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  • 3 days ago | Film and TV

    Anecdote #1: Chris Farley made a habit of pouncing on Mike Myers — at the same exact time each week — during the early- to mid-1990s era in which the two starred on Saturday Night Live. The elfin Myers deliberately took showers at a fixed, quiet t...

  • Crowdfunding entails convincing legions of online strangers to finance your oddball artistic/entrepreneurial goal. The shrewdest crowdfunders are somewhat paradoxical: zealous peddlers who embrace down-home, anti-corporate wholesomeness. Their...

  • "Angels covered me up," says Nathan Handwerker when asked how he fled, unharmed, from Poland to the U.S. in the 1910s. The usually stoic Nathan says this two more times -- with increased emotion -- during this particular audio interview,...

  • Caution: This movie may make you afraid of your own cellphone. Kim Seong-hun's riveting if empty-headed A Hard Day will be remembered for its increasingly ominous jump-cuts to mobiles ringing, vibrating, and flashing profane messages. When...

  • 15 days ago | Film and TV

    "Angels covered me up," says Nathan Handwerker when asked by his grandson Lloyd how he fled, unharmed, from Poland to the U.S. in the 1910s. The usually stoic Nathan says this two more times — with increased emotion — during this particular audio ...

  • 17 days ago | Film and TV

    Caution: This movie may make you afraid of your own cellphone. Kim Seong-hun's riveting if empty-headed A Hard Day will be remembered for its increasingly ominous jump-cuts to mobiles ringing, vibrating, and flashing profane messages. When the jit...

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