1. "Sesame Street Martians": And Yip-Yip Aliens Wednesday.
["OHHHHHHHHHH!!! Chicken... Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip...]
2. "Naomi Campbell sentenced for attacking maid": OHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Cat... Cat... Cat. Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip-Yip... MeeeeeOOOOOWWWWWW!
["Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been sentenced to five days of menial work for throwing her cell phone at her former maid. On March 30, 2006, Campbell found a pair of designer jeans—which she had been planning to wear on Oprah Winfrey's television show that day—missing. She suspected her maid Ana Scolavino of stealing the jeans and threw her cell phone at her. Chilean-born Scolavino needed four stitches on her head."]
3. "David Lynch Made a Man Out of Me": Transcendental meditationist pops film critic's cherry pie.
["Like every touchstone of my nascent cinephilia, I first encountered Eraserhead on crap VHS. It was the late 1980s, I was 15, and I didn't know what I'd seen, but it was love at first sight. Nerds in space. Mutant babies. Domestic derangement. Radiator ladies. Inexplicable seizures. Enigmatic orifices. Weird routines. The hardcore bizarre and ineffably beautiful. Totally. Like. Awesome. David Lynch became an instant culture hero. I all but draped myself in Blue Velvet (movie, soundtrack, poster) and was soon hosting Twin Peaks geekfests indulgently catered with cherry pie and strong black coffee. Along with Heathers, the Pixies, shoplifting Marlboros, and hatred of Orange County, Lynchian surrealism played a major role in defining my suburban artfag weltanschauung."]
4. "Forgotten Films: Gone to Earth (aka The Wild Heart) (dir. Michael Powell, 1950)": By Bilge Ebiri for Screengrab.
["The legendary filmmaking team of director Michael Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, aka "The Archers," made Gone to Earth at the height of their popularity—they had just come off iconic films like The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus– but its somewhat catastrophic reception would mark the beginning of their career decline. (Subsequent films, such as Oh, Rosalinda! and Battle of the River Plate would not duplicate their earlier successes.) It didn't help, of course, that the film never quite worked out production-wise: The project was a collaboration with the even-more-legendary producer David O. Selznick, who would later cut his own version of the film and release it in the US. (More on that later.) Any way you look at it, these troubles are a dispiriting legacy for such a beautiful and heart-wrenching film, featuring the most striking color cinematography since...well, since Powell and Pressburger's own The Red Shoes."]
5. "Film Historian David Bordwell - Interview": House contributor Annie Frisbie interviews the cinema scholar for zoom in online.
["This week's guest is David Bordwell, professor of Film Studies at University of Wisconsin Madison, and author of a number of influential books in film history and theory. If you were wondering what a classic film historian thinks about You Tube, our conversation has the answers and so much more."]
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