Bruce Springsteen Explains It All

Bruce Springsteen is a phony, and he wants you to know it. “I’ve never held an honest job in my entire life,” he shouts early in his one-man stage show, viewable on Netflix Sunday. “I’ve never seen the inside of a factory, and yet it’s all I’ve ever written about. Standing before you is a man who’s become wildly and absurdly successful writing about something [with] which he has had absolutely no personal experience.” Springsteen’s deceptions, as revealed in the extraordinary Springsteen on Broadway, are many. His rock career began at age 7, when he quit guitar lessons but still put on a show—all posing, no strumming—for his neighborhood buddies.… Read More

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Drake’s Baby Mama Throws Shade at Kanye West

Sophie Brussaux just cut Kanye West way down to size. With just a single sentence on Twitter. The woman best known for having given birth to Drake’s son a couple years ago has hilariously inserted herself into the ongoing rivalry between her ex-lover and his current rival. This rivalry got underway late Thursday night after West shared a request from Drake to sample the beat in the Kanye-produced 2009 track “Say What’s Real.” But Kanye was in no mood to hear from Drake, not after the artist insulted his Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers in a verse on French Montana hit track “No Stylist.” With the flood gates now open… Read More

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Theatre review: Big production numbers, supporting cutlery shine in Arts Club’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast When: Until Jan. 6, 2019 Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage Tickets: from $39 at artsclub.com Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is probably about as close to a sure thing as a theatre company can get these days. The Arts Club first staged a production in 2005. Last year, the company resurrected the show after a lengthy sabbatical. The 2017 run was successful enough for a remount, once again under the direction of former Arts Club artistic director Bill Millerd. The production is based on the 1994 Broadway musical, itself a version of the 1991 animated film. The actual source for this licence-to-print-money is an 18th-century… Read More

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90 Day Fiance Sneak Peek: Colt Calls Larissa Bats–t Crazy

Even before Larissa exposed Colt’s cheating this week, this couple was in the running for this season’s most dramatic and most controversial couple. This sneak peek of Sunday’s new episode shows exactly why. Colt responds to Larissa’s complaint about his wandering eye by telling her that maybe she’s just “bats–t crazy.” On last week’s episode of 90 Day Fiance, Larissa got into a huge argument with Colt’s cousin over her motivations for marrying him. Now, the two are going out to dinner with a couple of Colt’s friend, but it looks like a tense outing. Larissa is pissed with Colt. “Colt doesn’t compliment me,” Larissa laments to the camera. “A… Read More

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Cash Spill on New Jersey Highway Slows Traffic, Crashes Cars

Morning commuters were in for a bittersweet treat this week. An armored truck managed to spill some cash, littering a New Jersey highway with money. Motorists slowed or even stopped their cars to pick up the bills, slowing traffic and causing multiple accidents. At about 8:30am on Thursday, December 14, an armored truck spilled cash on the westbound lanes of Route 3. This was in New Jersey, near Metlife Stadium, right outside of New York City. It also happened during the peak of morning rush hour. Rush hour traffic is never good, but on this fateful morning, it was considerably worse than usual. Why? Because people were leaving their cars… Read More

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Amy Duggar Loves Talking About Her Sex Life Publicly. We’re Guessing Jim Bob Isn’t Thrilled

Long before Jinger Duggar began wearing pants in direct violation of her family’s bonkers dress code, there was another female threat to Jim Bob’s patriarchal reign. Amy Duggar has been the family’s resident rebel for years, and we assume the only reason she hasn’t been shipped off to a mysterious facility for reprogramming is because she’s JB’s cousin and not his daughter. Amy married Dillon King back in 2015, and since then, the couple has rebelled against Duggar orthodoxy in two big ways: For one thing, they have yet to procreate. (Duggar women typically get pregnant on their honeymoons.) On top of that, Dillon and Amy aren’t shy when it… Read More

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Sony Pictures Imageworks animation supervisor Josh Beveridge talks about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

By now you know the story. A radioactive spider bites nerdy young Peter Parker giving him a unique set of super powers that leads to him becoming the Amazing Spider-Man. So when Peter Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson) turns up in the new animated feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it’s not a surprise. Until he and Afro-Latino Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) meet up and both of their mutual spidey-sense kicks-off. Spider-Man meet Spider-Man. Coming from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller — the creative team behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street — this feature length cartoon is receiving rave advance press. Along with the hit movie… Read More

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Review: Westray mine survivor tells his story of survival, recovery and solidarity

Westray: My Journey from Darkness to Light Vernon Theriault as told to Marjory Coady | Nimbus Publishing $18.95, 162 pages “A working class hero is something to be.” John Lennon Vernon Theriault, a survivor of the Westray mine disaster, has written a book about his experiences. [PNG Merlin Archive] ” data-medium-file=”https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/westray-cover-final-2.jpg?w=194&h=300″ data-large-file=”https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/westray-cover-final-2.jpg?w=640″ src=”https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/westray-cover-final-2.jpg?w=194&h=300″ alt=”” width=”194″ height=”300″ srcset=”https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/westray-cover-final-2.jpg?w=194&h=300 194w, https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/westray-cover-final-2.jpg?w=388&h=600 388w, https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/westray-cover-final-2.jpg?w=97&h=150 97w” sizes=”(max-width: 194px) 100vw, 194px”> Vern Theriault wasn’t working the night shift at Plymouth, Nova Scotia’s Westray mine when the methane gas and coal dust that had been allowed to accumulate in the mine’s tunnels due to management negligence exploded on May 9, 1992. If he had been underground… Read More

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The Rap War in Calabasas

The feud between Kanye West and Drake, reignited by a Gilgamesh-length stream of tweets from West on Thursday night that Drake has not yet publicly responded to, involves violence and illness, race and family, music and capitalism. It started, though, with swimming. “Since the pool line he’s been trying to poke at me and fuck with me,” West tweeted, likely referring to these Drake lyrics from 2016: “Now I got a house in L.A., now I got a bigger pool than Ye / And look man, Ye’s pool is nice, mine’s just bigger’s what I’m saying.” Was that not just a fun boast? What’s Kanye’s problem? The question would take… Read More

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Ariana Grande to Kanye West: Grow Up and Get Off Twitter!

So you know how Kanye West enjoys expressing his thoughts and feelings on Twitter? It seems that yesterday, he had just a great big mess of them. Because, OK, Kanye hates Drake, right? And this is for a lot of reasons. Earlier this year, Kanye produced an album for Pusha-T, and on the album, Pusha said some not-so-nice things about Drake. Drake retaliated by saying some equally unkind things about both men in a song of his own. After that, Pusha released another song in which he let everyone knew that Drake had that kid that he’d been keeping secret. A few months later, Drake slammed Kanye in yet another… Read More

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