Pop Culture

  1. Video: People at a cat video festival look like you'd expect them to

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    Wouldn't it be a purrrfect get if the Internet Cat Video Festival came to Tampa Bay?

  2. The future of movies is here, and it's great

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    In a 1987 interview with Omni Magazine, film critic Roger Ebert prophesied that in the not-too-distant future we "will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets and a push-button dialing system to order the movie you want at the time you want it." He went on to anticipate what this could mean for the …

    Snowpiercer became available on video on demand services just two weeks after it was released in theaters.
  3. Onion spinoff takes aim at the silly stuff we share on Facebook

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    The Onion has a new website, Clickhole, and if you don't instantly recognize the target of its satirical style, you haven't been wasting enough time on the Internet. A sampling of its headlines:

  4. A crash course in how to try out for 'Jeopardy'

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    A Jeopardy audition begins with a hug.

    Alex does not want dull contestants.
  5. Dear Robin: Here's how we feel about you

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    Every now and again — almost every day, really — the Internet demands a head on a platter, and this week, it came for Robin Thicke's.

    You asked for it, Robin.
  6. St. Petersburg-raised actress Angela Bassett's mother dies at 78

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Betty Jane Bassett, mother of film and television actress Angela Bassett, died Sunday. She was 78.

  7. Multifaceted film, stage and TV actor Eli Wallach dies at 98

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    Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation's most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died Tuesday. He was 98.

    Eli Wallach at his New York home in 2010 a few weeks before he received an honorary Oscar. [New York Times]
  8. Bill Watterson's 'Pearls' strips to be auctioned for charity

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    At the end of 1995, the beloved Calvin and Hobbes sledded off the comics page for the final time, and its long-reclusive legendary creator, Bill Watterson, retired from the business, never to draw another syndicated newspaper strip.

    Until this month.

    Watterson’s new artwork was featured June 4-6 in Pastis’ syndicated strip, Pearls Before Swine, which appears in the Tampa Bay Times. Those three original Pearls strips are on display this weekend at the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and will be auctioned for charity.
  9. Daytona Beach teen who resembles 'Frozen's' Elsa soaks up viral love

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    A teen from Daytona Beach closely resembles one of the main characters from Disney's Frozen — but it may not be the one you would expect.

    This Anna looks like Elsa.

    Anna Faith is on the left, Elsa on the right.
  10. 3-D printing exhibit comes to MOSI

    Science

    UNIVERSITY AREA — Instead of going out to buy a new pair of jeans, how would you feel about "printing" your own fitted pair at home? In the growing third Industrial Revolution of 3-D printing, it's becoming feasible.