Travis Fischer

05/24/2016 - 2:48pm
Pick a side        Now that I’ve sufficiently gushed over “Captain America: Civil War,” there’s still one question that must asked.      Whose side are you on?      Spoiler Alert: I tried to keep things vague in last week’s column. This week though, I’m getting into the nitty gritty so if you...
05/17/2016 - 12:17pm
The Marvel Way      There’s a lot to unpack about “Captain America: Civil War.”      I knew I was going to write about it this week, but had a hard time deciding what exactly to write about. Do I breakdown the philosophical battle between Captain America and Iron Man? Do I apply the film...
05/10/2016 - 4:44pm
     After weeks of controversy, the debate surrounding the proposed pork processing facility was finally put to rest by the city council of Mason City on May 3 as the development agreement between the city and Prestage Foods of Iowa failed to pass a vote for approval.      Last December, Mason City was...
05/10/2016 - 11:22am
Where is the horn that was blowing?        How did it come to this?      Barring a plot twist so contrived that Shonda Rhimes wouldn’t put it in “Scandal,” Donald Trump will be the Republican candidate for President of the United States of America.      Seventeen...
05/03/2016 - 3:14pm
     As the Prestage Foods pork processing facility nears approval, concerns continue to grow about how the area will be impacted by the project.      Even more than the issues raised by a sudden influx of new people, area residents are worried the facility will encourage pork producers to build additional hog...
05/03/2016 - 1:51pm
Let's (not) get physical      It’s interesting how much physical media is ingrained in our culture. As a kid, I don’t think I was ever more excited than when I received a VHS copy of a movie I wanted. The ability to watch a movie on a whim, unbound from the schedule of broadcast television, was among the...
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