Articles by Jonathan H. Ellyson

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Twitch plays “Pokemon”

The gaming community at large became enthralled by nothing more than a Gameboy emulator and several lines of code. On Feb. 12, an Australian programmer…


Beyond the EXP points

A dozen or so people are gathered in a room watching a livestream. Something big happens on screen, and everyone shouts with either excitement or…


Cultural melting pot at Multicultural Day

The smells of freshly made pancakes, pirozhki and tamales. The sounds of world music and imagery of Eastern European architecture displayed on tables surrounded by…


Tony nominations

Most people only focus on the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards, maybe the Screen Actors Guild Awards or Golden Globes Awards. Fewer people mainstream…





More puddle than happy snowman

I was walking through mall and happened to overhear a mother and toddler singing Disney’s “Frozen’s” “Let it Go.” They knew all the words, but…


Cartoon dogs make good parents

“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” is a film that explores father and son bonding, time travel, historical misconceptions and a liberal use of puns. It is…