Ultimately, the constraints on production due to the pandemic could (and should) be the ideal time to explore the limited series format further. Gone are the days when it used to mean “this big, cheesy melodrama,” as FX’s chairman John Landgraf so concisely put it. Instead, the limited series has become a powerful vehicle for concise visions. Amid a Peak TV era of increasingly bloated multi-season arcs, there’s something to be said for the less-is-more school of storytelling. … [Read more...] about Hollywood is redefining Peak TV—for better and for worse
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Bonus: The dedicated Gmail newsletter tab This final item isn’t an app but rather a bit of crafty configuration that adds a dedicated section for newsletters into your existing Gmail setup. It’s a fantastic middle ground that lets you separate newsletters from the rest of your email without having to add in any extra apps or complications. … [Read more...] about Don’t clutter your inbox with newsletters. Use these awesome apps instead
What’s actually happening here? The College Board also produces the AP exams. This is the equivalent of an auto company discontinuing a struggling model, and encouraging customers toward its sister model. Subject Test registrations were down 8% from 2016-2019, and plummeted amidst the pandemic. The Board did not note this. … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
Pleasant also recommends a poignant question for self-reflection: What can I do to take care of myself that doesn’t require anyone to do or be anything different? “This question shifts our perspective from looking to our external environment to take care of us to tapping into our own personal knowledge and power to make the best decisions based on what works for them.” Examining our own answer to this question creates space for us to see the resources and options that are available to us. This helps us to focus on healing and moving forward rather than staying stuck in the negativity and endless news cycle. … [Read more...] about 4 steps companies should take in the aftermath of January 6
mittens made by a school teacher in Vermont from recycled plastic wool repurposed from old sweaters. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga, who sang the national anthem, wore a bright red ballgown skirt along with a fitted blue sweater with an enormous pin on it that looked exactly like the Mockingjay symbol from the Hunger Games. The look was designed by American designer Daniel Roseberry from Schiaparelli, and the pin was supposed to be a dove, to symbolize peace. Amanda Gorman, the 23-year-old Poet Laureate, wore a striking Prada ensemble consisting of a yellow coat, red headband, and bedazzled face mask. She wore a ring featuring a caged bird to honor Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. … [Read more...] about Decoding the fashion at Biden’s inauguration