I was hoping Ashton Kutcher's performance as Steve Jobs--in the film that just premiered at Sundance--would be a rousing success that would reveal a lot of textures Ashton hasn't been able to show in the mindless tripe he's usually cast in. That could still be the case--I'll keep my mind as open as ... More >>
The star of Two and a Half Men can add another man to his resume. Cougar bait Ashton Kutcher is playing entrepreneurial genius Steve Jobs in jOBS, which is closing the next Sundance Film Festival.
You're probably busy getting ready for the festivities tonight, but please, take the time to watch the above video. It's a demonstration of Pizza Prints, which are meltable graphic decals you apply directly onto pizza. Pizza Prints are more than just fun, delicious, and gluten-free--they are quite ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Who will you miss the most? *Elizabeth Taylor. A legend, a goddess, an activist. *Steve Jobs. Ditto, except for the goddess bit.
This year the message has been sent out along the Rialto: Don't bring back a show as is! Fix it, tweak it, and make it brand spanking new to keep it relevant. Make it better!
Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz. It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>
Did Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography leave you hungry for more access to the Apple founder? Would you mind if that access came in the form of a 16-year-old interview transferred from a VHS tape onto a 70-foot movie screen? No? Good news! The Los Angeles Times reports that in mid-Novembe ... More >>
The Public hosts the monologuist's look at the late Apple chief
The 1971 flower-child musical Godspell--a kooky rendering of the scriptures as a sort of nouveau vaudeville show--has started Broadway previews, and the kids on the boards are spilling about just how the script has been updated and tweaked. SPOILER ALERT!
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, or CLASS, has been cut from the health care bill signed by Obama in 2010. The program relied on monthly premiums and would offer protection to those who signed up. CNN reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ... More >>
In the five days since Steve Jobs' death, Apple stores across the city have been filling up with impromptu tributes in the form of Post-it notes, half-eaten apples, and flowers. At the Meatpacking District location, every window in the three-story store is now full of dedications to Steve Jobs. The ... More >>
The death last week of Apple founder Steve Jobs was sad news for his friends, family, and the computer and design world in general. Rightbloggers mostly took it as an occasion to tell the world that Jobs was right-wing -- or, if not right-wing in the sense of having actually expressed right-wing be ... More >>
Ron Wayne was a 41-year-old draftsman at Atari when he first met Steve Jobs, and the 21-year-old convinced him to help out with a home computing project. That project, of course, was Apple, and according to the Mercury News, Wayne "designed the company's original logo, wrote the manual for the Apple ... More >>
The deification of recently deceased Steve Jobs continues apace. A 1982 portrait of the Apple chief by Diana Walker is now being displayed on the first floor of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. It's a pretty amazing photo:
It was a big day for American capitalism yesterday. Nothing captured the dichotomy of how citizens were thinking about it better than the above tweet on how a captain of industry was being eulogized (after the suicides of his de-facto factory workers have largely been ignored), on the same day Wall ... More >>
Apple has announced that Steve Jobs, the visionary CEO and cofounder of the company, died today. He was 56. Jobs had been battling pancreatic cancer. From Apple.com:
Just a couple of Cool-mericans.Have you heard of Badoo? It's "the world's largest social network," and though we don't talk about it too terribly much in America, because we are too cool for such things, it is talking about us! According to a recent online poll on Badoo.com, in which 30,000 p ... More >>
Remember how part of the Brooklyn Municipal Building is being turned into a mall? The anchor of the new retail space is going to be an upscale restaurant. Sounds fine, even if Brooklyn doesn't necessarily need more restaurants. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has other ideas for th ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you call your best bud and go, "Wha--?" This week, we examine why Germany's E. Coli outbreak has been ... More >>
The forthcoming biography of Steve Jobs isn't due in bookstores till March 6, 2012. But iSteve: The Book of Jobs is already up on Amazon. Is this cover for real? It's impossibly janky. It's probably just a placeholder. Hopefully. Pre-order now for $18! [Business Insider via Gizmodo] [@_ro ... More >>
The tech world is having itself a little freak-out over the news that iPhones using iOS4 (the latest operating system) have been saving users' location data whenever they make a cell call. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden discovered a hidden file in the phone's operating system that keeps track ... More >>
Will It Have Number Munchers?Steve Jobs surprised the crowd and received a standing ovation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. It was thought Apple COO Tim Cook would fill in for the reportedly ailing Jobs, but the Turtlenecked One was there to announce the release ... More >>
Press Clips has long, if intermittently, been the name of the media column at the Village Voice, years ago on paper in the hands of journalists like Sydney Schanberg and Keach Hagey, before being brought to this blog by some untamed rabble-rouser called Foster Kamer. But as a wise man once wr ... More >>
Steve Jobs has reportedly decreed that no paid newspaper subscribers overseas shall receive a free iPad edition through the App Store because that shorts Apple their 30% cut, according to the Dutch deVolkskrant, as relayed by AppleInsider. This comes on the same day MediaMemo announces that R ... More >>
Queens food pantries have seen a 90 percent increase in demand this year, but almost 60 percent of them didn't have enough food to meet it. [NY Daily News] Dan Barber of Blue Hill is among a growing list of top chefs who are teaching food-science classes at Harvard. [FOXNews] Food safety is ... More >>
Steve Jobs, to a college journalism student trying to do her job: "Please leave us alone." That's after "Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry" and "We have over 300 million users and we can't respond to their requests unless they involve a problem of some kind. Sorry." ... More >>
Apple's irritatingly named "App Store" has plenty of applications you can buy for your phone, none of which have porn on them, because Steve Jobs is trying to save the world from porn. [Full Disclosure: We are not.] He is also, apparently, now trying to save the world from farts.
It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... More >>
A considered iPhone fix, not unreasonable.So, apparently, those new iPhones were released basically broken! Or with bad antennae that make you have to hold your phone a certain way, kind of like the way Apple only wants you to use only their applications on their phone. Now they want to contr ... More >>
Click to enlarge. We like the idea better than the execution here, but these fictional Office of Blame Accountability bills wheatpasted on Bedford Ave, along McCarren Park, take all sorts of well-known figures task: Bloomberg (for "being a douchebag"), New Yorkers (for "returning to the values of 9- ... More >>
There's nothing surprising about a late night email fight, especially when alcohol is involved. We've all been there. But when the recipient of your angry missive is Apple's Steve Jobs -- and he takes the time to respond, four times, in the middle of the night -- it becomes news. Gawker Medi ... More >>
Pictured, left to right: an Apple prototype iPhone, and Gawker Media owner Nick Denton covered in pie.Maybe you heard, but yesterday, Gawker Media's gadget site Gizmodo published quite a story. It might be short of hyperbole to note their "get" of a new iPhone prototype as one of the biggest ... More >>
Okay, honestly, owning an iPhone, working as a blogger, and being a human being and everything, I know I'm supposed to really, really care about whatever Steve Jobs is talking about right now. So I do! Here are pictures of Steve Jobs saying things. And! We! Are! Doing! It! Live! So! Keep! Ref ... More >>
What do the disembodied voices of sexxytime Jewish Guilt-lit author Philip Roth, Apple brain Steve Jobs, and southern lawyer-lit machine John Grisham have in common?
Ken/The Cooks' DenWhere cheese meets cranium.File under Random, Weird Shit That May Make the World a Better and More Tolerable Place: Someone has taken it upon himself to make a Steve Jobs cheese head.
Jazz-electro-pop from a Scandinavian songbird
When their publicists send you pictures of the Rockettes and King Kong on top of the Empire State Building, that's a sure sign holiday Christmas shopping season is here. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular officially opens tonight, too (though they started doing shows Friday -- must have b ... More >>
The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues as nutritional, but some doctors speculate that the pancreatic cancer survivor may have chronic pancr ... More >>
Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>
So, Apple can run Windows. Think that'll settle the heart of this geek?
At the re:play Conference, the Gaming World Longs for Legitimacy
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