The Supreme Court overturned California’s ban on violent video games; social networking sites may be effectively enhancing our social lives; and a case of public urination in Oregon forces a city to flush its reservoir. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Academy Award™-nominated actor and sometime homicidal soap opera villain James Franco has been called a Renaissance man by certain members of the press. This rankles Stephen Colbert, who uses his show as a platform to besmirch Franco’s name, with help from Franco himself.
When you’re in a movie about a countercultural figure as big as Allen Ginsberg, it’s going to be hard to avoid the political questions, and “Howl” stars Jon Hamm and James Franco, who plays the Beat-era poet in the film, were ready to hold forth at the Sundance Film Festival about one prominent political topic of our time: California’s Proposition 8.