August 3, 2012 | 10:28 am
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August 2, 2012 | 5:26 pm
August 1, 2012 | 10:27 am
That Snoop Dogg will now be known as Snoop Lion, promises to never rap again and has gotten Rastafari religion might be the most surprising news of my day.
Of course, Snoop is an entertainer, so no surprise on the movie tie-in. The documentary of his journey to Rastafarianism is called “Reincarnation.”
July 31, 2012 | 12:07 pm
July 31, 2012 | 8:00 am
I haven’t read “Fifty Shades of Grey” and I know nothing about it—other than that there are stacks and stacks of the book at Costco, and it was not written by Jonathan Franzen.
But the book is a smash hit—think “Twilight” for non-tweens. And a hotel in the Lake District of England... read on
July 30, 2012 | 12:22 pm
I closely followed the revelations last month that Jonah Lehrer, the wonder boy pop-neuroscience writer who had just landed at the New Yorker, had a habit of being a bit repetitive. On several occasions, it was discovered that Lehrer had almost verbatim copied from himself.
I... read on
July 30, 2012 | 11:46 am
July 30, 2012 | 9:36 am
Yesterday’s Olympics included a few stunners, among them Alexandra Raisman bumping Jordyn Weiber from the women’s gymnastics team finals. (I know this only because my wife loves gymnastics. Honestly.) It was Raisman’s final event—the floor routine—that jumped her ahead of Weiber.... read on
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