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If you haven't seen the critically-acclaimed, albeit short-lived masterpiece that is "Freaks and Geeks," we suggest you do so immediately. And if you're overdue for a binge-watch, we think now would be the perfect time to revisit some old friends.
Judd Apatow's '80s-set teenage dramedy turns 15 on September 25, but it still holds up as one of the best coming-of-age TV programs of all time. The show was not only a launching pad for the careers of mega-stars like Seth Rogen and James Franco, it was a realistic snapshot of the suburban high school experience that brought us a hilariously realistic portrayal of what it means to be young, lost, and misunderstood.
"Freaks and Geeks" lives on in our hearts (and on our Netflix rotation). Why not celebrate its anniversary by rounding up 10 life lessons we learned from the beloved series?
1. You don't need to get wasted to have a good time. »
- Alana Altmann
We can’t sign off for the long weekend without saluting the men and women who put the labor into Labor Day. There’s been no shortage of songs written about the drudgery of working 9-to-5, and below, here’s a list of the 15 finest songs (oops, that just reminded us that we didn’t include R.E.M.’s “Finest Worksong”) devoted to describing how we spend most of our lives. So clock out, grab a beer, salute your fellow worker, and enjoy. And, if it’s not too much work, add your favorite song about work in the comments. 1. “9 to 5,” Dolly Parton (1980) A deceptively upbeat melody and Parton’s sweet delivery run counter to the dark sentiment of such lyrics as “Barely getting by/It’s all takin’ and no givin’/they just use your mind/and they never give you credit.” 2. “She Works Hard For The Money, »
- Melinda Newman
Brandon Boyd, Grammy®-nominated lead vocalist of rock band Incubus, is confirmed for the role of Judas Iscariot, Grammy®-nominated singer and former *Nsync member, Jc Chasez will play Pontius Pilate, Grammy® Award-winner and former member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, will take the female lead as Mary Magdalene, English frontman of Public Image Ltd (PiL) and Sex Pistols member, John (Rotten) Lydon will play King Herod, and introducing British actor and singer, Ben Forster, who won the UK’s ITV Superstar competition in 2012, and played the lead role in the UK and Australian arena tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, who will reprise his role as Jesus.
That’s … interesting.
Milwaukee’s Summerfest has announced its 2014 lineup, which includes some of the biggest names in pop and rock. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Outkast, Dave Matthews Band, Brad Paisley, Motley Crue, Zac Brown Band, Fall Out Boy and Paramore will all headline. Check out the complete lineup and watch the festival’s promo video below. Summerfest takes a slightly different approach to the typical festival — running a total of eleven days, June 25-29 and July 1-6, and splitting its headliners into separate shows. Low-cost, general admission tickets can be purchased for one day, three days or the entire festival, while tickets to the headliners’ shows at Marcus Amphitheater are sold individually. Tickets are now available at the festival’s website. Here’s the entire Summerfest 2014 lineup: Bruno Mars Lady Gaga Brad Paisley Outkast Dave Matthews Band Zac Brown Band Darius Rucker Motley Crue Fall Out Boy Paramore Gary Clark Jr. New Order »
- Whitney Phaneuf
4 items from 2014
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