Staff Picks: Best Music of 2015

Nick Alberico (@MeadowsLeague) Favorite Songs of 2015 Alright – Kendrick Lamar Reality in Motion – Tame Impala The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala The Blacker The Berry – Kendrick Lamar Butterfly – grimes Cry For You (RAK Version) – Hot Chip Depreston – Courtney Barnett Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett What DoContinue reading “Staff Picks: Best Music of 2015”

Best Albums of the 2010s

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) We’re already six years into the 2010s, so I thought it would be a good time to list my favorite albums of the decade, so far anyway. This is a tentative list, so as I hear new things and change my mind on other albums the  list list will be update. I’ll tryContinue reading “Best Albums of the 2010s”

“The Big Short” Dives into a Worldwide Financial Meltdown–with Laughs

By Ryan Anderson (@randerson_ryan) “The Big Short,” now in theaters, follows Oscar Wilde’s dictum that if you’re going to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. If “The Big Short,” named one of the top 10 films of 2015 by the American Film Institute, didn’t make us laugh at the avariceContinue reading ““The Big Short” Dives into a Worldwide Financial Meltdown–with Laughs”

YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2015

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) The lists are a bit longer than usual because I liked a lot that came out this year, but here are my favorite Alternative, Hip-hop, and Pop songs from 2015.

YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite albums of 2015

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Carrie & Lowell is the year’s most personal album, and probably the darkest. Driven entirely by a folk guitar, a muted piano and Steven’s vocals, each track creates a portrait of the past, as he intimately whispers stories, his deepest thoughts and his fears. Obviously, many of the songs sound theContinue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite albums of 2015”

“Black Sea” Goes Deep and Dark

By Ryan Anderson (@randerson_ryan) “Black Sea,” released earlier this year, is a resolutely old-fashioned thriller that hearkens back to the many quality submarine films of the past and adroitly adds tenets of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” The setup is cleverly simple. Robinson (Jude Law) has spent his life on subs, both as aContinue reading ““Black Sea” Goes Deep and Dark”

Silverman Proves She’s No Clown in “I Smile Back”

by Ryan Anderson (@randerson_ryan) With “I Smile Back,” Sarah Silverman joins the likes of Robin Williams and other standup comics who proved their alacrity with serious material in movies. Laney (Silverman) is a despicable, self-loathing housewife who engages in repeated acts of debasement to punish herself for wrongdoing. Despite a devoted, loving husband, Bruce (JoshContinue reading “Silverman Proves She’s No Clown in “I Smile Back””

“The Night Before” Supplies Impudent Laughs Before Lapsing into Traditional Christmas Sentiment

by Ryan Anderson (@randerson_ryan) “The Night Before,” now in theaters, is very funny for much of its running time before undercutting its own subversiveness with a traditional, cliched, happy ending. But, before reaching its treacly conclusion, “The Night Before” threatens to join dark, irreverent holiday classics like “Bad Santa.” The parents of Ethan Miller (JosephContinue reading ““The Night Before” Supplies Impudent Laughs Before Lapsing into Traditional Christmas Sentiment”

2015-2016 MLB Free Agency Review

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Cubs re-sign OF Dexter Fowler 1 year $8 million The Cubs brought in Jason Heyward to replace Dexter Fowler earlier in the offseason, and the only question was wether or not the elite defender would be able to make the transition to center field. Well, with Fowler still on the marketContinue reading “2015-2016 MLB Free Agency Review”

2016 MLB Free Agency Preview: Position Players

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) The 2015 MLB season may have just ended, but free agency is about to begin. Here’s a quick look at the top players available at each position, with their 2015 statistics, and statistics over the last three seasons. A list of free agent pitchers will come out later this week.