The self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics," Robert Christgau was one of the pioneers of music criticism as we know it. He currently teaches at New York University. Every week, we publish Expert Witness, his long-running critical column.
Earlier this year, James Cameron released a short documentary called Aliens of the Deep. Cameron's premise was that there are underwater creatures on our planet that rival any outer-space creature the Star Wars or Star Trek writers could dream up. The title suggests that whether the fabled Loch Ness monster exists or not, some absolutely real sea creatures are just as frightening.
One man is flourishing in this new age of sexual misconduct allegations: Seth MacFarlane. The comedian behind Family Guy was outing Hollywood's predators years before accusations of abuse began surfacing—and spreading—last October. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporterto commemorate his animated show's th episode, MacFarlane offered some explanation for what were beginning to seem like psychic abilities.
For this reason, I have decided to embark on a mission to converse with people from diverse backgrounds and share their stories with you. The following is a recent interview I had with a friend of mine from Armenia. How would you describe the dating culture in your country?
Eric Kohn. The story begins with the ramblings of mumblecore on autopilot as a group of twentysomething hipsters sit around at some undefined house party, speaking with false authority about their literary knowledge. The camera settles on the garrulous Sebastien Lawrence Michael Levine and his soft-spoken girlfriend Genevieve Kate Lyn Sheilestablishing the imbalance of their relationship just before things get really complicated.
Notes on his case on a New South Wales government website reveal just how dangerous Smallbon is. He committed his second offence while on bail and said he feared he might kill his 14 year old victim. He said he did this because he feared that he might have killed the boy if he had not done so.
Attorney Jacob Arash Shahbaz, who represented the plaintiffs, said the suit was over alleged sexual abuse. One former supervisor said Collins-Rector directed him to hire certain teenagers who weren't qualified for the jobs they sought. One young employee said he was told that "if he valued his job" he would travel with Collins-Rector and his young executives, Shackley and Pierce, on a vacation to a tropical resort last spring.
Researchers, in typical researcher fashion, continue to search for ways to qualify, identify, and account for sexual orientation. Some people can, to an eerie degree. A study from earlier this summer found that college students had "above-chance accuracy " when guessing whether people were straight or gay, even when they were shown faces without any contextual clues.