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by Ben Travers

3 Jun 2011


All we have are hunches. There may be an educated guess or two out there as to who killed Rosie Larsen, but in this spread out game of Ten Little Indians, hard evidence linking a single suspect is as rare as a smile from Linden. So if guesses are all we have, let me offer up mine. Please feel free to disagree. After all, I can’t prove any of it.

by Ben Travers

18 May 2011


The irreplaceable Michael Scott

No one wanted to see him go, but go he has, gone he is. Michael Scott has up and left The Office, and much like losing a great boss at work, it was hard to watch him leave.

Even harder, though, may be finding a replacement. It must be someone who can command attention for his or her failures as well as successes. Someone who can deliver a clever-because-it’s-not-clever catchphrase or awkward complement. Someone comfortable in a woman’s suit even if he’s a man.

by Ben Travers

16 May 2011


It’s bound to happen. We don’t know when, exactly, but we do know where. Multiple film studios want to bring feature films to your home faster. It’s not good enough DVDs and Blu-rays are released as early as three months following their exit from theaters. The most recent proposal puts the time frame at 60 days after a film leaves your local cineplex before it’s available to you at the click of a button.

If this doesn’t sound like the end of everything good and pure on the planet Earth to you, then perhaps you’re having a more reasonable reaction to the news than I. In fact, I’m here to recruit you. I’m here to pull you off the edge; bring you back from the dark side of the force; get you to root against the Miami Heat. I’m here to show you the light, basically, and these are the five reasons I’ve chosen to help turn on that 1,000-watt bulb of truth.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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