The Weekly Wire: February 12, 2011
- Walton Arts Center is going to buy the AMP. AMP shows still likely to feature washed-up acts that alienate their largest music-listening demographic (university students). Bring on some more Ted Nugent, Indigo Girls, Bret Michaels, and Gary Allen!
- Arkansas Census data released.
- The Big Picture covers the celebration in Egypt. Best link of the week.
- Seven year old London boy buys a fighter jet for $133,000 on eBay, has to give it back.
- Austin residents want their Solid Waste Services renamed to the “Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and Arts.”
- SEC released its 2010 Fall Academic Honor Roll. Among the SEC Football teams, Arkansas is dead last with only 14 honorees (compared to 31 for South Carolina, 30 for Vanderbilt, 27 for Alabama, 25 for Georgia). Five of Arkansas‘ honorees are Sports Management majors, three are Kinesiology majors.
- Seventeen of the Diamond Hogs’ games will be televised.
- Pujols still waiting for new deal. Matt Holliday willing to defer money to get the deal done.
- The Vatican has created a high-res virtual view of the Sistine Chapel. The site lets you explore every nook and cranny.
- The Spiderman musical gets bashed by critics. New York Magazine says, “It’s by turns hyperstimulated, vivid, lurid, overeducated, underbaked, terrifying, confusing, distracted, ridiculously slick, shockingly clumsy, unmistakably monomaniacal and clinically bipolar. But never, ever boring.”
- For those of you attending this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, Austin360.com has created their annual party database for your scheduling pleasure.
- The lineup has been revealed for Sasquatch Music Fest in Washington. Wilco, Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie are the headliners (The Decemberists, Wolf Parade, Iron & Wine, Deerhunter, Beach House, Bright Eyes, Old 97s will also show up).
- Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and M. Ward have started their own blog about crème brûlée. Seriously. And they came up with a good blog name.
- The X-Men: First Class trailer was released today. But you still have to wait until June 3 to see the entire movie.
- The nation’s two largest movie theater chains are partnering up to buy and release independent movies. An interesting tidbit from the story: did you know it is illegal for a motion picture studio to own a theater chain?
- The Academy doesn’t know what to do if Banksy (the elusive, unidentified street artist) wins an Oscar for his “Exit Through the Gift Show.”
- Gawker Media Blogs change their look, people upset. I didn’t like it either.