Tag: television

26 Jun 2017

‘Silicon Valley’s’ Mike Judge Talks Season 4 Finale, the End of Erlich and Six-Season Plan

Excerpt from Hollywood Reporter The fourth season of Silicon Valley ended with a rare win for Pied Piper. After an uphill battle that involved patent trolls, exploding phones and explicit smart fridges, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and the rest of the gang have finally cleared some major obstacles on their path to creating a new, decentralized […]

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07 Jun 2017

Chromatics Deliver “Shadow” at the Twin Peaks “Bang Bang Bar”

Shadow Chromatics Italians Do It Better Records By John-Paul Shiver The Portland, Oregon based band, Chromatics, amazed the David Lynch fawning adherents during the premier of the revived Twin Peaks project.  The straight-faced delivery of their song Shadow at the roadhouse “Bang Bang Bar” in front of a red curtain references Julee Cruise’s “Falling” video, a song penned […]

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29 Aug 2016

#SlowTV Comes to Netflix

Slow TV — which involves the marathon broadcasting of mundane events like train rides and people knitting in real time — has become so popular in Scandinavia over the past few years that Netflix decided they had to get in on the action. It’s a far cry from your favorite binge watch, but maybe not […]

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08 Jun 2016

Digital Boneyard: 7 Old Celebrity MySpace Pages

Since the dawn of the screenshot, we’ve been warned that once something’s posted to the Internet, it’s there forever. Yes, we should all be thinking before we tweet/Tumble/Like/whathaveyou even if our profile is set to private. For somewhere out there is a human taking screenshots of profiles and maybe even developing a digital archive to […]

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08 Jun 2016

Revisiting Deitch’s ‘Artstar’: Art’s First Reality Show

Considered the first unscripted contemporary art show, Artstar made its debut on June 1, 2006. Reflecting on the short-lived series a full decade later, one wonders if its failure was one of timing, rather than of concept. This 24-hour, 360-degree approach was at the heart of Artstar, a collaborative project between 90s internet mogul Josh […]

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