Pop Culture

6:31am

Mon August 26, 2013
Music

Did Miley Cyrus 'Flirt With Bad Taste' Or Dive Right In?

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 9:33 am

Singers Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
Lucas Jackson Reuters/Landov

You may have to turn off your television today if you wish to avoid seeing clips of one-time squeaky clean Disney star Miley Cyrus as she "twerked and gyrated, stripped and swayed," Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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10:39am

Thu August 22, 2013
Arts & Life

The Lorax Is Home! Statue Taken From Dr. Seuss' Garden Found

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 11:25 am

The Lorax, before he was taken away.
San Diego Police Department

The Lorax was missing,

From Dr. Seuss' garden.

Who could be so cruel?

Had their heart just hardened?

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Now there's good news.

The little guy's back.

Found quite nearby,

Off the beaten track.

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A man in Montana

Had a tip for police.

And for Seuss' family,

The news brought some peace.

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His clue led to a canyon,

Beneath the Seuss home.

There the statue was found.

In a bush, quite alone.

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A prank had gone bad,

Perpetrators had chickened.

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7:00am

Wed August 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Not Funny: Clerk Critically Injured In Hasselhoff Sign Theft

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:22 am

One of the promotional images for Cumberland Farms' "Iced Hoffee."
Cumberland Farms' Facebook page

What's been a relatively amusing trend in New England — the theft in the past year of more than 550 advertising signs featuring actor David Hasselhoff — isn't funny anymore.

A clerk who works at a Cumberland Farms convenience store in Shelton, Conn., "remains in critical condition after falling while trying to stop an SUV from driving away with stolen David Hasselhoff signs," The Hartford Courant says.

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9:47am

Sun August 18, 2013
Arts & Life

An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In 'Dice And Men'

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 2:07 pm

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Author David Ewalt was in the fourth grade when he got hooked on Dungeons & Dragons.

"I was at one of my friends' houses on a weekend after school. And he broke out this weird game," Ewalt tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "[He] said 'hey, do you guys want to fight some monsters and explore a dungeon?'"

Now a grown man, Ewalt still can't help but spread the good word about the game. He's written a new book about it, called Of Dice and Men.

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6:21am

Sat August 10, 2013
Commentary

The Doctor, An Utterly Millennial Hero

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 5:43 am

BBC

The selection last week of actor Peter Capaldi to play the latest Doctor on Doctor Who has made headlines all over the world — and you'd be forgiven for wondering why. It's only a TV show, after all, and it's a sometimes cheesy, often over-the-top sci-fi feature, not 60 Minutes or The West Wing.

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