Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Industries / Media / Posts With Video


#TBT: Sorry Jar Jar, the Star Wars Holiday Special Is George Lucas's Most Embarrassing Creation Ever

A long, long time ago—Nov. 17, 1978, to be exact—in a television galaxy far, far away (one that only had three major networks), Star Wars unleashed what would become its single most embarrassing artifact upon 13 million unsuspecting CBS Friday night viewers. Show More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

I'm a Pop Singer and Spotify Works for Me

The Internet is buzzing with the news of Taylor Swift's big move away from Spotify. Artists are firing up their torches and grabbing their pitchforks to slay the gnarling, evil dragon that is streaming. Now, as much as I love the idea...Show More Summary

Sports Illustrated DP Brad Smith on Approaching Photo Editors

Good advice on reaching photo editors with your work: “It doesn’t matter how you approach me as long as it’s a good photo”. via #BehindtheGlass | Sports Illustrated DP Brad Smith on Freelance Photographers on Vimeo.

Inhofe's Greatest Climate Change Denial Hits

As you've likely heard, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe -- author of "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future" -- is the Republicans' first choice to head the Senate committee that oversees the country's environmental policy. Show More Summary

Al Jazeera Knocks ’60 Minutes’ Ebola Report

Al Jazeera’s new app, AJ+, hopes you’ll quit “60 Minutes” and try their video service instead, suggesting the coverage will be bias-free. As we’ve reported, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan is in voluntary quarantine following her travels to Liberia to report on the Ebola outbreak. Show More Summary

Singer Redfoo Refuses To Apologize For 'Literally I Can't,' 'Most Sexist Song Of The Year'

Rapper Redfoo is in hot water after the release of his new song, "Literally I Can't," featuring Lil Jon and Enertia McFly as frat bros telling a group of sorority girls who reject their advances to "shut the f--- up." The girls' response...Show More Summary

It’s Huckabee with an ‘H’ Not an ‘F’

Megyn Kelly had a little slip of the tongue last night introducing fellow Fox News host Mike Huckabee on her show. Instead of calling his show “Huckabee” she called it… well just watch: That reminds us of the time Shepard Smith saidShow More Summary

Don't Claim to Support the Troops If You Agree With Obama Sending 3,100 Soldiers to Iraq

The title of this article isn't aimed at American soldiers, veterans, or their families. If you are a member of the 7.4 million Americans alive today who served in Vietnam, or the 2.5 million Americans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan,...Show More Summary

Jay Z Bought A Luxury Champagne Brand Just To Spite Cristal

On Wednesday, it was announced that a new company led by Jay Z had acquired Armand de Brignac Champagne — a celebrity favorite — from Sovereign Brands for an undisclosed amount. The luxury champagne brand, more commonly name-checked in rap lyrics as "Ace of Spades" because of its logo, sells bottles for $300 and up. Show More Summary

Inspired by John Oliver, Recalling Malcolm X: Comedy's Explosive Potential for the Left

When HBO announced that John Oliver would host his own prime-time weekly TV news show, there was little reason to believe it would differ much from the political satire pioneered by John Stewart and Stephen Colbert in the early 2000s. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: In 1928 Felix the Cat began testing a new tech called television

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Felix the Cat was a television and technology pioneer. In 1928 RCA/NBC began testing their early television equipment with a Felix the Cat statue. During the coming years, the Great Depression and World War II slowed the developmentShow More Summary

How Jimmy Fallon Catapulted To Hosting 'The Tonight Show' Through Exceptional Networking

In the span of about five years, Jimmy Fallon went from a "Saturday Night Live" alum unsuccessfully navigating Hollywood to a late night star to the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," one of the most respected franchises in entertainment. Show More Summary

Fox News crushed competitors on election night

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Fox News beat broadcast networks on election night It also crushed in 2010, the last Republican wave. (NYT) | "Fox News is normally the dominant player in cable news, but its high ratings on Tuesday...Show More Summary

The Physics You Need To Know To Really Understand 'Interstellar'

Editor's note: There are no spoilers in this post. In fact, we strongly advise you to read this before going to see the film. Christopher Nolan's latest mind-trip "Interstellar" will be premiering in theaters across the country on Friday, Nov. Show More Summary

Epic Tuesday Night for Republicans in Washington

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Bloomberg Politics’ Griffin Hammond documented the lively and booze filled night of Republications celebrating the party gaining control of the U.S. Senate following Tuesday’s Midterm Elections. From a gathering hosted by and at theShow More Summary

'Interstellar' Animators Discovered New Physics While Creating A Black Hole For The Movie

Soon, astrophysicists will receive a physics lesson from an unlikely source: Hollywood. The movie-making business has, unintentionally, helped make something more: a scientific discovery. One that you can experience first-hand in the film "Interstellar," coming out in US theaters everywhere on Friday, Nov 5. Show More Summary

'Interstellar' Is An Ambitiously Beautiful And Wacky Adventure Into Space

“Interstellar” is one of the year's most-anticipated films. It's expected to have a huge opening weekend making north of $50 million. S o far reviews have been somewhat mixed and that may be because "Interstellar" is the sort of film...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC