“It’s the creatives, stupid.” advertisement advertisement On the August evening that opens the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Kevin Spacey is giving the keynote speech, a jeremiad against his hosts delivered with all the fervor of a Tea Party populist railing against Washington. The Oscar-winning thespian looks like a politician, his hair perfectly in place and his suit a somber charcoal. He emotes like a politician, too, as he launches into a withering takedown of the traditional way that Hollywood makes television, lambasting everything from the pilot process to TV executives (“those network people”) who are always “sticking their fingers in creative decisions and having opinions about everything.” And like the scheming pol he plays on House of Cards, the Netflix drama whose first season debuted in February 2013 and for which Spacey earned an Emmy nomination, Spacey offers his speech in silky soundbites uttered in his … [Read more...] about Netflix: The Red Menace
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A few years ago, a smattering of kooky schemes, dubious proposals, weird hardware, and social shaming services relating to excessive smartphone use began to emerge on the self-improvement fringe. Fast forward to now, and the anti-addiction, anti-distraction movement has gone mainstream. The biggest Silicon Valley giants are even building special features into their products designed to get you to use their products less. advertisement advertisement The issue these efforts aim to address is real. Motorola and Harvard psychologist Nancy Etcoff conducted a survey finding that one-third of respondents believe they spend too much time on their phones. Half say they check their phone more often than they want to. The survey also found people feel emotionally dependent on smartphones and want help with “phone-life balance.” Numerous studies confirm that smartphone addiction is a problem because phones compel us to use it more often, and more disruptively, than we’d … [Read more...] about The wide–and sometimes wacky–world of smartphone addiction cures
At Fast Company, 31 out of 52 staffers on the editorial masthead are women—and we’re pretty proud of that. When it comes to selecting beauty products, our criteria for what’s good may be a little different from that of a fashion or lifestyle magazine: We look for products that are long-lasting and high-quality, and that offer simple solutions that we can depend on while writing, editing, photographing, designing, and producing our stories. So when we asked our colleagues for their holy grail beauty secrets, they had lots of opinions about price points, ingredients, and even packaging. From lipsticks that last the entire workday to the perfect “no-makeup” mascara, these are Fast Company staffers’ ultimate beauty picks. advertisement advertisement Glossier Lash Slickbuilt an empire around beauty products that enhance features while looking natural. That’s why it showed up in several editors’ top beauty picks. … [Read more...] about These beauty and skincare products are ‘Fast Company’ tested, and approved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcwGNDCUknE Everyone’s wearing headphones these days. All the time. Headphones running, headphones at work, headphones on the subway, headphones on the street, headphones in the store, headphones in church, headphones at the dinner table, headphones in the toile–okay, you get the idea. But do you ever really know what those headphone wearers are listening to? Sure, you can make assumptions based on wardrobe, age or the general cut of their jib, but we all know what assumptions do. With a new ad to promote February’s show, from agency TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, The Grammys play on our musical prejudices, while nodding (or headbanging) to the most discussed moments from past Grammys shows. We see a lone headbanger sitting in the train station, swinging his glorious mane to what we assume would be the bone-rattling stylings of Slayer or Motorhead. But no. Instead it’s Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well,” and his … [Read more...] about A Headbanger Channels Taylor Swift In New Grammys Ad
The Supreme Court collegium's decision of revoking the promotion of two High Court judges to the apex court has generated disquiet amongst the legal fraternity.The collegium on January 10 announced the elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjeev Khanna, a judge of Karnataka High Court.This decision was in contention with the December 12 decision of the collegium, which had recommended that Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, and Justice Rajendra Menon, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court be elevated to the apex court.Close Let’s delve into the matter and take a look at what is causing the upheaval among the judges of the country’s top court. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot The … [Read more...] about Explained| Why is Supreme Court collegium in the line of fire?