September, 2008

  • September 28, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    Seinfeld off Microsoft and Onto Short Bus

    So, Microsoft flushed its co-branding initiative with Jerry Seinfeld like Duchamp’s Dadaist toilet (which is a polite way of describing what many critics have regarded as absurdist excrement – see Maria Russo’s astute analysis at her...

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  • September 25, 2008 • Sonoma Co.

    The Family Liar

    As one might expect, I hail from a family of storytellers (read: entertaining fibbers). Both sides of my lineage (the Greco and Anglo, in this case) each make a claim to some order of narrative provenance (the Greek side claims to have...

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  • September 24, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    Advice from AMC’s Executive Suite

    On the wing-tipped heels of AMC’s recent Emmy-grab with its retro-ad game series Mad Men, Charlie Collier, executive vice president and general manager of AMC, shares some professional insights with Diane Clehane at MediaBistro. The...

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  • September 22, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    5 Reasons to Applaud Damien Hirst

    English artist Damien Hirst has weathered controversy, critics and the unenviable task of fitting the corpse of a 14-foot tiger shark into a vat of formaldehyde. And still, there are five additional reasons to applaud him. 1. A two-day...

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  • September 18, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    Don’t Call Us

    Imagine if Grace Kelley slid her pinky over her iPhone screen instead of answering the landline tethered to her would-be assassination in Dial M for Murder; or if E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, used his rollover minutes instead of hotwiring...

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