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The Snap: The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open (or rather, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, as it's known today) is notorious. My grandmother -- the most diehard golf fan ever -- refuses to even watch it on TV because of ...

THE FUN POLICE MOVE IN ON GOLF’S MOST UNIQUE HOLE

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The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open (or rather, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, as it’s known today) is notorious. My grandmother — the most diehard golf fan ever — refuses to even watch it on TV because of all the etiquette breaches by fans and players. And Tiger Woods — despite his thrilling [&hellip
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The Snap: Iron and Wine have released the first single – Lovers’ Revolution - from their new album Ghost on Ghost, which is due out April 16th. Growing from a calm, folksy, indie vibe to his more recent style that ...

FIRST GLIMPSE OF ‘GHOST ON GHOST’ FROM IRON AND WINE

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Iron and Wine have released the first single – Lovers’ Revolution – from their new album Ghost on Ghost, which is due out April 16th. Growing from a calm, folksy, indie vibe to his more recent style that featured flutes, pianos, horns and overall funkiness, the last album Kiss Each Other Clean proves, [&hellip
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The Snap: There will be a significant number of people hosting Super Bowl parties tomorrow. Some of them will be hosted by real football fans who are there to watch the game. These will mainly be located in Baltimore and ...

ADVICE FOR SUPER BOWL PARTIES

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There will be a significant number of people hosting Super Bowl parties tomorrow. Some of them will be hosted by real football fans who are there to watch the game. These will mainly be located in Baltimore and San Francisco. The vast majority of them, however will be held by football dilettante who [&hellip
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The Snap: A little over a week ago, I came across a NY Times article titled: If You Like the Moody Blues, Try Alt-J. As someone who loves the Moody Blues, I thought it was wise to follow the title’s advice. I’m ...

ALT-J IS STUCK IN MY HEAD

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A little over a week ago, I came across a NY Times article titled: If You Like the Moody Blues, Try Alt-J. As someone who loves the Moody Blues, I thought it was wise to follow the title’s advice. I’m glad I did. Alt-J, alternatively known as ∆, is a band from Leeds, [&hellip
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The Snap: I just finished reading "When God Talks Back" by T.M. Luhrmann. This is an anthropologist's investigation into evangelical christians who claim to be able to have conversations with god. It takes a scientific ...

BOOK REVIEW: WHEN GOD TALKS BACK

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I just finished reading “When God Talks Back” by T.M. Luhrmann. This is an anthropologist’s investigation into evangelical christians who claim to be able to have conversations with god. It takes a scientific approach to understanding this mindset. The Download: I am going to give this review 2 stars and 5 stars. Let
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The Snap: There is a new report out that, wait for it, Alex Rodiguez used steroids as late as 2009! Anyone who is surprised by this is either a recent immigrant from another planet or Manti Te'o. The situation has become ...

DOES THIS SURPRISE ANYONE?

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There is a new report out that, wait for it, Alex Rodiguez used steroids as late as 2009! Anyone who is surprised by this is either a recent immigrant from another planet or Manti Te’o. The situation has become so bad that there is no one in professional sports that is above suspicion [&hellip
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The Snap: Super Bowl XLVII is just days away, and fans from San Francisco and Baltimore are praying for their respective teams' success. Perhaps literally. According to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 27% of ...

SORRY SAN FRANCISCO, BUT GOD IS INTERVENING FOR BALTIMORE

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Super Bowl XLVII is just days away, and fans from San Francisco and Baltimore are praying for their respective teams’ success. Perhaps literally. According to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 27% of Americans “believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.” Additionally, 43%
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The Snap: On Monday, NPR released a few songs from Jim James' upcoming solo album as a part of their "First Listen" series. The collection showcases James' immense talent as an individual artist - though the essence of My ...

JIM JAMES SETS OUT SOLO

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On Monday, NPR released a few songs from Jim James’ upcoming solo album as a part of their “First Listen” series. The collection showcases James’ immense talent as an individual artist – though the essence of My Morning Jacket still sneaks into many of the songs, so fans of the band can breathe [&hellip
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The Snap: The Super Bowl is this Sunday. In addition to the dedicated fans who celebrated their team's AFC championship win by chugging red wine, a lot of non-football fans will be watching "the game." I put this in ...

FOOTBALL NEEDS TO CHANGE

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday. In addition to the dedicated fans who celebrated their team’s AFC championship win by chugging red wine, a lot of non-football fans will be watching “the game.” I put this in quotes because the last Super Bowl party that I went to, approximately 10+ years ago, involved [&hellip
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