A Year of Calisthenics: The Verdict

This time last year, I was having a fitness crisis. (A bit melodramatic, but still.) I hated the gym. I grew weary of fitness classes, team sports, and endurance challenges. In short, I started to despise keeping in shape. Succumbing to inertia wasn’t an option,...

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

For the most part, mentioning that you are a Premier League fan in America will often garner some confused looks. Further clarification that you are a football fan will garner a brief flicker of camaraderie before they realize what you actually meant: soccer, i.e....

Conspiracy Theorists, A Plague of Stupid

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times: the Internet is simultaneously the greatest and worst thing to ever happen to humanity. It opened the floodgates of information, allowing people to connect with each other around the world and break free...

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

When I was in college, a few friends and I attended Lollapalooza 96 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Little did I know that this particular show would turn into one of the scariest experiences of my life. First, a little backstory. I was a concert fiend...

Why I Stopped Watching the News

My father is a Fox News junkie. He, like so many Americans, has bought into the 24-hour news cycle hook, line, and sinker. He sits in front of the television all day listening to biased pundits who shape his worldview. When I was growing up, I never heard him say a...