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Sheered Lepus makes some of that thar music

November 24, 2008 Rock ‘n Roll is supposed to be dead. The Who weren’t uncertain if it was dead or alive, Lenny Kravitz said it was definitely dead, and Marilyn Manson, well, he said it was dead too. more »»

Fat City, U.S.A.: Stereotypes meet statistics

November 24, 2008 They got us again. “They” being that mean old mainstream press that keeps coming to West Virginia for yet another real life horror story. more »»

A cliche of convenience: W.Va. stereotypes

November 24, 2008 When watching a film or series at the megaplex or on television, residents of West Virginia fall victim to numerous cliches, most of which have negative implications. more »»

Football Distractions

November 24, 2008 Duck. For a few weeks each year, your friends and family get good at that.  It’s not that you’re a violent person. Really, it’s not that at al. more »»

The Brains behind the Undead

October 28, 2008 It’s Halloween and time once again for books and movies of the macabre. Zombies in fiction and movies have become more popular in recent years. more »»

Been there, done that?

September 23, 2008 You drive into a town that you’ve never visited before and suddenly, without a smidge of doubt you know there’s a diner around a certain corne. more »»

Life with Madonna

August 26, 2008 Did you ever wonder what it would’ve been like to grow up with a different family? If you were an Only, you might have dreamed about the fun you’d have with a... more »»

Survival Man — Freshman Style

August 19, 2008 For 13 years, you’ve worked and waited for this time to come. more »»

22 for All and All for One

August 12, 2008 Twenty-two short story writers and novelists team up in one anthology to bring superhero tales of a more literary bent in “Who Can Save Us Now?” edited by Owen King and John... more »»

No "Pleasure" At All

July 29, 2008 “I’ll wash out your mouth with soap if you say that word again!” Remember hearing that from your Mama or Grandma? Back in the day, nasty words weren’... more »»

Have Your ‘Cake’...

July 16, 2008 By Terri Schlichenmeyer Whom do you trust? It’s an easy question, the answer of which is probably your Mama, family, maybe a friend or two. more »»

It’s Wedding Time

June 30, 2008 It happens every summer. You know it’s coming, but the swarm surprises you nonetheless. They show up on your doorstep. On your company bulletin board. more »»

Killer Bosses, Books

June 20, 2008 Think your job is going to kill you with stress? For the employees of Murphy, Knox & Associates, the stress isn’t just out to get them — their boss and fellow employees are —... more »»

AIDS is Still Relevent

June 3, 2008 Today’s 25-year-olds never knew a world without Internet or cell phone. They say they’ll “dial your number,” but they don’t know why. more »»

History, Entertaining

May 20, 2008 Did you ever hold an arrowhead in your hand? If you did, you understand the awe that an ancient artifact brings when it’s touched today, centuries late. more »»

‘Good Luck Exploring the Infinite Abyss!’

May 12, 2008 That line from “Garden State,” bellowed from Andrew Largeman to an excavator, is as close as it comes to exploring post-graduation life. more »»

Bring out the Claws

May 6, 2008 I knew I was emotionally invested in Rachel Vincent’s “Rogue” when I was getting angry and upset with how the other characters were treating Faythe. more »»

Get your Summer Reading On

April 29, 2008 Summer is coming and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than staying inside in the air-conditioning and reading a book? Or, if you’re not allergic to the... more »»

What about Car Racing?

April 23, 2008 Some people just don’t get it. “What’s the appeal of car racing?” they ask. “The cars don’t go anywhere except in a circle.” They just don’t get i. more »»

The Devil Wears Chef Whites

April 8, 2008 My obsession with “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” not to mention “Top Chef” when Chef Gordon Ramsay’s not on, has taken its toll. more »»



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