Author: Kelli Fogelberg

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: How Every Action Movie Should End

(Don’t worry, no spoilers) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally here. Critics have mixed opinions. Personally, I loved it. I laughed, I cried. I was on the edge of my seat at moments and barely peeking through my fingers at others. There was just a hint of romance, but it didn’t distract from the plot. All of the side stories weren’t too scattered, and everything came together with lots of twists and turns along the way. All of the main characters were multi-faceted, and none were over-the-top caricatures, I’m even pretty certain Newt has Aspergers. All...

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Why I’ll Never Watch The Sting

The Sting is my brother’s favorite movie. At least that’s what he says. I have three siblings that are close in age, but there is a significant age gap between them and me. I vaguely remember them watching The Sting when I was young, but I don’t remember anything about the plot. For a long time I confused it with the musician Sting and it is still inexplicably linked in my mind with the song “A Bicycle Built for Two.” About 15 years ago, my brother found out I remembered nothing about “the best movie ever” so he insisted...

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Batteries: The Final Tech Frontier

Technologies are increasing exponentially. Most people have a far better camera in their pocket than professionals were using to shoot a wedding a decade ago. Screens have gone from LCD to HD to 3D to 4D. Yet batteries are only marginally different than they were even half a century ago. Occasionally we hear about a new breakthrough battery technology, but it rarely comes to fruition. Why is this? It all comes down to how batteries work. Batteries are made up of three parts: an anode that has extra electrons (a negative charge), a cathode that has too few electrons...

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Four Things Android Still Does Better than Apple (And Vice Versa)

Ah, those age-old questions: “Mac or PC?” “Left-brained or Right-brained?” “Form or Function?” “Quality or Cheapskate?” “Apple or Android?” Marketing can go a long way to skew our opinions, but it really does just come down to how your brain works. I am the ultimate penny pincher, but I will never buy a PC or Android, because their interface is just incredibly counter-intuitive and frustrating for me to use; and I know plenty of people who feel the same way about Apple. Despite the great strides both have made over the years, there are still a few things that...

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Hit or Miss: Pixar

Choosing your favorite Pixar movie is like choosing your favorite child. Well, maybe more like your favorite step-child. You really wish you could love them all equally, but you can’t deny some of them just aren’t as cute.  Toy Story: Hit Over two decades after this groundbreaking work of art, it is still the gold standard of Pixar movies, and of animation in general. Many of its successors have gone to infinity and beyond in animation, story, heart, and comedy, but Toy Story will always be the guideline for what defines a good Pixar movie. A Bug’s Life: Near...

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