J. Caleb Mozzocco on the transience of happiness

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See the whole thing at Every Day Is Like Wednesday:

Marvel does yaoi?

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From the Marvel catalog — cover image tragically not available: MARVEL BROMANCE #1 If This Be Bromance–! Marvel’s greatest buddies take the spotlight in this one-of-a-kind collection, and it’s male bonding like you’ve never seen — as Cable and Deadpool swap stories, Wonder Man and the Beast share a plane ride, Spidey and the Human […]

The Beat’s Guide to MoCCA Fine Dining

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With a new locale — the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington — this year’s MoCCA crowd will have to find new hangouts and new luncheon spots. But fear not! Since it takes place in The Beat‘s veritable backyard, we’ve eaten lunch at every place near by, and we’re happy to tell you that Rose Hill/North […]

First peep at Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex

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Ignore the reports of Brolin cheating on his wife, and enjoy these photos!

Would Daddy Warbucks have bailed out Lehman Brothers?

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The New York Times finds Jeet Heer’s analysis of Little Orphan Annie’s anti-FDR tone during the Great Depression a “Big Idea” for today, and a mirror of current monetary anxieties. What cartoon character is currently carrying the standard for the Chicago School? And who’s for Keynes?

The CBLDF and The Beat team for MoCCA karaoke hijinks!

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Live band karaoke? Are you ROCKSTAR enough? Although the band’s repertoire does not include such classic Beat buzzkillers as “Gethsemane” or “Kid Charlemagne” or even “Simple Life,” we’re sure we’ll find something to astound the folks lucky enough to come. Official PR: This Saturday, June 6, sing your heart out after MoCCA at Live Rock […]

MoCCA Party Poop, Part 1: Thursday-Friday

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Oh boy, better charge up that Metro Card! There is SO MUCH GOING ON. THURSDAY: Kick things off with the Rabid Rabbit Happy Hour! Rabid Rabbit is hosting a Happy Hour this Thursday(!) in celebration of our newest issue: “Rabid Rabbit’s Kitty Kitty,” 80 pages of lavishly illustrated, superbly written comics devoted to the Culture […]

Meanwhile, at E3

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The big video game show, E3 is back this year, after a few unsteady, scaled back years. We’re just not up to code where video games are concerned so you can check out the LA Times tech blog or a zillion other places for news. However, we hear Microsoft introduced a hands-free controller, Project Natal […]

Meanwhile, at the Licensing Show

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We used to love going to the Licensing Show to see what all the studios were flogging, but this year they moved it to Vegas, so we’ll have to play along at home. PERSONAL TO J AND J: Please write and let us know how it’s going! While we couldn’t be there, AICN was and […]

San Diego Convention Center expansion plans unveiled

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No room at the con? Not if these plans for an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center are approved. The plans call for an additional 400,000 sq. ft, with 225,000 of them exhibition space. (The current facility is 814,000 sq. ft.) The expansion would keep SD in the top 13 US convention centers…AND include […]

Random universe, random links

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§ In movie news, Kickstart, the producers of WANTED, have optioned DEAR DRACULA, a children’s comics published by Shadowline’s Silver Books/Image: “Dear Dracula” rounds out a more kid-friendly niche in Kickstart’s current lineup of properties, according to a report on ICv2. The 48-page graphic novel, written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Vincente “Vinny” Navarrete, […]

For the person who has everything

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And needs a place to put it. A shelf designed by Oscar Nunez. Via Apartment Therapy. Technorati Tags: design