Lack of direction
There’s a lot of joy inherent to what we do here at Celebrity Slam. There’s no denying that we take great pleasure in celebrating the foibles and faux pas of the famous folks among us. And happily, the tendency of celebrities to say and do things that are ridiculous or idiotic or some combination therein shows no signs of abating.
Sequel offers engaging characters, loads of laughs
As a longtime reader whose tastes tend toward the omnivorous, I’ve collected a handful of favorites over the years. These are the authors whose every new work I eagerly anticipate, seek out and devour. We all have our favorites, after all.
Novel offers epic tale of reincarnation and regret
Picking up a book is a roll of the dice. They say one should never judge a book by its cover, but often, we have little more information than that to guide our decision as to whether or not to turn to the first page – particularly with a newly released work. We can investigate further if we so choose, but in doing so, we risk having our minds made up before the first word is read.
Biopic offers glimpse of literary icon David Foster Wallace
“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
- - David Foster Wallace, “Infinite Jest”
Stoner action comedy never quite clicks
We’re gradually coming to the end of the 2015 summer blockbuster season. One of the most interesting cinematic aspects of August is the fact that there are inevitably films that don’t quite measure up to the bar set by our seasonal expectations; these are just movies that fail to fit the mold for whatever reason. That isn’t to say that they’re bad, necessarily – though they often are. It’s just that they are different.
Collins Center for the Arts marks 30th anniversary
ORONO – The Collins Center for the Arts is set to kick off its 30th anniversary season on the University of Maine campus.
Nude in Wisconsin, Vol. 1
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Waukesha police say a naked pickup truck driver rammed two squad cars before crashing his vehicle during a wild chase near Carroll University.
We have a lot of fun with celebrity romances in this space. When two famous people hook up, the potential for mishaps and misdeeds expands considerably – we’re talking exponential rather than arithmetic. So we’re always happy when two famous folks find one another.
Story collection exquisitely compelling
As a reader, I’ve always been fond of short fiction. Collections are especially enjoyable – all those beginnings, middles and ends waiting to be consumed at whatever pace I so choose. It’s the reading equivalent of a television series added all at once to a streaming service; you can watch one at a time or go until you can’t anymore.
Solid biopic chronicles the story of rap giants N.W.A.
It is said that history is written by the victors. There are few spheres in which that is more accurate than in the realm of the biopic. These movies – particularly the ones receiving the subject’s stamp of approval – have a tendency to emphasize the positive while relegating the negative to the back burner, using it more as a tool for generating drama than as any sort of significant narrative device.
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