Monday, April 27, 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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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.
Reality ain't always very pretty - or Hollywood perfect. That's one of the themes that runs through wunderkind Lena Dunham's HBO show, Girls.
Video: Lena Dunham Defends Nudity on 'Girls'
Vick stripper bares all in book
HBO has canceled 'The Newsroom'

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