6 Unconventional Love Stories Perfect for Valentine’s Day

My friend Alex Wen, writer and reviewer of many things, joins me in selecting the finest Valentine’s Day movies sure to make you go, “Why?” while munching on popcorn. Strawberries and champagne included, ‘cause that’s what we like. 12 Angry Men (1957) An 18-year-old Hispanic boy stabs his father to death. Now what? 12 Angry Men… Read More 6 Unconventional Love Stories Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Top 5 Animal Picks from Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II takes us around the world once again highlighting our planet’s exotic co-inhabitants, this time in HD. Artful camera framing combined with the crew’s latest technology produced breathtaking and mesmerizing scenery of each region’s distinct climate and terrain. You can almost feel the hairs and skin of fingernail-sized animals, and clearly see the faces… Read More Top 5 Animal Picks from Planet Earth II

Whether to Pursue a PhD Degree: Advice from a Year-One Student

Previously I wrote about the masters degree. I’m currently wrapping up my first semester in the PhD program. It will likely take 4-6 years to complete. Here’s what I’ve experienced for what it’s worth. MASTERS > PHD Coursework isn’t as intense. The masters workload is like jumping across a river on slippery rocks. It’s not as easy… Read More Whether to Pursue a PhD Degree: Advice from a Year-One Student