They begin in a similar way: Someone sneaks down a hallway, stealthily opens a door, quietly comes down stairs. Then everyone starts screaming and hugging and someone almost always cries. Over the past few days, people have been tweeting videos recorded as they surprise their loved ones who didn't expect them to be home for […]
That most modern of dilemmas — not being able to employ the full algorithmic might of Snapchat lenses on your canine companion — has finally been resolved. That's right, as of Monday, the feature that you historically used to make yourself look like your dog can now be used to make your dog look like […]
Hot damn 2018, we didn't think you could get any weirder. But oh man, were we ever wrong. In what has to be one of the most bizarre PR moves of all time, disgraced actor Kevin Spacey released a three-minute YouTube video in which he appears to role play as Frank Underwood — his former […]
Hundreds are dead, with more missing, following a tsunami that took the Indonesian coast by surprise on Dec. 22. But this was no typical tsunami. Rather, it was a volcanic tsunami, and understanding what that means may help explain why this particular manifestation of nature's power was so devastating. The tsunami that struck between the […]
Ah, the yule log! A time-honored American tradition, the yule log first began in 1966, when local New York news station WPIX had a 90 minute-long slot it needed to fill on Christmas eve, according to Quartz. The station's president suggested filling the time with footage of a burning log with holiday music looming in […]
The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.
Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.