Venn diagram review of "LA RELIGIEUSE" and "VIC+FLO ONT VU UN OURS" #Berlinale twitter.com/szacharek/stat…
— Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) February 10, 2013
This year, the Tribeca Film Festival hosted a conversation between Will Leitch and Dana Stevens on how social media—and Twitter specifically—has affected the work of film criticism. On the subject of sharing thoughts after screenings, Leitch emphasized that he has always set aside time for reflection after a film instead of rushing into forming an opinion, while Stevens jokingly remarked that, for professional critics, pre-tweeting before a review feels like "stealing from yourself."
In light of [...]
Many moons ago, a few thousand of you filled out a survey about dating online. A few moons after that, we compiled all the best tips and tricks shared by folks who date men. And now here we are with advice for women, kindly suggested by the men and women who date them. Some of this advice is the same advice that people wanted to give to the men! But some of it is different. Then next week we'll share your many, many horrifying (although sometimes okay) Online Dating Stories and we'll all have a good cry, laugh or "awww" together. For now, though, here's what our respondents [...]
As an Amazon affiliate, we get a wee percentage of sales from people who click through from our site to Amazon. But better than that, we get a report from Amazon about what people have purchased! (Don't worry, it's all anonymous: there's no information at all passed on about the purchaser's identity.) One thing we can guarantee: you people buy things online. Here are just a few excerpts from the year 2011, here with quantity, title, media and cost.
1 Chupacabra (HD), Amazon Instant Video, $2.84
2 "Top Chef: Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party," Instant Video, $1.89
1 Buffalo by David Bitton Men's Bridle Strap Belt [...]
When the Rapture happens you will have to read about it on your iPad, if the predictive powers of Americans surveyed in a Pew Research poll are at all accurate: "64 percent of Americans say printed newspapers will cease to exist by 2050…. A significant 41 percent of respondents expect Jesus Christ to return by 2050."
A poll of 15,000 women asked to rank the sexual performance of men by nationality ranked Germans as the worst in bed due to subpar hygiene. English indolence, Swedish celerity, Turkish perspiration, and American aggression resulted in those countries also scoring poorly. Make of it what you will, but the near-universal finding that the remarkable prowess of extremely hirsute half-Italian, half-Jewish alcoholics causes women to "swing from the rafters while hearing a choir of angels singing 'Nobody Does It Better'" has left me convinced that there is an unusual degree of accuracy to this one.