Motown Becomes Movietown (WSJ) →
Detroit is attracting much-needed commerce by offering Hollywood production companies hefty tax rebates to shoot series and movies on its recession-wracked streets: The dilapidated Michigan Central Station, once a transportation hub, with marbled floors and Corinthian columns, has served as a symbol of urban ruination for years. It’s now a key location for productions including...
It was a wonderful experience, I’ll never forget it. [Director] Frank Perry came...– —Songwriter Jimmy Webb, interviewed in rich detail at The Onion AV Club. If he’d stopped at “Wichita Lineman,” he’d be ranked a legend. Nope. “MacArthur Park,” “Galveston,” “Up, Up and Away,” “The Worst That Could Happen,” and...
Childhoodlessness, being obviously suspect on a résumé, would give birth to an...– The dry wit of William Gibson. “Google’s Earth,” NYT, September 1, 2010
To win, it is necessary to accept lost positions.– Bent Larsen, Danish chess grandmaster, 1935–2010
"Just Don't Look" by Jason Kottke →
austinkleon: Don’t like something on the internet? The best strategy is often to ignore it: The “just don’t look” strategy works for more than advertising…it’s effective in any situation where someone or something runs on attention. On the web attention comes in the form of links and pageviews so “just don’t look” translates roughly into “just don’t link or read”. If you don’t like who’s on the...