Monthly Archives: October 2009

140 Characters in Hollywood

Devoted to all things Twitter, Jeff Pulver’s 140 Character Conference landed in Hollywood this week at the Kodak Theater, home to the Oscars. It was a symbolically appropriate venue for a new technology that thrives parasitically on ‘old media’ . . . . you know, the stuff that people used… More

What’s the World Watching?

Whenever I meet someone from abroad, I can’t wait to ask them what TV shows are popular in their home country. In the U.S., we are inundated with information about the popularity (and financial success) of every imaginable kind of entertainment product, but it’s pretty rare to hear about what’s… More

Polanski & the Art of Celebrity Scandal

There’s been a barrage of news stories about director Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland and the flood of support he’s received from major figures in the entertainment industry, including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Tilda Swinton, David Lynch, Harvey Weinstein, Julian Schnable and Michael Mann. Of course their support is quite… More