The Steampunk Aesthetic

A contraptor, a chrononaut and a coggler walk into a steampunk convention... So you've read some of the steampunk classics I mentioned in my last post and are hooked. You want to immerse yourself even more in this fantastical world of gadgets, gizmos and gears. You've decided brass goggles perched upon your aviator hat or…
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1992 Bulls Win NBA Championship

The Bulls started the 1991-1992 season on a hot streak, winning 15 of their first 17 games. They seemed poised to dominate the league yet again. Michael Jordan had another impressive year, winning league MVP honors, and his sixth straight scoring title. Jordan was not alone, however. Scottie Pippen was a dominant force on defense…
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Home Workouts That Work

You're determined to keep your 2014 resolution to make it to the gym five times a week. But your car is still stuck under a pile of frozen snow from two weeks ago. So get some cardio: Walk to your local library and pick up a workout DVD. The best DVD I've found is Jillian Michaels' Ripped…
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The Biggest Oscar Upsets

American movie fans seem to have a love-hate relationship with the annual announcement of Oscar nominees. Time has vindicated the Academy with several flicks that have become cherished classics, but isn't it more fun to remember Hollywood's biggest upsets? Here are a few controversial choices for best picture from history's annals. Dances with Wolves over Goodfellas…
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