Police estimated that about 2,000 extra people showed up to the Hollywood premiere of Electric Daisy Carnival Experience, a documentary about a rave. What was supposed to be an invite-only event quickly overflowed Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the crowd spilled onto the streets.
Fluorescent light bulbs are set to be banned in favor of more energy efficient CFL lights. However, in July alone, there have been three light-related votes.
Joseph Bottum is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and the author of The Second Spring: Words into Music, Music into Words.
In the beginning, there was a glade. A green and foresty place, a meadowy clearing in the great big woods. The robins called from branch to branch. A laughing stream wove gently through the dell. A rabbit hopped through the long grass, bright with morning dew. All was well, and all manner of things were well — until, one day, the evil came.
Yesterday was a dramatic day for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who lobbied hard and told his fellow Republican in no uncertain terms that they had to get behind his deficit plan. Boehner will put it to a vote today.
The Tea Party caucus in particular wasn't thrilled with Boehner's plan. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah was at that meeting, where the speaker used some choice words to get his caucus in line and when the speaker turned his way to see where he stood, Chaffetz said he was still voting no.
The classic words of William Shakespeare can be difficult to understand in a modern society.
John McWhorter is a contributing editor for The New Republic.
"Iconoclastic" as I am thought to be on race, I have been struck by how equally unexpected one view of mine has been considered: that much of Shakespeare's language is impossible to comprehend meaningfully in real time, so much so that most first-time viewers of a Shakespeare play are understanding grievously less of the meaning than they are aware.