The new Apple iPhone is like iGoldilocks: There’s a small, a medium and a large. Shake off the blues, put on your shoes, and tell grandma the news: the next generation iPhones are here. Cue the “woo- hoos.” And guess what: they’re huge. Or not. [more...]
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Making fun of the headlines today, so you don’t have to: “Madden NFL 15 Top Video Game” and much more The news doesn’t need to be complicated and confusing; that’s what any new release from Microsoft is for. And, as in the case with anything [more...]
“This Is Where I Leave You” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” — two film reviews by Gary Chew Two movies dealing with an on-again-off again marriage and other familial foibles compete for ticket sales this week; one gorged with humor, the other replete with [more...]
My father was a populist, but didn’t know it My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t know it. Didn’t know the word, much less the history or anything about populism’s democratic ethos. My father was not philosophical, but he had a [more...]
Journal entry: January 2, 1989 (age 19) – Fighting Irish It was a strange sight. Earlier tonight, about 3 dozen grown men were gathered on a small, backyard deck. The object of their ferocious attention was a small television in one corner. Whatever they were [more...]