Weekly Arts Roundup

Other women might understand the very real perils of an “America’s Next Top Model” marathon on Oxygen network. I couldn’t get this Roundup published over the weekend, as the result of one, 2006’s Cycle 7 (what they call a season … Continue reading

New Lowering the Boom Feature: Weekly Arts Roundup

At least once a week, I’m going to start sharing stories that intrigue me from the arts world. So much of what forms our way of thinking and our lives comes from the music that we listen to, the movies … Continue reading

‘House of Cards’ Majority Whip Kevin Spacey MTed Both Dem & GOP House Whips… And Actually Got a Reply!

The folks at Netflix-only drama series House of Cards went all out on social media in the weeks leading up to the show’s second season premiere tonight. Star Kevin Spacey, who plays conniving Democratic House Majority Whip Francis Underwood, got … Continue reading

North Carolina Athletic Department Urging Fans with Tix to Tonight’s Huge Hoops Rivalry Game: Stay Home!

.@The_Real_JML The UNC-Duke game? Oh my goodness, that would be like saying someone wants to cancel the 4th of July! #smh — Becca Lower (@BeccaJLower) February 12, 2014 As a fan of the rivalry (a Tarheels fan) wrote in 2010: … Continue reading

Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46 (Video) UPDATE: Fans Gather Outside Apartment (Photo)

via Wall Street Journal: Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said. The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is … Continue reading