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In Our Heads: Brooke Purves

Brooke Purves and Brooke Purves

November 1, 2013

Book- “Hope: A Tragedy” by Shalom Auslander In this hysterically depressing novel, Auslander’s main character Solomon Kugel discovers a long-thought deceased icon of Jewish suffering taking refuge in his attic and considers if it’s time to just forget the past. Movie- “A Christmas Story” ...

In Our Heads- Jorden Hales

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

October 11, 2013

Book- “A Book of Common Prayer” Joan Didion is my favorite author, and this is one of her best books. I had to re-read it when I found out Christina Hendricks is starring in a new film adaptation that’s coming out next year. I think this one could be an Oscar-worthy film. Movie- “The Fifth Est...

In our heads – Brandon Nelson

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

September 25, 2013

Book: “Harry Potter” These books are on my mind because I just reread the entire series so I can see how they stack up against the films. In hindsight they were a great reminder on what it was like to be a kid again. Movie: “The Avengers” This is a great movie for any superhero fan. It may n...

In Our Heads- Jonathan H. Ellyson

Jonathan H. Ellyson and Jonathan Ellyson

September 9, 2013

Book: "Ender’s Game" - Orson Scott Card- My favorite book as a kid tells the story of Andrew Wiggin during his time in Battle School. Military programs start training ultra-young candidates after two alien attacks on humanity. Movie: "The Prestige"- This is definitely my favorite movie of all time; ...

In our heads – Alisha Kirby

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

May 8, 2013

Book: “High Fidelity” - Nick Hornby - Our lonely, failing record store owning protagonist, Rob, is the perfect character. Actually, he's incredibly flawed, but that's the beauty of "High Fidelity." He's pathetic but relatable, shameless but humorous. This is definitely one of Hornby's best novels. ...

In Our Heads: Robert Aguilar

In Our Heads: Robert Aguilar

Robert Aguilar and Robert Aguilar

April 3, 2013

Book: "Where the Sidewalk Ends" - Shel Silverstein - Sometimes in our adulthood we need a reminder of how beautiful the world is and how easily we overcomplicate things. I have the perfect antidote: Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” This compilation of children’s poems will help ...

In Our Heads- Steven Condemarin

Steven Condemarin and Steven Condemarin

March 13, 2013

Book: "Awkward Family Photos" - Although this book was meant to be the perfect coffee table book, I think that it really digs deep into the “classic” American family psyche. AFP really captures the sociology of today’s society. I think by reading and digesting this book correctly, you will be able...

In Our Heads: Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott and Sarah Scott

February 27, 2013

Book: “In Cold Blood” – Truman Capote - With his knack for capturing vivid emotions, Capote easily created the most interesting first-hand account of history I’ve ever read. Throughout the manhunt and trial of two men that killed a rural Kansas family, Capote took meticulous notes, eventuall...

In Our Heads: Jeff Gonzales

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

February 13, 2013

(the above is an embedded playlist. You can click on the icon of overlapping rectangles with a triangle along the bottom of the player to see the other videos in the playlist, or just view them all straight through.) Movie: "The City Of Lost Children" - Before the mechanically inspired “HellBoy II: T...

In Our Heads – Cintia Lopez

Cintia Lopez and Cintia Lopez

December 5, 2012

TV: “Bones” –  “Bones” is filled with murders, love, humor and drama. It follows Dr. Temperance Brennan and FBI agent Seeley Booth as they solve murders and bring back identities to the bones left over from horrendous murders. Every new episode is always the best part of my Monday nights. ...

In Our Heads- News Editor Sergio Portela

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

November 21, 2012

“The Walking Dead” (TV Show): I’m a little late, but I recently started watching this due to a friend’s recommendation and I’m glad I took it. The zombie apocalypse drama, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Robert Kirkman, follows the lives of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes and other...

In Our Heads- Korbl Klimecki

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

November 7, 2012

TV- “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” Season Three Yes, it’s a half-hour toy commercial for pre-pubescent girls. It’s also the creation of Lauren Faust with compelling characters, engrossing plots and references that only the periphery audience of adults will catch. The villain of season...

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