Phil Conserva

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Boilermaker Entertainment Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Arclight Films

Louis Shaw Milito and Phil Conserva’s recently launched Boilermaker Entertainment has signed a multi-picture deal with Arclight Films.<p>Under the pact, …

Dev Patel

An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says<p><i>Update May 29th 11:40AM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on March 16</i><i>th</i><i>,</i> <i>2017. It</i> <i>has been updated to include video.</i><p>Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize …

Watch This Guy Land a Double Backflip On a Snowmobile

What’s better: this first-ever stunt or his friends' reactions?<p>Look, when you first watch this video of Swedish Freestyle Snowmobiler Daniel Bodin land a double backflip, it might feel underwhelming. The flips are long and bulky and there’s not really a ton of grace in the move, even if Bodin is …

How to Take Notes Like an Alpha-Geek (Plus: My $2,600 Date + Challenge)

I take notes like some people take drugs.<p>There is an eight-foot stretch of shelves in my house containing nothing but full notebooks.<p>Some would call …

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Careers

Why You Stumble Over Your Words

Want to sound composed during your next speech or presentation? Learn the simple fix for linguistic slip-ups<p>Ever know <i>exactly</i> what you want to say, but your words come out all garbled?<p>This usually happens when you least expect it. It’s not like you suddenly forgot how to form a sentence—it’s more …

What ‘The Wire’ can teach us about storytelling

The iconic television series “The Wire” on HBO broke onto the scene in 2002. Over the next five seasons, the award-winning series would captivate …

Columbia University

Why Anthony Bourdain Is Bullish on the Future of Long-Form Digital Storytelling

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef turned TV show host, believes there's untapped potential with digital media to dive deeper into food and travel …

The REVL Arc is a 4K smart action camera with a built-in gimbal

Part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class, REVL just launched a smart action camera that solves the two worst things about action cams: shaky footage and a cumbersome editing process.<p>Developed by ex-NASA, Sikorsky and HP engineers, the REVL Arc has a built-in motorized gimbal to keep the camera’s …

Videography

In Overhaul, National Geographic Channel Stresses Quality Programming Over Quantity

In 2015, there were 412 scripted series and around 750 unscripted series. And as TV is flooded with more content than ever before, National …

Amazon's The New Yorker Presents, and the future of magazines as television

How do you turn a magazine into a TV series? On the surface, you could hardly get much closer than <i>The New Yorker Presents</i>, a new weekly Amazon series …

The Best Los Angeles Restaurant Newcomers of 2015

Joshua Lurie, FoodGPS<p>2015 has been another great year for L.A. openings, but the five places that stand out most are Cassia, Hatchet Hall, Odys + Penelope, B.S. Taqueria, and Broken Spanish. Chefs at these restaurants all have unique culinary perspectives and deserve steady crowds.<p>Bill Esparza, …

Fall Is in the Air & an Old Fashioned Is In My Glass; Rye with Bitters & a Citrus Twist

No cocktail says “Fall!” like an Old Fashioned made with rye instead of the usual bourbon. A medley of bitters gives the drink a bracing edge, while …