Critics tend to see all the same good movies and none of the same bad ones. That’s the major difference between a best-of-the-year staff list and a worst-of-the-year staff list: The former expresses consensus enthusiasm, while the latter is just a series of individual bones being picked—a way for wr
CrimeReads Hardboiled fiction of the twenties, thirties and forties and classic film noir of the forties and fifties mostly feature a particular kind of guy. You know him. Think of Raymond Chandler’s private …
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Open Culture I recently heard someone quip that proposals to cut the Academy Awards are tantamount to suggesting that the NFL trim down the Super Bowl. Certainly for many who would rather watch the former any day of the week, even the play-by-play of technical categories repays attention.
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CNN Over the past few years, creators have started openly discussing feeling burnt out, which often comes from the pressure to constantly churn out new videos for their thousands -- sometimes millions -- of fans.
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Tubefilter David Dobrik has been reasonably candid about his financial experiences as one of the world's most successful YouTubers. And now, the 23-year-old, who was recently named one of People’s 'Sexiest Man Alive', is giving fans a clearer window into his pre- and post-'Adpocalypse' earnings. The Adpocalypse broke in 2016, wherein advertisers began boycotting YouTube -- and ultimately drastically rethoug
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TechCrunch 2019 has been a breakout year for podcasting. According to Edison Research’s Infinite Dial report, more than half of Americans have now listened to a podcast, and an estimated 32% listen monthly.
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Gizmodo Disney made a lot of promises for its streaming service—many of which, as far as its content is concerned, it kept. But the service itself, Disney+, so far is messy, unreliable, and riddled with bugs.
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Gizmodo When you log into Netflix one of the first things you see is a list of recommended shows. Sometimes its new episodes of shows you’ve liked and rated well. Often, it’s a whole myriad of shows you’ve never heard of or are only tangentially aware of. And if you’re like me one of those shows that Netflix repeatedly suggests you watch is Anders Tangen’s Norsemen, a silly little sitcom revolving around
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NYTimes.com In their rush to match Netflix, competitors like HBO, Hulu and Amazon are ordering a slew of content — ushering out the age of “prestige TV” and ushering in an age of anything goes.
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The Japan Times When it comes to Hollywood's versions of Japanese content, most fans return to the originals and wonder: Why can't they get it right? Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner sheds some light on the West's cultural misreading of anime and manga.
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