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1982: The best year ever for summer movies?

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From Peter Hartlaub at the San Francisco Chronicle: Thirty years ago, there weren’t a lot of people declaring the summer of 1982 the best of anything. Many of the now-heralded films that came out that summer were panned by critics. Others were box office failures. At least two of the films on our list weren’t […] [Read More]
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The Wire: The Musical on Funny or Die

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There isn’t much I can say about Funny or Die‘s musical theater rendition of HBO’s The Wire except that you need to watch it. Again and again. And again. [Read More]
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After gory incidents, online ‘zombie’ talk grows

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TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press, VICKI SMITH, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — First came Bridgeport, with Tyree Smith, who allegedly hacked another man to death with an ax and ate part of his brain. Then Miami where a naked man ate most of another man’s face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a […] [Read More]
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Faces of the Spelling Bee

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At last night’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, 14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego took home the trophy after spelling winning word “guetapens.” The Bee was a hard-fought battle, with a range of emotions running the gamut for the young competitors. Check out some of our favorite reaction shots below. [Read More]
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Unabomber lists self in Harvard alumni directory

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Some Harvard grads go out of their way to name-drop their Ivy League bona fides, but listing yourself in an alumni directory is pretty normal. Unless you are the Unabomber. Yep, Ted Kaczynski, convicted-serial-bombing murderer, former Cal professor, and neo-luddite nut job, sent his info in for inclusion in a Harvard “red book,” according to Boston.com. […] [Read More]
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The great movie sex scenes

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From Mick LaSalle over at SFGate.com: Today we look at the great movie sex scenes, and what do we mean by great?  Memorable.  Favorite.  Interesting.  And what do we mean by movie scenes?  Scenes from actual movies.  Not porn.  Mainstream movies that play in regular theaters. I left most of the choices to you, the […] [Read More]
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Fairfield County’s most expensive property

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A Greenwich estate hit the market a couple days ago with a whopping $33 million price tag, making it the most expensive Fairfield County home up for sale right now, according to the online home and real estate marketplace Zillow. The 15-bedroom mansion boasts more than just 13.5 bathrooms and roughly 16,000 square feet of […] [Read More]
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A look back at Cannes

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The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival officially gets under way Wednesday. Here, we take a look back at a few highlights from fests pasts. For info on this year’s festival, which runs through May 27, 2012, go to www.festival-cannes.com. [Read More]
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