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REVIEW: How Hollywood Won the...

on October 23, 2014 by

I was privileged to attend a screening of The Case Against 8 at LACMA the other night, hosted by the New York…

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Keep It Simple, Showrunner

on October 9, 2014 by

Let me start with the obvious caveat that I am deeply and inherently prejudiced in favor of the particular form of narrative…

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Film Production: Why The...

on October 2, 2014 by

I’m mentoring a young friend through the process of writing and directing his first feature, which he’ll shoot in a year; he’s…

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That Progressively Luminous Clarity

on September 17, 2014 by

I am a devotee of dream interpretation, a gaga-brained, cymbal-clanging, dancing-and-clapping Hare Krishna singing its praises in the streets, oblivious as to…

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The Purpose of Life

on September 10, 2014 by

University commencement speeches are the sermons at modern mass bar miztvahs, with academia rather than a religious institution, as is appropriate for…

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Jennifer Lawrence and The Great...

on September 2, 2014 by

America’s sweetheart had quite the Labor Day weekend. The nudes leaked of Jennifer Lawrence and a bevvy of lesser female stars and…

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Content Creation: Can You Be Too...

on August 27, 2014 by

James Franco is the Mr. Jones for any content creator trying to keep up with the Joneses. Or maybe he’s Mrs. Jones…

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Why America Is Culpable for the...

on August 21, 2014 by

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An article in The New York Times yesterday revealed that ISIS demanded a ransom for James Foley’s release, according to…

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La Vie en Verslan: How the French...

on August 13, 2014 by

Let me immediately digress onto a tangential subject that will hopefully serve as an intro to my main topic. It occurred to…

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The Golden Age of Television: A...

on August 4, 2014 by

Here’s what you think about HBO’s The Leftovers: You have no idea what to think. It’s the weirdest show outside of Adult…

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