What we learned about USC in opener

The official San Jose State football website sported this headline postgame Saturday and for much of Sunday: “Spartans Score First; USC Wins, 56-3.” Really? Talk about a misleading headline. Your opponent scored eight straight touchdowns and you point out your measly field goal? Bold choice. Apart from that ridiculousness, there are a few things USC […]

Foreign film highlights true brutalities of war

Forget Tarantino and his Basterds — the real ruthless Nazi killers of World War II can be found in the Danish import Flame & Citron. Based on the actual story of two Danish resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Denmark who come to be known as Flame and Citron, the film chronicles the efforts and accomplishments in […]

First kisses not always ideal

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve wanted to fall in love. But more than that — more than the simple act of stumbling into bliss — I wanted to fall in love through a kiss. A peck on the lips, something sloshy — I was even okay with the idea of braces. I […]