Video Game Review: Grand Theft Auto

Video Game Review:Grand Theft Auto In anticipation of the release of Grand Theft Auto IV on April 29, I thought I’d dust off the original. This was an entirely different breed of game. Back then it was a little PC title that could—a top-down, 2-D…

DIY: Extracting lead from soil

Alison Dyer isn’t into heavy metal, especially the lead-in-the-soil kind. Maybe it was the gardener’s delight at seeing bulbs busting out of long frozen ground. Or seeing kids come in with dirt on their backsides instead of snow. Whatever the incentive, about 60 people turned…

Reality bites

Dave Newman falls in love with Lars and the Real Girl. So many things could have gone wrong with a movie like “Lars and the Real Girl”. But they don’t. And what we’re left with is a quirky but compassionate study of a man who…

Free Will Astrology

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) “The greatest poverty is boredom,” said one of my teachers, Ann Davies. “The greatest hell is not having a goal.” Make those ideas your touchstones as you carry out a twofold assignment. First, use all your ingenuity to banish…

Savage Love

Sex and love advice columnist Dan Savage gazes into the future of sex robots. I am a young, straight male—but I have this obsession with male-on-male dino-dragon porn. I don’t get it. I’M SUPPOSED TO BE STRAIGHT! Am I psychotic or what? Dinos Really Are…