The News of the Day

Mark my words, they're gonna go with 'mental defect'What can I tell you? My DVD column hasn’t gone up yet, and I have to post something before heading out for a day of Hot Docs screenings.

So let’s consider the pop-culture landscape, which has been busier than usual in the last 24 hours. Marilyn Chambers, the star of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid”, was found dead in her home, aged 57; elsewhere in Los Angeles, Phil Spector — whose visage graces this page, and is probably already giving you the willies — was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Oh, and in other news, Ronald Reagan turns out to have been a rat for the FBI during the McCarthy era. Remind me again why he was so great for America?

One thought on “The News of the Day”

  1. For a second, I wasn’t sure if that was a picture of Phil Spector of Marilyn Chambers. The cruel hand of time!

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