It’s winter in Evanston, Illinois, and a woman has gone missing. Her name is Mitzi, and beyond that we know just a scant few details: she works as an Administrator, is unafraid of bumble bees, appreciates expensive red wine, and has a good friend named Louise. So that’s a start.
If you’re over twenty years old, chances are you remember the lost art the mix tape. And yes, it’s a lost art. Don’t tell me you can still make a Spotify mix and send it to someone on Facebook, because that whole process lacks the AV Club-masochism of getting the songs to match up correctly, […]
I don’t know that I have the capacity to boil all of humanity down to a simple equation. Math was never my subject. And even if it were, I have to think the equation would look very different depending on whether I was walking through the park, hanging out with my friends, or, for example, […]
You hear it all the time: The thing that people most fear isn’t death. It’s public speaking. That may be true for most people, but if it applies to Dixie Lee Mills, the center of the one-woman show Adolescence 2.0, it certainly doesn’t show.
I don’t know what your high school experience was like, but mine featured every archetype in the book. There were jocks and cheerleaders; popular kids and weirdos; band nerds and nerd nerds; more than a few druggies, and a million little subcultures in between.
Here’s a fun game: Stop someone on the street and ask them to name a play – any play. I’ll give you 10-1 odds that they name one of the works of Shakespeare. The reason? They’re everywhere.
I have to admit straight out of the gate that being asked to review “The Capitol Steps” was a bit befuddling. After more than 30 years delivering laughs in the nation’s capital, the comedy troupe has taken its place as a DC institution.
It’s hard to open your laptop these days without stumbling across a news item about China. Naval maneuvers. Cyber warfare. Millions of manufacturing jobs relocated. And if that’s not enough to convince you there’s a lot on the line, the Treasury Department’s reports that there are about 1.271 trillion reasons to pay attention to what’s […]
Rick Santorum, the famous (infamous?) Senator turned Presidential-candidate turned whatever-he-is-now once said, “I’m living for donuts and venison, and that’s true. And specialty gopher meat.”
If you’ve ever strolled down the children’s literature section at the bookstore, picked up a title that’s only ten or twenty pages long and thought “this doesn’t look so hard… I could write one of these,” I dare you to try.