The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie is an enthusiastic tweeter. He often prompts his followers to play games like "Literary Smackdowns" (Joan Didion vs. Susan Sontag, for example), and today he started a new one: blasting Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook deactivated Rushdie's page, thinking it ... More >>
Though reporters are still missing, being killed and deported across Syria, Libya.html and the upheaved Middle East, there was some cause for celebration among the media today as the four missing New York Times journalists came home to a hero's welcome. The group has already detailed the brut ... More >>
"Lil Wayne is free. I am on the cover of the la weekly. Life is pretty alright," tweeted Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino earlier today, and indeed, her face is proudly plastered over our sister paper's front page this week, under the combative legend: "The West Is The Best." Debatable! But the ... More >>
I'm not trying to make something cute out of the tragic death of Natasha Richardson, the fine actress who died after a skiing accident last year.
But there have definitely been some creepy coincidences about the aftermath of her passing.
Mama Vanessa Redgrave promptly canceled out of schedu ... More >>