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by John Lindstedt

31 Mar 2010

Glee returns to the airwaves 13 April and Fox released this latest promo that showcases star Lea Michelle’s take on Madonna’s “Like a Prayer”. While Glee has plenty to offer to those who aren’t into musical theater, it’s hard to blame those who knock the show right off the bat. You may want to give it a shot, even if it’s not your thing. It’s a cheeky high school satire in the vein of Election, it just happens to heavily feature its cast singing pop songs a cappella. It’s understandable, however, if outsiders can’t help but Fox’s continued insistence that the show is a “phenomenon” a bit grating.

by Peta Jinnath Andersen

31 Mar 2010

Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad, is set to hit shelves next week. There’s been a lot of talk about how the shiny new tech will affect the book world. Here’s mega-publisher Penguin’s take on the matter. Will Penguin’s iPad books still be books? Or is Penguin leaving books behind?

by John Lindstedt

31 Mar 2010

The cult of Scarface has been known to permeate many corners of our society. Dorm rooms, Spencer’s Gifts, and Spike TV “best of” lists are usually places of worship when it comes to Brian De Palma’s 1983 drug epic, but it looks like elementary schools are also getting into the act. Check out some surprisingly talented child actors take on the story’s climax in this “fudging” awesome school play.

by Arnold Pan

31 Mar 2010

LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening
Releasing: 18 May

Leaked from the much-anticipated new LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening, “Drunk Girls” has been burning up the Internet since the weekend. If this track and a snippet of another new song “Pow Pow” are any indication, the new album finds James Murphy and co. no worse for wear, despite what was apparently a grueling recording/producing process for Murphy and rumors of uncertainty over the band’s long-term future. “Drunk Girls” is the kind of hybrid electro-punk single you’d expect from LCD, something in between a boozy booty-shaking anthem for chin-stroking indies and some subliminal braininess for the clubbing set.

01 Dance Yrself Clean

02 Drunk Girls
03 One Touch

04 All I Want

05 Change 

06 Hit 

07 Pow Pow

08 Somebody’s Calling Me 

09 What You Need

by Jessy Krupa

31 Mar 2010

In the beginning of this week’s episode, Sarah met one of her daughter’s teachers, Mr. Cyr (Joan of Arcadia’s Jason Ritter). After borrowing some nicotine gum, he mentioned Amber was one of his best students and raved about a book report she wrote. Later on, she discovered that Amber plagiarized the report that she wrote on the same book when she was in high school. Furiously declaring that she “ran out of punishments in Fresno”, Sarah then went to tell Mr. Cyr what happened. After she heard him speak so admirably about a report that her own teacher once lambasted and offer Amber a letter of recommendation for college, however, Sarah changed her mind. She did demand that Amber rewrite her report and “not let us down”, though.

Meanwhile, Julia dealt with a different problem with her daughter. Sydney has been playing with Racquel’s equally obnoxious daughter, Harmony, who won’t let her be the princess. Instead, she’s always picked to play the servant, the maid, or the cook. (I, for one, dealt with a similar problem when I was her age. Being of an independent spirit, I solved that by hanging out with the boys instead.) Anyways, Julia’s plan to get Sydney to stand up for herself backfired. Does this mean they will address Racquel and Harmony’s snobbishness in another episode?

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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