See, things that used to be "conservative" ideas, like cap and trade or Obamacare or monetary stimulus, have become "liberal" ones, all while conservatives themselves have moved further and further right. That’s what happens when you view negotiation of any kind as an ideological betrayal — you abandon your ideology. You stop being the party of markets, and become the party of whatever-the-Democrats-are-against (and your donors are for).
Silver says he does not get on well with political reporters but is friends with media entrepreneurs such as Gawker’s Denton and Andrew Sullivan, the prominent blogger. His generation shares that entrepreneurial ambition, he says. “It used to be that you would idolise the guy who graduated at the top of his class from Harvard, and now you idolise the guy who drops out of Harvard to run a business,” he smiles.
Stanley Kubrick is particularly famous for his control of color on screen and his obsession with the color red, but every director makes conscious choices about what the color of their films.
See a full slideshow of his work on KPCC’s AudioVision.
Photos above from Scarface, 2001: Space Odyssey and Requiem for a Dream.
I imagine that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon must be absolutely the most fun show to work and guest star on ever.
The rap lines in this one are amazing. “You’ve got brains, looks, and attitude combined.”
I really hope they keep Fallon’s show intact when he hosts the Tonight Show.
A quick story about Cleveland: When the nation was jolted earlier this year by the news that three women who went missing and were presumed dead had instead been kidnapped by the monster Ariel Castro and were now remarkably freed, I was asked to produce a wrap-up piece for the Daily News in Philadelphia. I had never heard of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus or Michelle Knight before the rescue, and I assumed that their disappearance had been ignored in the media.
But on a local level, that wasn’t true — for two of the women, Berry and DeJesus, their disappearance in a grim, forgotten urban wasteland was kept alive for years by reporters and columnists from the Plain Dealer writing repeatedly about the cases. In the clips, you sensed that the journalists were more aggressive at times than the authorities. I was jarred by one fact — that someone (presumably Castro) had used Berry’s cell phone to call her mother and say she was safe a week later, a call that was initially dismissed as a hoax and not confirmed by the FBI until seven months later, when the trail had grown cold. I learned that by reading the clip in the Plain Dealer, which was all over the story. When Berry finally broke free in May, she told her rescuers,"Help me, I’m Amanda Berry.”
In a city with an active and engaged news media, she knew those words would mean something. In the future, in Cleveland, I’m not so sure.
Via colleague Sarah Bures.