Having lived with Fenrir for three years, I have picked up a couple of tricks and recipes of my own, but also have developed my own sense of culinary exploration especially as poverty has become a bigger issue for me. Therefore, today, due to the continuing polar vortex and my previously very ill state, I have create the most delicious of all the vitamin-giving chicken soups — Buffalo Chicken Soup, beloved by sick sports and wings fans around the world.
For kids in Japan, graduation is right around the corner, and just like we in the English speaking world have our sappy graduation songs, so too is the “graduation song” a genre in and of itself. Artists come out in full force in late winter to early spring to give their own rendition of the cheerful, hopeful sadness that is moving on to the next stage of your life and leaving certain people behind. How does Kyary Pamyu Pamyu put her own spin on this cliche? The result is actually surprising.
Let’s take a listen to Yume no Hajima Ring Ring by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
I know I typically reserve this column for horror and sci-fi, but every so often a fantasy film finds its way into my neck of the woods. Now, fantasy is technically described as films where magic and dragons and people in vaguely medieval/renaissance costuming dueling it out. But sometimes, fantasies aren’t about traversing a majestic landscape on an epic quest. Some fantasies are about the people who dream them up.
Let’s take a look at The LEGO Movie.
Elessar: Hello and welcome to another exciting edition of Objection! I’m Elessar.
Starshine: And I’m Starshine!
Elessar: And our topic today is quite possibly the most cliched thing we could discuss; The Oscars!
Starshine: Cliche but definitely the highlight of the award season, as it is the only one I can watch without rolling my eyes.
Some of the best and most prestigious J-Pop acts do anime theme songs. Hell, even AKB48 lent their collective voices to the Wreck-It Ralph movie for Sugar Rush’s theme. Some groups, however, are formed specifically to make anime openings and closings. Enter Kalafina, a group of ladies brought together in 2007 in order to perform the theme for Kara no Kyokai. Ever since, they’ve been lending their vocal talents to different animes, increasing their popularity and notoriety.
Let’s listen to to the beginning by Kalafina.
Ah, the day after Valentine’s Day, a time for horror movies if I ever saw one. Time to wash away all the wishy-washy romance and PDAs you had to deal with all day yesterday, buy heart shaped candies on sale, and hunker down to shake your mind of all happy thoughts. Who better to do than with than the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock?
Everyone knows his classics: Psycho, Vertigo (which I despise but let’s touch on that another day), Rear Window, The Birds, Strangers on a Train, etc. But there are plenty of lesser known Hitchcocks which are just as great that don’t get as much attention…and some that don’t deserve to ever see the light of day again. For the uninitiated, I present to you my own list of 5 Hitchcock movies you should watch and 5 you should constantly avoid.