Anthony Eales

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4 Upcoming Cinematic Universes

When Marvel first began twisting their narrative threads into a single, fine embroidery, it was difficult to imagine how successful the idea would become. It turns out that creating a cinematic universe is a complex affair, but if done properly, new levels of audience engagement and merchandising …

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How an army of postmen is turning China's rural stores into the world's largest retail network

Lou Wener works damn hard. "Five am to 10pm, seven days a week, including national holidays," the 45-year-old shopkeeper says distractedly behind the …

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Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full

The music producer, Shellac frontman and author of seminal 1993 essay, The Problem with Music, spoke in Melbourne about the advantages of the internet, the death of the major label system, copyright law and that ‘purple dwarf in assless chaps’<p>• Steve Albini: the internet has solved music’s</i> …

Yet Another Study Shows US Satire Programs Do A Better Job Informing Viewers Than Actual News Outlets

By now it's sadly clear that the nation's satirical news programs do a significantly better job at reporting the news than most of the nation's <i>actual</i> …

Bring back the dumb TV

Every aspect of the modern home is getting smartened up with new intelligence. Thermostats are now adjusting themselves, vacuum cleaners are doing their own navigation, and fridges are recommending diet plans. Before companies like Nest and Roomba even existed, however, the TV was already serving …

Spotify says it paid Taylor Swift millions. Her label disagrees. Here's the truth

All the numbers you're hearing are true, but it's not apples to apples<p>On Tuesday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek finally put his money where his mouth is and released some figures about what Taylor Swift was earning from streaming her songs on Spotify. Ek claimed that before she pulled her tracks, the …