A.E. Hotchner recalls good times with Ernest Hemingway at the swankiest hotel in Paris.
Monthly Archive: June 2012
In which we struggle to find a feline metaphor for the breakup of TomKat after 5+ years of marriage.
Watch Montreal’s Colin Stetson play “Judges,” an incredible performance on the bass sax.
Chief Justice John Roberts surprises nearly everyone by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
The author of 50 Shades of Grey is making money handcuffs over fist.
Perhaps you’ve heard enough about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Take a break with these cartoons — about “Obamacare.”
An art critic comes around after sharing a stage with the artist.
Seth MacFarlane, the creator of TV’s Family Guy, paid good money to preserve the private papers of Carl Sagan.
A 1929 oil painting by Pablo Picasso was defaced in Houston. The act was captured on video, of course!
Turns out that Mister Rogers’ cardigans got their start in the Crimean War.
The writer of When Harry Met Sally and director of Sleepless In Seattle has passed on at age 71.
Uggie the Dog — star of Oscar-winning film The Artist — has become the first dog to leave his pawprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Take five minutes to enjoy this very amusing video.
A repost of our prediction from March of 2012.
Which is cooler: Andrea Pirlo’s right-down-the-middle chip-shot penalty kick for Italy vs. England, or his utter calm as he trots back to midfield after?
If you ever wished the Lizard King would sing the Reading Rainbow theme…
This could explain a few things.
Can you identify this famous Indiana University researcher, born on this day in 1894?
Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty on 45 counts of child abuse. We’ve got his biography and a few odd photos.
A man walked into a New York art gallery with a shopping bag and walked out with a 1949 Salvador Dali painting. See the man, and watch an old clip of Dali on What’s My Line?
Mel Blanc voiced Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam and many other Looney Tune characters. Learn all about him, and watch a short video that could have been titled, “Wanna See Something Gross?”
A gallery of shot-putters, sprinters and hurdlers from the 1972 Olympic trials.
From “ankle” (good) to “cleffer” (bad): the 12 best and worst terms of the classic old trade paper.
He was unusually playful last night at the premiere of To Rome With Love.
Jazz great Eric Dolphy was born 20 June 1928. He died in 1964, nine days after his 36th birthday. Listen to some music and see a photo gallery.
Well, Orson Welles never got Citizen Kane 2 off the ground, either.
Every once in a while the good guys win a small victory.
They’re public, and they don’t make Florida teen killer George Zimmerman look so good.
Pixar animator Josh Cooley’s fantastic collection of movie stills — in a children’s book!
Think the feds shouldn’t have left Roger Clemens alone? Ray Ratto doesn’t want to hear it.
Nothing like a mob with a cannon to bring a political argument to a head.
For Sir Paul’s 70th birthday, The Guardian goes to its archives and a Manhattan gallery shows some grand old photos.
The three-time Olympic gold medal winner is gearing up for another big meet in London this summer.
The movie may be good or bad, but Noomi Rapace is pretty cool.
His no-danger, safety-harnessed walk on a long straight wire was good for 13 million viewers.
From sci-fi master Ray Bradbury to disco queen Donna Summer, it’s been an unpleasantly busy year for celebrity deaths.
How a self-made man can make himself crazy.
A new biography of four of the old salts who led the U.S. Navy into battle in the Big One.
Rodney King, the man whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles Police led to soul-searching, trials, and then riots, has drowned.
Fifty years after being released from a Soviet prison, pilot Francis Gary Powers has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
You might think it would be impossible to take the thrill out of a wire walk across Niagara Falls, but Nik Wallenda managed the trick last night.
View photo galleries of concept art and behind-the-scenes shots from the new movie Prometheus.
Two outlaws were born on this day 75 years ago. Only one plays country music.
Join two of the most living of our former presidents in saying happy birthday, to Old Glory. June 14th is Flag Day.
While I was sleeping last night, Drake threw bottles and punches at Chris Brown in a bar fight over Rihanna. What did I miss?
Watch his perfect-game-saving grab with calls in radio English, TV English, and radio Spanish.
In which we set out to find a photo of her going past a tortured half-grimace.
While we’re talking about Bill Evans, let’s look at a jazzman’s favorite breakfast.
The Bill Evans Trio did a little gig in Helsinki in 1970, with hip Scandanvians all around.
Who’s Reggie Watts? Find out!
“Mister President, how about you be JFK and I’ll be Marlene Dietrich?”
John Bryson will get a full health workup and treatment for the seizures said to have caused his hit-and-run crashes this weekend.
He’s the most-Oscared person alive (sort of) and he just won his first Tony. Do you know him?
The Chamberlain family finally gets closure after their daughter’s sensational death in 1980.
The Secretary of Commerce is said to be back in the office after being involved in two car crashes on Saturday.
Stacks of envelopes and pictures of corgis. Well, what did you expect?
Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested on 8 June 2012, accused of slapping and choking his 15 year-old daughter. He says he “never should have been arrested.”
The Spanish tennis ace is now the all-time greatest men’s winner at Roland Garros.
The movie star and governor is looking more like Louis C.K. these days.
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has been cited on felony hit-and-run charges after two bizarre car crashes on Saturday.
The tennis superstar began with Wimbledon in 2004 and now has wrapped up the career slam with the French Open.
I’ll Have Another, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, has been pulled out of the Belmont Stakes, ruining the chance for the Triple Crown.
Kanye West turns 35 years old on June 8th. To celebrate, here’s our gallery of Kanye stickers by KanyePDX, a sticker graffitt artist — slaptagger — from the Pacific Northwest.
The German museum has had only 150,000 visitors in three years. Is it finally curtains for the Fab Four?
Watch this terrific video from PBS Digital Studios of a remixed song featuring the late Mr. Rogers.
Happy birthday to Dean Martin, born 7 June 1917. Dino passed away in 1995. Ah, but his music lives on… with video!
Portland, Oregon lays claim to the largest children’s parade in the world. I live there. The children aren’t all THAT large, as you can see from these photos.
As the dejected Miami Heat left the arena after losing to the Boston Celtics, a young fan yelled “Good job! Good effort!” Buzzfeed takes it from there.
Author Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.
David Carr and A.O. Scott go at each other hammer, tongs and munchies.
The great British thinker (and famous corpse) died on this day in 1832.
Those stairs were at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Jubilee celebration. The Duchess both ascended and descended the series of smooth granite risers.
No longer a “meddler,” he’s now “a new and more loveable Prince of Wales who caught the public mood brilliantly.”
The best of the Star Trek movies debuted 30 years ago this month.
Illusionist David Copperfield was on Reddit — “I Am David Copperfield. Ask Me Anything!” We have some quotes.
He isn’t getting any younger, but he is wearing the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What are you wearing?
A wonderful papercraft version of the new Prometheus trailer.
Famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz has a new book and a traveling exhibit — this time without people in the photos.
Queen Elizabeth II has her game face on for Diamond Jubilee weekend.
The comic star of Hogan’s Heroes and longtime host of Family Feud is dead of esophagael cancer.
There’s a lot more going on with those cloth coats than you think.
The young barrister-in-training hoped “a new era for women” was at hand.
Johan Santana did the throwing, but Mike Baxter did the catching.
Scientists say people can recognize random faces as gay or straight with “significant” accuracy.
There’s a new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago of works by Roy Lichtenstein. See some videos of what’s going on.