Thomas Miller

News that the Huffington Post would be purchased by AOL for $315 million traveled fast, almost as fast as my interest in the site disappeared.

Feb 1, 2011 5:15 pm

Refound IUSA

This week marked the start of one of my favorite parts of spring semester: IUSA elections.

Mar 31, 2010 1:53 pm

Career paralysis

An unfortunate return to old tendencies for DEP.

The Indiana Lt. Governor has more constitutional and statutory duties than most other state number-twos in the nation. After spending the past five years addressing responsibilities as Lt. Governor, Republican Becky Skillman said Tuesday she might run for Governor in 2012.

Dec 9, 2009 3:46 pm

BoD: Metal music

BoD: Brad Sanders and Tom Miller discuss the decade in metal.

Nov 17, 2009 5:58 pm

Please fly away

“Halleluiah, Halleluiah” Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Mosley sings during “Beautiful Bride,” deftly anticipating the first words out of my mouth after the band’s newest album “Memento Mori” finished boring me to death. 

Nov 11, 2009 12:48 pm

Not much to see

“The Men Who Stare at Goats” is an exercise in the absurd. Everything from George Clooney’s performance to the film’s supposedly true plot is almost believable – almost.

“Battlestar Galactica” ended its run as one of the most critically acclaimed sci-fi shows in recent memory. To fill in some of the mythology blanks and tide fans over until the premiere of sister show “Caprica,” the SyFy has given “Battlestar” fans “The Plan.”

Nov 3, 2009 4:37 pm

Proggy, chuggy and synthy

“Misdirect” is a great word to include in the title of the new Between the Buried and Me record. Though it follows the same direction as 2007’s widely acclaimed “Colors,” “The Great Misdirect” is six songs of progressive metal that veers wildly from one genre to another on every track. Between the Buried and Me have forged a career out of these genre-hopping shenanigans and thankfully that continues here.

Oct 28, 2009 4:14 pm

Melody, noise converge

After 20 years, Converge is still pissed off. Few bands in the current metal scene have been as influential as Converge or as consistently unflinching in their sound. Converge’s newest, “Axe to Fall,” is 11 songs of discordant, noisy hardcore driven by speed-metal drums and two songs of spacey atmospherics.

Oct 13, 2009 5:08 pm

Trying desperately to be original

HORSE the Band’s “Desperate Living” would be nearly indistinguishable from the sea of metal releases this year if it weren’t for the band’s obsession with "Nintendo."

Oct 6, 2009 5:49 pm

Give way to Alice in Chains

As a band, Alice in Chains has been through a lot, chiefly the death of its lead singer, grunge god Layne Staley in 2002. After Staley’s death, there didn’t seem to be much of a future for the rest of the band. Yet here we are with a new Alice in Chains album – one that is possibly the best record the band has done.

Sep 30, 2009 10:52 pm

A Pandora’s box of plot problems

“Pandorum” stars Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster as two astronauts stuck inside a dying starship in deep space and a plot that dies even quicker.

Sep 30, 2009 10:23 pm

Wrongfully terminated

Season Two of “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” follows the world’s most badass single mom (Lena Headey) as she tries to protect her son, the world’s future leader, John Connor (Thomas Dekker). Following a similar formula as the “Terminator” movies, the Connors are protected by a terminator, this time a female robot named Cameron (Summer Glau). 

Sep 23, 2009 9:23 pm

Aesthetically new, musically old

“New Junk Aesthetic” is Every Time I Die’s fifth release, and it sounds pretty similar to their first release. And their second. And their third. You get the idea.

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