Joseph Farley is a North Jersey based writer who loves short fiction and stand-up comedy
Essential Books That Every College Student Should Read
In high school, many of us read the same books or worked from a similar reading list, and there is a good reason for this: these books have had a large impact on society and its functions. These books aren't just worth reading so we can pass our assignments, they are more important than that because certain books can expand our minds and broaden our view of the world around us.
Best European Soccer Jerseys of 2017
Jerseys are important in sports, especially European soccer where the jerseys aren't just used to express the team's spirit, but to also promote corporate advertisements. Some may think this is ruining the sanctity of the uniform, however, when done right the best jerseys avoid looking like simple billboards. So, what are the best European soccer jerseys of 2017?
Best Record Players for Under $500
It's safe to say that vinyl is back and here to stay, so it might be high time to invest in something a little better than that cheap one you picked up at Urban Outfitters that will only scratch your valuable records. Sure, digital is more convenient, but vinyl offers a listening experience much more intimate for true music lovers. Listening to music becomes a ritual, and spinning your favorite bands records is more rewarding because you really get to sit with it, as opposed to skipping around every 30 seconds, succumbing to the musical ADD we have all developed.
Best Foreign Films Every Cinema Fan Must See
Hollywood dominates the film landscape, but that doesn't mean it's the only place where important work is being done. Compelling stories are being told all over the world, and often they can be glimpses into worlds we would have otherwise never encountered. They may not be blowing up our box offices, but now more than ever we need character driven art house cinema that Hollywood rarely touches — everything can't be a goddamn superhero movie. The best foreign films take risks, and film critics, plus serious cinephiles, thank them for it.
Best Scotch Whiskies Under $40
Scotch whisky doesn't have to be incredibly high-brow and outside of the normal price range. You can get your hands on a terrific single malt Scotch from the Scottish Highlands without busting your entire budget. Believe me, it's entirely possible these days to get well crafted Scotch whiskies for under $40.
Best Multiverse Science Fiction Books
What defines multiverse science fiction varies and can often be convoluted, but generally speaking it is referring to a multiplicity of universes branching out into many different moments in time. As complicated as that may sound, don't worry too much because the best multiverse science fiction books contain very little real science. Instead, they create compelling alternate universes and parallel worlds that do more important things as far as fiction is concerned — serve the story.
The Penthouse Pet and the Mysterious House Fire
Much of the far right and other assorted fringe groups have always accused the Clinton's of having a body count, but is there any merit to the political mudslinging? Over the years, the Clinton's enemies have tried to connect them to deaths ranging from former White House staffer Vince Foster to JFK Jr.
Best La Liga Players of All Time
La Liga is the Spanish top flight league, and one of the most competitive leagues in all of the world. Founded back in 1929, La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. Over the years they have never been short on superstar players, but who are the best La Liga players of all time? Every player on this list is one of the best players in the history of the sport, regardless of league.
Most Affordable Cars for College Students
What are you looking for in a great college car? Well, if you're commuting, the most important things are going to be reliability and fuel efficiency. You don't want to treat your college car all precious like, you're just looking for an inexpensive way to combine great safety ratings and ample cargo space. Another thing to consider: buy a car that doesn't call attention to itself. A flashy car is not ideal for a college student, with all the debts they're racking up, they are in no position to shell out cash on a pricey ticket. Now, you don't want such an ugly beater that a potential date is afraid to step foot in it, but you know, find a nice middle ground.
Coolest Guitar Straps Every Player Must Own
Guitar straps aren't the most glamorous part of playing the guitar, but if you want people to take your playing more seriously, it might be a good idea to invest in one that's high quality. Guitar straps do far more than just hold up your instrument, a good one will be more comfortable while also letting you express your personal tastes. Learning to play an instrument isn't easy, so why not be comfortable as you do it?
Best Guitar Books for Beginners to Learn the Basics
You've finally taken that first step and bought that guitar you always wanted to start playing. You pick it up and try to pluck a few strings and it feels so foreign you put it in the corner of the room and never pick it up again. Don't be that person!
Best Engines You Can Buy Today
Gearhead's always want to look under your hood and find out exactly what you're working with. They want to know what kind of power the thing has, and trust me, they certainly won't be shy in letting you know if you've got one of the best engines you can buy today. The best engines offer a winning combination of performance and flare, and they come in a variety of cylinders.