You know what’s sad about this story? That the idea of having all women directors for a series is news because it’s not a regular occurence. What year is it again?
All 13 episodes of the second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” will be directed by women, according to executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. Rosenberg discussed the all-female directing roster during her panel at Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment, a conference held Friday at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Rosenberg said that……
via ‘Jessica Jones’ Hires All Women Directors for Season 2, Showrunner Says — Variety
Today, well – today is a day of random musings and peppered opinions.
Let’s start with the new Lady Gaga album. Save for the really beautiful title track, the rest of the album is a real dud. Dissapointing. I’m not the biggest fan, but who doesn’t like a good record to sweat to at the gym. Amirite?
#2 let’s give to “American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare.” The show did a total 180, unlike anything I’ve really seen in modern television. It’s meta beyond your wildest dreams. It’s just the right about of self-referentialism for a cinematic cynic like myself. Save for Cheyenne Jackson, the casting is impeccable. But the real question remains unanswered: how can Angela Bassett always looks SO GOOD?
Coming in a close third for my weekly musings is my newly acquired, geniusly written “The Secret History of Twin Peaks” by the show’s co-creator Mark Frost. It’s SO WEIRD, which is rather fitting with the mythology of the show itself. Incorporating scientific fact, true historical happenings and the unique inhabitants of Twin Peaks, the book reads more like an episode instead of an actual dissertations of the town’s peculiar past.
Just brushing up on my Twin Peaks lore.
To view Richard Sandler’s photographs is to look into the soul of a broken New York. From the pages of his new book, you can almost hear the rattle of the subway cars, the tap of high heels on concrete and the commotion of midtown rush hour. But if the city is the theatre, it’s…
via Meet the Unsung Street Photographer of 1980s New York — TIME
“Clue,” the Hasbro board game and 1985 movie it inspired, is headed to the stage in a new play penned by the movie’s writer-director, Jonathan Lynn, and bowing regionally at the Bucks County Playhouse in May prior to a national tour. The project, which isn’t currently targeted for Broadway, is the latest to grow out……
via ‘Clue’ on Stage: Play by Movie’s Writer-Director to Bow in 2017 (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety
I’ve always admired the building at 125 Worth Street, which houses the Departments of Health, Hospitals, and Sanitation (or at least did at some point since the building opened in 1935). Enormous Art Deco–inspired lanterns and bronze grillwork flank the entrances, and health-themed ornamentation decorate the facade. Then there’s this small sign above an unremarkable […]
via The Art Deco health clinic sign off Worth Street — Ephemeral New York
Like so many other New Yorkers, Edgar Allan Poe was known to take long, contemplative walks. After he moved from a farmhouse in today’s Upper West Side to a wooden cottage in rural Fordham (below), Poe regularly journeyed across the High Bridge, opened in 1848, two and a half miles from his home. A graceful […]
via Edgar Allan Poe’s haunted walks on High Bridge — Ephemeral New York
By Amanda Wicks The Britney Spears biopic is underway at Lifetime, and paparazzi caught “Britney” aka Natasha Bassett reenacting the famous umbrella meltdown scene from 2007. Related: Britney Spears Biopic ‘Britney’ Cast Revealed At the time, Spears jumped out of a silver sedan while stopping at a gas station and attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella. The…
via Britney Spears Biopic Recreates Umbrella Meltdown — Radio.com
Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, recent Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad will star this spring in “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a new play by Lucas Hnath that debuts this spring in a Broadway staging produced by Scott Rudin. Sam Gold (“Fun Home”), who’s also staging the Rudin-backed revival of “The Glass Menagerie” with……
via Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper Star in Broadway ‘Doll’s House’ Sequel Produced by Scott Rudin — Variety
By Robyn Collins The Killers’ sophomore album Sam’s Town just turned 10 years old, and the band celebrated its big anniversary with two special shows last week at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas. Related: The Killers Cover Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ In honor of the anniversary the band shared “Peace Of Mind,” a grand,…
via The Killers Share Previously Unreleased Track ‘Peace of Mind’ — Radio.com