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Past articles by Allen:

New Sling TV hire points to an upgraded, personalized user experience

Ben Weinberger is a step in the right direction. → Read More

Ringo's Hall of Fame tribute video will leave any Beatles fan misty-eyed

The iconic drummer pays tribute to his career as a member of the best band ever. → Read More

HBO plans to launch its new standalone service for 'Thrones' season

HBO’s path toward offering a standalone service is gathering momentumA story in the International Business Times reports that the network hopes to have its HBO Now service—aimed at cord... → Read More

For Messi and Neymar, spectacular goals are just another day at the office

Having Lionel Messi and Neymar on the same team is an embarrassment of riches.Often the result of having two megastars on the same squad is their combined greatness is far less ... → Read More

Sling TV adds AMC to the delight of 'Walking Dead' and 'Mad Men' fans

Cord-cutting fans of The Walking Dead no longer have to wait for aftermarket viewing of the series on Netflix or Hulu.Sling TV, a live and on-demand streaming service alternative ... → Read More

Bob Dylan returns with Sinatra covers and a film noir-inspired new video

At age 73, Bob Dylan still has the power to surprise and delight.In addition to being featured on the cover of the most recent AARP magazine, Dylan continues to move in new directio... → Read More

Curt Schilling got revenge on his daughter's trolls

The man with the bloody sock is on the warpath.Curt Schilling, the former Phillies, Red Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, was legendary for his unhittable split... → Read More

Nick Young calls out ESPN anchor who said Iggy Azalea is trying to kill hip-hop

The Swaggy and Iggy show took a major blow when an ESPN announcer managed to drive a railroad tie through the symbiotic, harmonic convergence between the NBA and hip-hop mus... → Read More

Katy Perry's poignant status update from Auschwitz

It would be impossible to visit Auschwitz and not reflect on its horrors. It appears Katy Perry is no different from the rest of us.After performing in nearby Kraków, Poland, o... → Read More

Police body-cam YouTube channel rendered useless by self-censorship

The Seattle Police Department is proud of its use of body-cameras, and have started a YouTube channel to showcase their efforts.The sad fact is that the videos are blurred to the point of l... → Read More

The 5 best webseries about puppets

Muppets aside, puppets have a bad reputation in media circles.Next to clowns, ventriloquists, and accordion players, bad puppet shows have been known to lead to violence, hissing, and booing among ... → Read More

Homeless Baylor athlete just got jobbed by the NCAA

Next time you shrug your shoulders in disbelief when a college athlete goes pro after one or two seasons, consider how the NCAA generally turns its back on athletes in need.The story o... → Read More

How Smartstones are forging new frontiers in human communication

From a simple stone, comes a great idea.Technologist Andreas Forsland’s mother was visiting him in 2012 for her 70th birthday when she contracted pneumonia and was put on a ventilat... → Read More

Can algorithms help bridge education's literacy gap?

Reading may be fundamental, but for countless children, literacy is a challenge.Pioneers in the emerging education technology space of adaptive learning are using the Internet to try and ad... → Read More

Keith Olbermann suspended after Twitter beef with Penn State

When it comes to one-sided controversies, Keith Olbermann is willing to take on the world. The boy just can't help it.For what seems to be the umpteenth time, ESPN’s Olbermann has been ... → Read More

How actors are using Web festivals to launch careers

The webseries genre has become more than a mere launching pad for the next great YouTube sensation or farm system for potential network sitcoms.Actors, writers, and dir... → Read More

Daniel Tosh destroys the Patriots' legacy in this hilarious rant

When Daniel Tosh gets it right, look out; there are no survivors.Tosh, the host of Comedy Central’s usually funny, often cringe-worthy Tosh.0, is known for finding and promptly ig... → Read More

What is AMC's new 'Mad Men' teaser telling us about Don Draper and company?

Everyone has his or her Waterloo—even the critically acclaimed AMC period drama Mad Men.When we last saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and company in May 2014, in an episode titled “Waterloo,” ... → Read More

I tried Hulu's new Watchlist, and it's kind of terrible

Hulu may have recognized the fact that its viewers need help organizing their streaming entertainment lives, but its new Watchlist feature offers little to improve the g... → Read More

Iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile slams into pole

In a story whose punchline I take personally, it’s with sad news we learn the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is out of commission.Well, that is one of the six such sausage-shaped vehicles... → Read More