Stipends problematic for collegiate athletes


Nobody cares about Lonnie White. Nobody cares that as a former USC wide receiver from 1982 to 1986, White pocketed roughly $14,000 in extra benefits. Nobody cares that he sold his season ticket allotment. Nobody cares that, in doing so, he violated NCAA rules. We’re numb to this now. Unless Yahoo! Sports were to learn […]

Adapted comic book flick has the ring, but no power


With the summer releases of Thor and X-Men: First Class behind us and Captain America, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Cowboys & Aliens on the way, 2011 looks to offer the perfect summer for comic book movies. Green Lantern should fit right in, but instead it fails miserably both on its own merits and […]

Logo show bends gender, upends frowns


With the June 20 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag U’s second season, school is already back in session for the eager pupils of the popular Logo network show. Despite the comparatively early start date for the new semester, the recent ‘draguates’ don’t seem to mind getting a head start on their new lives. The unconventional makeover […]

Long-running musical epic takes L.A. by storm


It’s hard not to fall into the trap of playing the numbers game when discussing Les Misérables. The pride and joy of London’s West End has been translated into 21 different languages, has spawned 33 cast recordings and has seen productions staged in 291 cities in 42 countries. The show has played to more than […]