Nike cuts ties with LiveStrong; Passive-aggressive office supplies; and a tea kettle that looks like Hitler

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 29, 2013 

The New York Times has an interesting piece about how the concert industry is trying to combat bots that sometimes gobble up many, if not most, of the most desirable tickets for shows and other events across the country.

The National Association of Theater Owners is pushing the film industry to make movie trailers shorter.

I'd sworn off AMC's "The Killing" but the show recently cast one of my favorite actors, Peter Sarsgaard. Oh, man. Am I going to have to start watching this show again?

John Mayer is heading back into the studio.

Candice Glover has been one busy lady, spending time this week at Walt Disney World where she visited the resort's American Idol Experience.

David Sedaris writes about having houseguests as only he can.

Check out this reading list Ernest Hemingway gave to a young writer in 1934.

Charleston's The Macintosh gets some love for being one of 10 restaurants in America that "showcase the best in bacon."

Speaking of the Holy City, local culinary luminary Sean Brock is quoted in a New York Times piece about the return of wood-fire grilling

"Top Chef" alum Stefan Richter cooked in the home of the Denver Post's food editor.

Facebook "like" buttons dressed up as superhero hands. Awesome.

Does this tea kettle look like Hitler to you?

ESPN's "Sport Science" segments continue to be useless filler.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won a Chicago Bear for President Barack Obama during a trip the pair made to the Jersey Shore.

Passive-aggressive office supplies? I vote "yes."

Nike is cutting ties with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's cancer research charity LiveStrong.

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