Category: Arts & Entertainment

Steelism: The Soundtrack To Your Life

The recent NPR Weekend feature on Nashville-based Steelism was the wider world’s first introduction to this quirky and appealing band. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal-steel virtuoso Spencer Cullum, Jr, Steelism is differentiated from a sea of indy acts…

Is Netflix The Key To Regular Exercise?

Can watching TV help you stick to your workout goals? If you do it properly, the answer is yes! The fact of the matter is that, with exercise, consistency is the most important factor. WHAT you do doesn’t matter nearly…

The Civilian’s Guide To “Range 15”

There’ve been a lot of films made about soldiers, but there haven’t been that many made BY soldiers. And there’s certainly never been one like “Range 15.” It is an absolutely bizarro zombie apocalypse comedy, with a cast made up…

“Lost Horizon” And The Culture Of Excess

Is passion the opposite of wisdom? Is an excess of moderation possible? Does a good man owe the world his service? These questions haunt the pages of James Hilton’s “Lost Horizon” like the restless specters of lost travelers. Published in…

How Good Is Jason Bourne?

For most civilians, the entertainment industry is a primary source of information on the topics of self defense and personal security. For better or worse, movies like Jason Bourne mold our impressions of what it would be like to try…