It's been a lucrative pair of weeks for Christopher Nolan. Inception, his new sci-fi dream-heist thriller, is perched atop the box office for the second straight week and -- no offense, Steve Carell and Zac Efron fans -- looks to hold that spot this go-around as well. The film, unlike most box office-rampaging mega-schlock, is no critical slouch, holding steady at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and ranking well with the director's other dark, brainy, critically-adored flicks.
I have a friend who drinks hot coffee through a straw. The first time I saw her stick a straw through the lid of her coffee cup, I honestly thought that she had made a mistake.
“It’s the best way to drink coffee, ya’ll!” she said cheerfully (she’s a Southern belle).
Naturally, I was quite dubious about her claims. But I was curious, so one day, I, too, put a straw in my coffee.
Oddly enough, she was right. A straw makes it much easier to drink when driving because you don’t have to tilt your head back. Depending on the type of lid, a firmly wedged straw helps keep the coffee from spilling out. And, if you’re of the easily-amused persuasion, you can blow bubbles into your drink. By the end of the quarter, the majority of coffee drinkers in our class had spiked their cups with green and orange straws.
Tony Kim is particularly adept at shepherding people into the fold. By all rights, he should be. He’s a pastor. But each July he uses his powers to baptize the formerly unwilling into the ever-growing Mecca for die-hard devotees. He brings them to Comic Con.
Yesterday Funemployed, an entertaining 11-episode web series, released its final episode. The series is about two best friends who lose their jobs and decide to try careers as internet media stars, all while juggling romantic interests.
“Walang hiya” is one of the worst insults thrown in the Tagalog language. The phrase means “(You have) No shame,” and behind this insult resides a cultural dictate to respect those in positions of authority or higher social standing. This dictate was overturned at the book launch for Walang Hiya … Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practicewhich took place last July 16th at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco. Artwork and readings demonstrated that resistance to unfair dominant control and representation leads to empowerment. Editor Roseli Ilano and president of Philippine American Writers & Artists, Inc. (P.A.W.A.) Edwin A. Lozada hosted the event.
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