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adredwood
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I'm a writer and English teacher currently volunteering in Guatemala. I publish on anything that interests me, though most of the time that's travel and politics. I can be found at adredwood.blogspot.com

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Entertainment
by adredwood
7 years ago
7 A-list actors who have never made a Good film

Pity the poor Hollywood actor: it is, after all, very few of their species who make it through B-movie purgatory to the A-list. But it is an extremely rare creature indeed who makes it all the way to the top and fails to make even one, solitary movie of value (even Adam Sandler managed one). What follows is a minor compendium of this lesser spotted breed; if I've missed something, if one of these shallow Gods actually has a hidden gem of depth, feel free to let me know in the comments section with the intelligence and good grace for which the internet is renowned.

History
by adredwood
7 years ago
Lightning strikes black hole: 10 misconceptions about science

Is all glass flowing slowly downhill? Will black holes eventually consume the universe? And does toilet water really spin in the opposite direction in Australia?

Entertainment
by adredwood
7 years ago
7 bona fide fantastic documentaries you probably haven't seen

I've been on the search for Good Documentaries for some time now. There are many lists that keep bringing up the same titles, but this is not one of these. If you've heard of most of these, my hat is off to you.

Lifestyle
by adredwood
7 years ago
Alcohol, through a glass darkly: 5 serious drinks that shouldn't work (but really do)

These are the drinks your mother warned you about, the ones from the wrong side of the tracks and any other metaphor you care to throw at them. On paper they look like they should be foul, but - and it's an important But - they really are quite good indeed.

Environment
by adredwood
7 years ago
The End of the World as we know it: A Mayan guide to 2012

A brief history of exactly why the Mayan calendar ends in 2012. Also, what our odds are of being here after the clock stops (a hint: they're pretty good)

Travel & Places
by adredwood
7 years ago
A Beginner's Guide to Hitchhiking

How to get picked up by random strangers in speeding automobiles armed with nothing but a hopeful smile and a thumb. Also, why it's best not to murder kittens (or look like you do).

Entertainment
by adredwood
7 years ago
10 great films that won't rot your mind

10 of the finest smart movies that have come out of the film industry in the last 40 years. These will entertain you, for sure, but will also make you think.

Travel & Places
by adredwood
7 years ago
Off the beaten path in Guatemala: 5 lesser-known highlights

A look at some of the best ways to get away from the well-worn tourist trail in Guatemala, from dense jungle to the quieter side of Mayan ruins.

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