Why Did They Do That? Part One: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cartoon

Rarely do I take issue with cartoons. I love the shows on Adult Swim, enjoyed the first decade of “The Simpsons” and love “South Park.” But in such a creative field as animation, I was shocked to see that a new cartoon coming out is based on a movie that was popular  eight years ago.…
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Farewell 2011

2011 was an interesting year in pop culture. The Beastie Boys made a great comeback, Lou Reed and Metallica spooked music fans with an awkward album and some of my favorite shows had solid seasons. So, this will be my year in review of things I enjoyed or hated in 2011. Best Album Hands down,…
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The Campaign Stop

It was not intended to become a news story. Michele Bachmann’s campaign stop in Sibley, Iowa, last Friday was just going to be a curious thing to watch with Aaron Hagen, the Daily Globe’s community content coordinator. He was going to take a video and I was going to do something on my day off…
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Review: ‘Fear And Loathing At Rolling Stone’

Hunter S. Thompson broke all the rules of journalism. In fact, many colleges that teach journalism warn students that they should never try to emulate Thompson’s style, which is good for both the student and journalism. Because there will only be one Hunter S. Thompson in this world. “Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone” is…
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Holiday Music Humbug

Every year, a sudden noise will rush a pang of anger up my spine and give me dizzy spells. That sound is always the awful sounds of Christmas music being piped out of some speaker. Having worked in a mall in my teenage years, every December was a painful experience. Everything from hostile shoppers screaming…
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