ATW July 2, 2014

All Of Your Favorite Musicians Already Love Ryn Weaver And You Will Too [BuzzFeed]

Beyoncé’s creative director on how the pop star revised a track for her latest, boldest album [The Atlantic]

27 Simple Ways To Recharge Your Batteries [MindBodyGreen]

How Seinfeld Paved the Way For Tony Soprano [Vulture]

Can Millennials Save Jazz? [The Atlantic]

11 Facts About Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” [Mental Floss]

How the Disney Animated Film ‘Frozen’ Took Over the World  [The New Yorker]

10 Celebrity Keys to Success [beliefnet]

ATW May 23, 2014

10 Unconventional Steps to Get Your Indie Film Out in the World [Indiewire]

Sophia Bush Isn’t Playing By Hollywood’s Rules [BuzzFeed]

2014 TV Premiere Dates: A Handy Guide to Shows Debuting and Returning in May and Beyond [Vulture]

“Frozen” Director’s Advice To Grads Is Totally Inspiring [Hello Giggles]

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries [brain pickings]

Modern Family’s Big, Gay (and Important) Wedding [The Daily Beast]

From Tradecraft to Sexpionage, Cold War K.G.B. and U.S. Spies Concur: The Americans Actually Happened [Vanity Fair]

‘Fight Club’ Has A Bunch Of Hidden Clues That Give Away The Film’s Big Twist Ending [Business Insider]

The shared wonder of film [TED]

ATW May 7, 2014

Edward Norton: CrowdRise Is The Alternative To Rubber-Chicken Charity Dinners [Huffington Post]

6 Filmmaking Tips From Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ [Film School Rejects]

The 5 Most Surprising Truths About Adapting Your Book For TV [word&film]

Why Frozen’s Let It Go is more than a Disney hit – it’s an adolescent aperitif [Guardian]

Kimberly Peirce Discusses the Obstacles of Making Movies in Moving Keynote Address at AFI Women’s Directing Showcase [Indiewire]

Why Fox’s Kevin Reilly Is Canceling Pilot Season [Vulture]

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health [Mashable]

Live Another Day Showrunners Manny Coto & Evan Katz on Bringing Jack Back After 4 Years [ssn]

Shailene Woodley on Why She’s Not a Feminist [Time]

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 6, 2014

Jason Reitman Addresses His ‘Labor Day’ Critics and Explains Why He Made the Film [Indiewire]

Mean Girls Director Mark Waters Spills 10 Juicy Stories, 10 Years Later [Vulture]

The Endlessly Entertaining Mouth of David O. Russell  [The Hollywood Reporter]

Revisiting Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor’s Subversively Brilliant Racial Satire ‘Blazing Saddles,’ 40 Years Later [Flavorwire]

This Pete Seeger Obituary Is the Most Beautiful Thing You’ll Read All Days [Esquire]

A Hard Day’s Night forum: the style, the music, and the screaming girls [The Dissolve]

How “Frozen” Became The Most Beloved Animated Movie In 20 Years [BuzzFeed]

The Square: A Portrait of Change in Motion [Huffington Post]

How to Hustle Your Way to the Oscars [The Daily Beast]

ATW January 31, 2014

Scarlett Johansson: Clearing the Air [Huffington Post]

19 Ways Steve Urkel Inspired You As A Kid [BuzzFeed]

Three Films for Sale in Three Days: The Tell-All Diary of a Sundance Producer [Vulture]

THE COBRA: Inside a movie marketer’s playbook. [The New Yorker]

From Script to Scream. [Doug Richardson]

Novelist Joyce Maynard on Jason Reitman’s Adaptation of her Labor Day [The Credits]

The Gospel According to Disney’s “Frozen” [beliefnet]

7 Ways You’re Getting Closer To Your Dream Gig (Even In A Job You Hate) [MindBodyGreen]

Pick Akira Kurosawa’s Brain: From Starting as an AD to Making Films [Mentorless]

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