What Doesn’t Belong

by Damon McLaughlin That sunrise there, what used to bethe Collombs’ corrals, another dump,this vague pasture of dawn-stubbleand bulb-of-my-nose, kitchen lightvirga over my flannel’s beige fields,this shirt older, softer than our marriage.Those darknesses of mesquite,our acacia, which weeps overgoldfish, Betta, hamster entombedin a toilet paper tube by little hands,the dogs I took someplace else.The Rincons rising moreslowly than you or I have come to know,Cowhead Saddle sagging like a deadhead horse, moon blind,ringboned, incapable of walking…

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Cartoon Classics: Hey Arnold!

Created by animator Craig Bartlett, Hey Arnold! aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2004, with a movie under the same name releasing in 2002. What’s interesting about this particular show is that while it officially ended in 2004, the story doesn’t stop there: in 2017, more than 10 years after the show’s cancellation, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie was released on November 24th. Even with a movie being coming out a decade after the show…

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Behind the Brackets

NCAA Tournament  Since 1939 the NCAA tournament has been a game changer. To all those who don’t know, the NCAA tournament also known as “March Madness” is an ongoing single elimination tournament that happens every year. Both men and women hold the same tournament. (Separated of course) But, the kicker is that every team in the Division one bracket doesn’t get to participate. Your team has to win their conference title for an automatic bid…

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Doing All Right

Well, it’s Spring Break; half way through the semester. Classes are in full swing, the pressure is on to get my life in order, and I don’t know about you, but I’m on the verge of losing my mind. It’s a lot when you’re a full-time student, part-time employee at two jobs, and participating in the school’s Spring Arts Festival. Why I decided to put this much on my plate is beside me, but it’s…

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Writing Process

You came back! That’s great because I’ve got a special chocolate for you today!      If you are on this website you are probably in someway interested in the arts or writing and reading. This may be presumptuous but I have a feeling I’m on the right track. Today I have for you some insight into my personal writing process, which may suck, but hey, it works for me and it may work for you…

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Captain Marvel Review

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan and Annette Bening Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures So I went to this movie with an open mind. Amidst all the mixed reviews and ideologies swirling around I went into this movie wanting to know who is this character, what was her story, what makes her standout. The first half hour felt like…

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Cartoon Classics: Fairly Odd Parents

Fairly Odd Parents was a children’s cartoon that aired on Nickelodeon in 2001, and ran until 2006. In 2007, it was revived and ran for more seasons until it officially ended in 2017. The show actually originated from a 7 minute short film created in 1998 by animator Butch Hartman, and in 2001 Nickelodeon picked it up as a series. The show’s ratings went through the roof upon its release, and it was nominated for…

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The Rock Renaissance Part 1: Nirvana and the Grunge Movement

The ’90s was a special time for rock music. All sorts of new sounds were erupting. Artists were experimenting left and right to bring their vision to life. Grunge was the dominant rock movement in the early ’90s. Kurt Cobain and his trio (Consisting of him, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic) Nirvana, were its founders. They were making a noise like never before. Their guitars were dirty, their drums pounding, and Kurt’s vocals were raspy.…

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