Our farthest-flung correspondent, Julia Throop, who's spent the
past year living in China
teaching English, was nowhere near Sichuan
Province when the magnitude
7.8 earthquake hit on May 12, but the shock was enough to rock her world. She
emails this report.
Everybody knows the feeling. You have one too many cups of
coffee and suddenly your pulse musters the superhuman strength to throw your
entire body into a rhythmic sway.
If you haven't already read Sharon Steel's cover story on Steampunk in this week's Phoenix -- to say nothing of her Steampunk fashion piece in the current issue of SPIN -- then get thee clicking here-ish. She's got more anachronistic harpies, Victorian fashion references, PC mods, and totally insane industrial-age design throwbacks than you can shake a rivet gun and a pair of goggles at.
[Ed Note: ThePhoenix.com freelancer Rob Nelson is embedded at Cannes and will be filing reports all this week, provided he can stay out of jail, resist the urge to screw off into the south of France, and survive the Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull press conference. Stay tuned for daily updates from the front lines of cinematic ridiculosity.
The new issue of Game Informer Magazine has the scoop, reported by a poster on the NeoGAF forum and picked up by Kotaku: Guitar Hero IV will feature drumming and vocals. What an original idea!
To be totally fair, it does seem like a logical next step, and it's not like Harmonix invented the idea, either.
WEST ROAST5 years agoMay 9, 2003 | Jay Jaroch mused on the bi-coastal lifestyle and the differences between West and East Coasters.“Sure, it’s been new and exciting, but when you grow up East Coast you learn that you should never take yourself too seriously — unless, of course, you have a graduate degree. Take yourself too seriously, and you can be sure your friends will soon be mocking you right back down to earth: ‘Bill, you’re a systems analyst and you live in Malden.
While scanning the tube last night, we were astonished by the good news that CNN had uncovered the promised land: a location where gas prices are well under $2 per gallon.
The bad news: that place is Myanmar.
"Another crippling problem [here] is fuel," said CNN's Dan Rivers, one of the few Western correspondents on the ground in the cyclone-ravaged dictatorship, told viewers of Anderson Cooper 360 last night [see clip here].
Tired of reading about the T? NEVER. Read James Parker's article "The T and the Tube: London's Underground is seething with danger. Boston's T has cuckoo juice." OR listen to Parker talk to FNX about Ts, Tubes, and changing his accent.
MP3: T vs. Tube: Parker tells you precisely where he stands on underground transportation.
Snnnnnththththththhth! Smell that? It’s grillin’ season. And Graveyard BBQ done brung the lighter fluid. (And, of course, the booze. Lots of booze.) Songs like “Meat Yer Enemy,” “BBQ Girl,” and “By the Grace of the Grill” give you a hint where their bearded heads are at: and if it doesn't, well, this will
NOT-SO-FOND FAREWELL5 years agoMay 02, 2003| Joyce Millman bade adieu to the WB’s Dawson’s Creek. “An era is about to end as one of TV’s most influential series says goodbye. And no, I’m not talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This Wednesday...on the WB, Dawson’s Creek will have its series finale, after six seasons of tortured love geometry, high-school (and college) angst, smart-ass dialogue, and bad film-school pretensions.