Friday, May 2, 2008

Interesting Headlines I Can't Really Read Batacazo de los laboristas en las municipales de Inglaterra y Gales
What made this headline interesting for me was that I'd just read the same story on the BBC. It was front page news on El Pais, a testament to just how many English have relocated down south. Das Festival der starken Frauen: Heute beginnt mit Shakespeares Sturm das Berliner Theatertreffen
For those of you playing along at home: sturm = tempest... I figured that it had to be from the start but still felt the need to search the article until I found a reference to Prospero. Slideshow: Kritischer Blick: Was hat denn Christina Ricci hier entdeckt?
Okay, I'm a big Susan Sarandon fan (politically and every other way), and when I saw this photo I thought, "Brava, Ma'am!" But sometimes you just want to take the photographers and the photo editors out and spank 'em for the naughty children they are...

Triste means sad... ain't it the truth. We may not corner the market on injustice—the French have plenty to be ashamed of, too, of course—but on this issue, they nail it. I can't stop myself thinking, "At least we didn't execute him before we found out," as if that in anyway mitigates the 27 years he spent in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

You've got to hand it to hola; they take Charles Foster Kane's belief to heart: "If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough." Madonna in all caps: that's news! However, to play devil's advocate, I refer you to my friend Caroline's comments on a recent WNYC message board.

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