One of my earliest assignments as an associate producer at NFL Films, the cinematic and mythmaking arm of professional football, was to splice together montages of the best plays, catches, bloopers, and hits from the week’s games, and synchronize them to the stirring orchestral themes for which the league’s film house is renowned. Show More Summary
Before the Wright brothers and planes, people had actually flown in hot air balloons as early as 1783. Those early balloons didn't travel that far -- just a few miles or a couple dozen miles if the balloons were filled with hydrogen....Show More Summary
Specs Age 54 Claim to fame Host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @LarryWilmore Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Larry Wilmore: I'm very scatterbrained, so I do several things at once. Show More Summary
The history of anti-piracy activities by the legacy entertainment and software industries always seems to focus on the mistaken idea that if only the public were "more educated" piracy would magically go away. That's never been true....Show More Summary
Louisiana Museum of Art's Louisiana Channel has made some of my favorite interviews with artists, architects, filmmakers and other creative folks. Today they posted a one-hour interview with Peter Zumthor at his studio in Haldenstein, Switzerland that is well worth watching.See also their interviews with Norman Foster, Steven Holl and Wim Wenders.
Now watch out for the next phase of the “ban the box” effort, which will demand that private employers not be allowed to ask about applicants’ criminal records [Open Society via @georgesoros] “We have one restaurant in Seattle, and we probably won’t be expanding there. Show More Summary
Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing the United States and the world. President Barack Obama has made it a top priority of his second term and a cornerstone of his legacy. He has passed some of the most sweeping environmental regulations of any president and laid the groundwork for a global climate change agreement in Paris. Show More Summary
There is good reason to be skeptical about Hillary Clinton and race. It’s never been anything explicit, necessarily, but she has sinned in the realm of signification, the place where innuendo and plausible deniability live. Let us start with her first presidential campaign in 2008, and the infamous “3 a.m. Show More Summary
Nearly everyone agrees with prosecuting public officials (as well as, on occasion, lobbyists and other private actors) for bribery and some other instances in which officials trade, or are asked to trade, a quid pro quo of official action for money or gifts. Show More Summary
"They're very anti-media."
Dr. Greg Jacobson and I did an “Ask Us Anything!” Q&A webinar recently for KaiNexus. You can view the recording of our video chat here or listen to it as a podcast (episode #18 of our series) or view it on YouTube. Because we had far too many questions to answer in 45 minutes, we are […]
In this article, Kelsey Butterworth takes a closer look at Jimmy Iovine's recent and unfortunate bout of mansplaining, an incident which offers some insight into several much larger issues regarding women in the music industry. ____________________________________________ Guest Post by Kelsey Butterworth, Policy & Communications Intern on Future Of Music Coalition...
On Dec. 1, Walmart stores will begin stocking the new View-Master, completing a national retail rollout that Mattel began several weeks back. For those (under 30) people who don't instantly recognize the name, View-Master is an iconic...Show More Summary
Recently, I shared the famed 1980 NBC documentary, “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We?” that essentially introduced W. Edwards Deming to a mainstream Western business audience. Today, I’m going to share some highlights and thoughts from Part 1 the program (which runs 76 minutes in its entirety). Clicking of the video screenshots below should take you […]
As a data geek, I’ve been quantifying my health for over a decade, measuring different aspects of my life in order to improve it. For years, I was frustrated by the quality of my sleep. One day, I’d wake up refreshed after just 6 hours of sleep, but another I spent fatigued, even after getting […]
Lots of airlines have named planes in the past. Some name them on cities, some christen planes with names of spices, and some with their fans. But Vueling, the Spanish low cost carrier, has taken it a step further. The airline has launched...Show More Summary
Laquan McDonald seemingly breathed his last through the bullet holes. As he is perforated, you don’t see his blood so much as the visible air that escapes from his freshly made wounds. It looks like bursts of exhaust. The first shot has already come, a mere 30 seconds after officer Jason Van Dyke arrived and began firing from a considerable distance. Show More Summary
In 1981, two tap dancers, Brenda Bufalino and Honi Coles, sat down for an interview for an oral history project. Bufalino, who was white, had helped lead the tap revival of the 1970s. Coles, who was black, was her eacher, friend, and collaborator. Show More Summary
Crayola teamed up with filmmaker and YouTube star Zach King to bring you this three-minute film featuring the crayon company's digital-era hero—the blocky mannequin from its Easy Animation Studio interactive coloring kit. "A Hero Draws...Show More Summary
Evidently, the shit isn't hitting the fan hard enough, so certain media outlets have started to.....get this.....lie to advance their agenda. Here's CNN : Yes, that was CNN saying that Chicago Police shot this guy for "jaywalking." No mention of the burglary to auto calls, nothing about the PCP influenced behavior, not even a mention of the knife. Show More Summary