Author Archive

NYU New Media Prof Clay Shirky Bans Use Of Laptops, Tables And Phones In Classroom

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

“When I have a specific reason to ask everyone to set aside their devices, it’s as if someone has let fresh air into the room. The conversation brightens, and more recently, there is a sense of relief from many of the students.”
NYU New Media Prof Clay Shirky Bans Use Of Laptops, Tables And Phones In Classroom

The Economist On Shakeups Coming At Samsung

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Economist On Shakeups Coming At Samsung

EU Finds Ireland Gave Apple Unfair State Aid For Two Decades

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

EU Finds Ireland Gave Apple Unfair State Aid For Two Decades

David Carr Contrasts Comcast Complaints With Yard Full Of Turkeys

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

David Carr Contrasts Comcast Complaints With Yard Full Of Turkeys

Copyright Laws Permitting Parody Go Into Effect In Britain October 1

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Copyright Laws Permitting Parody Go Into Effect In Britain October 1

Shout! Factory Acquires 400-Title Westchester Films Library, Including Stagecoach, A Woman Under The Influence And Welles’ Othello

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Shout! Factory Acquires 400-Title Westchester Films Library, Including Stagecoach, A Woman Under The Influence And Welles’ Othello

Trailering Paul and Tom’s INHERENT VICE (2’01″)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Jesus, it really is a ZAZ joint, is it not? Whoa.

Matt Zoller Seitz Swoons for “The Knick”

Monday, September 29th, 2014

“The greatest sustained display of directorial virtuosity in the history of American TV.”
Matt Zoller Seitz Swoons for “The Knick”

Video Essayist ::kogonada Fixes on “Eyes of Hitchcock” 1’51″

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Video Essayist :: kogonada Fixes on “Eyes of Hitchcock” 1’51″

Lena Dunham’s 11-City Book Tour Will Include Local Talent As Warm-Up, But They Won’t Be Paid

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Gawker On NYT Report That Lena Dunham’s 11-City Book Tour Will Include Local Talent As Warm-Up, But They Won’t Be Paid
Later – Dunham Responds, Yes, They Will Be Paid

58-second Australian INTERSTELLAR TV Spot Offers More Plot

Monday, September 29th, 2014

[Via Australian TV Sports & Music Almanac.]

Mark Olsen Sees the “New Dangerous” at the Movies and He Likes It

Monday, September 29th, 2014

“Filmmakers are pushing not just our cultural buttons but the edges of their own abilities.”
Mark Olsen Sees the “New Dangerous” at the Movies and He Likes It

What Would SoftBank Be Buying With Its $3.4 Billion Bid For DreamWorks Animation?

Monday, September 29th, 2014

What Would SoftBank Be Buying With Its $3.4 Billion Bid For DreamWorks Animation?

Video Gallery, Another NYC Video Store, Vanishes

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Video Gallery, Another NYC Video Store, Vanishes

Ben Sachs on the Challenge of Representing Mental Illnesses Onscreen

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Ben Sachs on the Challenge of Representing Mental Illnesses Onscreen

66 Nations Submit For Best Foreign Language Oscar; Titles Include Ida, Leviathan, Mommy, Winter Sleep and Two Days, One Night

Monday, September 29th, 2014

66 Nations Submit For Best Foreign Language Oscar; Titles Include Ida, Leviathan, Mommy, Winter Sleep and Two Days, One Night

Netflix Headed to Belgium

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Netflix Headed to Belgium

James Spader on “Extremity” and Compulsion

Monday, September 29th, 2014

James Spader on “Extremity” and Compulsion

David Lynch “Filled With Hope” He Can Make Another Film With Laura Dern

Monday, September 29th, 2014

David Lynch “Filled With Hope” He Can Make Another Film With Laura Dern

Air Hollywood Airplane Soundstage Also Holds Fear Of Flying Classes

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Air Hollywood Airplane Soundstage Also Holds Fear Of Flying Classes