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Mythic mirror

The Oscars as mythic mirror

Each January, I can’t wait to read the list of Academy Award nominees. The annual ritual offers a way to review a pantheon of cultural imagery from the past year: a complex mirroring process. “Who are we? What do we […]

ATW February 26, 2014

25 Greatest Oscar winning performances of all time [Hit Flix]

Before They Were Famous: Check Out the Best Supporting Actor Nominees in Their Debut Film Roles [Indiewire]

Awards Spotlight: Screenwriter Craig Borten Reflects on the 20-Year Journey to Bring ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ to Theaters [ssn]

Oscar Nominees: Ready for Their Close-ups [People]

Career Arc: Paul Verhoeven [Grantland]

The 8 Books You Need to Know This Month [GQ]

How Matthew McConaughey found his way [Salon]

June Squibb on Her First Oscar Nom [Ellen]

Gut instincts: The secrets of your second brain [Neuroscience]

Red carpet

Fade in: Oscar week in Los Angeles

Oscar week in Los Angeles is when the thick air that hangs over the city lifts ever so slightly. It’s a subtle atmospheric change, a subliminal one — but Angelenos feel it and know it. And, if actors and film […]

Oscar olympics

Oscar Olympics 2014 (Men’s Gold Medal Final)

Come watch thespians in their natural (and sometimes Botoxed) state on their ultimate quest for Oscar gold – Lifting our spirits with each muscle flex as they compete for recognition, a possible HBO deal — and even more glory than a Wheaties box — a […]

ATW February 20, 2014

Mel Brooks Remembers Sid Caesar: ‘He Was Not Even a Jew or a Person – He Was a Force’ [The Wrap]

Art Garfunkel Is Ecstatic: ‘My Voice Is 96 Percent Back’ [Rolling Stone]

5 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Rushmore [Esquire]

Matthew McConaughey on ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: ‘Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career’ [Variety]

20 years later: An oral history of ‘Reality Bites’ [Hit Flix]

Six Women-Directed Projects to be Funded by Tribeca Film Institute [Indiewire]

Being Your Purpose in Life: A Chat with Marianne Williamson [Eckhart Teachings]

James Earl Jones Reads from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” [brain pickings]

How Jason Nash Makes a Living in Web Series [L.A. Weekly]

ATW January 18, 2014

James Cromwell: “Dare to be an Artist. Let the Culture Take Care of Itself.” [Cultural Weekly]

Harvey Weinstein on TLC’s ‘Trailer Park’: ‘It Could Be in the ‘Duck Dynasty’ Range’ [The Wrap]

5 Things Healthy People Do Every Day Before Work [MindBodyGreen]

On Jared Leto and Dallas Buyers Club [Huffington Post]

30 Reasons “Now And Then” Was A Defining Childhood Movie For Girls [BuzzFeed]

15 of This Year’s Most Intriguing Sundance Films [Vulture]

How Jewish Is It: Best of the NYJFF [Filmmaker Magazine]

Kurt Cobain’s Handwritten Suicide Note (1994), With Parts Movingly Read by Courtney Love [Open Culture]

7 Very Helpful Tips on How to Be More Grateful in Life … [all women stalk]

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