DVD Review: The Proposition

Directed by John Hillcoat Have you ever wondered what it was like to settle Australia? Yeah, me neither. Which brings me to the question: Why did I watch this movie in the first place anyway? I watched this movie because it had so many good…

Picnic food

Photo by Chris DeRaud Andreae Prozesky rocks the picnic. Just last week I was hanging out with the Scope crowd, hashing out story ideas, when my lovely colleagues suggested that I write a piece on picnic food. This being summer and all, it seems natural…

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

PlayStation 3 • Xbox 360 Although it was Acclaim’s Mortal Kombat that gave us all our penchant for disembowelment in 2-D fighters, it was Street Fighter II that allowed most of us to truly appreciate the genre in the first place. I used to play…

Fourth Wall

Elling Lien is the festival. Make your own festival, dammit! Around this time last year, Live Earth—a set of worldwide concerts intended to raise awareness and fight global warming—was making headlines. Unfortunately, the event’s negative impact on the environment was also making headlines. According to…

“How do you balance making money and making art?”

Jordan Canning Filmmaker “I did the NIFCO film maker’s class in hopes of beefing up my resume and ended up getting a job at Pope Productions. I’ve worked, in some way or another in film ever since, doing mostly contract work. Between contracts, I go…

Free Will Astrology

Virgo jettisons the psychic fat, with assistance from Rob Brezsny. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) I really do feel that you’re here with me as I create these horoscopes. In a sense, you’re my assistant. Our telepathic connection is utterly palpable and practical. The…

Savage Love

Sex and love advice columnist Dan Savage sleeps on it. I am a 23-year-old woman living with my 25-year-old boyfriend. We have been dating for a little over a year, and for the majority of that time we had a great sex life. Unfortunately, when…