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Not everything is an enigma wrapped in a riddle

March 9, 2014 If you’re like me (bipedal, breathing, borrowing someone’s HBO Go password), you’re addicted to the show “True Detective. more »»

Internet hype ain’t no thing but a chicken wing

March 2, 2014 Inventing your own holiday does wonders for your Klout score. Stripey Sweater Day was Feb. 12 (I put the wrong day in my column in the paper on Feb. more »»

Smell on wheels: Life, love and injury at the roller rink

February 23, 2014 This weekend, a group of roller-skating enthusiasts held a reunion at the Cortland Roller Rink to remember their days wheeling around the rink at the former Top O’ the Strip Roller Rink in Niles,... more »»

Huzzah! It’s my 100th-ish column spectacular!

February 16, 2014 When something is around long enough to mark a milestone of 100, celebrations are in order. more »»

Another holiday that will keep you warm and fuzzy

February 9, 2014 People who decry Valentine’s Day as a greeting-card holiday, a manufactured box of tripe wrapped up in a pink bow, are not unlike those who brag about not having a TV, or who can tell you how many... more »»

You can’t take it with you, but you can back it up

February 2, 2014 Get out your highlighters and try to contain your disbelief: I did something on my to-do list. more »»

Live and let dye: My love affair with my hair

January 26, 2014 Who knows what began this love affair we have with that frustrating pile of dead skin we call hair —?but it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. more »»

Curl up with chicken and noodles

January 22, 2014 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s feasts are traditional indulgences that are hard to pass up. more »»

Teenage angst has paid off well, from grunge to pop

January 19, 2014 When I was a normal, non-famous teenager, I did normal, non-famous teenager stuff. I dressed like an idiot. more »»

What you got, you gotta give it to someone in need

January 12, 2014 On New Year’s Eve, my boyfriend and I stopped in downtown Youngstown for coffee before getting ready for the evening’s festivities. We saw a homeless man, gave him some money. more »»

Tech to-do list keeps circuits from getting crossed

January 5, 2014 I’m tech-savvy, I swear. Just because my computer has seen three presidential elections doesn’t mean I wouldn’t know how to use a new one. more »»

Goodbye, clown; hello, coffee: Valley changes in 2013

December 29, 2013 I wanted to do some kind of year-end list, but the range of list topics is hard to narrow down. Albums? I am so behind on new music. TV? Way too much to even start to rate. more »»

Goodbye, clown; hello, coffee: Valley changes in 2013

December 29, 2013 I wanted to do some kind of year-end list, but the range of list topics is hard to narrow down. Albums? I am so behind on new music. TV? Way too much to even start to rate. more »»

YouTube gives blast from past

December 25, 2013 Last week I wrote about all of the wonderful Christmas specials of those Claymation-y, commercial-y 1980s and early ’90s. more »»

Christmas countdown includes Santa, gremlins

December 22, 2013 On the 12th day of Christmas, Netflix gave to me “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Watch Instantly! Christmas isn’t easy on us night shift worker. more »»

Christmas countdown includes Santa, gremlins, Willie Nelson

December 15, 2013 On the 12th day of Christmas, Netflix gave to me “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Watch Instantly! Christmas isn’t easy on us night shift worker. more »»

Cookies will put you on Santa’s nice list

December 11, 2013 Like most things in your Facebook feed, recipe posts offer an almost constant distractio. more »»

Everybody have a James Franco Christmas, whatever that is

December 8, 2013 When I woke up last weekend, I had what I thought was a great column idea: Francophilic Christmas. Which, I guess, would be Christmas in the French tradition. I don’t even know what that is. more »»

My mind is not for rent — or for renovation

November 24, 2013 Last week was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. more »»

Hail to the pup, and all other amazing animal friends

November 17, 2013 They say if you love something, set it free. more »»

 
 

 

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