For a story every kid heard from his or her high school English teacher in the span of a few intriguing but straightforward minutes, The Weinstein Company's Salinger documentary looks pretty damn intense. There are interviews with Tom Wolfe, Martin Sheen, Edward Norton, and Danny DeVito. There might be some campy reenactments. And ... More »
We’ve been waiting a while for the full trailer for the upcoming dystopian sci-fi film, Elysium, which stars Matt Damon. And now the wait is over. There are some pretty high expectations being placed on this film right now, especially given that District 9 cap’n, Neill Blomkamp, is at the helm of this ship. And [...]
A new report from the International Energy Agency has a dire warning: Despite our best efforts, we’re putting more and more emissions into the atmosphere It’s not just the percentage of the atmosphere occupied by carbon dioxide that’s reached a high not seen in millions of years (400 ppm, as of May). Show More Summary
Are you among the legions of pundits, Republican congressmen and Dallas Fed presidents who think it is well past high time for the Fed to stop buying so many bonds? Did you think, with last week’s better-than-expected jobs report and...Show More Summary
While it might not be the definitive high school comedy (that’s a discussion for another time), 1998?s Can’t Hardly Wait is a damn good one, and a strangely enduring new classic. Sure, the nineties-set production is dipped in era-appropriate...Show More Summary
Beyoncé has been giving her fans the blues with all of these high profile appearances and campaigns — plus a world tour — but no word on when any damn new music can be purchased. More »
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Murder?!?! L.A. Dog Owner Charged With Murder After Pit Bull Kill Jogger Via NYDailyNews The owner of four pit bulls that killed a woman jogger in a gruesome mauling was charged with murder Thursday in a highly unusual case that
Remember “the rent is too damn high” candidate Jimmy McMillan from the 2010 New York gubernatorial race? San Francisco now tops rental rates in the nation, due in part to the influx of high tech employees to the city. I teach an “Intro...Show More Summary
Irked by those pervasive "Best High School" rankings but can't put a finger on why? John Tierney's damning Atlantic piece on how the indexes reinforce the worst tendencies in our education system explains it all. Read more...
The Creative Time Summit has announced Lucy Lippard as their keynote. As we mentioned on the blog last year, she’s no longer a practicing curator and poor speaker. High-profile participants include Vito Acconci who’s longer a practicing artist and Jimmy McMillan, who, well, okay. Show More Summary
As a certain political candidate once put it so very accurately, “the rent is too damn high.” New York City dwellers know this all too well, which is why services like Airbnb can be a boon to anyone who doesn’t want to waste rent money on an empty apartment or bedroom should they be out of town. But one man … [More]
Lost amidst the hubbub created by Zach Braff's controversial Kickstarter campaign is the rise of big (but not that big) crowdfunding projects for notable web series such as Video Game High School and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Now, another big name in online video is throwing its hat into the Kickstarter ring. Show More Summary
It's been a busy week full of news stories highly damaging to liberals, from the damning testimony about Benghazi to revelations that the Obama IRS targeted the Tea Party to yesterday's conviction of Philadelphia abortionist and infanticidal...Show More Summary
Like many other twentysomethings, I was watching the Daily Show the other night to see what news Jon Stewart and his crew were mocking/making sense...
("Alright, let's see who you REALLY are! tugs ears Damn it, Scooby Doo made this look so easy...") If you follow college football at all, you probably remember the story of Kevin Hart, the high school lineman who held a press conference on national signing day in 2008 to declare that he was going to play college football for the Cal Bears. Show More Summary
It's rare that a TV commercial rises to the level of high art, but damned if Audi didn't just nail it right here. In nearly three minutes of Spock on Spock action, we've got the following: Chess, swearing, Leonard Nimoy singing "TheShow More Summary
ANIMAL New York has created a “Rent is Too Damn High” rap anthem video for Jimmy McMillan, an eccentric political activist running for mayor of New York in 2013 as a candiate with the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
In sunny San Diego, there are nearly three dozen teenagers whose permanent records now read, “MOTHERFCKER TWERKED TOO DAMN HARD.” Twerking, for those who don’t spend their days watching Miley Cyrus videos (weirdos), is “the act of moving/...Show More Summary
After much handwringing over whether residents or industry types needed Downtown's Grand Park more, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted today to lower filming fees at the park. While the fees are now dramatically lower--it used to cost $20,000...