NogFest 2016

Entering the second annual NogFest, one player in particular was flying under the radar. After famously squandering a 15-2 lead, then following that performance with an unsurprising yet still demoralizing defeat in the Brother Pi semifinal - to the same team, no less - some questioned whether he or is partner could ever come back, mentally. When Read more [...]

Norman Reedus Needs Our Help

No, but, really: I think Norman Reedus really needs our help. He needs an intervention from someone, at least. Because something has gone horribly wrong. Earlier this summer, AMC decided to air six one-hour long episodes of Ride with Norman Reedus as part of their Sunday night line-up, immediately following their new 'prestige' drama Preacher. Read more [...]

Pokemon Go Away

As anyone who has browsed the internet, used a phone, or gone outside in the past week is likely aware, Nintendo and Niantic recently partnered to create Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile-game that tasks players with roaming the real world to catch the virtual, titular creatures. Already, the game has been a meteoric, shocking success by Read more [...]

Is The Ink Already Dry?

Spoiler Alert: This article contains references to events that happen in the sixth season of Game of Thrones. There are also revealing references to the plot of The Terminator, but if you haven't seen The Terminator by now then you deserve to have it spoiled.  A few weeks ago I was talking to my mom about Game of Thrones. We were discussing Read more [...]

Pale Problem Solved

Bula, Blogcatters! I'm here to propose a brilliant invention that would forever alter the course of history. I recently went to Fiji on my honeymoon, and much of our time was spent relaxing on the beach, laying by the pool, playing tennis, jet-skiing, and going on waterfall hikes. Given that it was 85° and sunny 13 of the 14 days we were Read more [...]


The Siege Right-angled hydrangeas blind the windowframe to the bitter rotten clot of light over wrought iron chairs perched like insects beneath constellations of coffee stains while the red eyed frenzy of the night fast implodes in steam and speed: beleaguered soldiers boiling oil for the castle walls. * Read more [...]

Kill The Boy

I've previously written how surreal it is to be aware of a life transition as it's occurring. Now, I'm finding myself - and my micro-generation - facing a different and more existential progression. So, if you've completely figured out your life by now, maybe this Blogcat's not for you. As you grow up and graduate college there are 395 different questions Read more [...]

A Mobile Banquet

A few weeks ago, I went to Paris with three of my fellow prestigious H.O.L.P. alumni. All four of us have a creative bent and to a certain degree were all looking to be inspired by the city (in addition to hoping to consume prodigious quantities of wine and cheese ... mission accomplished on that front, at least). Paris is, after all, almost universally Read more [...]

Bellemont Mill

I have always had a bit of a fascination with abandoned buildings. There is something visceral and oddly cathartic about seeing the way our constructs crumble into the dirt. Not only is it humbling to see how quickly the structures that we take for granted as solid and permanent turn to undistinguished piles of bricks, but there is a beauty to Read more [...]

Social Tragedy on Social Media

On the night of Friday, November 13th, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks - suicide bombings and mass shootings - occurred in and just-outside of Paris. Responsibility for these attacks was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), allegedly in retaliation for French airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. All Read more [...]