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Much to Do About Nothing

By Hassassin, published on Mar 16, 2007

In the end, I suppose we write in the search of others who could valiantly disagree or begrudgingly agree. To write for anyone else would make us sick to our stomach, and probably famous. Editorials have been trampled in a stampede of competitive emotions, and investigative journalism has been dubbed defunct by our collective—and overwhelming—conclusion that it is also editorial. And yet, in our disillusionment, meritocracy is born. Not that it wasn’t conceived by our predecessors; indeed, the unassuming and prophetic champions of citizen journalism can even be found amongst the fictional... (more)

Tags: journalism, citizen journalism

Pillsbury Soldier: A Conversation with Nicholas Gurewitch

By Hassassin, published on Jan 4, 2007

In the spirit of 20-somethings across America, I thought I’d start the New Year by finishing my Christmas shopping. Well not shopping per say, but I do have a belated holiday gift for the fans and soon-to-be fans of the Perry Bible Fellowship webcomic: an interview with creator Nicholas Gurewitch. An aesthetic chameleon and subtle comedian, Gurewitch has been able to balance the profane with the profound, the clever with the silly—and all in four frames or less. The 24 year old New York native started PBF comics while attending film school, a background that may account for his keen ability... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jesus, movie, california, sex

"Stranger than Fiction", Harder to Pass Up

By Hassassin, published on Dec 5, 2006

Have you ever browsed through a movie rental store (yes, I realize I’m probably the only one left without a NetFlix membership) and wondered how they decide which genre to stock the movies in? I always thought there must be a handful of movies that were a nightmare to stock, whether it was because too much drama had bled into a comedy, or perhaps a little too much romance had softened an action flick. In most cases, I found that the harder it was to categorize the movie, the harder time I had putting the VHS—ok let’s say DVD—down. This phenomenon has not been lost on modern filmmakers,... (more)

Tags: movie

Top Five Things to do with your TiVo

By Hassassin, published on Nov 20, 2006

Ok, so I lied. I don't go to museums. But the point of the matter is that watching television is a completely different experience then it was as recently as five years ago. Whether it's upgrading to HD channels or recording your favorite shows automatically, the latest and greatest in television setups have reshaped our viewing experience. For those of you just stepping into the ambient light (probably emanating off the latest Panasonic Plasma HD), I've decided to share some of the nuances and perks that come from the world of DVRs, TiVos and other cool acronyms. Here are the top five things... (more)

Tags: tv, tivo, sex in the city, top 5 things to do with tivo, greys anatomy

Federline Ousted on Election Tuesday

By Hassassin, published on Nov 7, 2006

On a day that will see major shakeups in the United States Government, a long awaited impeachment has already begun to take place in Hollywood: Britney Spears has filed for divorce from Kevin Federline. Spears cited irreconcilable differences, which could be as simple as being forced to listen to K-Fed’s debut album. According to, Spears filed the divorce papers today at Los Angeles County Superior Court, and has asked for both legal and physical custody of the couple's two children, one-year old Sean Preston and two-month old Jayden James. Considering her hiring of “powerhouse celebrity... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, britney spears

The Lonely Atheist

By Hassassin, published on Nov 6, 2006

“Dear Diary, God doesn’t exist, so I’m hoping I can share my thoughts with you instead…” Oh the folly of man, to take God’s gift of a mind and use it to deny His existence. To ponder the concept of infinity and stoop himself in chronology, turning his back on the mystical nature of the universe in favor of theories that render themselves obsolete every new round of textbooks. I’ve long sat outside of this public debate, choosing instead to address the same debate that is occurring in my own mind. Unfortunately, in the public arena, the people with the largest vocabularies... (more)

Tags: religion

Eid Il Fitr- Breaking Fasts & Barriers

By Hassassin, published on Oct 23, 2006

Amidst the traffic of another groggy Monday morning in Downtown Los Angeles, a few thousand Muslims gathered quietly in the Los Angeles Convention Center to celebrate The Islamic holiday Eid-Il-Fitr with a morning prayer. Eid-Il-Fitr' roughly translated as the "holiday to break fast" is the culmination of the lunar month of Ramadan; a month in which Muslims restrain themselves from eating and drinking during the daylight hours in order to commemorate the transposition of the Holy Quran, as well as cleanse themselves spiritually. I am Muslim, and I attended with my family to celebrate with... (more)

Tags: muslims, ramadan, dr hassan hathout

So You Want to Be a Well Read Writer

By Hassassin, published on Oct 20, 2006

So you want to be a well read writer? Just by reading the question, you’ll have to make a choice. Perhaps you already have—you’ll notice that the question can be read two ways. Do you want to be the page one writer that Sarah Jessica Parker will want to play on screen, or the person who suggests that Michel Foucault’s ideas on the binary model are merely regurgitations of ancient Daoist text? Either way, you’re going to be making some conscious decisions about how your ‘voice’ will be received by your soon-to-be adoring fans. For many of you (including myself), this website is probably... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, broowaha

Nipple Slip ... of the Knife

By Hassassin, published on Oct 13, 2006

When it comes to plastic surgery, the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” takes a back seat to an excess-for-access tradeoff in Hollywood. And then there’s Tara Reid. She takes it one step further, altering—befittingly enough—the saying to “if it ain’t broke, break it”. Gone are the days when the cute blonde with the raspy voice graced Maxim covers, and enjoyed sultry moments with the Rookie of the Year kid eating her America pie; now the only cover Tara Reid is gracing is the charge at the Standard’s club entrance. So what happened? Well, in the latest issue... (more)

Tags: hollywood, sex

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