Attack Of The Feminist Superheroes!

From She-Hulk (pictured) to Ms Marvel and the new female Thor, a new generation of hero is revolutionizing the world of comics and consigning sexualized stereotypes to history. And while some of the fanboys are grumbling, says The Guardian, this is a battle they just won’t win.

Top Orchestra Plays To Empty Hall


I love this! When Radio France – in the middle of strikes, layoffs, financial troubles and general chaos – abruptly cancelled the Friday evening concert of the L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, they didn’t consult the musicians or conductor Myung-Whun Chung first. In protest, the furious orchestra went right over to the new Philharmonie de Paris (conveniently available that evening) and played its program to banks of empty seats – making headlines in the process. Click on the video to hear what they played: perfect. (Sorry that the link is in French. Actually, I’m not sorry: you should have paid more attention in French class: I did.)

Josh Groban On Those Gay Rumors

Truly, madly, deeply: I don’t want Josh Groban to be gay. There has to be some room left in the world for sensitivo, scraggly-bearded straight guys who feel comfortable hanging out with the same-sexers. In this interview, Josh tells us that his parents had gay friends so he grew up around a lot of us. The best bit in the q & a is him relating his reaction when he discovered that he was beloved by bears. He thought the bears were a baseball team. I wish the bears were a baseball team. As for the article’s assertion that Josh has a “gay fanbase,” I think that’s accurate, though I would add the word “elderly” before “gay”: I don’t know many under-40 gays who enjoy listening to him.

Schwarzenegger: The Way Of All Flesh


“Maggie,” to be released on May 8th, is about a loving dad (Arnold Schwarzenegger) trying to take care of his zombie daughter (Abigail Breslin). Some critics have pointed out that in that brown beard Schwarzenegger has turned into this pale, crinkly-faced guy who’s starting to resemble Chuck Norris. It’s been 38 years since “Pumping Iron,” and bodybuilders don’t age well: everyone’s flesh sags eventually (which is why I don’t like sitting on a beach with a lot of over-50s), and bodybuilders have more flesh to sag.

10 Biggest Movie Flops Ever

Don’t believe everything you hear about blockbusters. Here are ten films that prove that box office cash is fleeting. It’s hard to argue with “Cutthroat Island” as number one: it finished off the movie career of both Matthew Modine and Geena Davis.

Cover Art For Harper Lee Book Revealed

HarperCollins’ new cover for Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” is obviously intended to invoke a gentler time — the 1950s — as well as the artwork for a classic cover of “To Kill A Mockingbird.” I doubt the cover art will matter much to the scads of readers who will purchase the book: the first printing, on July 14th, will be at least two million copies.

Attack Of The Feminist Superheroes!

From She-Hulk (pictured) to Ms Marvel and the new female Thor, a new generation of hero is revolutionizing the world of comics and consigning sexualized stereotypes to history. And while some of the fanboys are grumbling, says The Guardian, this is a battle they just won’t win.