The cast and crew of Arrested Development—the cancelled-too-young ensemble comedywhich, by some grace of God (Gob?), is returning for a new season to be dropped on Netflix in one 10-episode behemoth of an installment, reported to begin shooting the episodes recently. In honor of the fact that Arrested is actually for real this time coming back, we thought we'd revisit the show's 10 primary characters and figure out what the actors have been doing since the show's demise.
When the first day of summer hit last week, I still hadn't heard Carly Rae Jespen's song "Call Me Maybe." Ever. Not even a single measure, or note, or anything. This is no small feat. I've kept an ear to almost every corner of the music universe for the better portion of my listening life. I love pop music in both theory and practice. I have no aversion to a good "summer jam" (I was particularly infected by "Teenage Dream" a few summers back), and Canadian singers are fine by me. (Did my sister and I share a Celine Dion cassette tape growing up? Why yes, we did.)
Earlier this week, our health and fitness site, Be Well Philly, ran a story about a Michigan State University study regarding anxiety in men and women. According to the findings, anxious women’s brains work harder than those of men. When hooked up to an electrode cap during a series of tasks and trials, only the women who identified as worriers or especially anxious recorded high brain activity upon making mistakes. "Anxious girls' brains have to work harder to perform tasks because they have distracting thoughts and worries," says Jason Moser, the project’s lead investigator. "As a result their brains are being kind of burned out by thinking so much, which might set them up for difficulties in school."
It’s a great weekend to be a sports fan in Philly: playoff basketball on one side of the street and interleague baseball on the other as the Boston Celtics take on the Sixers for Game 4, and the Boston Red Sox begin a weekend series with the Phils. And I, a resident of Philadelphia for almost half a decade, will attempt to enjoy (and survive) the weekend as a lifelong fan of Boston sporting teams.