Mel Gibson To Don His Actor's Hat Once More

Seth Abramovitch · 04/29/08 03:20PM

· Mel Gibson has signed on for his first acting job since Signs and We Were Soldiers back in 2002. In Edge of Darkness, a feature based on a BBC miniseries from the '80s, he'll play "a straitlaced police investigator whose activist daughter is killed, probably by the Jews." [Variety]
· Could one-half of the lusty network coupling responsible for siring struggling, bastard offspring The CW be missing their former identity? Warner Bros. just launched TheWB.com, where you can catch streamed episodes of old programming and newly launched online series. [Variety]

How To Trick People Into Reading Your University Press Book

Pareene · 01/29/08 05:30PM

"When people talk about 'hooking up,' they're referring to a subculture with a complex set of rules and expectations. Not surprisingly, most of what they know about student 'hookup' culture comes from alarmist news reports of 'risky sex' and movies like American Pie 3, not serious scholarship. In her new book, Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus (New York University Press, 2008), Bogle wields the tools of the sociologist, employing in-depth interviews with students and graduates from two unnamed universities — one a large East Coast public university, the other a smaller Roman Catholic institution in the Northeast — and placing the culture of hooking up in a historical context." [Inside Higher Ed]