Al-Jazeera's toned-down coverage is surprising and ironic in light of the current media landscape. Indeed, al-Jazeera America is launching at precisely the moment when cable news is cratering in the public imagination.
The Brown family of Kentucky claim to hold the biggest collection of contemporary art in North America, and they're scattering it in the bars, lounges, restrooms and elevators of their hotel group, which they're marketing as "museum hotels."
Quiz time for all you musical theater fans: what is the name of the American musical inspired by two completely naked and totally threatening Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, covered from head to toe in Technicolor tattoos?
Regardless of the motive, the shooting of controversial Brazilian ex-referee Arturo Godoi should remind sports fans everywhere it's getting tougher to tell the difference between competition and entertainment.