Saturday, January 31, 2015


Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.

He hopes SideShow will help citizens better understand the vicissitudes of the Consumerist-Military-Industrial-Infotainment Complex, or, in other words, why Britney Spears has a tendency to shave her head, Brangelina to adopt children, and Lindsay Lohan to crave imprisonment.

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Dunham in high dudgeon over Jezebel Edgy website Jezebel offers $10,000 for unretouched Vogue photos of Lena Dunham (Girls) after she went on the cover not looking much like Lena. And Lena's steamed. Says she's offended.
Octomom pleads not guilt to fraud
Philly's got its own 'Mob Wives' fever
Kate Gosselin's awkward ‘Today’ show interview
Oscar noms thrill stars The film industry is buzzing about the Oscar nominations. It was like 5:30 a.m. in Malibu, Calif., when Matthew McConaughey, wife Camila, and infant son Livingston heard that Matthew got a best-actor nod for Dallas Buyers Club. "We're having a really good alarm clock with the news," he told USA Today.

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