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One of the biggest problems in our politics is that people don't think for themselves. We let radio and television hosts, pundits and politicians tell us what to believe. And one of the biggest problems in our arts is that people don't enjoy for...
Tags: Yams, Taylor Swift, Fast Five (movie), Philosophy, Philip Glass
On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
When Richard Blanco was named as the 2013 inaugural poet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith said in an email that the White House had made an ideal choice, citing the scope of his poems, "their beautiful fidelity to private experience, to...
Not that long ago, premiering a star-driven Sundance Film Festival movie on a video-on-demand channel was an admission of failure. But last year's festival produced two huge on-demand hits, Richard Gere's crime drama "Arbitrage" and Kirsten Dunst's...
EXCLUSIVE: The Academy Awards get a fair amount of coverage (and then some) from Web prognosticators. But a full documentary treatment is a much rarer thing. That’s the effort the decorated documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will...
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back in the office for our first day of work after a protracted holiday break. And while we didn't exactly slack our way through the holidays, today represents the first time we'll be flexing......
TV WatchersAllen grad Amanda Seyfried and Emmaus grad Dean DeHaan will both see recent films have their premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah. Amanda's "Lovelace" and Dean's "Kill Your Darlings" are among the 115 films......
It's long been said that Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" is unfilmable. Sadly, there is little in Walter Salles' adaptation to counter that notion. Salles has displayed his filmmaking chops in (among others) “Central Station” and “...
From inside the rocket-shaped time capsule of a silver 1949 Hudson Super Six, West Hollywood looked astonishingly modern to Brazilian director Walter Salles. Salles, who has devoted the last eight years to adapting Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" for the...
Tags: French Literature, Rivera, Kale, Movies, Tom Sturridge
There are as many visions of "On the Road," novelist Jack Kerouac's vivid anthem to the romance of youthful freedom and the getting of experience as there are readers. It's a book so influential yet so personal that each succeeding generation since its...
Tags: Romance (genre), Tom Sturridge, Movies, Amy Adams, Walter Salles
Sundance unveils 2013 competition lineup: Sexuality a major theme in dramatic slate; documentaries, NEXT also announcedVarietyFilms devoted to exploring the myriad forms of human sexuality have an unusually prominent place in the 2013 Sundance program, festival director John Cooper noted as he unveiled the fest's competition slates on Wednesday. Citing titles slotted into the U....
Tags: Brie Larson, Demetri Martin, Carl Deal, New Zealand, Corey Stoll
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