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The Thrill: Raffi on Lois, Ben Affleck, pop-culture crushes

Our pop-culture podcast asks Raffi what makes a great kids' entertainer, discusses Affleck's fiasco, and reveals our first pop-culture crushes The post The Thrill: Raffi on Lois, Ben Affleck, pop-culture crushes appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Song Exploder: "Spring (Among the Living)" by My Morning Jacket

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians deconstruct their songs and tell the stories behind how they were made. In the past, it's explored tracks from Toro y Moi to RJD2 and more. In the newest episode, musician, creator, and host...Show More Summary

Poking the bear

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

This week, Craig and John discuss recent events that seem custom-designed to make Craig furious.

The Thrill: Marc Maron, millennial memoirs, lip-sync battles

This week, our pop-culture podcast discusses darkness in comedy, the rise of the essay, and whether Lip Sync Battles are awful The post The Thrill: Marc Maron, millennial memoirs, lip-sync battles appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Three

Three springs ago, I taught a class on documentary poetics. It met in the library of a literary/arts organization near downtown Tucson, Arizona. At the first meeting I showed Stan Brakhage’s The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (1971): a thirty-two minute film documenting autopsies being performed in a morgue in Pittsburgh. I gave […]

Writing w/Strangers: A Poetry for the People in Philadelphia

You a poet / man? Uh-huh, uh-huh Me too. —Etheridge Knight Sixteen years ago, I was a disenchanted grad student living in West Philly in a second-floor row house apartment. Mark (now my husband) and I lived on a block with plenty characters and some real folks. People like Brother Vance—with his baby locs and […]

How writing credits work

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John do a deep-dive into the world of screenwriting credits, explaining the entire process from the Notice of Tentative Writing Credits, to arbitration to review boards. The system can be confusing, but most produced screenwriters will find themselves facing it at some point, so it’s important to understand how it works.

realitystudio.org Launches Jed Birmingham’s Podcast

5 months agoArts : Straight Up

I am STAGGERED! Of course I would be, for obvious reasons. Did I say I want this embedded in my headstone? Click to listen. It is utterly, inescapably humbling. The really wonderful thing about JB’s devotion to books as artifacts is the way he appreciates them as mysteries and teases out their hidden meanings. This […]

Ultima voce del mio destino

5 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings "Suicidio!" from La Gioconda!

You can’t train a cobra to do that

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John discuss backup plans, camera directions, and becoming so good they can’t ignore you. Plus we answer two listener questions about specificity in scene headers and how to indicate that a script is intended for animation...

The Deal with Scripped.com

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John talk with the owner of Scripped.com to investigate what happened when the online screenwriting site suddenly went down this week, erasing four years of screenwriters’ work. When things went south, why did he try to distance himself from the debacle, and what comes next? It’s a candid discussion — but far less uncomfortable than the Final Draft episode.

The Thrill: Cinderella, an anti-Kanye petition, and Trevor Noah

Every Friday, Maclean’s… arts writers Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson gather to discuss and break down the hottest topics in TV, film, books and music. Expect The post The Thrill: Cinderella, an anti-Kanye petition, and Trevor Noah appeared first on Macleans.ca.

This Is Working

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

For the first time ever, John and Craig spend an entire episode on a full-length original screenplay, K.C. Scott’s THIS IS WORKING.

The Thrill: ‘Girls’, a sociology of the teen, and Angelina Jolie

This week, we discuss buzzy shows, One Direction's changes, and celebrity health endorsements The post The Thrill: ‘Girls’, a sociology of the teen, and Angelina Jolie appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Uncluttered by Ignorance

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig dig into the overstuffed mail bag to answer listener questions about scenes, stagnation, subtitles and script breakdowns. Plus we reveal the consensus opinions on whether we should have ads, and look at possibilities for the Full Script Challenge.

The Thrill: Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber’s Roast, and Sir Elton

On this week's episode of our pop-culture podcast, the panel discusses surprise album releases and the uselessness of boycotts The post The Thrill: Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber’s Roast, and Sir Elton appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Midseason Finale

6 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John wrap up many plotlines from previous episodes, with follow-up on Three Page Challenges, diversity numbers, Road Runner and other rules, plus the Gravity lawsuit in light of the Blurred Lines verdict.

The Thrill: Kimmy Schmidt, Can-Con, and the Simpsons

Our pop-culture podcast on the good and bad of the new Tina Fey show, what the CRTC's announcement means for Canadian TV, and Sam Simon's legacy The post The Thrill: Kimmy Schmidt, Can-Con, and the Simpsons appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Coyote Could Stop Any Time

6 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig take a look at the self-imposed rules behind the Road Runner cartoons, and how limiting one’s choices is different than following dogma.

The Thrill pop-culture podcast: A little bit of comics relief

We talk about comic-book culture and race with Eisner-winning artist Chip Zdarsky, and discuss Madonna's new album The post The Thrill pop-culture podcast: A little bit of comics relief appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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