Archive for Category: "The Hook"

Veronica Roth’s Insurgent

Veronica Roth’s Insurgent

By Asha Layeni-Gardner Do you love action and mystery, mixed with edge-of-your-seat twists and turns? Then you’ll love Veronica Roth’s second installment in her Divergent series called Insurgent. The book picks up right where the first book left off, right in the middle of the action. Tris and Tobias are contemplating their next move about […]

Sneakers: A Tale of Friendship, Aspersion, and Mystery

Sneakers: A Tale of Friendship, Aspersion, and Mystery

By Javon Roberson Gas ain’t cheap, and everybody’s gotta eat… Bruno Rumble repeated the same phrase in his mind every night before he left to go to work. He was a security guard at a local outlet mall. He made $7.95 an hour to walk around the mall and make sure nothing got stolen and […]

Hip Hop is Smiling

Hip Hop is Smiling

By Javon Roberson Grammy Award-winning rapper, talented television and screen actor, and activist, Common has recently announced that he will be releasing an album in the spring of 2014 titled Nobody Smiling. The bulk of the album’s production will be done by popular record producer and current Executive Vice-President of Def Jam Recordings, No I.D., […]

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

By Asha Layeni-Gardner It’s February. Romance is in the air. It’s almost Valentine’s Day. But what if you don’t have a special someone to spend that day with? Spend it with some chocolate. Spend it with an action-packed romance called Divergent by Veronica Roth. This book is the perfect blend of thrills, action and romance, […]

Video World: Steam is Rising

Video World: Steam is Rising

By Tristan Lucero Valve, better known for their software distribution platform called Steam, is now making a next generation console that is to be called the Steam Machine. Since 2002, Steam has grown to be the most well-known site for downloading video games, as well as a place where people can chat with friends and […]

Honda’s New Civic: All-round value

Honda’s New Civic: All-round value

By Jacob Atkins The Japanese have seemingly always made tech-savvy things that are easy to use —  including automobiles — and the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan is no exception. With the Honda Civic being one of the most popular cars you see on the roads today, the manufacturers in Japan have really raised the bar […]

Hobbit II: The Journey Continues

Hobbit II: The Journey Continues

By Stephen Giuffre On December 13, the second of the three-film presentation of The Hobbit adventure comes to theaters nationwide, picking up where the first part (or rather first movie) leaves off. Gandalf, the 13 dwarfs, and Bilbo Baggins continue their quest to take back the dwarfs’ homeland of Erebor. While it’s still uncertain what […]

Review of Jailbird by Heather Huffman

Review of Jailbird by Heather Huffman

By Asha Layeni-Gardner It’s that time of year! The time for juicy turkey, warm mittens, family, and good books. Yep. I said it. Good books. And this time I found a hidden fall gem. This book is a great touch of romance, mystery and family. An all around feel-good, heart wrenching story. Jailbird by Heather […]

Video Game Review: Batman is Back

Video Game Review: Batman is Back

By Stephen Giuffre On October 25, the next installment in the Batman: Arkham series hit game store  shelves. The newest title, Batman: Arkham Origins takes place as a prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum as it tells the story of Batman’s early years as the hero of Gotham. Batman is young in this game, and in […]

Artist Spotlight: Bradley Nies

Artist Spotlight: Bradley Nies

“Cousin Marvin” By Bradley A. Nies On a late October afternoon, a few years before the Dodgers would vote to abandon Brooklyn for Los Angeles and force many citizens to realize that the borough’s golden age was dwindling, Joan DonLeavy stood in her tiny kitchen and stared down at the lifeless body of her husband, […]