pop quiz: What’s an event with national importance happening in November? If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking of turkey and mashed potatoes....