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Instagram? Ain’t nobody got time for apps!

May 5, 2013 So last night, I finally downloaded Instagram. Apparently my friend took a photo of me and was all a-tizzy when there was no Instagram profile of me to tag it with. more »»

Zombiepalooza

April 28, 2013 The undead have taken over the radio waves. “I bring a voice to those who have felt on the outside of normal,” said Jackie Chin of Warren, host of the Internet radio show Zombiepalooza Radio. more »»

Repenting for my Seven Deadly Pop Culture Sins

April 28, 2013 As salacious as pop culture is, some of it is a necessary evil. For every “Jersey Shore,”?there is a “M.A.S.H.” For every “Twilight,”?there is a ... movie that is better than “Twilight. more »»

Record Store Day puts a new spin on older media

April 21, 2013 During my Pink Floyd phase in high school (everybody has one), I?bought my first record — a copy of “Wish You Were Here. more »»

Guitarist gets his game on

April 21, 2013 Jesse Martin, guitarist of Youngstown’s the Zou, discovered his inner passion and fascination for video game music compositions through playing countless hours of “Super Mario 3” and “Mega Man X,”... more »»

Facebook: Helping find lost dogs and catch crooks since 2004

April 14, 2013 Facebook has changed our lives. Ugh, I now need one of those “Shawshank Redemption” lye bath. more »»

Cleveland or Pittsburgh? Good times found an hour east or west

April 7, 2013 Usually when people are weighing about the merits of Cleveland versus those of Pittsburgh, it involves some sort of team sport, a debate that has been inciting battery-throwing rage for decades. more »»

Don’t let ‘Rust Belt chic’ make a trend of our troubles

March 31, 2013 After what seems like a long, cold, “Game of Thrones”-esque winter, some sun is finally shining on the Rust Belt. more »»

Local eateries created many mealtime memories

March 24, 2013 Last week, we Valley-ites learned about the closing of one of the area's mainstay eateries, Alberini's in Niles. more »»

The do’s, don’ts and whatevers of St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2013 I’ve had some memorable St. Patrick’s Days. more »»

Groundhogs and raccoons and deer, oh my! It’s a jungle out there

March 10, 2013 Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Yeah, I know, going to the zoo in the winter doesn’t really seem like a fun time, but it was actually pretty special. more »»

Anybody got some good hounds and a shotgun for trade?

March 3, 2013 I can be pretty gullible. In fact, if “gullible” were actually even in the dictionary, you would find a picture of me next to i. more »»

Local commercials jingle loose some memories

February 24, 2013 On the way to work last week, I was taking in the scenery on Route 422, as I have done countless times, when I noticed something was missing. more »»

Hot Dog Shoppe serves up a bun full of memories

February 17, 2013 I was all set to write a column about the unabashedly adorable topic of Internet animals, inspired by the story about famous cat superstars, seen above. more »»

Eight simple rules for dating fellow flawed humans

February 10, 2013 Dating is hard. Not quite trying to give a cat a bath hard, but difficult to say the least. There are no clear-cut instructions. more »»

Is there any good in ‘so bad it’s good?’

February 3, 2013 Last weekend, I decided to take in a movie. I should have known right away since I was going with a bunch of immature guys that it wasn’t exactly going to be Oscar bait. more »»

"Portlandia" Syndrome: How to be hip, but not a hipster

January 27, 2013 The Mahoning Valley isn't exactly Portland. Or Brooklyn. Or any other trendy big city. We don't have bike lanes, artisan food trucks, organic soda fountains or brew cinemas. more »»

Rock Off gets teens ready to rock toward freedom

January 20, 2013 As I was digging through my now-legendary mountain of T-shirts, I stumbled upon one that made me stop and go, “Shut the front door.” Now, I have many T-shirts from my yout. more »»

With great car ownership comes great responsibility

December 30, 2012 Your car is an extension of yourself, like a tattoo, or a dog, or a giant novelty foam finger. more »»

 
 
 

 

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