A random pedestrian news outlets alternately referred to as “heroic” and “crazy” brought a wild Los Angeles police chase to an end as he stepped in front of the suspect’s car, ending the hour-long pursuit. »
“This man is a legend.” A Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 driver at today’s 24 Hours Nürburgring lost a wheel and made a valiant effort to retrieve and repair it before giving in and allowing himself to be towed back to the pits. The commentary from Vodaphone’s broadcasters are priceless on this; the reason the driver was… »
NBC just unveiled a whole slew of crazy genre television, including what’s basically the TV version of Memento, a whole new Heroes, and another apocalypse comedy.
Yesterday, I read a rather excellent article over a Comics Alliance titled “Smart, Nice and Sassy: ‘Good Girl’ Role Models Make Boring Heroes.” The central thesis of the article was that, yes, we’re getting more great female characters in comics these days, but is it possible they’re a little too great? More… »
UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: According to the San Antonio Express-News, Josh Lewis denies his boss’s version of events, saying the attacker stole his car with the pizzas in it and he did not complete his delivery. Our assessment of Lewis (who was stuck with “a huge dagger” in the line of duty) as a pizza hero stands. »
When Christopher McDougall wrote his first book, Born to Run, he didn’t know what to expect. A hybrid travelogue, adventure story, cultural study, and self-help manual, it was a quirky, hard-to-classify book. He certainly didn’t expect it to become a best-seller that would inspire thousands of runners to throw away… »
A New York commuter is alive today after climbing off of the subway tracks just before an incoming 6 train would have struck and smashed him. No thanks to anyone but himself.
Dance Moms—the Lifetime reality series about a group of smack-talking goblin mothers who exploit their daughters’ excessive talent for fame—is not a good show. It’s a great show! And, best of all, it’s a show with a message. »
If you had to narrow down a single reason why Heroes was such a runaway hit in its first season, you'd have to select Hiro, the time-traveling Japanese nerd played by Masi Oka. So why does the news that Hiro is returning for the sequel series, Heroes Reborn, fill me with such dread? »
The word hero is thrown around so loosely these days. But the guy who decked a Syracuse lacrosse player who had attacked two random people, then dared the police to arrest him for knocking the guy out with a single punch? Hero. (Police did not arrest him, because he's a hero.) »
New Jersey, a state known for its equal number of local heroes, sheroes, and zeroes, has gained itself another member of the boss-applesauce community when a councilwoman from Mahwah flipped two middle fingers to the mayor of her town, calling him a "piece of shit" at a council meeting. Now that's how to get things… »
Some of these make more sense ("Peter Parker, Photographer, The Daily Bugle") than others (would Natasha Romanoff really have the need for business cards?), but The Vocations of Heroes & Villains is nonetheless an art print that's quite fun to look at. »
In the catalog of People Who Inspire Us, few leave me quite as verklempt and in awe as Patti Smith, whose memoir Just Kids comforted me through my first year in New York and whose album Horses is one of my favorites of all time. But perhaps what's most amazing about her is her constant ability to continue to create… »
This guy started his film career as an actor in 1927 before he became a director in the 1930s. He might be the only person in film whose work has spanned from the silent era to the present day. The video above is him in 2008, when he was a wee lad of 99. He has been the oldest working director for almost 14 years.… »