The Roda (Flavor of the Week)

The Roda Before the 2006 World Cup, Nike released a couple of DVD’s highlighting and promoting the culture of soccer across the United States and Brazil. On the first DVD they visited Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Miami and Rio de Janeiro to feature the environment and atmosphere of street soccer in these various locations. On the second DVD the…

The True Legacy of MLK (Flavor of the Week)

The True Legacy of MLK In 1988 my family moved from Riverdale, Georgia to Suwanee, Georgia. I was six years old at the time and did not fully appreciate or understand the significance of this 50 mile trek from the southern suburbs of Atlanta to the northeast suburbs. Riverdale was a predominantly black neighborhood while Suwanee was predominantly white. To prepare me for this change…

Big Boi: Five Mics (Flavor of the Week)

  Big Boi: Five Mics OutKast is one of the greatest and easily most innovative, hip hop group of all time. Their artistic style constantly evolves with each album possessing its own unique identity yet remaining commercially viable for well over a decade (all of their albums have gone at least platinum with one going diamond). But as a team, OutKast has not released…

The Great Compromise (Flavor of the Week)

The Great Compromise One of the major themes in World of Darkness is survival (power) versus compassion (interconnectedness). Souls are the descendants of Amage (supremium of love) and each holds a piece of her shattered heart within them. She died during the war between the supremiums and her death led to the birth of souls. Amage’s enemies feared the power…

Language of Love (Flavor of the Week)

Language of Love: Heart of Creativity This is the third and final installment in the three part series (Part One & Part Two). The inspiration for the entire series came from articles I read on the Creative Crisis occurring in America and the debates on whether a heightened focus on STEM education and standardized testing helps or hinders the next generation of workers in the…

The Heroine’s Journey (Flavor of the Week)

  The Heroine’s Journey The Hero’s Journey is a narrative structure that first gained popularity with Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero with A Thousand Faces. In short, the hero’s journey involves a protagonist, living an ordinary life in a familiar world, which is called out to a great adventure by a mentor, dream or internal desire. The hero departs on…

Virtues of Moriarty & the Joker (Flavor of the Week)

Virtues of Moriarty & the Joker WARNING SPOILERS: For Sherlock & The Dark Knight “You need me or you’re nothing because we’re just alike you and I, except you’re boring… you’re on the side of the angels...you're ordinary” –James Moriarty to Sherlock Holmes Psychopaths like Moriarty (Andrew Scott) & the Joker (Heath Ledger) are not normally the first people we turn to when extolling the virtues of…

Should College Football Playoffs Expand? (Flavor of the Week)

Should College Football Playoffs Expand? Well this article took a little longer to write than I expected but you’re not here to read about my creative issues. It seems that for well over a decade, since an undefeated Auburn was left out of the National Title game preceded by a season in which LSU took the BCS title in the same year USC was…

Casinos in Atlanta? (Flavor of the Week)

Casinos in Atlanta? Ok so a month ago the AJC revealed that MGM has been looking towards Atlanta for a potential city to expand their gaming based business. They wish to place a casino resort somewhere in and around the downtown area but as of right now, casino style gambling is not allowed in the state of Georgia. Well, a week later, Nathan Deal caused a…

Creative Bleed (Flavor of the Week)

Creative Bleed The pen is my sword, I keep the blade sharp/ to stab my own heart/ and watch the depths of my soul leak across the sheets/ call it creative bleed I was twelve years old in Lanier Middle School, frustrated with life. I didn’t understand it. I didn’t understand the meaning, purpose or why to life. I was…
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