Archive for 2016/04

DreamWorks Animation Sold

So what have we learned? That talent is the fuel, but rarely the engine. And it’s harder to build an engine than find new talent. So if we go back two decades, we find three of the highest profile players in Hollywood teaming up to create a new studio, a veritable United Artists, making all […]

Torn Rotator Cuff

Just when I’d convinced myself there was nothing wrong. The turning point was physical therapy, last Thursday, improvement was nearly nil, I knew this was more serious than I hoped it might be. So I came home and immediately called the bigwig doctor, who couldn’t see me for five weeks, I could see the number […]

Apple’s Numbers

He not busy being born is busy dying. So said Bob Dylan, in “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” a fountain of wisdom on “Bringing It All Back Home,” a transition from politics to inner truth, from folk to rock, this was the LP before “Highway 61 Revisited,” when Dylan became a household name with […]

Modern Stardom

NOT EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR NAME This is what the internet has wrought. It hasn’t made everybody a star, hasn’t lifted the obscure to ubiquity, but it has muddied the water with so much information that it’s nearly impossible to break through. You may be on television, you may be on the cover of a magazine, […]