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Absury Park is the the rock ‘n’ roll capital of New Jersey. It is the hometown of rock legend Bruce Springsteen, my favorite media queen Wendy Williams, and now the Asbury Park Comic Con. Some of the featured guests at the Asbury Park Comic Con were Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dryer, Dean Haspiel, Larry Hama, Seth Kushner, J.C. Luz, and the shows organizers Cliff Galbraith and Rob Bruce. As I was approaching the second Asbury Park Comic Con, the weather was dreary with dark menacing clouds twirling...
Let’s be real here. Reality TV, though lucrative for TV networks, usually doesn’t have a lot to offer the general public, other than something to mindlessly run in front of our eyeballs while we try to forget that today happened. But hark! A beam of intelligent, inspiring reality TV is shining through the mass of "People With Lots of Babies" shows! Sundance Channel’s Push Girls documents the life of best friends Tiphani, Auti, Angela, and Mia. These women are all California based, badass, beautiful, and wheelchair...
Like many other people, I took English in high school, and like many other high school English students, I was moody, brooding, and really into canon "romance" novels. So it should come as no surprise that Wuthering Heights holds a dear, dear place in my heart. I was fully prepared to love Andrea Arnold's new film adaptation of the Emily Brontë masterpiece, especially given that Arnold directed 2009's instant classic Fish Tank and had cast Skins' Kaya Scodelario as Catherine. Unfortunately, in her attempt to...
Ever wonder where your brilliant and not so brilliant sentences come from? In this grand age of social media, more writers than ever have access to an audience, and vice versa. Writers are feeling the pressure to craft flawless sentences in order to gain prominence and, more importantly, avoid scrutiny.  While many argue that certain insights, observations, emotions, and other right-brained qualities that an effective piece of writing requires cannot be taught, the other half of the art form—the actual act of ordering words—can be...
  If you need to fall in love with reading again – or just want a reminder that high school students deserve a lot more than their reading lists give them – then The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 is the book for you. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 is a compilation of literature selected by high school students and edited by Dave Eggers. A new edition has been released every year since 2002, each containing writing selected by a team of high school students. And...