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From The Archives: Movie Review – The Men Who Stare At Goats (November 14th 2009)

Editor’s Note: Fun and playful at times, serious and foreboding at others, “The Men Who Stare At Goats” is a hilariously good film. Check out my review of the film, written on November 14, 2009 for my Critical Writing class at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Overture Films’ independent release “The Men Who Stare at…

From The Archives: Your Weekly Downloads – Week of September 19th, 2010

Editor’s Note: In this edition of From The Archives, we re-visit one of my Weekly Downloads columns originally posted on Twin Galaxies International’s website in September of 2010. Note: I added a few interactive elements (like embedded videos, pictures etc.) that could not be implemented by TGI at the time. Sequels, remakes and remakes of…

From The Archives: Your Weekly Downloads – Week of August 22nd 2010

Editor’s Note: In this edition of From The Archives, we re-visit one of my Weekly Downloads columns originally posted on Twin Galaxies International in August of 2010. Due to circumstances beyond my control, this is one of many contributions lost in the website’s most recent upgrade. Note: I added a few interactive elements (like embedded…

The Battle For Admirals Row

During World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard employed 70,000 people, 24 hours a day. Many of these Naval officers lived on site, including a select few high-ranking Admirals. Today, however, their former homes are far from shipshape. The NY City News Service’s Nicholas Martinez takes a look at the fight to save a group…

NY Comic Con 2011 Roundup – Rockstar Shines, Star Wars Stumbles

Every year, NY Comic Con showcases the industry’s best upcoming games and demos for the public to enjoy. Here’s what I found interesting this year while I roamed around the exhibition floor. Like this:Like Loading…

New York Comic Con 2010: The Video Game Round-up

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com. Published October 12th, 2010.) In the past, comic conventions served as a place where fans of Marvel, DC or other comic publishers could pick up rare back issues on the cheap and hang out with fellow superhero fanatics. Today, conventions, or “cons” as they are affectionately called, are more than just…

Review: Monday Night Combat (X-Box Live Arcade)

(As seen in part on TwinGalaxies.com.) You’re a clone living in the not so distant future, in need of money to pay the bills and feed the kids. What do you do in order to make ends meet? Fight for your life in front of a live studio audience! Like this:Like Loading…

Review: FIFA 11 (X-Box 360)

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com.) Not so long ago, gamers like myself would readily mock the overall quality of EA Sports‘ FIFA soccer simulator. Digital superstars would move around the pitch in a fashion mimicking a malfunctioning robot. Goaltenders would readily leave their post without good reason, allowing opponents to score goals without opposition. And the…

Review: Call of Duty – Black Ops (X-Box 360)

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com.) In April 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered the most dangerous and aggressive overthrow of a sitting foreign ruler in the country’s still expanding history — namely, he green-lit the assassination of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Though the mission, coined the Bay of Pigs Invasion, was unsuccessful, it stands a dramatic…

Admiral’s Row Threatened by Snow

(As seen on BrooklynBased.net, published on January 4th, 2011. Illustrations by Lucy Sikes) For nearly eight years, Scott Witter has campaigned for the preservation and landmarking of Admiral’s Row, the once prestigious strip of pre-Civil War-era brick brownstones along the Flushing Avenue side of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Now, the dilapidated houses, marred by crumbling…

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