White Trash

  Believe it or not, this is NOT the same statue that this idiot constructed. His 26-foot tall statue, called Forever Marilyn, lowered Chicago’s already tawdry Michigan Mile for a summer. I appreciated his previous works which stood there—a three-dimensional rendition of Grant Wood’s American Gothic and then a metallic, wind-tormented King Lear—but despise the sensational […]

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Good Morning to You

Just go straight to this Techdirt article. It’s about a recent lawsuit filed against Warner Music, who has for decades been claiming copyright (and aggressively enforcing said claim) for “Happy Birthday to You” of all things. Turns out, “Happy Birthday to You” is almost certainly in the public domain. If this goes to court, and […]

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Celluloidicide

David Bordwell assess the victory of the digital cinema revolution. The conversion is nearly complete. Some small theaters are doing extremely well with digital; for some, the conversion is a lateral move – unable to run first run movies due to competing screens, but business is still stable; others struggle to convert or screen 35mm; […]

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