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From all around the globe, fans of the British TV series "Sherlock" went crazy when the first episode of season four aired on New Year’s Day, after a three-year gap (excluding "The Abominable Bride" special). Fans went equally crazy when the three-episode season ended a couple of weeks later. The original adventures of detective Sherlock Homes were introduced to the …

Sunday night at the HarborCenter, the combined Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park team took home the Girls Federation Hockey Championship trophy after a tough game against Williamsville. Williamsville finished the regular season with a 15-0-3 record, but lost in the first round of the Section VI playoffs. Frontier/Lakeshore/Orchard Park had a 14-3-1 record at the end of t…

  Stress is a part of life that everyone faces. High school students are especially familiar with this issue. Stress is the body’s physical or mental response to a stimulus that disturbs the body’s equilibrium, or balanced state. Some stress, known as eustress, is considered good stress, which is normal and beneficial to the person who experiences it. Another type …

“You must be a sightseer!” remarked the kindly elderly lady I passed. “Something like that,” I replied with a smile. I suppose I was a sightseer of sorts, as I, equipped with my trusty camera, a backpack, and a Buffalo Bills ski cap, ambled around the Genesee gateway with no particular goal in mind, peering into the windows of the former Beer Stube restaurant…

"None of us are saints. We can all do better." – Marie Lu, "The Midnight Star Marie Lu’s "The Midnight Star" is the third and final installment in the fantasy series called "The Young Elites," and it’s every bit as hypnotic and breathtaking as the first two books. "The Midnight Star" follows the story of Adelina Amouteru as she continues her internal struggle betwe…

"The Lego Batman Movie" is a spin-off of sorts to 2014’s "The Lego Movie" and revolves around the titular Batman once again saving Gotham City from a colorful rogues gallery of villains, led by The Joker. I was a fan of "The Lego Movie," so I expected I would at least like "The Lego Batman Movie," but from the very first scene I was floored. The animation which, yes, i…

If one thing is clear, it’s that the Red Hot Chili Peppers aren’t done yet. With the "kid" in the band (guitarist Josh Klinghoffer) being 37 years old, it’d be tempting to think the band has resorted to greatest hits tours to fund retirement homes in the Caribbean. But what prevailed in the Chili Peppers’ Friday show at KeyBank Center all but put that notion to sl…

Change. That single word is the main focus of Girl Up, an organization partnered with the United Nations Foundation dedicated to educating, encouraging and empowering girls around the world. With famous supporters like Cara Delevnigne and Victoria Justice, Girl Up has an impressive reach that spans the globe with currently more than 1,000 registered clubs in 43 states an…

"Cracking the Cube" introduces the world of competitive Rubik’s Cube solving to the public through the eyes of author and avid speedcuber Ian Scheffler. The book describes Scheffler’s journey with his Rubik’s Cube in an attempt to learn about its history while meeting many people associated with it. While traveling across the world, Scheffler competed in multiple R…

The year was 1980. Arcades were filled with youngsters hoping to play a round or two of Pac-Man or Space Invaders. NFL star Joe Montana was receiving praise from all around the world as the best to ever play the game. Music stars like Queen and Michael Jackson captivated everyone who heard them. As great as these were, one invention stood out as an iconic symbol of the …

The self-proclaimed Top 5 Detroit rapper is back again with his latest work, "I Decided." After three exceptional albums, Big Sean Anderson has come prepared to reintroduce himself to his fan base despite already having an eight-year tenure in the music industry. "I Decided." is an attempt by Big Sean to develop his persona into something more than the "kid-wonder" that …

Eric Holder, former attorney general under President Barack Obama, was in Buffalo on Feb. 16 as part of UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Holder gave a short speech followed by a question-and-answer period in which he discussed some of the major issues he faced as attorney general and commented on current issues facing America. Holder was asked why he took the attorne…

"The Lego Batman Movie" is a spin-off of sorts to 2014’s "The Lego Movie" and revolves around the titular Batman once again saving Gotham City from a colorful rogues gallery of villains, led by The Joker. I was a fan of "The Lego Movie," so I expected I would at least like "The Lego Batman Movie," but from the very first scene I was floored. The animation which, yes, i…