Archive for January, 2011

Ruettgers Seminar: Philosophy and Methods in the Coaching of Athletics

January 10, 2011
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“I’m not going to give a lecture,” announced Elliot Lilien at the beginning of the December 9 Ruettgers seminar on Philosophy and Methods in the Coaching of Athletics. He explained, “You can say whatever you want, whenever you want, and if you want to give a speech, you can do that, too.”  A nice start...
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2010: The Best and Worst in Media

January 10, 2011
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2010 was a good year for me personally, but that’s not what I write about.  I write about media, and now I’m going to give you my favorite and least favorite media over the late 2010. It’s hard to decide on my favorite media.  I loved “Modern Warfare 2″–it was released in 2009, however,...
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Movie Review: Black Swan

January 10, 2011
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Movie Review: Black Swan

Striving for perfection is a common struggle among artists, but sometimes it becomes difficult to recognize when one has crossed the line into an unhealthy obsession. Audiences who attend a showing of Black Swan will have absolutely no trouble realizing that protagonist Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) has haphazardly pole-vaulted over this line to the...
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Thanksgiving Holiday

January 10, 2011
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A Turkmen exchange student’s reflection on experiencing Thanksgiving as a foreigner. For some people, the Thanksgiving holiday is more important than any other. I have found that if people have to live in a foreign country, it is often the only way for everyone to gather together and feel at home. This holiday makes...
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TV Review: Season One of “The Walking Dead” on AMC

January 10, 2011
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There hasn’t been a good drama on TV since we lost “24″ and “Lost” (I’m still crying myself to sleep). At least, there wasn’t until last Halloween. That was the night “The Walking Dead,” based on a popular graphic novel, premiered on AMC. I started watching the show from the beginning of season one,...
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