Brad Pitt turned 50 years old this week. America’s Heartthrob for more than twenty year now, you of course know that Pitt is one of the most famous Hollywood stars in history. You also know that he was once married to Jennifer Aniston and that together they smoked a lot of pot. You may have also heard that he’s currently in a long term relationship with Angelina Jolie and they have six children together. Here’s 6 things about Brad that you probably didn’t know.
In honor of Phillip K. Dick’s birthday this week, here’s a piece from the archives. Dick continues to find new adherents with each passing generation. 30 years after his death he still seems ahead of his time. TS
Phillip K. Dick would have been 84 years old on December 16th, 2012. He was one of the great visionary science fiction writers of the 20th century, and published forty-four novels during his highly decorated and award winning career. Dick was nominated five times for the Nebula Award, won the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Flow My Tears the Policeman Said, as well as a Hugo Award for his novel UBIK. Despite the critical reception however, mainstream success eluded him in his lifetime.
Dick died shortly after Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott and based on Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, had completed filming. Dick never saw the the final product. He was convinced the film would be a huge financial success, wishfully perhaps, owing to his myriad financial difficulties and problems with the IRS. Upon release, the film was considered something of a bust, failing to rack up huge numbers at the domestic box office. However, the film quickly built a cult following and has since gone on to be regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Continue…
Earlier Shea Magazine brought you PART ONE of The Hottest Woman in the World This Month featuring American pop superstar Miley Cyrus, who has inspired a moderate amount of ire in the United States recently with her provocative sexual displays and earned the censure of Irish singer Sinead O’Connor. Today in part two, we look at the other side of the coin, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, front woman for the Russian all female punk rock band, Pussy Riot. Continue…
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The Washington Redskins have hired former USC coach Lane Kiffin, who was fired last September, to coach the Washington Redskins for the upcoming 2014 season.
The franchise’s major overhaul after a troubled season took another step Monday when Shanahan was fired in the early afternoon following a news conference at Redskins Park. Details of Shanahan’s dismissal are not yet available.
Kiffin agreed sometime last week to take the job, according to an official within the NFL who spoke to Shea Magazine on condition of anonymity, stating that Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder flew to northern Nevada last week to buy out Kiffin’s $200 contract he had signed as assistant head coach of Antelope Valley High School in Hemet. Kiffin had been working as a lifeguard and pool manager at Residence Suites in Henderson, Nevada since mid-October. Continue…
Let’s kick off the end of the year with an obligatory top 10 list. This one will focus on something a little different. This list avoids the big Marvel and DC titles and looks in on some of the non-caped crusaders (though Batman ’66 is a super fun read!). These didn’t necessarily all launch this year, but they are all active titles so you can head down to your local comic book shop and jump right in. So as much as it pains me to leave off Hawkeye from Matt Fraction and the Brian Posehn penned Deadpool, I present our top 10 comic titles of 2013:
10. Jupiter’s Legacy Continue…
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