ATW March 10, 2014

Ridley Sets Record Straight on McQueen ’12 Years’ Rift, Talks ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ [Indiewire]

SXSW: The 10 Best Quotes from “A Conversation with Tilda Swinton” [Flavorwire]

Everything You Need To Know About Happiness, According To Song Lyrics [Huffington Post]

17 Life Lessons We Learned From “Veronica Mars” [BuzzFeed]

Watch: Best Picture Winner Steve McQueen About The Power of Cinema [Mentorless]

‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars [Variety]

Lorde Have Mercy [Dame]

‘Live hard. Live Poor’: Screenwriting advice from Robert McKee [KCRW]

Kierkegaard on Anxiety & Creativity [brain pickings]

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 […]

Gold medal Oscar actresses

Oscar Olympics 2014 (Women’s Gold Medal Final)

WARNING: Viewing any of the below “Best Actress in a Leading Role” performances may cause sweaty palms; rapid heart-rate; tissue-dabbing-related eyestrain; bloating due to excess popcorn consumption; laughter-induced bladder leakage; a chronic fear of space travel … and hyper-inspiration. And […]

ATW February 18, 2014

The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment [The Daily Beast]

Spiritual Practices to Eradicate Racism [Patheos]

How “Stay” Became Every ’90s Girl’s Favorite Song [Elle]

Alfonso Cuaron on ‘Gravity’: ‘Awards Don’t Make Your Film Better or Prettier’ [The Wrap]

Watch an Hour-Long Interview With Benedict Cumberbatch [Vulture]

A Visit to Shashemane, Ethiopia’s Rastafarian Utopia [Vanity Fair]

Interview: Berlin Film Festival Director Dieter Kosslick Explains Why His Big Festival Isn’t Like the Others [Indiewire]

Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing [brain pickings]

7 Incredible UK Artists That I Can’t Stop Listening to … [all women stalk]

ATW January 9, 2014

Jessica Biel on ‘The Truth About Emanuel,’ Motherhood, Justin Timberlake, and More [The Daily Beast]

Stevie Nicks Talks Twirling, Shawls, and Playing American Horror Story’s White Witch [Vulture]

Michael Douglas Remembers Saul Zaentz: ‘I Owe Everything to Him’ [The Hollywood Reporter]

‘Philomena’ Receives Support From Catholic Group New Ways Ministry [Huffington Post]

Kids’ Movies Are Becoming More Realistic And Children Will Be Thankful Someday [Hello Giggles]

8 Ways to Find More Meaning At Work [Daily Good]

‘Gravity’ Leads 2014 BAFTA Award Nominations [Indiewire]

When America’s Sweetheart Asks Us To Stop Using This Word, Should We Listen? [Upworthy]

5 Ways To Harness Your Creativity, Right Now! [MindBodyGreen]

ATW December 9, 2013

L.A. Film Critics: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Her’ Tie For Best Picture [The Hollywood Reporter]

Critic’s Picks: The Top 10 Films of 2013 According to Indiewire’s Film Critic [Indiewire]

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Schindler’s List [beliefnet]

The 20 Best TV Shows Of 2013 [Empire]

Oprah Winfrey Says Goodbye to Nelson Mandela: ‘My Hero’ (Video) [The Wrap]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself [Huffington Post]

4 Things You Never Knew About Gloria Estefan [Oprah]

Time’s TV Top 10: ‘Enlightened,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ [Indiewire]

Todd Phillips’ Longtime Exec Exits to Focus on Social Action [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kirk Douglas: My Birthday Wishes [Huffington Post]

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