If I want to visit my 81-year-old grandmother in Forest Hills, Queens, from my place in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Google Maps tells me I'm approximately five miles away. What Google Maps doesn't tell me is that in order to get there I will have to fight five krakens in a moat, machete through 18 miles of ... More >>
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As we all know, the release of the final Harry Potter film tonight marks the end of an era. For many children and young adults around the world, this will be an even more dramatic moment than turning eleven and not receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter. After the jump, we've put together a l ... More >>
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via TelegraphNot sure if this deserves the tag of "adorable" animals in trouble, but: Charlie is a white cat who lives at a British animal shelter. The shelter workers are having a tough time finding a new home for him because as you can see, he bears a terrifying resemblance to Voldemort. " ... More >>
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Lock up ye editorial staffers! The Daily is trying to hire them if they haven't already. And if Papa Rupe doesn't come for 'em, Yahoo will. A New York Observer-er peaces out. Finally, the clearing out of some old items, the firing of some long-needed shots, and the media company you're most l ... More >>
It's Friday, and we here at Runnin' Scared have an exciting, bittersweet staffing announcement to make to cap this week off with. One of our own is moving on.
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William Bowers's work shows up on SOTC every Tuesday once a week. Read all his previous columns here. "Did anyone see us open for 1990s on August 2nd at The Annex? How were we, really?"'photo by marc nolte' Provincializm: Let's Get Protean (or, Still An A.R.T. Fag) By William Bowers Identity, s ... More >>
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