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  1. Contact High

    Amos Barshad

    "This fucking beard, man," Ben Sinclair says, yanking at his facial hair, in a room that's pitch-black save for the glow of a giant monitor. "It's scraggly and in the way." It also makes him...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. Don’t Blame It on Rio

    Amos Barshad

    Trotting up the stairs of Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena one cloudy and drab recent October morning, I am faced with a massive screen showing a familiar-looking trio: the giant grinning faces of Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, a hard-earned Larry O&...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  3. I Was an Arcade Fire Bobblehead Decoy

    Amos Barshad

    These days, Arcade Fire has some big heads. Like, literally: When our most tender arena rockers returned in October with their new album Reflektor, they brought with them a matching set of giant, papier-mache-esque bobbleheads &mdash...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. AMAs 2013: JT Does JT, Katy Perry Goes Geisha, and Miley Cyrus Le...

    Amos Barshad

    The American Music Awards have gone down for four decades now. Four decades! That's a remarkable run for an event that, let's be honest, we all totally forget exists unless we're within 36 hours on either side of its broadcast. Which is to say this: ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  5. There's Probably a Good Reason Why Justin Bieber's Bodyguards Car...

    Amos Barshad

    As Gawker points out, earlier this week Justin Bieber was photographed on the Great Wall of China. Well, more specifically: His bodyguards were photographed on the Great Wall of China. Justin Bieber was photographed on the shoulders of his bodyguards...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  6. The Dude Who Wrote Cool Runnings and Little Giants Was on Heroin ...

    Amos Barshad

    His name is Tommy Swerdlow, he's been clean since 2007, and the reason we're talking about any of this now is that he's trying to crowdfund a movie loosely based on his drug experiences, and he's using a Reddit AMA, which has of course explored in pa...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  7. Weekend Box Office: Adam Sandler and Despicable Me 2 Try to Uncan...

    Amos Barshad

    In Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, mankind must fend off giant monsters that emerge from deep down on the ocean floor. In real life, del Toro had even harsher competition: a dastardly double-team of those squeaky cutesy things from Despicable Me 2 ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  8. And the Winner of the WGA's Giant List of the Best-Written Shows ...

    Amos Barshad

    Congratulations, David Chase! Sure, no one really saw your directorial debut, Not Fade Away, but everyone still thinks The Sopranos is that crack. Exhibit A: The Writers Guild of America has just voted on the "101 Best-Written TV Series" ever, and th...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  9. Five Stages of Grief: 'Buzz Bissinger Spent Half a Million Dollar...

    Amos Barshad

    Denial: Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Friday Night Lights, wrote a giant GQ feature confessing a shopping addiction totaling over a half a million dollars? Buzz Bissinger, foaming blog-hater turned Twitter troll, believes the...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  10. Writers Guild Awards: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and ... Portlandia?...

    Amos Barshad

    If you're anything like me, you hear the word "guild" and you start thinking about ancient, secret societies of blacksmiths, and then you start thinking about a sweaty dude in an apron slamming a giant hammer into an anvil amid a hail of sparks, and ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  11. Bryan Singer, Done Slaying Giants, Comes Back to X-Men

    Amos Barshad

    After directing the first two movies in the franchise, Bryan Singer dipped out on X-Men to try to kick-start another superhero lineage. He ended up with Superman Returns, and pretty much nobody liked it, and so Singer never got a chance to make anoth...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  12. The SNL Offseason Exodus Continues With Abby Elliott

    Amos Barshad

    First there was the underrated Paul Brittain, dipping mid-season and, tragically, taking "Sex" Ed Vincent with him. Next came Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, two SNL giants saying good-bye in proper fashion before heading off to post-Oscar-nom-glory a...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  13. Never Stage Dive at a Rick Ross Show, and Other Notes From SXSW 2...

    Amos Barshad

    The best thing that happened to me at SXSW was getting utterly manhandled by mythical-giant-sized security guards at the Rick Ross show. Please, allow me to explain. Early Saturday afternoon, my top secret sources deep inside of Maybach Music Grou...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  14. A Tale of Two Rigginses: Which Super Bowl-Advertised Taylor Kitsc...

    Amos Barshad

    Earlier this week I had a conversation with a Jets fan. He told me he hoped the planes carrying both the Giants and the Patriots would crash before the game. It wasn't clear if he meant that he wanted to see both teams be arduously delayed, but ultim...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  15. Shia LaBeouf to Play Sensitive Giant

    Amos Barshad

    Shia LaBeouf has joined an untitled indie project from new production house Lava Bear Films. Wait, ready for this? The movie revolves around a troubled girl who encounters a 20-foot-tall next-door neighbor, played by LaBeouf. Just that plot descripti...

    Blog | October 18, 2011