Eric Mezil, curator to Collection Lambert gallery in Avignon, France, is seriously (and justifiably) pissed—but also, apparently, a bit prone to hyperbole. Last Thursday, Mezil says, a Cambodian-born Frenchwoman named Sam Rindy “raped” one of the masterpieces in his care, an untitled painting by American artist Cy Twomby worth 2.
If you’ve ever stayed home on Election Day disgusted with your choices, then this new proposal is for you. Or if you’ve ever idled in the voting booth wanting to scribble drawings of the male reproductive system all over the ballot, then the measure under consideration on Beacon Hill is definitely for you.?xml:namespace>
Amidst all the Potter bru-ha-ha -- the parties, the movie, the final installment -- we came up with a list of 25 fantasy movies that surpass the Potter puff. Enjoy it here, and add your own suggestions, as well.
Potter-Schmotter: 25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
Dear douchebag or bags who robbed my apartment early Tuesday morning,
I'm not going to say I'm not mad—because I am. I'm furious but not just because of the material possessions you stole. What riles me almost as much as the DVDs and CDs you swiped is your sheer incompetence. Even the cops said this is one of the sloppiest robbery cases they’ve ever investigated, so I want to pass on some advice for future reference.
Soon it will be upon us, the phenomenon will be finished as quickly as it began and there will be no more Harry Potter book release parties (or books themselves). The whole world seems obsessed with how the series will end, and there’s an intriguing story of someone who knows, yet refuses to tell. To millions, it is perhaps one of the more coveted jobs imaginable, reading the Harry Potter books aloud to convert them to audiobooks, because you have advance access to the books months before they are released.
Since at least the late seventeenth century, a hillside in Cerne Abbas, England, has been adorned by a 180-foot-long carving of a club-wielding giant. The figure also sports an impressive erection (it would translate to almost 11 inches on an average male frame), and has thus long been revered by pagans as a fertility symbol — and been, ahem, “visited” by many a childless couple looking to get lucky.?xml:namespace>
Lovitz and Dick have been at loggerheads since a
1997 Christmas party at [late comedian Phil] Hartman's house, five months before his
troubled wife Brynn flipped out, fatally shooting Hartman, then killing
Mr. Butch had tapped into some secret that most of us didn’t know about.
The Worcester native once told me he left his hometown because the women there were too repressed. He was a mostly happily irreverent guy who delighted in the constancy of beer and cute BU girls in his favored haunt of greater Kenmore Square during the early ’80s.
>>VIDEO: Mr. Butch on life and death, in music and words
UPDATED 7 PM: Mr. Butch's death in a scooter accident earlier today has been confirmed by several sources. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, July 16, at the adjacent Ritual Arts and Regeneration Records on Harvard Avenue in Allston, both favorites of the deceased.