On Monday evening The Hollywood Reporter (THR) blew off an industry standard embargo and ran the South by Southwest Film Festival & Conference lineup story a day early. According to SXSW fest producer Matt Dentler, the release was embargoed until Tuesday afternoon. I don’t want to get into a big snit about this, but it’s [...]
Cakes fail to secure Darfur rebel participation in talks. Rumors of eclairs circulating… [...]
We are officially a culturally bankrupt society when this is news. [...]
Too funny, this bit from The Guardian’s football coverage in February of 2004: [...]
I am on record as being a big fan of James McTeigue’s V For Vendetta but I am beginning to have a big problem with some of the critics out there who are trashing this film in less than critically intelligent ways. [...]
From the Scottish Sun newspaper after Scottish Premier League minnows Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat league powerhouse Glasgow Celtic 1-0 to knock the giants out of the Scottish Cup in 2003: Super Cali Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious
Here’s an interesting article from The Guardian, one of the only newspapers in the world worth reading, assuming you like your news with minimal right-wing bias and a decent sense of humor. This piece goes nicely with my recent music post about my favorite cd’s of the year, so far.
Wow. Talk about your slow news day, eh? The New York Times published an astonishing front page story exposing the CIA’s practice of using empty shell companies, some apparently run by people who don’t exist, to hide the agency’s use of civilian plane to perform clandestine government business.
Two days after the French public dealt a serious blow to European unity by rejecting the EU constitution, French president Jacques Chirac fired his Prime Minister and appoints Dominique de Villepin, France’s former foreign minister from 2002-04 and leading critic of the United States-led invasion of Iraq.
Sir Bob Geldof announced…
In a Washingtonpost.com story dated Friday, March 18, 2005, about rapper Lil’ Kim’s clothing choices during her trial, Post staffer Robin Givhan writes the following: “The jury found her guilty of perjury and conspiracy, and the Associated Press reported that she could face a penalty of as much as 20 years in the joint at [...]
One of the few reasons I haven’t completely given up on the New York Times, despite their complicity in the Bush administration’s phony baloney war in Iraq and myriad other abuses of power emanating from Washington, Albany and other seats of government, is that the Arts, Metro, Home, Travel and other sections are often still [...]