Shameless:

Now that

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get as much attention as film premiers, it

is doing the rounds for

. Best piece I could find was this

in the

Chicago Tribune

, in which Waters proclaims himself befuddled at the existence of an R-rated DVD version of his NC-17 film: "If you have the choice, I don't know who would ever pick that, except insane collectors and I guess people that don't know any better." More typical is

The Orange County Register

's

with the director, which also acts as a preview of a show of Waters'

coming to the

later this year.

Health Care Hustle:

On a more serious note,

USA Today

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takes its patented disturbingly balanced look at so-called

across the country. You may recall Maryland's ongoing battle over

.

Press Release of the Day:

, um, we mean

a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health scholarship for African grad students.

Symphony Snark:

Finally,

Los Angeles Times

music critic Mark Swed

a

performance at its new

home.

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