Stanford’s Luck has the edge over Barkley

When time expired, the freshman quarterback celebrated on the field with his teammates. He had just led his team to victory against the only remaining undefeated team in the Pac-10. The quarterback completed 12 of 20 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns in the 51-42 shootout. He did not throw an interception. The then-ranked […]

God gives very few answers

Oh my God, where did this film go wrong? British native Peter Rodger’s documentary was advertised as a valiant attempt to define God in such a way that would pervade religious barriers and promote peace. The actual product, however, is a sloppy, cliché film by a novice director. Rodger and his two-man crew traveled to […]

A sweet spot in Little Tokyo

Chewy. That’s the best word to describe traditional Japanese mochi, a treat derived from glutinous rice. Though most Benihana-eating, less educated folk know the treat as a round rice ball filled with ice cream or as a trendy pétite topping for frozen yogurt, mochi’s origins stem from customary offerings to the gods and are a […]

Students, protect yourselves against the pig

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because he had the swine flu. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? As much as he could before he caught the swine flu. Where’s Waldo? I don’t know, but there’s probably a rash of swine flu cases there. Jokes aside, the […]