Paramedic James Cermak was the first witness to be called to the stand. He revealed that when he retrieved the boy’s body from his home, it “limp, lifeless.” He also shed light on the markings found on Fernandez including “strangulation marks around his neck … bite marks, and bruises head-to-toe.” … [Read more...] about Trial Begins for Man Who Allegedly Tortured and Killed 8-Year-Old Boy for Believing Him to be Gay
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While Tame ascended, Canadian pop wunderkind Justin Bieber — who rocketed to international fame in the same time frame on the strength of his squeaky clean image and a battery of hits like “Baby,” “Never Say Never,” and “Boyfriend” — was engaged in a bit of an apology tour. After weeks of controversies and legal troubles in 2014, the singer, tasked with repositioning himself at mainstream music’s center three years out from the platinum-selling teen-pop outing Believe, released “Sorry,” a wise, reflexive trop-house banger that spoke to both his on-again-off-again romance with Selena Gomez and the sense that he had lost some goodwill during his heel turn. He started spending a lot of time around the trendy evangelicals of Hillsong Church, after being baptized in Houston Rockets center Tyson Chandler’s bathtub. Bieber’s 2015 album Purpose set about the task of documenting a breakup while assuring his fans that … [Read more...] about Tame Impala and Justin Bieber Return 5 Years Later Changed Men, But How Much?
7. Patience by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics)interviewing comics titan Daniel Clowes about his early work. When I asked him about the creators he most admired in his youth, he was swift in his reply: Spider-Man and Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Ditko. “There’s such a deep loneliness in his work that I respond to,” Clowes said. “The characters are always these singular guys walking through these foreboding urban landscapes.” Clowes could just as well have been describing much of Patience, the eye-popping graphic novel he was finishing up at the time. In it, we meet one such “singular guy,” a self-pitying and wholly unlikable gent named Jack. Clowes has often dabbled in surrealism and light sci-fi, but here he goes whole hog into the bizarre, shunting Jack through time and space as our sorta-hero clumsily attempts to right a tragic wrong. His journey features whiplash-inducing shifts in visual style that are steeped in Ditkology: One minute, … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Comic Books of 2016
Ruxin: “Yup. First wife, second wife.”101. Ruxin (about Kevin having two wives, Pete and Jenny): “Kevin’s like a Mormon without any of the financial prowess.”102. Ruxin (to Jenny): “Whoops? That’s all you have to say in your little slutty-leprechaun outfit?” … [Read more...] about A Complete List of Nick Kroll’s Ruxin Putdowns on
With Brie Larson at the helm, Captain Marvel is just the seventh MCU film to break into the billion-dollar club, following Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, according to Variety. … [Read more...] about Movie Tickets Are Selling for Almost $10,000 on eBay