L’Excalibur est parti!

from The New York Post French ‘Excalibur’ sword vanishes after 1,300 years as the sword in the stone — literally By Patrick Reilly Roland holding the pass of Roncesvalles, where he was slain (during Charlemagne’s wars against the Saracens in Spain).Mary Evans via...

The Joy Of Shifting

from The Wall Street Journal Baby, Can You Drive My Car? Not If It’s a Stick Shift Manual transmissions are increasingly rare in America, foiling teenage carjackers and frustrating valet parking lots By Spencer Jakab Mary Sampietro got the scare of her life five years...

New Manu!

from WXPN Manu Chao will release ‘Viva Tu,’ first new album in 17 years By Maeve Zeleniak Latin alt and reggae musician Manu Chao is releasing his first studio album in 17 years. The French-Spanish singer-songwriter is following 2007’s La...

Robert Towne Gone

from Deadline Robert Towne Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Chinatown’ Screenwriter Was 89 By Erik Pedersen Robert Towne, who won an Oscar for his Chinatown original screenplay and was nominated for his The Last Detail, Shampoo and Greystoke scripts, died Monday at his home. He...