Look, we love Target as much as the next person who finds that it’s oddly comforting to walk down aisle after fluorescent-lit aisle, knowing that everything we need–from food to furniture for your college dorm to designer apparel–is all available in one location at a relatively low price. For instance, one time in college we went to Target and bought a frozen turkey, a giant bouncy ball and a B.B. gun, and then drove to a field for Target target practice. (We kept the turkey in the car and ate it later.)
So in terms of mega-chains, Target is tops, no question. We do have some question, however, about its new advertising techniques. Such as:
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Camp is dead, and you’re invited to its autopsy the Monday after the Super Bowl. That’s when the new NBC series Smash premieres (though it’s already available online). The drama takes place behind the scenes of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, following the cast and crew through their various personal and professional Read More
Zachary Quinto, the character actor famous for playing the evil Sylar from Heroes, Spock from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, and Louis Ironson from Angels in America opened up about his sexuality for the first time in a New York Magazine profile earlier this month. It wasn’t much of a shocker: Mr. Quinto had a tabloid history of what we in the biz used to call “confirmed bachelorhood,” and taking the lead in a play about gay men with AIDS on Broadway is kind of like playing the MC in Cabaret. You don’t have to be gay yourself, but it sure helps.
What was interesting to us was why Mr. Quinto would come out now, when Angels in America has been closed since February. And apart from a few Internet fanboys, no one really wonders about Spock’s sexual tension with Captain Kirk. Was it just time for Mr. Quinto to come out from his glass closet? Or did Ryan Murphy have something to do with it?
After all, the NY Mag piece did manage to tie his recent outing to last night’s cameo as a malevolent, homosexual ghost on American Horror Story; one which is already being praised as the show’s best performance yet.
FX, a network whose luck has lately been a bit mixed, has ordered 13 episodes for its next drama series, entitled American Horror Story. The series, by Glee producers Ryan Murphy (who previously worked with FX on the series Nip/Tuck) and Brad Falchuk, is about a family running from their past by moving to Los Read More