In Defense of Anonymous Comments

The newspaper in my old college town announced this week that they are shutting down their anonymous comments section. I saw almost universal praise for this decision in my social media feed. I thought about posting a reply via social media, but the more I thought about it, the more my thoughts on the subject […]

Book Recommendations for Young Men

Back in October, I was on a train headed to Vienna. An American man in his late 60s sat next to me and we struck up a conversation that lasted the duration of the two and a half hour trip. He was from Connecticut but had spent most of his adult life living in California. […]

Reviewing Three Classic James Bond Films

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched three classic James Bond Films on Netflix. It’s important to note that with any James Bond film, you need to engage in a suspension of disbelief. The films are as much fantasy as reality. Mike Myers and the Austin Powers trilogy‚ made millions in pointing out some of the […]

Film Review: It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks

It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks (2008) C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons(original title) Director: Daniel Leconte – 118 min Documentary In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, French cinema houses across the country have been screening It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks, a 2008 documentary that looks back at a […]

A Giant Installation in Budapest

This week, drivers crossing from Buda to Pest, on the famous Chain Bridge, will be greeted by this unique‚ installation at‚ Széchenyi Square. The temporary popup, which is called RIPPED UP, was designed by‚ Ervin Loránth Hervé of Gallery Out Of Home. The Gallery Out of Home website has more about the project: The creation has several meanings, such […]

How To Use Reddit Productively

While not on the same level of mainstream use as Facebook or Twitter, Reddit can be an extremely valuable tool to use both personally or professionally. I’ve been browsing Reddit a lot more in the past few months and have discovered that when used properly, it can be a rich resource of information. Avoid the […]

Thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Inspiring Autobiography

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s massive autobiography, close to 700 pages long, is filled with all kinds of motivational wisdom. The Austrian Oak has lived an incredibly fascinating life over the course of his 65 years (and counting), earning it all through hard work and determination. He grew up poor, in a small Austrian village, and became one […]