Friday, July 27, 2018

Mr. Rogers Was My Actual Neighbour   

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Adam Eisenstat, writing for Vox: Mr. Rogers and the world I had stumbled into briefly after ringing his doorbell, the very world conjured on his show, offered a glimpse into how things could be if adults treated children with real … Continue reading →

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Matrix in 4K HDR

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I originally watched The Matrix in a friend’s basement when I was 16 or 17. It was a poor quality copy playing on his rather small TV connected to his rather slow computer. But that didn’t stop me from being … Continue reading →

First Look: Apple Music   

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Jim Dalrymple, writing for The Loop: Music is an important part of my life. I care about every aspect of music, from creating to mixing, playing to listening, and seeing bands live. I feel music in my soul. Music has … Continue reading →

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Top 10 Films of 2014

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The Oscar nominations have been announced and all the critic groups have announced their best of 2014 lists. There has definitely been a bit of a general consensus around a few key films this year, some of which will appear … Continue reading →

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Shazam Effect   

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Derek Thompson, writing for The Atlantic: Shazam became available in 2002. (In the days before smartphones, users would dial a number, play the song through their phones, and then wait for Shazam to send a text with the title and … Continue reading →

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Exacting, Expansive Mind of Christopher Nolan   

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Gideon Lewis-Kraus, writing for The New York Times Magazine: Nolan, whose eight movies over 14 years have together generated just more than $3.5 billion in revenue, puts an extraordinary amount of time and effort into engineering believably ample worlds. He … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time Served   

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Harley Rustad, writing for The Walrus: When its gates shut for the final time in September 2013, Kingston Penitentiary was among North America’s oldest operating prisons. Notorious killers—Paul Bernardo, Clifford Olson, Russell Williams—slept in its cells and exercised in its … Continue reading →

iPhone camera evolution   

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Lisa Bettany, co-founder of the popular mobile photography app Camera+: In this follow-up post to my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 comparisons, I present an 8 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including, the original iPhone, iPhone … Continue reading →

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The New York Times ‘Breaks Bad’   

Television

Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing for The New York Times last September: On “Breaking Bad” on Sunday night, Charlie Rose referred to a column by Andrew Ross Sorkin in The New York Times. Here is an excerpt from that fictional column. … Continue reading →

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel   

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Drew McWeeny reviews ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ for HitFix: A Russian nesting-doll of a movie, this is a story within a story within a story within a story for much of its running time, with additional layers either peeled back … Continue reading →