Playing to win blurs the line of controversy

Sometimes, the best way to gauge the public opinion of an event is to ask someone not particularly inundated with its details. You know what I mean? Like, if you were trying to decide whether Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” has become a certifiable hit, you wouldn’t ask a friend who is a popular […]

Fictional stories provide familiarity, solace in one’s life

I remember, when I was a little kid, I lived for stories: the bedtime stories with heroes, damsels, whimsical glamour and endless magic. My mom used to reprimand me for staying up late with her large book in my lap, reading and dreaming. That book was so large I could have sat in it, and […]