The BackShop Journal

A Web Magazine of Arts, Culture and Orthodox Christian Spirituality

  • Novak Djokovic: Hostility and Defiance

    Two days ago, the former number one tennis player Novak Djokovic announced he will sit out the rest of the season. The announcement comes after an apparent 18-month struggle with a lingering elbow injury. The arrival of his second child this coming September and a burnout from playing on top level f...
  • Gamecock Fans Have Finally Something to Talk About

    Have you ever heard about "the Chicken Curse"? It's the inability of the University of South Carolina sports teams to do something great despite hefty investments. Well, it's finally over. Women won the basketball NCAA tournament this year, and the men went all the way to the Final Four.  It...
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A Short Rumination on the Hypnotic Effect of Computer Screens and Social Networks
Have you ever had difficulties walking away from your shiny laptop or smart phone screen? Do you have a site, like Facebook or some other social network, which you have to keep checking every 15-20 minutes all day long? If the answer is yes, it is not surprising, since looking at your favourite webs...
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