“Kibbles and Picks” to tackle a different sort of football
I’m generally fairly comfortable with my status as a sports fan. Most of the time, I feel reasonably confident about my depth and breadth of knowledge when it comes to competitive sports. Even when it comes to the sports I don’t follow closely, my general interest level is high enough that I still wind up with a modicum of understanding.
Bieber in the bathtub
We’ve spent a lot of time in this space taking Justin Bieber to task for the many many MANY unfortunate things that he has said and done over the years. And there’s no doubt that he’s an entitled snot who can’t seem to get out of his own way long enough to behave like a human being for any length of time. This space is reserved for deriding and mocking the rich and famous for their misdeeds – Bieber has certainly earned the attention that we have given him.
Love story wrought with sweetness and sadness
It seems like every summer, in among the sequels and superheroes and CGI, there will be one or two movies that don’t quite fit the typical summer blockbuster mode. Maybe it’s a romantic comedy or a literary adaptation or a message-laden drama, but it’s almost always there.
Novel offers compelling narrative, unsympathetic characters
There are a lot of things that can sometimes be taken for granted when reading a book. There’s often an expectation that stories need to have heroes and villains – good guys and bad guys. But just as the real world is made up of various permutations of gray, so too can literature offer up circumstances in which the answer to the question “Who is the good guy?” can be “Nobody.”
‘Edge of Tomorrow’ first-rate summer cinema
As we have progressed into the 21st century, it has become clearer with each passing year that the age of the capital-M Movie Star is slowly fading into memory. Gone are the days when there were a double handful of Hollywood names whose mere presence guaranteed a film a robust box office take both domestically and abroad.
With friends like these…
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Believe it or not, the seemingly-eternal NBA playoff season is finally reaching its conclusion. For hardcore fans of the game - people who watched the endless coverage of playoff series after playoff series, people who devoured the expert analysis and dissected the on-court results - this is the culmination of a long season where superstar players and storied teams worked tirelessly toward their ultimate goal – the Larry O’Brien Trophy and an NBA title.
This preview is not for them.
Bad day for Ray J
Apparently, Ray J has been struggling with the aftermath of the Kim Kardashian/Kanye West nuptials. We mentioned previously his mega-burn of a wedding gift – four months of his profits from the sex tape that first brought Kim into the pop culture consciousness – but his behavior at a Beverly Hills hotel over the weekend makes one wonder if there’s not more to it.
The month of May has been an up and down experience for the Boston Red Sox. While the team closed out the month strong – they won their last six games – that streak came on the heels of a much less impressive 10-game losing streak. When you compound that with a mediocre May start – 6-5 in their first 11 games – the best thing that you can say about the month of May is that it’s over.
Fortunately for the Sox, the once-dominant American League East has thus far proven to be anything but. They may be languishing in fourth place currently, but other than Toronto – a team that is due to come back down to earth sooner rather than later – no squad is performing at a particularly high level. There’s plenty of time to come back.
Stephen King’s latest a taut, compelling thriller
When we hear the name Stephen King, we tend to think about things that go bump in the night. King is known as the “Master of Horror,” after all – his predilection for the supernatural is well-documented – so we’re not necessarily wrong when we have those thoughts.
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