Archive for October, 2014

Smithsonian Picks An Interim Leader

“The Smithsonian Institution has appointed Albert G. Horvath, its current senior finance official, as its acting leader for the first half of next year, until the incoming secretary, David J. Skorton, can take up his position in July.”

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A New Golden Age Of Storytelling

“This is the opportunity we all have in front of us: to redefine storytelling for an always-on world. It is a new Golden Age with an ever-changing set of disruptive technologies that offer creative talent the opportunity to try new things and figure out what works.”

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Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."

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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Saturday Spotlight – Head to Southfork Ranch for Music, Costumes, and a Mechanical Bull

For this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, we’re off to Southfork Ranch in Parker for Chive Fest. Thechive.com is the world’s largest entertainment photo website, and they’ve teamed up with the producers of Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza for a festival of music and fun. Hear music from the John Butler Trio, Max and the Moon, Jake Owens, and others while enjoying beer... | Read More

PICKS: Guerrilla Girls

09.04.14-11.14.14 Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, Fairfield, review written by William J. Simmons... | Read More

What the heck is going on in the Ninth Circuit on the resale royalty case?

I'm the first to admit I'm not a commerce clause expert (dormant or otherwise), but it has always seemed to me that the resale royalty case was pretty simple and straightforward.  That's certainly how it seemed in the recent oral argument on the appeal.  Now, however, it seems the Ninth Circuit has ordered an en banc review, on account of "a potential conflict in circuit precedent on... | Read More

Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.

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In The Life Of ‘Olive Kitteridge,’ It’s The Little Things That Add Up

The HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand is based on a collection of stories about residents in a small town in Maine. It's about family, friends and the tenuous relationships that make up life.

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Weird Fiction, Weird Writers

“For a fiction writer, editing an anthology offers multiple lessons. You learn directly from the stories, but also from the lives of the writers and from the process of acquiring the stories. The information you gather seems more like intelligence, because you’re often a detective trying to solve an inexplicable case.”

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