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The blackbird hour, when the hedgerows thrill with song
The Guardian • Sara Hudston
'Now or never' for Europe, French think tank warns
Reuters
Signal
The New Yorker • John Lanchester
Feud: The Truth About Joan Crawford’s Rocky History with Female Directors
Vanity Fair • Julie Miller
Feud and Americans Star Alison Wright on Her “Punch in the Gut” Scene
Vanity Fair • Joanna Robinson
‘Feud’ Brutally Explains How Early Hollywood Killed the Female Director
The Wrap • Matt Donnelly
The reason Hollywood's studio leadership is in flux: The business model is changing
Los Angeles Times • Ryan Faughnder
Jay Chandrasekhar Of 'Super Troopers' On His Memoir 'Mustache Shenanigans'
NPR
Seems Like The Wall Street Hype Machine Desperately Wants The Markets Down, What Should You Do?
Forbes • Contributor, Jay Somaney
Simon Bird: ‘16 weeks in the West End… I feel absolutely terrified’
The Guardian • Michael Hogan
 
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The blackbird hour, when the hedgerows thrill with song
The GuardianSara Hudston
Mid-afternoon on a still, overcast day that feels as if the air will thicken into rain. Clusters of slim, pale, wild daffodils light the under-storey of the roadside hedge, still bare and broken from its winter flailing. In the Victorian language of...
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Film Industry, Politics & Policy
'Now or never' for Europe, French think tank warns
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of France and Germany must use the window of opportunity that opens up after elections in both countries to inject new momentum into their single currency project or risk its failure, a leading French think tank warned...
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Signal
The New YorkerJohn Lanchester
I tried to give the children an etiquette lesson while we were waiting at King’s Cross on December 30th. “You aren’t allowed to ask for the Wi-Fi password before you say hello,” I said. “That’s the main thing.” “Uncle Mike won’t care,”...
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Feud: The Truth About Joan Crawford’s Rocky History with Female Directors
Vanity FairJulie Miller
In the first three episodes of FX’s Feud, Joan Crawford is characterized as the kind of woman who mows down obstacles—male, female, or material—to blaze her own movie-star path. This precedent is precisely why Sunday’s episode “More, or Less” proved so devastating...
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Feud and Americans Star Alison Wright on Her “Punch in the Gut” Scene
Vanity FairJoanna Robinson
Ever since The Americans premiered four years ago, English actress Alison Wright has been a surprise favorite among fans of the FX Cold War espionage series. Despite not even being one of titular spies, Wright was promoted to series regular in the...
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Film Industry, Media & Advertising
‘Feud’ Brutally Explains How Early Hollywood Killed the Female Director
The WrapMatt Donnelly
“Feud: Bette and Joan” is a long meditation on misogyny, fame and the ways we hurt each other in show business — but Sunday’s episode, set in 1962, delivers a brutal hypothesis on how women got booted from the directors chair as...
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CBS Television Distribution, Disney Channel
The reason Hollywood's studio leadership is in flux: The business model is changing
Los Angeles TimesRyan Faughnder
From the outside, Hollywood looks like a thriving town with massive blockbusters and growing box-office revenue. But pull back the curtain and the legacy movie business is under siege, contributing to the highest level of executive churn in years. Three of the...
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Film Industry, NPR
Jay Chandrasekhar Of 'Super Troopers' On His Memoir 'Mustache Shenanigans'
NPR
Jay Chandrasekhar of Super Troopers fame talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new memoir about how he made it in Hollywood. The book is called Mustache Shenanigans.
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Seems Like The Wall Street Hype Machine Desperately Wants The Markets Down, What Should You Do?
ForbesContributor, Jay Somaney
This story appears in the {{article.article.magazine.pretty_date}} issue of {{article.article.magazine.pubName}}. Subscribe I just Googled the words 'Wall Street" and here's a few headlines that came up just on the first page: 'Wall Street dips in dramatic session as health bill pulled.' 'Donald Trump's...
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Simon Bird: ‘16 weeks in the West End… I feel absolutely terrified’
The GuardianMichael Hogan
‘If only the brown corduroy suit was mine,” sighs Simon Bird, as wistfully as one can get over caramel corduroy. “I wish. I’m stuck in tweed and a tank top. In fact, I’ve never been in anything and not worn a tank...
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