• August 08, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart

    Seriously. Maybe we were a bit hasty in planning those NBA Finals parties for next June... This is what happens when you trade basically the whole team away for one guy.

    I guess getting a bunch of random washed-up guys together worked for Miami in '05, though.

  • August 02, 2007
    By Nina MacLaughlin

    And a busy one for child protective services. Reports of not one but two exorcisms gone awry make us wonder: who needs demons when you have relatives like these? Eddie Uyesugi II, a 22-year-old pastor in training, was charged this week with felony confinement and misdemeanor battery for attacking a 14-year-old autistic boy in Bloomington, Indiana.

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  • July 25, 2007
    By Nina MacLaughlin

    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.

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  • July 16, 2007
    By Caitlin E. Curran

    In a way, Crocs and Paris Hilton have a lot in common: both are plastic-y and make unreasonable amounts of money; people are obsessed with them (or rather obsessed with talking about them), and no one can really figure out why. The ugly croslite gardening clogs have been the subject of newspaper trend and business stories for well over a year now - we first spotted the apparently widespread fad in its early stages, via Allstonian hipster feet in and around the Harvard Ave area two summers ago - and now they’re experiencing a media resurgence, due mainly to the facts that business is still booming for the Crocs company, and, more importantly, George W.

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  • June 19, 2007
    By Ian Sands

    The Vatican’s Office of Migrants and Itinerant People has recently released a set of “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road,” which functions as a kind of “Ten Commandments” for drivers. Cardinal Renato Martino, who heads the office, says that he is charged with the souls of all ``itinerant” people, a demographic that apparently includes refugees, prostitutes, truck drivers and the homeless, in addition to everyday commuters, as far as I can tell.

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  • May 25, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    Variety reports that Fox has optioned the rights to a movie based on...

    (wait for it...)


    No, really. Someone thinks that this will make a good movie.

    To top things off, the project's producer's previous projects include Garfield 2, Norbit, and Fat Albert, and the writer was one of the roughly 58 people who worked on the Scary Movie 3 script.

  • May 24, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    First, I see this poster for Macbeth re-imagined as like a zombie movie or something:

    Then comes word that Disney has optioned the rights to a script for a movie that amounts to "Groundhog Day set in a high school." We'll grant that the "day repeating over and over again" thing wasn't exactly original to begin with, but still: what the fuck? Why people gotta be shitting on awesomeness like that?

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