Archives - Eric Franklin

Picolas Cage: The Epilogue: Return of the Cage

Several months after I had last seen Nic Cage, I was surprised to hear what sounded like someone opening the front door of the mansion he bequeathed me.

15 Beers on the Erie Canal

15 Beers on the Erie Canal, Rochester's premier maritime commerce–themed bar, will be closing its doors at the end of the calendar year. It will be owner Lawrence Leary's eighth failed business at the location.

‘Everyone Poops’ sequel announced

Coming to a bookstore near you: "Everyone Dies," the surprise sequel to the timeless children's book, “Everyone Poops."

‘You’ve been Punc’d!’

Most people celebrated a traditional Easter Mass this weekend, Susquanandaiguaquoit's visiting priest had other ideas.

The Chronicles of Picolas: The Hooker, the Cage, and the Pyramid

After three hours hiding from the police in an abandoned barn in Nevada, Nic Cage's nutritionist finally arrived. He had one question for her that would change all of our lives: "What can you tell me about pickles?"

Rock Repertory Ensemble jams through history

The Rock Repertory Ensemble’s show started informally enough — just an introduction by the group’s director, Chris Meeker, a round…

Republicans are people too

As a card-carrying liberal on a left-leaning campus amid the increasingly dominant (or at least dominantly vocal) left-wing atmosphere that has come to define college culture across much of the United States, I have a confession to make: I kind of like Rand Paul.

Mummies in space: Exciting new astroarchaeological discovery

“I doubt I could have found it if I were looking for it." How a blip on a long range sensor became one of the biggest, recent discoveries in astroarchaeology.

Punxsutawney Phil gives State of the Forest address

From Bernie Loonders to Sean Parrotty, reactions were strong to President Punxsutawney Phil's State of the Forest Address.

The Harry Potter fan’s guide to watching the Super Bowl

Not everyone is a football fan, but it seems like everyone watches the Super Bowl. If you're having trouble understanding what all the hype is about, we've put Super Bowl LII in terms everyone can understand — Harry Potter.