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Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — Read MoreRead More

How Hollywood Killed Death

Nobody dies in the movies anymore… Death in the blockbusters of 2013 played out something like this: “I’m scared, Spock,” Captain Kirk says to his hyperlogical space pal halfway through his four-minute death scene in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” It’s heavy. Eyes are brimming with tears. The score swells mournfully. Kirk dies. Spock yells. Cue Read MoreRead More

Top 5 Guest Couch Gags on The Simpsons

Here’s a selection of the best Simpson’s couch gag titles designed and animated by outside artists. The so-called Simpsons ‘couch gag’ has gone down in television history as one of the most instantly-recognizable, near-immortal title sequences. The opening sequence, although seemingly timeless and familiar, actually features a range of unique twists in almost every single episode. The Read MoreRead More

Can You Make a Movie So Bad It’s Good On Purpose?

It’s easy to make a bad movie. Budget, talent, time, know-how… there are so many factors that can potentially sink a film. But every once in a while, a movie is so terrible, such an utter failure, that it earns the designation “SO BAD IT’S GOOD”. These bizarre entities touch upon our schadenfreude, and allow Read MoreRead More

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