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The Usefulness of Saying Something

On this morning’s NPR newscast, I heard a titillating soundbite: “What people are walking away from this film and this story with – and by the way, I put myself … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Experiencing Longforms

A complaint we hear time and time again in this modern, digital age is that attention spans are obnoxiously short. Everything is consumed in bite-sized chunks and as quickly as … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Recent Visual Essays – Summer 2013

It seems visual essays are picking up steam! The New York Times debuted earlier this month the first of a monthly series based on their column, Modern Love. Titled “Modern … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Disney Mickey Mouse Shorts

Okay, I KNOW I said I wasn’t using this blog to push things just because I like them but I just have to showcase these new Disney Mickey Mouse shorts.* … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Artist’s Assistant in the New World

Artist Liu Bolin disappears. Watch this Smithsonian video to see a behind-the-scenes montage of how he and his team of assistants make it happen. The Smithsonian captions the video with … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Horror of Infinite Scroll

An earlier post discussed the endlessness of hyperlinks and the unease that comes with them: How did I end up on this page? Where (when!) did I start on this … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Fave TV Shows 2012

Indulgent post here! Below is a list of my favorite shows  of 2012. Not necessarily new shows or even the best shows, just what I liked. American Pickers Downton Abbey* … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Vote, it’s 2012!

Been watching a lot of Roseanne reruns of late. I watched the show as a kid, when it first aired, and watching it now roughly 20 years later, it is … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

A 25 Minute Song

What makes a 25-minute song good? What makes you press play? How does it hold your attention? “Impossible Soul” by Sufjan Stevens is actually 5 sections, with a theme throughout … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Judge That Book Cover

I was recently telling a quick anecdote about how, as a bookseller, I used to recommend books to customers based on their covers. Now, I know we were all taught … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · 6 Comments

BFFs

Something is happening right now which I am not sure is a sign that things are moving in the right direction or if it is just so much common sense … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hulu’s Face Match Makes Me Laff

Has anyone else tried this yet? So on Hulu, while you are watching a video, you have the option of turning on “Face Match.” What happens is if you hover … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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