In case there was any doubt, last night’s Colbert Report made at least one thing in the Hachette vs. Amazon battle very clear: Don’t mess with an angry author, especially one with his own show.
U.K. photographer Dan Rubin (danrubin) recently embarked on a project to mash-up celebrity selfie culture with its more anonymous analogue. In “Phonies,” the photographer shoots random people on the street holding a smartphone over their faces like the apple in Magritte’s “Son of Man,”, only these phones bear the famous faces of Kim Kardashian, Lily Allen, and Aaron Paul. It’s a neat trick that seems to hold a mirror up to society and display how we all seem to want to be seen.
The “Everything Wrong With” series from Cinema Sins is a popular, fun way to make you feel dumb for liking things (yet smart for knowing why you shouldn’t). The latest edition of the ongoing series has a special guest who can make you feel especially stupid for enjoying Gravity: Namely, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s favorite astrophysicist, who interjects with some very science-y reasons why the Sandra Bullock mega-hit is bad and you should feel bad for liking it.
“The point is, the Internet in its current form is not broken, and the FCC is currently taking steps to fix that.”
"I think now the larger popular culture realizes that everybody is nerdy about something, it makes people who might not be nerdy about traditional nerd things be a little more comfortable with it." - wilwheaton
Comedy Central (comedycentral) President Michele Ganeless reveals some details about the network’s next big late-night bet.
The Minority Report setup will be similar to The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but with a twist: For parts of the show Larry Wilmore will be joined by a panel of co-hosts, presumably along the lines of The View or Real Time With Bill Maher. … The idea is for the group to reflect a range of points of view. “It’s not being done right now in late night—a panel of diverse voices, a panel of underrepresented voices,” says Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. “This is the African American point of view, the female point of view, the Latino point of view, on all issues of the day. It’s holistic—it’s not just about looking at a black point of view and black issues. It’s giving these underrepresented voices an opportunity to be heard on all issues. That array of voices will be a big part of the show.”
LeVar Burton is finding unsurprising success in his Kickstarted efforts to bring Reading Rainbow to kids everywhere.
"Getting sober and getting my life in order has really changed my perspective on the creative process. It used to be fraught with fear." - Trent Reznor On How Sobriety, Discomfort, And Experimentation Fuel His Creative Pursuits
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“Democrats became, unfortunately, a centrist party, and I think, in a lot of ways, a right of center party. And the Republicans just took the short bus to crazy town. So it’s usually not a big decision on who’s the worse one in any given district.”
If you’re in the market to drop $2,500 for a pair of Beyoncé’s secondhand kicks, today’s your lucky day.
Don’t look for wind imagery. “There are no visual echoes of his music in the paintings,” says the curator of an exhibit of the legendary song writer’s visual art.
A spate of music videos appropriating various cultures are added to an ongoing conversation on where lines are drawn on what is considered racist.
The TBWA creative director talks about his collaboration with director Jonathan Glazer and breaks down his storytelling process.
A keen attention to detail, particularly unexpected details, is clear in Campbell’s work. Part of that, he says, is how his process for constructing a story always keeps an eye on the sidelines. “It’s weird,” says Campbell. “It’s like tunnel vision and peripheral vision at the same time. I know where I want to go eventually but I’m also interested in everything that’s going on at the margins. So I‘m trying to bring in things that perhaps shouldn’t matter, but I’m thinking about what that thing that shouldn’t matter has to do with where I’m going.”