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Outside of the In-Crowd – Goodbye 2009, Part 4: The best of the decade

Courtney Enlow [Editor’s Note: If you missed any of Courtney’s excellent “Goodbye 2009” retrospective, please enjoy part one, part two and part three.] The Best Music of the Aughts In the past decade I’ve learned that I’m apparently not cool enough for Animal Collective or The Hold

Outside of the In-Crowd – Goodbye 2009, Part 3: The best of the year

Courtney Enlow 2009 was pretty awful, speaking personally. Big things happened (I lost my grandpa; almost lost my cousin in a truly traumatic way). Little things happened (my iPod was stolen). Medium-sized things happened, things that were big, but not as big as the aforementioned family tragedies

Outside of the In-Crowd – Happy 21st, MST3K

Courtney Enlow On November 24, 1988, a little life-altering puppet show premiered and changed the face of movie-watching. No, not Kukla, Fran and Ollie, though I understand your confusion. The puppety program was, in fact, Mystery Science Theater 3000. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, you’re dead

Outside of the In-Crowd – I don’t understand the world

Courtney Enlow I don’t enjoy sounding like some elitist, but I really think this world is getting dumber. Please do not think me rude for saying so, because for once in my life I’m not saying it with an air of superiority from atop my bespectacled, Chuck

Outside of the In-Crowd – When good stars make stupid choices

Courtney Enlow Celebrities make poor decisions. Sometimes they might cheat on a spouse with a butterfaced stripper. Other times they Botox themselves into a tautened mess disaster. But more often than not, their bad choices are of the professional kind. Everyone makes mistakes. Particularly early in an