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A Message About Precautions From The Cast Of Contagion

Twitter | March 28, 2020

The New York Times

"For the millions of Americans who found themselves without a job in recent weeks, the sharp and painful change brought a profound sense of disorientation. They were going about their lives, bartending, cleaning, managing events, waiting tables, loading luggage and teaching yoga. And then suddenly they were in free fall, grabbing at any financial help they could find, which in many states this week remained locked away behind crashing websites and overloaded phone lines."

The New York Times | March 28, 2020

The Guardian

"I have no other work on my books until November – if it goes ahead. As venues are closed and also gatherings of people banned and film sets closed, I will not be able to earn a living for the foreseeable time. My business and livelihood are completely destroyed."

The Guardian | March 28, 2020

YouTube

"A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film" (5 minutes)

YouTube | March 28, 2020

Twitter

"Turn up the volume and listen to the sound of New York City in the grips of virus. Every siren wailing is carrying more lives to an already overcrowded hospital. And every siren signifies an EMT crew risking their lives to save others." (One-minute video)

Twitter | March 28, 2020

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"Greatest magic trick ever under the sun
Perfectly executed, skillfully done."

Nobel Prize Winner Bob Dylan's "Murder Most Foul": Hamlet, JFK, The Virus?

Genius Lyrics Takes A Big Fat Crack

Twitter | March 28, 2020

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A Home Recipe For Browned Locusts, Just In Case

Twitter | March 28, 2020

Bill Gates' 2015 TED Talk: “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready"

March 27, 2020

Facebook

Howard R, Rodman: "The Gem Spa may soon be lost to history. And with it: one of the few perfect objects in our world, the Gem Spa Egg Cream. What is its value? It would be like trying to affix a bar code to wisdom, or generosity. Let us just say this, quite simply: a world without Gem Spa Egg Creams is a world neither I, nor you, nor Joey Ramone would want to live in."

Facebook | March 27, 2020

Palais des Festivals Holds Croisette Homeless

March 27, 2020

Would America Be Different If Amazon Were Nationalized?

March 27, 2020

Twitter

Eugene Hernandez: "I’m relieved that reports of the death of Film Comment have been greatly exaggerated. This is no laughing matter & we made a mistake. We should have said more clearly that FilmLinc is not killing Film Comment—in fact, our decision this week is to try to save it."

Twitter | March 27, 2020

Deadline

Terrence Davies: "When you have spent such a long time on something and when you only work on things that you truly care about, it was initially hard to bear. I truly hope we will make it. We view this as a pause rather than a cancellation."

Deadline | March 27, 2020

Twitter

Errol Morris: "As I come closer to the end, the dead come alive. Perhaps because I am becoming more like them."

Twitter | March 27, 2020

The Guardian

Sir Ridley Scott: "If we stay indoors for the given amount of time, they get a handle on it to understand what’s going on. The irony is that for the most part, it’ll be an experience of mild to severe flu for most people and old geezers like me have gotta watch my back. And I am. I’m being very cautious, I want to return and finish off the film with Matt Damon. I’m a big painter. I resumed painting 10 years ago. My whole grounding is in art school. I paint all the time."

The Guardian | March 27, 2020

Medium

Tom Colicchio: "Cash flow is our lifeblood. We look at that more than any other metric. When we bring in revenue, we’re using it to pay bills from 30, 45 days ago. The impact is way beyond us. It works its way through the food chain: You’re talking about fishermen, farmers, suppliers. This exposes the limits of our system and what happens when capitalism is unchecked. Even CEOs of big companies are starting to recognize something’s off."

Medium | March 27, 2020

The New York Times

David Chang: “I’m not being hyperbolic in any way: Without government intervention, there will be no service industry whatsoever. There’s so many people that work for me whom I am incredibly concerned about. Where are they going to get their next meal? Do they have health care coverage? How are they going to pay their bills? But this is the way I’ve been weirdly internalizing it: It’s as if aliens came from outer space and decided to totally destroy restaurants. I wouldn’t be like, I can’t believe I didn’t see this coming. In some way coronavirus is an invisible enemy that we could not have anticipated. No one could have. We may be headed for the worst-case scenario. I have a hard time seeing all the mom-and-pop shops getting help from the government. Ideally, though, what would that help look like? More than anything, I do not want to incite panic and hysteria, but I think for restaurants and the service industry, there is going to be a morbidly high business death rate. My fear is the restaurants that survive are going to be the big chains, and we’re going to eradicate the very eclectic mix that makes America and going out to eat so vibrant and great. And there is a lot of feeling that even in good times, if chefs can’t make their numbers, they’re going to lose everything, so imagine what they must be feeling now."

The New York Times | March 27, 2020

FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER LAYOFFS AND FILM COMMENT TERMINATION
"We have taken the unprecedented step of furloughing or laying off 50% of our full-time staff, as well as all of our part-time staff. We will provide health insurance for all of our furloughed full-time employees and make every effort to ensure that everyone affected will receive all benefits due, in keeping with developing legislation in Washington and Albany. Film Comment's May/June issue will be distributed digitally, rather than in print, and then go on indefinite hiatus."

March 27, 2020

Twitter

Richard Brody: "Infuriating news of Film Comment's "hiatus" and massive layoffs at Film at Lincoln Center; of course, smaller, independent arts organizations are in dire straits now; if there's any merit to gargantuan ones, it's in the ability to provide continuity and activity at such times."

Twitter | March 27, 2020

Two New NIN Albums Gratis From Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross: "MUSIC – WHETHER LISTENING TO IT, THINKING ABOUT IT OR CREATING IT – HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE THING THAT HELPED US GET THROUGH ANYTHING – GOOD OR BAD. WITH THAT IN MIND, WE DECIDED TO BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL AND COMPLETE THESE NEW GHOSTS RECORDS AS A MEANS OF STAYING SOMEWHAT SANE."

March 27, 2020

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