"Wicked" the musical has taken the Broadway road by storm! Although this musical has been ready for viewing pleasure for some time, the heart-warming story and catchy tunes continue to captivate audiences.
I have yet to see "Wicked", but I am a tremendous musical fan. I have soundtrack upon soundtrack of countless musicals. I heard a rumor that "Wicked" was going to be touring and coming to the Philadelphia area this spring, but I don't know if there is any truth to that. One can only hope!
Did anyone go shopping on "Black Friday"? Though it seemed to be completely chaotic and hectic as a whole (I worked a seven hour shift in retail that day), apparently the day was no more busy than it had been in years past.
Though discount chains like Wal-mart were bombarding customers with lower prices and holiday offers, CNN states that an outside firm watching over 45000 retail outlets released a statement saying that the profit margin for Black Friday stayed about the same as compared with years past.
It was a cold dark day before Rugby playoffs everything was going well when all of a sudden the entire Bryn Mawr Haverford team turned and ran screaming hysterically at one of their players. No they had not gone crazy, nor did they decide to rebel against one of their own, instead they were helping a teammate conquer one of the teammate's worst and most reasonable fears: 30 angry rugby players running at her at once.
How far will we go to conquer our fears?
I don't know about you, but I love the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I've gone about two and a half months without watching it on TV, but occassionally I'm able to catch a few clips on the internet.
This may be considered a continuation to my "Where do little girls learn to dress?" but this topic needs to be broadened to "Where Do Little Girls Learn To Act?"
Have you ever been so addicted to one activity that you find yourself uncontrollably partaking in it daily? You waste so much time in front of it that sometimes you nearly forget to eat, to sleep, to even use the bathroom? Hmm... maybe you've been so addicted to something that its killed you? Didn't think so.
Ever since the US Open in August and September of 2005, many in the tennis community, and not, have been keeping close tabs of the doings of an up-and-coming star by the name of Sania Mirza, a young woman from Hyderabad, India, who has been shooting up the rankings over the past few months. Sania, however, is not being recognized for her power shots and excellent on-court play, and sometimes not even for the fact that she was the first Indian woman to crack the top 40 in tennis or win a professional tournament. People from inside the tennis world and out have been criticizing her as traitor of the Muslim faith because of the clothes she wears on court, as they see this attire as being against her, and all Muslims, faith and beliefs.
This past weekend was Bryn Mawr’s traditional Halloween weekend. As a Mawrtyr, I vowed to make the most of it- and I did! I saw a scary movie, I went to a party, and I got my pretty red lantern. But the movie I saw was much more than just a scary movie. On it’s opening night, I saw Saw II . I know many remember the first one. The premise of the film was that two men were left trapped inside a room with a saw. I’m sure you can all guess what that was meant for. I know these films seem unappealing and bloody but I swear, there is a method to the madness.
Does Janet Jackson have a secret child? That is the rumor that has been circulating the internet lately. It has been said that Janet Jackson and former husband James DeBarge (who were married for less then 3 months in 1984) had a daughter together. Interestingly enough, these rumors were started by DeBarge’s brother, Young DeBarge. Young said that the child, who is now 18 and named Renee, is living with Janet’s oldest sister Rebbie Jackson. His claims have supported the reports that have circulated for years that claimed that Janet had a secret child.
in celebration of halloween this upcoming weekend, i just wanted to share this with all of you.
my sister made me a really thoughtful one and it was so sweet. carve one yourself and sent it to someone you love to make them smile too:
hey. you want procrastination, you got it.
for all those of you who don't watch the abc show, LOST, i can't recommend it highly enough. it might be a little confusing catching them on the second season if you haven't been following all the episodes but if you try getting into it, you won't regret it. the story is about the survivors of a plane crash who are trying to figure out a way off the island they are stranded on. however, it is so much more than a build-campfire-hunt-wild-boars type story. it explores the most delicate and painful topics of human nature- disappointment, shame, destiny, as well as accepting your mistakes, making peace with yourself, and letting go of the past.
My favorite genre of movies is comedy, but sometimes, I feel like it’s so cheap. Funny movies are always entertaining to a degree, but some are just stupid and even disgusting, i.e. “Scary Movie” and “Deuce Bigalow.” I’m not objecting to shallow movies; they can be amusing, but they make me appreciate movies that can be amusing and have a point, or at least a trace of a purpose.
Some of the movies that come to mind are “Forrest Gump” and “Saved!” and coming of age films like “Sixteen Candles. I’ve heard that “Forrest Gump” is much more popular in America than in other countries, where people think the movie is ridiculous. Maybe this is because one of its major themes is the American dream. Forrest is mentally retarded, but manages to do amazing things in his life without even knowing it. At the same time, he sees the world in such clear and simple terms that the normal people he meets are the ones who seem messed up.
I've been a member of several fandoms, or groups of fans interested in a certain aspect of pop culture, for about 7-8 years now--pretty much ever since I've had access to the Internet. Recently, there has been an insurgence in the studying of fandoms on the part of academics and quasi-academics across the world. My question is: Are these studies legit, or are they just ridiculous and not worthy of any attention?
Has anyone watched the show on VH1 called Breaking Bonaduce? I am not a loyal viewer or anything like that. I actually hadn't even heard of the show until last week when I happened to see an episode over break. The episode I saw had Danny Bonaduce all worked up over the fact that his wife had gone to a party in a hotel room with her girlfriends and there were strippers at the hotel. During the program, they showed the strippers shaking thier everything in front of Mrs Bonaduce and her friends. Danny had found out and wanted to go to the hotel and pretty much kill the dancers.
Now before you all jump on this post for being about Wacky Weekends but written on a Wednesday, hear me out.
Remember MTV's show, Fear? I remember when that was on television, I believe I was still in middle school. I never actually watched it, because I was too scared and thought it was pointless unless I was actually there. But that is all about to change! I'm sure all of you have seen the Terror Behind The Walls ads not only on the Bryn Mawr website, but also in local stores. If you don't know what Terror Behind the Walls is all about, take a look at the site. It's music and photos really make it appealing.
As I'm sure everyone knows, TheFacebook is a web community designed to connect students with other students from around the world. TheFacebook is a helpful tool, providing an outlet for students to search for friends from high school and meet new friends at their current college.
However, there is a draw back to this "technological advancement." Everyohe has heard their parents say "well when I was your age, we didn't have the internet, much less cell phones." This article from Newsweek explains how college freshman, now more than ever, are so technologically advanced.
These past few days at home have been interesting, to say the least, but certainly worthwhile after a trip to the movie theater yesterday.
Is the technology of the word developing so fast? This seems like something from the future, but the future is here now I suppose. When I came across this, I was amazed. The videos are very interesting, and the idea behind it is just like weblogs only you can see everything that is going on. In class, we discussed one of the problems with weblogs; it is difficult to extrapolate the tone of the writer. Though punctuation such as exclamation marks and question marks, it is sometimes difficult to understand exactly what the person is trying to say. Insinuations are sometimes overlooked while reading the words rather than hearing or seeing the person say them.
For the first time ever I downloaded a movie from the Internet. Maybe you have done this before, but have you ever done it without breaking any laws? As far as I know, this was the first, full-length motion picture, complete with special effects, made to be released on the Internet for free. Below, you'll find a review, and I'll tell you want you need in order to get the movie.