If you miss the good ole days of MTV Rock ‘N Jock showdowns between pop stars and actual athletes, than we’ve got some good news for you. The line-up for the annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game has been announced, and the stars of your favorite indie bands are on board for the celebrity hoops challenge. On September 20, during the Pop Montreal festival, Arcade Fire’s Win and Will Butler (who organized the event) will join forces with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture and some friends to play against a team of local ballers. The event, which benefits a Canadian nonprofit youth club, goes down on the campus of Quebec’s McGill University. Don’t worry, if you can’t make the actual game, if it’s anything like past years, highlight reels of Win Butler jump shots will be posted online ... Discuss
In 2002, Fox canceled the live-action adaptation of Ben Edlund's comic book "The Tick" after only nine episodes. According to People.com, Amazon Studios may be willing to take a chance on Fox's sloppy seconds, this time leaving the series' fate to voting customers instead of network executives. Patrick Warburton (Family Guy, Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement) recently signed a deal with Amazon and Sony to bring back the blue superhero, with Edlund writing and producing. Fans of the cult classic also hope for a return of the rest of the original cast David Burke (Arthur), Liz Vassey (Captain Liberty) or Nestor Carbonell (Batmanuel), as well as Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood ... Discuss
Amid concerns about young people leaving the Church, another problem facing the Catholic church is a decline in nuns. According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, there are currently under 50,000 religious Catholic sisters in the U.S., a 13 percent decline from 2010 and a 72 percent decline from 1965. Nuns are dying off and fewer young women are stepping in to replace them. As Timepoints out, part of the decline may come from the Vatican’s scrutiny of American nuns. Today’s nuns tend to be more progressive than the Vatican, which issued a crackdown on American nuns in 2012 ... Discuss
Ben Wyatt’s vision for an intricate board game on Parks and Recreationbecame a reality this year at gaming convention Gen Con. Mayfair Games, the company behind Settlers of Catan, debuted a version of the game for a charity event where people paid $100 to participate. So far, there are no plans to make a commercial version of the game, but one can always hope. In the meantime, you can watch this introductory video for the event made by Adam Scott and Aziz Ansari, who play Ben Wyatt and Tom Haverford on Parks and Rec ...