Newsweek: The end of a publishing era

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

I’ve been reading Newsweek for almost 10 years; My father has been reading it for close to 30. And after Dec. 31, neither of us will be able to say to one another, “Have you seen the latest issue of Newsweek?” After 79 years of publication, Newsweek will cease print publication of its print magazine […]

Release the list of Zumba “Johns” in full –– we don’t mind waiting

Posted on December 04, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

The list of people involved in the Zumba prostitution ring should be released in the same way the people want to lose weight: in one large, swift motion. As it stands, the list is long, but the names are only being released in bi-weekly segments, with merely a few names being revealed with each update. […]

So, wait a minute – why did Obama win again?

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Many disappointed Republicans are lashing out at the American public for making a mistake by re-electing President Obama, claiming that things are going to get worse, not better. And I can absolutely understand why. Mitt Romney may have lost, but he still represents a true Republican. I mean, yes, during his years as governor of […]

Election open season is almost closed – and I can’t wait

Posted on November 05, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Election season is almost at an end – finally. While I will certainly vote and I do enjoy learning about or discussing politics, I don’t like the high-tension atmosphere and opinionated Facebookers that accompany it. There’s no worse time for this during election season than the week before the election itself. “Vote this, not that” […]

King and Pingree have my vote this election

Posted on October 29, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

This election season, the candidates are as varied as ever. After countless hours of sifting through the state-level election information and candidate websites, speaking to other voters, and watching campaign videos, I’m proud to endorse Chellie Pingree for Congress and Angus King for U.S. Senate. I endorse Chellie Pingree because she represents a wholesome, forward-thinking […]

Don’t discriminate – vote “yes” on Question One

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Of the questions appearing on the Nov. 6 Maine election ballot, none have received more attention than Question 1, on the legalization of gay marriage. The issue has had a significant push, because it did not pass during the last election, and there seems to be a stronger base of voters that support it this […]

The Discovery Channel’s duplicate shows a disappointment

Posted on October 02, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Every once in a while, I really enjoy turning off my brain and slipping into couch-potato mode. I usually sit on my couch, turn on the TV and head to the guide to find out what’s on so I can unwind, but more and more often, I find that activity is stress-inducing rather than smile-inducing. […]

The Politics of Being a New Voter

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

Constructing a political stance to cast a vote in an election is a task that every voter encounters. Such a task is paramount to new voters who haven’t had the opportunity to vote in anything, short of their high school’s “class superlatives.” A presidential election can be a mighty confusing area of politics for a […]

The smartphone schism: Apple shakes up phone world, again

Posted on September 26, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

With the official announcement of the iPhone 5 during Apple’s Sept. 12 press event, the technology world is flooded with excitement, but for every thousand people who buy one, there’s at least one who steps back and surveys what the iPhone has done to the masses. This time around, it’s me. There was a time […]

Henry: Geek stigma sticks despite big screen success

Posted on April 21, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Henry's Head, Perspectives

There’s no question that geek culture is alive and well as we approach another summer offering a plethora of superhero movies. But Hollywood dominance aside, there’s still a surprisingly resilient stigma attached to geekdom. “Nerds” never really got a proper revenge. I’m here to debunk some of the lingering stereotypes. The stigma I speak of […]