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Our Congress should stop standing in the way of our country’s success.

Obama in a live press conference at the White House (via micdotcom)

But what about the VA bill? (sarcasm)

Aug 1, 2014 / 392 notes
The best life is the one in which the creative impulses play the largest part and the possessive impulses the smallest.
Bertrand Russell (via itsquoted)
Aug 1, 2014 / 65 notes

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Brendan Gleeson @Calvaryfilm backstage @LateNightSeth (©NBC)
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Brendan Gleeson @Calvaryfilm backstage @LateNightSeth (©NBC)

It was often believed to be the case in indie film that there was a quality-control ceiling on micro-budget work; films that didn’t look particularly great, or sound too good, were limited to a certain group of distributors that they could not climb beyond. This is no longer the case.

Zach Wigon

This week’s Racking Focus looks at filmmakers telling big stories on smaller budgets

(via tribecafilm)

(via tribecafilm)

Jul 30, 2014 / 52 notes
East Nashville now is at the peak of the classic creative-class arc.

Ann Powers goes long on the fast-rising East Nashville music scene, from the producer behind Alabama Shakes and Hurray for the Riff Raff, to veterans like The Ettes, to the transplants like Clear Plastic Masks, to the newbies like Ranch Ghost (via nprmusic)


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Animals in Moiré, Andrea Minini


How To Be Stylish
This week, Jessica looks at Optimism for today’s job market.
Jul 30, 2014 / 193 notes
In what may be the most egregious example of double standards in sports, the NFL is planning to ban Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for an entire season after he tested positive for marijuana within nanograms of the league limit.

Meanwhile, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will reportedly face just a two game suspension after he was caught on tape knocking his wife unconscious and dragging her out of an elevator.

How exactly does that work? (via micdotcom)


Jul 30, 2014 / 362 notes
I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via noely-g)

A very valid point - Which is why we can’t rely on Hollywood for progressive filmmakers. Notice that 6 of the 9 films up for best picture were films that art house theaters were able to pick-up. We need to push Hollywood away and demand that any genre of film include any kind of human-being. And it’s definitely possible. I’m mostly saying this because of Exodus’ casting choices… Kind of tired of it.

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