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Editor of Mad Magazine as Boomers Remember It Dies

Posted on 05/1/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | LegacyMad magazine, edited in its 1960s and 1970s heyday by Al Feldstein, arguably was the most subversive publication on American newsstands — a comic book that, instead of superheroes’ exploits, featured deft parodies of hit movies and Madison Avenue ad campaigns and biting satirical commentary on issues such as racial segregation and the Vietnam War. Here are eight facts about Feldstein, who died on April 30 at age 88 in Livingston, Mont., and how he fostered a style of humor that profoundly …

Bob Hoskins, the Likable Tough Guy Actor, Dies

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBritish actor Bob Hoskins was known to joke that if a film were to be made about him, Danny DeVito would be perfect for the role.   Indeed, at a roly-poly five feet six inches, with his bullet-shaped head crowned by a sparse widow’s peak, Hoskins — who died on April 29 in England at age 71 — was hardly physically imposing, nor Hollywood handsome. “Not even my mum would call me pretty,” he admitted in a 2009 interview. >> Sign up for the …

Sterling? To Boomers, Athletes’ Protests Are Nothing New

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayYounger sports fans may have been shocked to see players from the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat wearing their warmup jerseys inside-out in silent protest against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after a recording surfaced of a telephone call in which Sterling allegedly told his then-girlfriend not to bring African-American guests to the team’s games. Sterling subsequently was banned for life by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. To boomers, though, the demonstrations may have seemed tepid compared with the defiant …

Will Aereo Revolutionize Broadcast TV, or Kill It?

Posted on 04/21/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyOn April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a lawsuit that some think will determine the future of television — or, at the very least, whether you can watch local TV news and broadcast channels over the Internet, without having to buy a cable TV subscription. The case involves Aereo, a two-year-old New York-based start-up that offers a new way to watch TV. Aereo captures signals from broadcast TV stations on banks of antennas located close to the …

Johnny Cash and 7 Other Hitmakers After Death

Posted on 04/10/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayJohnny Cash‘s newly released CD Out Among the Stars debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. That might seem like a pretty impressive performance, especially considering that the artist himself passed away back in 2003. But Cash is just the latest in a string of deceased performers who’ve released hot-selling records after their demise. Here are a few: Buddy Holly, The Buddy Holly Story (1959). Released just a month after …

Archie: The Demise of America’s Oldest Teenager?

Posted on 04/9/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayCan it be true? Is Archie Andrews really going to die? Archie, the comic book icon in the Riverdale High letter sweater, has been hanging out with best buddy Jughead Jones at The Chok’lit Shop and struggling with the Betty-or-Veronica quandry for more than seven decades. But now comes word that Archie is headed for that great malt shop in the sky. Archie Comics, the publisher of his adventures, has announced that he will “sacrifice himself heroically” while saving the life of …