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Washington Man: ‘Satan Was in Control’ When I Killed My Ex-Girlfriend and Two Others at Party

  • PEOPLE.com
Facing a judge on Thursday, a Washington man said “Satan was in control” when he opened fire at a house party in July, killing his ex-girlfriend and two others.

Allen Christopher Ivanov, 20, made his remarks in court just before he was sentenced to life in prison for the triple murders of Anna Bui, Jordan Ebner and Jake Long, all 19, People confirms. Bui had ended her relationship with Ivanov shortly before the shooting last summer.

Before she sentenced Ivanov, Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis told him, “You deserve to be separated from society for the rest of your life and you shall.
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Hear the So So Glos’ ‘A.D.D. Life,’ A Punk Panic Attack About Society’s Lack of Chill

  • Vulture
Hear the So So Glos’ ‘A.D.D. Life,’ A Punk Panic Attack About Society’s Lack of Chill
Brooklyn band the So So Glos are known for a few things — their long-standing involvement in the local Diy scene, their omnivorous approach to otherwise straightforward garage-punk — but their real strength is in making slightly neurotic anthems for ragers. Indebted to the Hold Steady, the Ramones, and Green Day, these songs are the ones that sound best at So So Glos shows. (It helps if you happen to be swigging a Miller High Life.) The band's new song "A.D.D. Life," premiering here, takes this approach to its heights, as front man Alex Levine loses his shit over how we're all too busy and overstimulated to even focus. I'm sure some of us can relate. Levine's stream of consciousness regarding the context: "We were out the door of the scene. Suddenly, I had trouble breathing, trouble concentrating. Blood pressure was High, times were Low. Panic attacked. There were too
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Orphan Black, Ep. 3.05, “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations” brings season three roaring back to life

Orphan Black, Season 3, Episode 5, “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations”

Written by Alex Levine

Directed by David Frazee

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on BBC America

After four episodes bogged down with disparate strands and far more plot than character, “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations” pares down the narrative and in doing so, delivers by far the best episode of season three. It’s no coincidence this upsurge in energy comes the week Alison, Donnie, and their new drug business stay on the bench; with the exception of Cosima’s C storyline, every scene contributes directly to the main thrust of the season and by the end of the episode, even the most seemingly superfluous corners of the show—again, besides Hendrix Pharmaceuticals—gain relevance.

Though much of the season has floundered, Helena’s imprisonment at the hands of Project Castor has been almost uniformly engaging, giving Helena clear motivation and a tangible enemy.
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Best TV Episodes of 2013, Part Two: April – June

Southland, “Chaos”

Written by Zack Whedon

Directed by Christopher Chulack

Aired April 10th, 2013 on TNT

Forget Hannibal. Forget American Horror Story. Forget “The Rains of Castamere.” You want harrowing? You want soul-crushing blackness with a side of trauma? You want pure, unforgiving narrative nihilism? Try on the penultimate episode of sadly-departed cop drama Southland. Whereas the typical episode hones in on a few plotlines between seven or eight characters, “Chaos” revolves mostly around a single, nightmare-inducing act: the kidnapping of two of our principal characters by a pair of deranged meth-heads. On paper, it sounds like your average “Very Special Episode” of… really, any cop show ever. The “team member(s) get nabbed and have to be rescued by the rest of the team” setup is well-worn territory. “Chaos”, however, is a different beast entirely. Based loosely on a real incident, “Chaos” earns its title honestly, unfolding seemingly without rhyme or reason,
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Blu-ray Review: Orphan Black (Season One)

Genre: Sci-Fi | Action | Drama

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson

Writers: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Alex Levine, Karen Walton

Discs: 2 (3 for DVD, but identical content)

Run time: 450 minutes (10 episodes) plus bonus features

Summary:

Smart, sexy and pulsating with suspense – BBC America’s hit new original series, Orphan Black features rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day), who recently took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. This is the television performance that can’t be missed, so join the conversation when BBC Home Entertainment releases Orphan Black: Season One on Blu-ray and DVD on July 16, 2013.

Maslany portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, “Beth,” who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery.
See full article at ScifiMafia »

Hard Rock Calling Festival Acts Weigh In On Best British Slang

Corinne Bailey Rae, the Hives and more count 'cheeky,' 'sort it out' and some naughty obscenities among fave Brit-isms.

By Matt Elias

Corinne Bailey Rae at Hard Rock Calling 2010

Photo: MTV News

The Brits have a long history of catch-tastic slang, from the cheeky monkeys to the shagadelic mods. Over the weekend at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, MTV News asked some of the artists sharing the bill to give us their favorite words and phrases. Consider it British Slang 101 — it might be useful should you ever find yourself across the pond.

The Gaslight Anthem

Cu--: "I love the Northern U.K. people when you can say cu-- for anything," dummer Benny Horowitz said. "Like if I hear an American girl say that word, it just makes me, ugh, it's gross, but when they say it, it's hilarious. We toured with a band called Former Cell Mates
See full article at MTV Music News »

Hard Rock Calling Festival Acts Weigh In On Best British Slang

Corinne Bailey Rae, the Hives and more count 'cheeky,' 'sort it out' and some naughty obscenities among fave Brit-isms.

By Matt Elias

Corinne Bailey Rae at Hard Rock Calling 2010

Photo: MTV News

The Brits have a long history of catch-tastic slang, from the cheeky monkeys to the shagadelic mods. Over the weekend at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, MTV News asked some of the artists sharing the bill to give us their favorite words and phrases. Consider it British Slang 101 — it might be useful should you ever find yourself across the pond.

The Gaslight Anthem

Cu--: "I love the Northern U.K. people when you can say cu-- for anything," dummer Benny Horowitz said. "Like if I hear an American girl say that word, it just makes me, ugh, it's gross, but when they say it, it's hilarious. We toured with a band called Former Cell Mates
See full article at MTV Music News »

Finalists at the 2010 Wgc Screenwriting Award

The Writers Guild of Canada (Wgc) just announced the finalists for the Wgc Screenwriting Awards. Those finalists come from the industry of television, filmmaking and web series. Besides, comedian Debra Digiovanni will host the 14th Annual Wgc Screenwriting Awards on April 19, 2010.

So, the finalists are...

Animation:

* Grossology - "New Recruits." Written by Richard Clark.

* Total Drama Action - "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen." Written by Alex Ganetakos.

* League of Super Evil - “Glory Hog." Written by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee and Davila LeBlanc

* Total Drama Action - "The Sand Witch Project." Written by Shelley Scarrow.

Children & Preschool

* Max and Ruby - "Max Says Goodbye." Written by Kate Barris.

* Max and Ruby - "Ruby's Good Neighbor Report." Written by Shelley Hoffman & Robert Pincombe.

* Zigby - "Zigby's Collection." Written by Louise Moon

Documentary:

* Malls R Us (Feature Version). Written by Helene Klodawsky.

* The Royal Winnipeg Ballet - 40 Years of One Night Stands. Narration Written by Robert Lower.
See full article at The Cultural Post »

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