INTERVIEW: Guitarist/Instructor Jen Trani Will Fix Your Attitude

I asked Jen Trani: “What’s your go-to move if you get lost?” She was quiet for a moment before she began to explain, pantomiming and gesturing when she said: “You know what? Just wait.” A moment later, she produced a blue Fender Strat and rattled off a tight-sounding riff somewhere between major and minor pentatonic. “I can resolve it here,” […]

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INTERVIEW: Actress/Stuntwoman Lauren Shaw is “Relentless”

Most people take stunt work as a means to break into the film and television industry. Lauren Shaw took the opposite approach, working as an actor long before she, as she put it, “fell into [stunt work]…no pun intended.” While the name Lauren Shaw might not be familiar to you yet, you’ve undoubtedly seen her work. Prior to playing Antoinette […]

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TV PREVIEW: The Walking Dead Season Five [Heavy S4 Spoilers]

I really hate it when good things come to an end, especially good entertainment. When Battlestar Galactica (2004) ended, I was depressed for weeks. When The Killing and even the Mass Effect Trilogy ended I cried and I’m already readying myself for a bout of minor depression when Uncharted 4 concludes and that hasn’t even been released yet. The reason […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Warby Parker Presents Song Reader – 20 Songs by Beck

It has been a very trying week. ISIS barbarians took from us a man whom the Boston Globe called “an exemplar of bravery” in James Foley; Ferguson, Missouri is calling a night in which no citizens or police officers were injured a “good” night; entire African villages are being quarantined by armed soldiers due to the Ebola virus; and, oh, […]

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Nerd Nostalagia Pt II: Brave Wave’s Mohammed Taher

In Part I, our poll results reflected a particular attitude about gaming. Specifically, non-gamers saw gaming as an immature activity while those who do play video games sought something in games that other activities lack for: interactivity. Financially, gaming is a mainstay of the entertainment industry but what of its relationship with the other pillars of entertainment? Is there viability, […]

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