Author Archives | Joe Bielecki

10 Movies To Look Out For This Winter

Since the weather outside isn’t frightful, the theaters will be delightful! Oscar season is upon us and going to the theater this winter is a great way to escape the holiday hustle and bustle. Here are a few of the best films coming out this winter that you should look out for.

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Movember, Manvember

This month, our male writers took part in Movember—the annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. By challenging our writers to grow their moustaches in support of raising awareness for men’s health issues, […]

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Should Musicians Pay to Play at the Superbowl?

I consider myself an artist. What that means to me is that I like to create things, and I like people to consume those things. It gives me a sense of worth. The idea of a “Job Well Done”. Back in high school I was in a band and we played dozens of shows to […]

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Memes: A Viscous Definition

I’m the type of person who observes a lot. Or I try to. But when I do so, I often times hear Andre the Giant in the back of my head pointing at people and saying “I don’t think that means what you think it means.” For instance, I follow a Bill Hader appreciation blog on Tumblr, and the blogger was putting together GIF collages of different SNL cast members and titling the post things like “Kristen Wig Meme 1/14”, and it got me thinking, that that’s not what my definition of meme is.

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Album Review: Weird Al’s “Mandatory Fun”

I have a very special place in my heart for “Weird Al” Yankovic. He was the first or second musical act that I liked independently of my parents. Meaning, his music was one of the first that I listened to on my own. It didn’t play in the house or the car on the radio whenever my parents would drive. Weird Al’s (along with Linkin Park) was the first music that started to develop my musical tastes. Eventually leading to this eclectic weirdo who writes for you today.

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Album Review: Clipping.’s “CLPPNG”

Clipping. is an interesting group. First off, they spell their name with a period at the end, which I love. They merge gangster rap and noise music into a surprisingly compatible mix. In a world where Death Grips is making music with Bjork, and El-P and Killer Mike are in a rap group, and even […]

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Album Review: Open Mike Eagle’s “Dark Comedy”

Open Mike Eagle is a professional Rap-Singer out of Los Angeles. He is a former Project Blowdian and a current member of The Hellfyre Club collective and Mellow Music Group. His most recent album is called Dark Comedy. I find it to be a very fitting title.

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The Truth About Internet Trolls

I find the notion of the Troll to be very interesting. I think this is because it is a strange notion. A Troll can be a person, a state of being, or an intention. A Troll can be anything on the spectrum between annoying to downright dangerous. I want to take the time to deconstruct the idea of the Troll and explore what it might mean.

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Netflix: Decoded

In a world where more and more people are looking for more and more ways to watch their favorite TV shows and movies, Netflix stands atop the proverbial hill.

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