Digital Digest: 06/09/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 06 September 2010
Following the success of The Hangover, director Todd Phillips has teamed up again with the film’s breakout star Zach Galifianakis for the upcoming Due Date. Co-starring Robert Downey Jr as an uptight businessman trying to get home for the birth of his child, the unlikely duo decides to cross the country together. Watch the trailer here:
Revered film critic Roger Ebert may have been unable to eat or speak since he lost his jaw to cancer four years ago, but that hasn’t stopped him from publishing a cookbook based entirely on meals to be made from a rice-cooker. Here, an interview with Ebert explains what he misses most about food – mainly, the camaraderie of eating.
The Dap-Kings are one of a growing number of acts that draw from the music of the Sixties and Seventies, and sometimes from one performer in particular, with great accuracy. But when does re-imagining become mimicry? In this article Sasha Frere-Jones investigates the delicate art of the musical revival.
US Vogue editor Anna Wintour was on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last week, giving a flash of her famous icy side when talking about Lady Gaga. “She was praying in the back, waiting for God to tell her it was all right to go onstage,” Wintour recalls. “Fortunately, he gave her the message after 45 minutes.” Ouch!
The Idea Generation Gallery in East London has some of the quirkier exhibitions around. Recent events have included a Nat Finkelstein retrospective and Ray Lowery: London Calling. Their Flickr not only had pictures from the exhibits, but behind-the-scenes snaps of their opening parties.
You know what they say: the early bird catches the worm. And Chicago dentist William DeJean is a very early bird. He has created TV adverts promoting Hilary Clinton for a 2012 Presidential bid. They can currently be seen on televisions across New Orleans – and on Youtube, of course.
Two Canadian safety organizations have put together a $15,000 device that creates a hologram of a girl chasing a pink ball down a street and onto a road. Why? It’s all part of a new campaign warning drivers to “expect the unexpected”. Critics claim it will simply create accidents. Read the debate here:
Life & Style blogs
The Last of Us: Ashley Johnson says she would play Ellie in a sequel
Meow Chat: New messaging app combines Tinder and WhatsApp - but is it safe?
Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
How much independence should children have?
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
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