How the 'Blurred Lines' Case Could Have a Chilling Effect on Creativity
Randall Roberts | The Los Angeles Times
"What artist will acknowledge specific inspiration when it could be used as evidence in a copyright infringement suit?"
The Man in the Van
Eli Saslow | ESPN
"The future of the Toronto Blue Jays wakes up in a 1978 Volkswagen camper behind the dumpsters at a Wal-Mart and wonders if he has anything to eat."
The 'Loser Edit' That Awaits Us All
Colson Whitehead | The New York Times Magazine
"The critical language used to carve up the phonies, saints and sad-sack wannabes of reality shows has migrated, and the loser edit has become a limber metaphor for exploring our own real-world failures."
Why Star Wars?
Keith Phipps | The Dissolve
"Of all the science-fiction films released in the long wake of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet Of The Apes, why did Star Wars take hold in a way no film before it had?"
Are This Season's Diverse Shows Ushering in a New Era of Multicultural Television?
Pilot Viruet | Flavorwire
"This isn’t the first time a “boom” in diversity has occurred on television."
How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time
Jonathan Berger | Nautilus
"Music embodies (or, rather, is embodied within) a separate, quasi-independent concept of time."