Arts and Entertainment
Always been a huge Springsteen fan even though his more recent albums have left me unenthused. But here’s why I love him. He’s on a European tour and…well, let’s just let Bruce tell it: Finally, after being pursued from city to city (to city to city) by a man with a sign and a one […]
First, I refuse to buy into the parent “outrage” over their precious children witnessing such an “outrageous” display. Hello? It’s MTV. It’s what they do – it’s their flippin’ business model. Second, if you’re one of those people who still thinks MTV is a music video channel… let me enlighten you. Here’s a sample of MTV’s programming lineup: 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, Real World, Engaged and Underage, Jersey Shore, Lingerie Football League, and, of course, Snookie and Jwoww. There’s plenty more, but that gives you the idea. So, I’m not going to waste my time over parents who were shocked by a show on MTV.
Back to the Miley incident… (If you haven’t seen the VMA video, here it is.)
I am not disgusted or outraged by her performance. I am embarrassed for her.
Actor James Gandolfini died suddenly after a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Rome to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily. He was 51. Gandolfini will be forever known for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, which eventually won him 3 Emmy Awards and a $1,000,000-an-episode paycheck. Overweight, balding, rough around the edges with a thick New Jersey accent, Gandolfini was the opposite of a marquee leading man, destined to be a character actor. Yet he proved through his masterful acting that he could make Tony Soprano sexy and smart, towering and powerful.
In honor of the Supreme Court rejecting a class action suit against Comcast for overcharging, let’s take a good look at what an honest cable company might look like
On Monday, (next Monday!) January 14th, Jake Tapper (from ABC News, now at CNN)) will be in Wilmington signing books and participating in an event to discuss the topic of this book with 4 of the participants. Tapper has a recent book, called The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. This book tells the story of an attack on an American outpost in Afghanistan — Compound Outpost Keating — where 53 American soldiers were attacked by 400 Taliban fighters.
Max Frankel, a former editorial page editor, wrote a wonderful piece about Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the New York Times publisher who recently passed away. The article talks how Sulzberger “never ordered an article to be printed or deleted from the news columns of his paper.” One of the most interesting tidbits in the article was […]
1. Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
2. The probability that a certain person (will) be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
4. Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
5. A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.
Using the parody lyrics to Starship’s “We Built This City (On Rock’N'Roll)” I wrote on last Friday’s thread on the RNC’s ‘We Built This’ theme, Delaware musicians Rachel Schain and Todd Chappelle recorded the following video:
Actually, yesterday, 13 August would have been Sir Alfred’s birthday. But the video is a compilation of the majority (not all) of his cameo appearances in his films.
Sorry this blog is so ridiculously late this week. I’ve been in NYC for my day job and, well, needless to say I haven’t really had a lot of time to sit in front of a computer screen doing personal things. Nonetheless, here we are again. Thank you to everyone who came out to last week’s Ladybug Festival! It was a huge success and we are definitely doing it again. Also, lest you thought I was joking about being the redhead losing her mind at the front of the crowd for OK Go’s set at Firefly last week, take a look at this photo from the Firefly Facebook Page.
Hello Delaware Liberal (and the Conservative readership too, I can be bipartisan)!
I’m Rachel Schain. You’ve been seeing the ad for my first CD, Happy Happy, in the upper right corner of this blog for, oh, about two years now. That very brightly colored one. You’ll have a new one as soon as my next CD, LilacFace, is released (the band and I were in the studio this weekend, and I cannot wait to put this out). I happen to be Upstate Delaware’s Favorite Musician, according to the 2011 Best of Delaware poll. My reign continues this year thanks to the fact that they didn’t include the category in the 2012 survey.
You might be wondering why I’m blogging here. Well, the good folks at DL came to me, knowing that I’m fairly plugged into the local music scene. I’ll be giving you weekly recommendations for your weekend rocking pleasure. In the comments, let me know if you want me to include Philly and NJ shows or just Wilmington/Newark area shows.
You are warned — NSFW or around kids. Turn the sound down if you are watching this while standing in line for ice cream or something.
It’s rare that I don’t finish a book, but I just couldn’t make it through the latest sensation 50 Shades of Grey.
Before I get into my review of a book I didn’t finish, let me tell you that I’m a sucker for a good, steamy romance. After a day of pouring over political articles and listening to pundits I love to be swept away in romantic fantasy. There. That’s my confession… and guilty pleasure.
Moving on… I heard about the book from my mother (who hasn’t read it, but had heard about the hoopla) who knew I indulged in the genre. Out of curiosity I downloaded the book to my Kindle. I tried to read it, and in my defense I don’t expect romance novels to be great literature, but… Oh. My. God. What I read of this book was terrible. Poorly written, poorly edited, and with a heroine no one but Twilight fans could relate to.