I used to think that the meaning of Christmas was gift-giving: going to the mall or local toy store to find that limited release Tommy the Green Ranger action figure from the Power Rangers television series circa 1994 or that Marvel card collectors edition version of Wolverine for your best friend. But, that was last year.
"Lets say youre hit by a truck, laying out in that gutter, dying, and you have time to sing one song: one song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on earth, one song that would sum you up Now thats a song that truly saves people." This quote from the film Walk the Line presents a moving concept for the 1,000 or more students involved in music at St. Olaf, but also for a young, rock-and-roll/country artist named Johnny Cash.
The School of the Americas (SOA) is a training center for Latin American soldiers. It is located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Although it is now formally called WHINSEC (Western Hemispheric Institute for National Security), many know the school by its notorious nickname: School of Assassins.
The best foreplay is dancing, according to one of my friends. I, on the other hand, am a foodie: the way to my bedroom is through the kitchen. Last week, I was reconvinced that there are men on the Hill capable of envisioning a night of romance. Wooing in a dorm room can be done.
This past year was tough on the business side of the movie industry, but a boon for serious film aficionados. On one hand, box office receipts dwindled to record lows, but on the other, studios continued to release fantastic films.