Monday, February 04, 2013

Worth A Look

Here are some articles from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

TV review: A thrilling look at 'Shakespeare Uncovered' Loving Shakespeare with a love so immoderate it would take a Shakespeare to describe it, I was pretty well pre-sold on "Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part analytical-historical gambol through several of his plays, beginning Friday on PBS. By the same token, I am liable to be more critical of the product; but as it turns out, it's a treat.

Cirque du Soleil, a victim of the economic crisis

Daily Press: The economic crisis has certain consequences, even in the entertainment industry. Cirque du Soleil announced on Wednesday that it would eliminate up to 400 jobs – mostly at its headquarters in Montreal – because of the Canadian dollar exchange rate, the economic crisis and rising production costs for its performances, informs The Canadian dollar has been soaring in the past years against the U.S. dollar, cutting the profits of the company.

Hollywood wants drones for filmmaking

The Hill's Hillicon Valley: Unmanned drones are best known for their ability to hunt down suspected terrorists abroad, but they might have an entirely different use: movie-making. Hollywood's lobbying group is pressing the Obama administration to allow filmmakers to use drones for aerial shots.

Beyoncé. Horse meat. Lance Armstrong. We have to care about this contempt for the public

The Guardian: In the science fiction film The Matrix, all-powerful machines transform the planet into a huge computer simulation where humans exist only in a dream world. Among the few sentient "free" people left fighting the machines is Cypher, who abandons the struggle following a revelation: he actually prefers the simulation to reality. "I know this steak doesn't exist," he says. "I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realise?" He chews the steak ostentatiously and sighs. "Ignorance is bliss."

This Clever Resume That Looks Like an Amazon Page Is So Good I Would Buy It Making your resume stand out from a pile of papers or a bunch of pixels on a screen is hard as hell. How can people who went to similar schools and worked similar jobs and have similar skills differentiate themselves? By being clever. Like Philippe Dubost. He turned his resume into an Amazon product page. It's brilliant!
If you still have some time after that...

There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better

Why We Need Theater Now More Than Ever

Second TEDx conference on the Great White Way asks 'What is the best Broadway can be?'

Glee Thinks They Did Jonathan Coulton a Favor

Art & Museums - The News Tribune

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