Our Date with Rainn Wilson

From SundayPaper.com:

81503211PB013_2008_CineVegaIn his new movie “The Rocker,” Rainn Wilson trades in the khaki pants of his uptight paper salesman Dwight Schrute (from NBC’s hit comedy “The Office”) for leather pants (and sometimes no pants at all). The actor stars as Robert “Fish” Fishman, former drummer for a hair-metal group, who gets another shot at fame with his nephew’s band. We chewed the fat (literally) with Wilson over breakfast last month, just moments after he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, as he flirted with us and discussed Oompa-Loompa erotica.
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The Dead Weather: Horehound

From PasteMagazine.com:

Jack White’s new project erupts with chemistry

The gritty, filthy sex appeal that characterizes the Dead Weather’s  debut album from the very first track surges and throbs throughout the entire record, as Jack White’s “supergroup” simultaneously lives up to the hype and defies expectations. Continue reading

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band: Outer South

From PasteMagazine.com:

Oberst stops whining, grows up, learns to have a little fun

Let’s be honest: Conor Oberst  has an image that he’s dragged around with him like a tear-stained cardigan for about a decade. The whimpering, “dear diary” Conor lamented, wailed, wept and whispered his way to indie-rock stardom as the frontman of Bright Eyes , simultaneously influencing the future of rock ‘n’ roll as he went. Six-ish bands, one dual album release and countless Dylan comparisons later, Oberst is finally learning to lighten up. Continue reading

Rethinking Antiquing at Paris on Ponce

From The Connector, February 2009:


Antiques — the very word conjures up images of grandma-scented velvet chairs and dusty bureaus strewn with lace doilies. But once you enter the doors of the dark, vast and mysterious Paris on Ponce, you tend to abandon those musty preconceptions as soon as the owners, George and Judi Lee, welcome you in and offer you a drink. The Lees have spent the past eleven years stuffing the 50,000 square foot building with every curiosity one could imagine, and some that are even beyond imagination. Continue reading

What Goes Around Comes Around: Thrifting at Rag-o-Rama

From The Connector, January 2009:

Most SCAD-Atlanta students are probably familiar with the quirky, colorful neighborhood of Little Five Points. The notoriously rebellious, mohawked area of town is full of eccentric storefronts bearing a hodgepodge of random knick-knacks and vintage goods. One of the largest and most beloved of these shops is Rag-O-Rama, a veritable mecca of vintage and secondhand clothing, shoes and accessories. Continue reading

The Fromage Factor: Cheese Beyond the Orange Square

From RefinedRogue.com:

200266915-001There comes a time in every man’s life when you have to venture beyond the familiar—exchanging good old boxed wine for a dry chianti, upgrading from the varsity cheerleader to the hottie marketing exec, or even swapping out the old Playstation for a shiny new Wii. The same goes for cooking and kitchen basics, since few things scream “lonely bachelor” than a massive box of Ramen Noodles and a few Natty Lites. Trust us, when your hottie exec finally decides to stay over, she won’t exactly be turned on by your refined expertise with a pack of Easy Mac. Continue reading

In Need of Action: Splurge Getaways for Adrenaline Junkies

From RefinedRogue.com:

LK006580Your cubicle walls are looming in closer and closer with every passing summer day, and the last time you had a “vacation,” it involved a $30/night room in a Super 8 with 20 of your closest fraternity brothers. The daily toil of office life is not for the faint of heart. So when it comes time to take that hard-earned vacation, you better make it worthwhile. Abandon your notions of the vacations of yesteryear—no touristy photo ops or cheesy t-shirts here. Toss out the fanny pack and pack up the machete, because today’s man is seeking his R&R in rainforests, rockets and more. From bear-hunting to dog-sledding (and everything in between), here’s a quick round-up of some of the best vacation options for the adrenaline junky in all of us. Continue reading