Shawn Rossi

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How to Quit a Magazine, by Cindi Leive

Cindi Leive, the editor in chief of Glamour, says that a writer has about three seconds to grab a reader’s attention, so let’s blurt this out: After 16 years, she says, she’s quitting her job.<p>This departure, one she announced to her staff this morning, makes her the fourth editor of a major …

Condé Nast

The 12 Best Thrillers Currently on Netflix

We <i>could</i> joke that this category should be referred to as "Netflix and thrill," or that we're only writing about these kinds of movies because of the …

Christopher Nolan

The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them

They're found on dusty warehouse shelves; buried under flea market knick-knacks; Googled, Ebayed, begged for; commissioned from blacksmiths, …

Evil Dead

The Sexiest Movies on Netflix

Naked bodies can be pretty easy to find on the internet. But some of us like our skin flicks to have a great story, and enjoy watching arty movies …

Netflix

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout

Do not be tempted by the mini-bar. Or the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner, or the breakfast in bed, or the pay-per-view movies. You have been traveling …

Fitness

Rolling Stone Magazine Will Be Put Up for Sale

After 50 years of serving as America’s first source for coverage of popular music, Rolling Stone will be put up for sale, according to a report in …

Journalism

Here's the Buzz About The Unstoppable Wasp

<i>The Unstoppable Wasp #1-8</i><p>Jeremy Whitley (Writer), Elsa Charretier (Artist), Megan Wilson (Colorist)<br>Marvel Comics<br>January – August, 2017<p><i>The Unstoppable</i> …

Comics

Visual Effects Society Ranks The Most Influential Visual Effects Movies Ever Made

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society – a professional organization of artists, producers, technologists, and more who work in …

Movies

Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men.

To promote a new camera, Nikon enlisted 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to try it out and tell their stories on the company’s website.<p>But Nikon couldn’t — or didn’t — find any women to participate. All 32 were men.<p>It was a baffling oversight to many female photographers, who …

Nikon

Netflix and the slow death of the classic film

Culture Netflix Movies Streaming Film<p>Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO who co-founded the company long before “streaming” entered the popular lexicon, …

Netflix

Gardening Podcast Update

I’m thrilled to report that since 2010, when I complained about there being only two gardening podcasts on my little iPod, there are now many more …

Gardening

A Mesmerizing Experimental Claymation Short by Romaine Grangerby on September 15, 2017

In this captivating short animated work, Romaine Granger, a student at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, weaves an …

Art

Inside David Gilmour's Stunning New Pompeii Concert Film

Ahead of a one-night-only screening, singer-guitarist explains why he returned to the location of Pink Floyd's legendary film nearly 50 years …

David Gilmour

Thinking About Career Change? #Podcast Interview With Beverly Kaye

How many jobs do you expect to hold in your lifetime? For baby boomers, research says the number is close to 12. The prediction is this number will …

Podcasting

Episode 77: Perfecting Your Hustle & Turning Your Obsession Into A Business w/ Melody McCloskey of StyleSeat

“I want to make impact. I want to help small business owners be successful and feel fantastic about themselves.” With a mission like that, how do you …

Entrepreneurship

10 fascinating podcasts that are all about people

To hear people is to know them. If you love "S-Town" and "This American Life," check these out<p>These ten shows explore human life, up close and personal, through sketches, scenes, and documentary masterpieces.<p><b>1. “S-Town”</b><p>An exploration of one person’s life, through the lenses of many. Upon the …

Podcasting

IT Just Smashed Every Horror/September Movie Record There Is

The film industry just let out a collective gasp, but it’s likely one of joy rather than terror, as the new adaptation of Stephen King’s <i>IT</i> by Andy …

Movies

Stephen King’s Short Story ‘Suffer The Little Children’ To Become Film

Stephen King‘s 1972 short story “Suffer the Little Children” is set to become a film. The news comes on the heels of IT, based on the Stephen King …

Authors

Jimmy’s Blues - Los Angeles Review of Books

IN THE EARLY to mid-1960s, when he was nearing the age of 40, a little more than a decade after his first book was published, the novelist, essayist, …

Literature

Episode 792: The Ransom Problem

Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia to report on a humanitarian crisis. She was no stranger to dangerous countries; she had reported from Iraq and Afghanistan. But almost immediately after she arrived in Somalia, she was captured by a criminal gang whose members seemed to have ties to terror …

United States

The Florida Project Review: This Might Be the Best Movie of the Year [TIFF 2017]

The Magic Kingdom colors almost every scene of <b>The Florida Project</b>. <b>Sean Baker</b>’s achingly beautiful and heartbreaking new film is set in Florida …

Magic Kingdom

10 Public Speaking Tips For Company Leaders

After my two and a half decades of experience as a leadership speaker (or what many generically call a motivational speaker), I’ve learned a few …

Public Speaking

Revisiting the Marketing of Hitchcock’s Rebecca

The title character of <b>Rebecca</b> is a major presence throughout Alfred Hitchcock’s gothic romance but is never seen on-screen. At least not alive. She …

Gothic

Nylon to Shutter Print Edition

The downtown fashion mag is going to be digital-only.<p>Nylon magazine will shutter its print edition and become digital-only, WWD has learned. The …

Nylon

Like Sci-Fi and NPR? Try These Podcasts

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.09.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Sci-fi …

Podcasting

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Half-Naked And Literally Covered In 'Goop' On Her New Mag Cover

And somehow she's still not down to earth.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow got half-naked and Goop-y for the premiere issue of her brand’s print magazine.<p>The actress and entrepreneur posed topless for the cover of the Fall 2017 issue, wearing only bikini bottoms and a lot of mud. For some reason, it also appears as …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Are Your Jokes Always Bombing? This App Crowdsources Them

At a recent open mic in Los Angeles, Mike Glazer donned a silver mask and a hoodie, climbed onto the stage, and began a standup routine. If you …

Comedy

Watch The New Star-Studded Manolo Blahnik Documentary Film Trailer

Shoe lovers, mark your calendars!Manolo Blahnik is stepping onto the big screen with a documentary film about the legendary footwear designer, whose …

Movie Trailers

Men in Blazers 09/07/17: David Simon Pod Special

David Simon

Al Gore’s New Movie Exposes The Big Flaw In Online Movie Ratings

RATING DIST.<p>MOVIE▲▼<p>RATING▲▼<p>1 OUT OF 10▲▼<p>2-9 OUT OF 10▲▼<p>10 OUT OF 10▲▼<p>TOTAL POLARIZED VOTES▲▼<p>POLARIZATION SCORE▲▼<p>An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power<p>…

Movies