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  1. Cannes Diary, Day 9: Screw Art. Look at All This Crap!

    Wesley Morris

    The final days here are the loneliest. Most of the films have screened, most of the big business has been done. The European Parliamentary elections are under way through the weekend, which means the closing ceremonies are a day sooner than normal, w...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Cannes Diary, Days 10-12: Spielberg, Explicit Sex, and a Seriousl...

    Wesley Morris

    The last day at Cannes is a bonanza for moviegoing. The festival screens every film in the main competition for the ticketed public and, later in the evening, stages the closing ceremonies, which culminate with the Palme d'Or. The screenings allow th...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  3. Wrestling out of the Olympics

    Charles P. Pierce

    No wrestling in the Olympics? No wrestling in the OLYMPICS?!

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  4. Jay-Z, Coldplay, and Rihanna Play the 2012 Paralympics Closing Ce...

    Amos Barshad

    Good news! There's a new Jay-Z verse. Not as good news! It comes to us as part of the guy's latest collaboration with his BFF Chris Martin's band, Coldplay. Good news! It's all in the name of positivity and such, seeing as it was delivered last night...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  5. Bang in the Chubby: The Fight to Name the 2014 World Cup Ball

    Pete LOfficial

    Perhaps the least surprising surprise at the heart of the traditional "handover" segment of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony - its big reveal - was the presence of the ubiquitous, loved-worldwide or just merely tolerated figure of Brazilian ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. The 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony: Freddie Mercury, John Lennon,...

    Amos Barshad

    The London Olympics came to a close Sunday night and, as promised, the final ceremony was composed of an epic montage of British music acts representing their country. The 2012 committee trotted out a crazy-eclectic lineup, epitomized by the fact tha...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. What'll Go Down at the Olympics Closing Ceremony?

    Amos Barshad

    Just like with the Opening Ceremony - which rode a wave of geese and sheep and horses and cows and chickens and ducks to critical acclaim - the exact details of the Olympics Closing Ceremony are being kept under wraps. But some idea of what we'll be ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012