Aug. 2, 2014

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A whirlwind week

A whirlwind week

Posted On: August 01, 2014

My eyelids are fluttering as I lay in my bed, laptop open, at 1:30 a.m. Cambridge time. On [...]

‘Lucy’ cannot rise above ludicrous premise

‘Lucy’ cannot rise above ludicrous premise

Posted On: August 01, 2014

I’m going to begin with what may come across as an odd question: How do you like your [...]

The promise of “never again”

The promise of “never again”

Posted On: August 01, 2014

Growing up in Cherry Hill, N.J., where public schools close for Yom Kippur, Bar Mitzvah t-shirts make up [...]

“The Purge: Anarchy” entertains and frustrates

“The Purge: Anarchy” entertains and frustrates

Posted On: August 01, 2014

Released only last year, “The Purge” was one of those movies whose overall verdict could be defined by [...]

On hearing the British speak like Americans

On hearing the British speak like Americans

Posted On: July 28, 2014

The other night, I complimented a woman on her jumpsuit and told her that I love jumpsuits and [...]

Seizing the day in Cambridge

Seizing the day in Cambridge

Posted On: July 28, 2014

A few days before I embarked on the trip, every single family member and friend told me to [...]

Attempted kayaking in Galway

Attempted kayaking in Galway

Posted On: July 17, 2014

A pattern quickly emerged — left, right, spin in a circle, left, right, crash into canal wall. [...]

“Pulling the trigger is hard”

“Pulling the trigger is hard”

Posted On: July 17, 2014

A few days ago I opened Facebook to find that friends in Israel had taken cover in a [...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Best film of the summer

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Best film of the summer

Posted On: July 17, 2014

Because the film focuses on the drama of the story rather than stylish action sequences, the result is [...]

Birthday in the ‘Burg

Birthday in the ‘Burg

Posted On: July 17, 2014

Well America, I’ve done it. Yours truly has officially escaped teen pregnancy. [...]