The Weekly World News may be dead -- long live the Weekly World News -- but who needs it when we've got Boston Herald covers like this one? We were reminded today that the WWN -- bless its putrid, beautiful soul -- perished not because its niche shrank, but precisely because the opposite happened: its practice of fabulism, shameless hyperbole, and proud, profound disdain of anything so mundane as "the facts" metastasized into general practice for the mainstream media.
Last week, nine extras were injured on the set of the new Bryan Singer-directed movie, Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise as the Nazi officer who attempted to assassinate Hitler. The extras received only slight injuries--minor bruises and scrapes--when a side panel broke off the truck, slinging them out. They have hired a lawyer and are threatening to sue United Artists for exhibiting "inhuman indifference" to their health unless "rapidly compensated."
"Hosts offer the use of their couches, bathrooms, kitchens, and spare
Peter Kadzis talks to FNX about Cindy Sheehan here.
Read the original editorial "Say it ain't so, Cindy Sheehan: Plus, the turd's blossom has finally fallen off" here.
"The best day of my year was always the day after the season when we
landed in Whitefish and I could feel myself exhale. Like the pressure
was lifted off my shoulders - a physical feeling when we would get into
Whitefish. I always looked forward to that day every year and it never
let me down.
I had the honor of being one
of a trio of judges at Truth Serum’s "Anti-Slam: Bad Poetry Slam," at the Milky
Way Sunday evening (which, not coincidentally, coincided with the National
Poetry Slam Competition), and it left me wondering if bad poetry is more
enjoyable than good poetry - or at least more entertaining.
Less than a
week after Providence
photographer John E. Coli Nikolai unveiled his final
Boston-area solo exhibition for a good long time, he’s already taking the
show down after the ZuZu removed eight pieces of artwork that staff, management
and clientele found potentially offensive or inappropriate.