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Everyone In The Tech And TV Industries Is Passing Around This Speech By Kevin Spacey

Everyone in the tech industry is passing around this video of Kevin Spacey talking about how Netflix (and other tech companies) will blow up the traditional TV industry.<p>In an edited version of Spacey's speech below, he touches on how Netflix, which has produced a handful of excellent original …

Kevin Spacey

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design.<p>If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of …


'Coronado High' author blazes a trail for journalists in Hollywood

Reggie Watts: Humor in music

Leon Wieseltier Commencement Speech at Brandeis University 2013

<i>On May 19,</i> New Republic <i>literary editor Leon Wieseltier spoke at the commencement ceremony of Brandeis University, addressing the graduates as "fellow</i> …

Leon Wieseltier

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell

The Act of Killing - Official Trailer (HD)

How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection

<b>By Jed Lipinski</b><p>Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent …


Bjorn Ready: Vintage Tennis Style

<b>War is imminent.</b> <i>La guerre</i> at Roland Garros — the 2013 French Open. In broad strokes, it'll be hand-to-hand (or <i>raquette de raquette</i>) combat, commencing May 26. And this year's tournament is shaping up to be a rather (ahem) gripping showdown between the reigning champion of clay — Rafael Nadal, not a …


Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal

Ugh, I love this so much I can't even take it. A+++++ use of Vine.

Salvador Dali just walking his anteater.