Although you’d never know it to look at him, Keanu Reeves turns fifty today. In a career spanning nearly 30 years he’s played an eclectic mix of characters from Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny in Dangerous Liaisons to Theodore “Ted” Logan Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and, of course, Neo in The Matrix. Yet unlike many […]
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About Kathleen Harris
Digital Producer at Ink Tank Media, Kathleen has a background in Linguistics, with a BA from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MA from the University of Helsinki. When she’s not researching and writing the articles that you read here, she enjoys reading, binge-watching TV series, and gaming.
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One of the greatest simple joys of learning a new language is stumbling across a word that has a completely different meaning in English. In linguistics, these words are called “false friends”, and they occur when two words from two different languages (or dialects) either look or sound similar, but have different meanings. False friends […]
We might not all be world-renowned athletes like the people on this list, but that doesn’t mean their achievements can’t inspire us to strive for greatness. These words of wisdom can be applied to all aspects of our lives, whether it’s finishing our first marathon or simply getting through a rough day. If you want […]
Most people with Internet access have webcams these days, but did you know that there are real live cams from all over the world that you can watch? The voyeur in all of us will be happy to hear that you can peep in on amazing events, beautiful scenery, or even people who offer a real life webcam […]
For many people today, The “father of the Beat Generation” Jack Kerouac epitomizes the romance of the open road and the passion of mad wanderings. He has become an icon of wanderlust, a role model for those that wish to emulate his life of spontaneity and perpetual restlessness, moving from one city to another, one […]
Last year, Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black burst onto the scene and shattered our conventions about television viewing, quickly becoming one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed series of 2013. Taking place in a women’s prison, the character-driven series deftly combines drama and comedy, introducing us to a cast that has intrigued […]
The Beatles sang it and countless philosophers have claimed it, the best things in life are free. But is it really the case? Well, if you’re hanging out on the Internet, the answer is a resounding “yes”. To see why, check out the sixteen fantastic free things you can do online down below. If all […]
What makes a film “campy”? It can be an incredibly difficult quality to define. In his 1983 book Camp, Mark Booth defines it as “to present oneself as being committed to the marginal with a commitment greater than the marginal merits.” In other words, it’s making a grand attempt to create something mediocre. Key elements […]
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