When we watch big live events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl, we often dash to YouTube for a repeat viewing of our favorite commercials that just aired. These favorite commercials rack up millions of views that night and the morning after. And then we sit and wonder how advertisers are so clever that they have gotten millions of people to watch television advertisements on YouTube — by choice
By Joe Kukura on Feb 12, 2015
I had a slightly debauched evening in New York City last night. A friend of mine invited me to Queen of the Night, billed as a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theatre and nightlife. It’s kind of like participating in a PG-version of the sexual shenanigans that ensue in the film Eyes Wide Shut. The show was created in celebration of the re-opening of the Diamond Horsesho
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Jan 30, 2015
The show did go on last evening at the Metropolitan Opera, despite the bitter chill in the air and vestiges of the snowstorm the night before. This season delights with Tales of Hoffmann, which opened yesterday. I must thank my most generous sister, Sharmin, who feeds my opera addiction - I am lucky that she works there. Sitting nearly front but very center, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffman
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Jan 29, 2015
Boyhood’s beauty lies in its subtletly. I missed the film in its first run, but luckily caught a screening of it at The Director’s Guild recently. All of the film’s nominated for an Academy are getting another screening at the theater. I had heard quite a bit about the film; it’s unique perspective in that it was shot over 12 years. Sure, there are great films that track lives, but obviously hair
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Jan 29, 2015
Last spring, NBC went looking for nonprofessional funny people. They opened their arms to anyone outside of the three comedy hubs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) to see what the rest of America had to offer. There was a website and a submission process, and last week, a final announcement. Their findings? Ten semiprofessional funny people from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In most of Amer
By Jordan Lints on Jan 29, 2015
Chris Pratt’s one-man pursuit to emulate the career of Harrison Ford is on the brink of going from being a passing joke to a full-blown reality. That’s because Disney are reportedly eyeing up the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star to lead the way in a new ‘Indiana Jones’ film. According to Deadline, the ‘Parks & Recreation’ star has been picked out by Disney to play the titular character in their revi
By Gregory Wakeman on Jan 28, 2015
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