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For those of you who do not know, Paris Fashion Week happened recently. For most American men, this kind of information is not even on the radar (especially with the hype leading up to today’s Super Bowl). Lucky for all you males, I have the style highlights. In menswear, it is hard to completely re-design what has already been made. However, this year I have been pleasantly surprised. If you ever wonder how to dress, you should take notes from Thom Browne, Hermès, Ami, Saint Laurent, and their Fall 2014Read More
Happy Friday! Here’s more of the WTF news that makes us appreciate the wacky world in which we live… GERMAN COWS WITH EXPLODING FLATULENCE When I heard about this one earlier in the week I laughed like an immature 3rd grader. In the German town of Rasdorf, some dairy cows–who must have had something awful for dinner–needed to pass some gas. 90 cows let it rip, building up the levels of methane gas in the shed. According to a Reuters news agency, “a static electric charge caused the gas toRead More

Posted On January 27, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Internet, The Scene

The Dark Side of Social Media

Social media is critical in today’s world. Many of us depend on it as a primary form of communication. We use it to keep in touch with old friends whose birthdays we might otherwise forget. We use it to learn more about our friends. We use it to share important events in our lives with all of our friends. Without a doubt, social media has lots of GREAT uses. However, like anything in this world, there are cons for every pro. Here are some of the WORST ways people useRead More
This one goes out to anyone who is living in an American city that is being overtaken by invaders from the planet Hip; this is for the lonely, who haunt dark corners of mainstream venues secretly watching their favorite unfortunately popular bands; this is for the silent casualties of fashion, who actually want more than a single gear on their bike because it’s freakin’ easier to get up those hills; this is for the few of us who eat GMO food and never talk about it; this is for theRead More

Posted On January 17, 2014By Anthony KozlowskiIn Movies

Hollywood Gets Biblical

If you found yourself packed into the multiplex these past couple weeks (and chances are you have, considering the Hoth-like temperatures sweeping most of the nation), then you may have noticed a theme in the sampling of previews.  Big budget trailers usually showcasing the latest feature-length Marvel commercial or Michael Bay vehicle have taken a decidedly spiritual turn. Get ready for a year of biblical proportions.  Over the next 11 months, Hollywood is planning to churn out more Biblical fair than in the last 11 years combined.  This seems likeRead More
Alright dudes, listen up. If you’re older than a college freshman and not in a fraternity, then it’s time you man the hell up and stop drinking Keystone Light, Natty Ice, and PBR. Actually, let’s go a step past that: start having some damn class – no more Bud Light, Coors Light, or Corona either. Get into microbrews, get into imports, and start acting like a cultured MAN instead of some frat dudebro who thinks drinking Corona is getting classy. It isn’t and it never will be. BUT, just becauseRead More

Posted On January 14, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Weighing in on the Plus-Size Debate

Caution: This article has the potential to piss a few people off.   Many of you may have seen this article pop up on your Facebook newsfeed recently. Evidently a number of people are up in arms over the following update, which was recently posted on Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Facebook page:   In light of all of the controversy, I’d like to take a minute to defend Cosmopolitan Magazine and tell you to calm TF down.   To start, “plus-size” is an industry term. Models are grouped into two categories, “straight-size”Read More

Posted On January 13, 2014By Brandi BravoIn Miscellaneous, Rants

Stop Hating on the Selfie

Ah…the selfie.  The selfie’s gotten a ton of grief ever since the good ol’ Myspace days.  As social media sites like Instagram continue to grow in popularity, the selfie is more commonplace than ever before—and yet, the subject of much hate and controversy. Well, I’m fed up with all this selfie hate and it turns out that I’ve got a few choice words for all you selfie-bashers out there. We live in a world that’s constantly trying to convince us that we’re ugly just so it can sell us shit. Read More

Posted On January 5, 2014By John O'NeillIn Sports, Sports Takes

Listen to the Champ

Muhammad Ali is the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He fought 61 bouts in 21 years, winning 56 times, 37 times by KO. He was an Olympic Gold Medalist in 1960 and was the heavyweight champion of the world 1964-1967, 1974-1978, 1978-1979. He was also the most controversial athlete of his time.   He knew he was the greatest, saying: “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was” He could talk down any opponent, saying things like: “I’m so fast that last night IRead More

Posted On January 5, 2014By Sophie TahranIn Lifestyle, Music, Shows

Music Festival Survival Guide

Regardless of whether you’re hitting up one or ten music festivals this year, there’s still some amount of preparation required for each one. You and your group are put up against massive crowds, unfamiliar territory, extreme climates, and questionable states of mind. You might end up as group leader, you might be tagging along for a good time. Either way, make sure your asses are covered.   Base Camp These things take planning. Buy your festival tickets and figure out where you’ll be sleeping as early on as possible. ItRead More

Posted On January 4, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

In Case You Missed It: WTF Stories of the Week

Happy Weekend! It’s been an interesting start to 2014 so far.   Wal-Mart has announced a recall on killer card table sets: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walmart is offering a refund for all Mainstays five-piece card table sets sold between May and November of 2013 because the damned things just won’t stop amputating fingers. The chairs, which are manufactured in China, collapse easily, causing finger sprains, breaks and amputations. This gives a whoooole new meaning to “Chinese finger trap”. (Yup, I just said that)       Wal-MartRead More
I would like prelude this piece with a little disclaimer: this author was enjoying a delicious beverage (or 3…) in the form of water, malts, grains, hops, and yeast as this article was written so I strongly encourage you, the reader, to do the same as you read… Beer is a glorious entity. From the time of construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt to the infamous days of American Prohibition, beer has been a marquee aspect in the world’s history. The indulgence of beer has been documented as aRead More