Most recent entries for July 2009

Snuggie for dogs: the useless canine accessory you never know you wanted.

I can be your DJ Hero, baby

It’s an immutable law of pop culture: success = sequels. So it’s no surprise that Activision is releasing DJ Hero in October as a follow-up to their runaway hit, Guitar Hero.

The new film by Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man, looks (and sounds) seriously awesome.

Last night, William Shatner and Conan O'Brien mined Sarah Palin's Twitter account for poetic gold.

Charlene Yi is Baby to Channing Tatum's Johnny Castle in a bizarroland version of Dirty Dancing.

Flaming Lips let their freak flag fly, Weezer jump the shark, and the mysterious jj zone out: this week's new musical discoveries.

On Sunday, Sarah Palin stepped down as governor of Alaska. She delivered a corker of a farewell speech filled that left many wondering what the heck she was trying to say up there. Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien recruited William Shatner to help us all understand that Palin was just trying to write her own brand of beatnik poetry.

The Fantastic Mr. Dahl

One day last week, talk in the Arts Online office turned to the topic of children’s lit, and a bunch of us began reminiscing about our favourite books from when we were kids. Though shout-outs were given to E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books, the one author who was mentioned more than all the rest was Roald Dahl.

Meet Seth Galifianakis

With the recent success of Todd Philips’ buddy flick The Hangover, comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis is enjoying some much-deserved mainstream attention.

The Transit Tapes is a live music performance web series. As you might be able to glean from its name, the Transit shows don't take place in a traditional music venue. Instead, each segment features an independent Canadian act playing one or two songs in the back of a TTC streetcar (free of other passengers) as it glides through the streets of downtown Toronto.

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