Salon

Three Best Things, 9/21-9/27

  • We had a little rain this week; as usual, the Boston Globe delivers the big pictures. #21 is the funniest (Beach bash cancelled? WHY??), but #23 has gotta be a movie scene.
  • Maybe you like Glenn Beck. Maybe you’re like me and assume he’s an Andy Kaufman stunt gone rogue. Doesn’t matter — read Salon’s three-parter on Beck’s upbringing and roots in no-holds-barred morning radio. Parts one, two, and three. Sample: “A couple days after [Beck’s radio rival] Kelly’s wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, ‘We hear you had a miscarriage,’” remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. “When Terry said, ‘Yes,’ Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce [Kelly] apparently can’t do anything right — about he can’t even have a baby.” Yikes.
  • Ukraine’s Got Talent’s 2009 winner, sand artist Kseniya Simonova, portrays the 1945 German invasion of Russia. It’s kind of hard to believe this is real…

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