Ben Affleck’s Student Film

I am a Ben Affleck defender, so much so that my latest book was partially inspired by the fact that I wanted to defend him so I dedicated a chapter to him (the racial undertones in the hatred for his relationship to Jennifer Lopez are all too real). I think he’s underrated as an actorContinue reading “Ben Affleck’s Student Film”

The Best Books I Read in 2015

The best books I read in 2015. This list will be different than most because only a few of them actually came out this year — that’s just when I finally got to know them. There are plenty of celebrated works that were released this year — Between the World and Me, Dead Wake, A Spool of Blue Thread — thatContinue reading “The Best Books I Read in 2015”

Flashback Friday Flop: “Immobilarity”

This is the latest entry of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I will examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. This week: Raekwon’s ImmobilarityContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Immobilarity””

Kobe, Peyton & Tiger Make Us Face Our Own Mortality

It’s nearly 2016, so that means it’s been a decade since three of the greatest athletes in American sports history were in their absolute primes. Kobe Bryant was leading a scrub-filled Lakers team that year, which included his absurd 81-point game in January, 2006. 2006 was the year Peyton Manning finally got over the hump,Continue reading “Kobe, Peyton & Tiger Make Us Face Our Own Mortality”

Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have written some great films together, including Superbad and Pineapple Express. My favorite aside from Superbad is probably 2013’s This Is the End, a hilarious film about Rogen and his actor friends – James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Jay Baruchel (playing hyper versions of themselves) –Continue reading “Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse”

Documentary Tuesday: “The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings”

Most people care little about art theft. Unless it’s the Mona Lisa or something equally as famous, very few people give much thought to what a painting being stolen means to us. However, as the film suggests, art is part of our culture and having it stolen is an assault on all of us.

Time Maximization: Pursuing One’s Passion with a Career and a Family

In three-and-a-half years, I’ve published eight books, written at least a thousand posts for a variety of websites, and have averaged reading five books per month, all while working in finance for a Fortune 15 multinational with a wife, child, and a home to upkeep.