Month: November 2010

Tangled: Why Knot?

Even for Disney, coloring by numbers doesn’t always add up to a good product. But what about in the case of “Tangled” (which was renamed from the original “Rapunzel” into something less outwardly princess-y)?


NaNoWriMo Diary, Part 1: A Bumpy Start

NaNoWriMo diary

November is National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. The event started in 1999 with a group of about 20 attempting to write a novel in just one month. By 2009, NaNoWriMo had almost 170,000 participants, about 32,000 of which accomplished the task of completing a 50,000-word novel by month’s end.


Best Worst Movie

‘Best Worst Movie’ is a documentary about the cult phenomenon of one of the most popular bad movies of recent years, ‘Troll 2’ (1990), and interestingly, it’s a personal film, made by Michael Stephenson, who starred in the low-budget, straight-to-video bomb. 


Ultimate Bagels’ Alex Weinstein Looks Back After First Year in Biz

Next Thursday, November 11, represents two important anniversaries for Alex Weinstein. Not only is it his 25th birthday, but it’s the one-year anniversary of when he opened Ultimate Bagels for business. While turning 25 is certainly a significant event, successfully opening and keeping a business going on ever-shifting State Street is a milestone in its own right.