Legendary filmmaker Chris Marker has died. He was 91.
David Hudson gathers a few obits.
Controversy surrounds world-record 400 IM of China’s 16-year-old Ye Shiwen
The biggest shock of the Olympics so far: Jordyn Wieber fails to advance to all-around finals.
A close second: Michael Phelps’s “crappy” first swim raises the red flag.
This video of Aly Raisman’s parents reacting to her bar routine is very funny, but shocking that it made it on the air, given what Mom clearly says at the end.
Michał Oleszczyk, like me, was once smitten by that buket of suds known as Dynasty.
Alex Cox on the fretful birth of The Brave Cowboy.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Olympics Twitter play-by-play highlights weekend.
A Scientology insider gives first full-length interview to the Voice.
Matt Zoller Seitz on the Anglophilic Olympics opening ceremony.
The inevitable Girls parody we’ve all been waiting for:
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