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What ‘Willy Wonka’ Taught Me About Being Well-Read

Many of my fellow college students enjoyed one last wild beach trip over Labor Day weekend. My holiday weekend, on the other hand, consisted of a bit less beach—ok, no beach—fewer parties—fine, zero parties—but much more Gene Wilder. So who really had the better time? Between U.S. Open tennis matches, I was able to re-watch … Continued

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‘The Defenders’ and the Challenge of a Christian Superhero

Like millions of others, I eagerly devoured Marvel’s latest Netflix miniseries, The Defenders. It was…ok, but certainly not on the level we’ve come to expect from Marvel. It set the bar pretty high with its previous Netflix shows—well, except Iron Fist—and I couldn’t wait to see my favorite part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or … Continued

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Why Campus Ministries Don’t Appeal to College Students

College is, in general, a time of challenges, but it is even more so for Christians than their secular peers. Without parents to hold them accountable, and with the broadly accepted view that college is the time to sow wild oats, even the goodiest of goody-two-shoes can fall prey to the Bacchanalian social life that … Continued

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New Study Debunks ‘Friends-With-Benefits’ Relationships

Since the Sexual Revolution of the 1970s—well, probably since before then, but especially since then—humans have been trying to figure out how to separate sex from commitment. It’s an idea that’s captivated many, especially men, and has been explored in film (Friends with Benefits, No Strings Attached, When Harry Met Sally) and television (How I … Continued

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Should Video Game-Playing Be an Olympic Sport?

I’m pretty much a one sport guy. I watch tennis, I play tennis, I read about tennis. It’s my sport and I follow professional tennis and analyze it with the same obsessive fervor as Fantasy Football nuts—speaking of, I am, honest to God, in a fantasy tennis league. Yes, they do exist. Despite my monogamous … Continued

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More ‘Harry Potter’ Mischief Is Coming Soon

I’m afraid I have some bad news. Some really terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news. It has been announced that two more Harry Potter books will be released later this year. The nightmare continues! Let me explain why the Boy Who Lived has made me the Boy Who’s Livid. I actually rather liked the … Continued

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John McEnroe is Right About Serena Williams

John McEnroe is back in the limelight and getting just as much hate as he did back in his “You cannot be serious!” days in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He recently earned the ire of Serena Williams and her fans after saying she couldn’t make it on the men’s tour. I’ve already written a bit … Continued

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