‘Stitch and Bitch’ on the bus

Posted on November 29, 2010 by Marina Douglas in Commuting Introvert

This week, even though I’m in the midst of deadlines and a jam packed schedule of meetings and classes, I’m finding myself drawn to crafts. Not grandma style crafts, but knitting projects with skulls and crossbones style crafts. I found a copy of “Stitch and Bitch: The Knitters Handbook” and it fit the bill for […]

‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman’

Posted on November 15, 2010 by Marina Douglas in Commuting Introvert

Reading a story that hasn’t been assigned for one of my classes is not my norm these days. But when I got a recommendation for a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami, I thought, “why not?” They are “short” after all, so how bad could it be? The answer: not bad at all. After […]

‘Lucy Gray’ ends band on good note

Posted on November 08, 2010 by Samuel Ellis in Commuting Introvert

I have never seen the humble Deering Grange’s stage shine as brightly as it did when Envy on the Coast played it nearly three years ago.  I immediately purchased their sophomore album “Lucy Gray” after that near perfect performance and haven’t been able to stop humming vocalist Ryan Hunter’s catchy and powerful choruses ever since. […]

Indiefeed: Cutting edge poetry

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Meagan Maguire in Commuting Introvert

IndieFeed’s Performance Poetry podcast allows any commuter to drown out annoying conversations about getting drunk, while simultaneously engaging in the cutting edge of American poetry. The series is hosted by Wess “Mongo” Jolley, who founded the podcast in 2006. Each episode has a short bio of the poet and background of when and where the poem was recorded, […]

Brains for your ears

Posted on September 27, 2010 by Samuel Ellis in Commuting Introvert

What could be more intense than thousands of blood thirsty, brain craving zombies? The Devil Wears Prada’s new “Zombie EP.” Sprouting from frontman Mike Hranica’s obsession with zombie pop culture, it follows a lone survivor in his journey to fend for his life in a worldwide outbreak. Track one, “Escape,” sets the stage for a fast, […]

‘Fat’ blog showcases American excess

Posted on September 20, 2010 by Matt Becker in Commuting Introvert

Editor’s Note: The Commuting Introvert is a weekly column that highlights short-form entertainment for commuting students. There is no argument that a large portion of our culture is based primarily around food. Things like stuffed crust pizzas, foot long subs, and the general cult behind fried foods is ingrained into who we are as a […]

Hodgman reminisces about half-truths

Posted on September 13, 2010 by Matt Becker in Commuting Introvert

Editor’s Note: The Commuting Introvert is a weekly column that highlights short-form entertainment for commuting students. Actor, humorist, and Apple pitchman John Hodgman came from relative obscurity as a literary agent to become the self-proclaimed arbiter of all things information based as we know today with his infamous almanac “The Areas of My Expertise.” Now […]

Stories from ridiculous to sad in The Moth Podcast

Posted on September 06, 2010 by Dylan Martin in Commuting Introvert

Editor’s Note: The Commuting Introvert is a weekly column that highlights short-form entertainment for commuting students. The Moth Podcast Back in simpler days, novelist and poet George Dawes Green used to gather with a small group of friends on a porch in Georgia where they would tell stories. They listened to each other, and they […]