Surprising almost no one, the Herald reports that the Celtics and Paul Pierce have reached a preliminary agreement on a deal that will likely keep Pierce in Boston for the remainder of his career. CBS Sportsline says the deal is for four years and $61 million ($15.25 per year, or about $6 million less than his current contract would have guaranteed him).
Large-scale disaster -- this time in the form of BP's crude oil -- has again hit the Gulf Coast, and with it have returned the familiar white trailers that the government provided to survivors of Hurricane Katrina years ago.
According to The New York Times, these trailers -- known to have high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen -- are popping up again in connection with the BP oil disaster, potentially putting more people at risk of the health problems associated with the industrial chemical: nasal cancer, upper respiratory problems, and leukemia.
ABC had "Lost." ABC has the insanely (and inexplicably) popular
"Dancing With the Stars." ABC has the very funny (and hopefully long-running)
"Modern Family." The one thing that ABC has failed to have is their own piece of
real estate in the exploding vampire market. Until now. Anybody with a pulse
(or not, as the case may be) knows that vamps are way hot right now.
She's going to rock your world, metaphorically speaking. Photo: Marion Ettlinger
Last October, when the inaugural Boston Book Festival came to Copley Square, 12,000 people followed. The Woodstock-of-a-book-festival featured 90 authors over two days and 40 events. 90 authors who you've heard of, received recommendations about, waited in line for, and whose material you've seen turn into movies (e.
Hipsters, man. There was a time when the Hipster was a fairly innocuous, sub-dwelling creature of the urban night. One would have to travel to the far reaches of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and certain parts of LA to locate one. If you did manage to discover a Hipster, it was often feral, and usually elusive, burrowing away in underground lairs such as vintage record stores and out-of-the way thrift stores.