Cuban And Wagner Disrupt Movie Channel

Associated Press: If you live in New Jersey, Virginia or Nevada and want to see the new Steven Soderbergh film Bubble in a theater, pack your bags. It won’t be showing in those or more than a dozen other states. The country’s largest theater chains are snubbing the film because they object to it being […]

Incentives For Hybrid Drivers

Cities are encouraging citizens to drive hybrid vehicles with offers of free parking. Thus far, Bekeley, Los Angeles, San Jose, New Haven and Albuquerque are offering such perks. According to WTNH, New Haven’s Mayor said, “This isn’t about parking, it’s about public health. Eighteen percent of our kids suffer from asthma, and statewide the number […]

Make Your Own List

Humans have a deep need to create social hierarchies. We’re a lot like wolves in that way. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see Always On and Technorati’s Open Media 100–a list of new media movers and shakers. Seth Godin and Steve Rubel appear to be the only representatives from marketing, which is okay, since marketing […]

Keeping Up With The Jetsons

Toyota’s “i-unit” is a union of driver and vehicle intended to expand human abilities and possibilities. The body is built using environmentally friendly plant-based materials such as kenaf.

Arbiter Of Cool To Visit 35 West Wacker Drive

Denver Post: In the teeming jungle of the blogosphere, most participants range somewhere between drops of dew and army ants – little noticed, soon to disappear. Josh Spear lounges high on a branch, waving his spotted tail: a leopard. He’s the prince of particular, the satrap of selection, the chief of choosing, this 21-year-old occasional […]

The Accretion Of Tiny Marvels

James Cherkoff finally got around to reading Kevin Kelly’s Wired article, “We Are The Web,” from last August, which is more than I can say. His main point is that there are so many tiny, technological developments occuring that it’s easy to overlook the resulting social upheaval. Obviously, Kelly puts it a thousand times more […]

Inventor Stays The Course Until Justice Is Done

Taipei Times: In the late 1960s, Andreas Pavel and his friends gathered regularly at his Sao Paulo house to listen to records, from Bach to Janis Joplin, and talk politics and philosophy. In their flights of fancy, they wondered why it should not be possible to take their music with them wherever they went. Inspired […]

Rarely Does Copy Become Poetry

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the […]

Purveyors Of Masstige

I have a saying I’m particularly fond of. “If you’re thinking it, someone else is doing it.” Over the past few years, my mom and I have discussed a business idea that seems like it may have legs. An evening gown rental business, where we make haute couture affordable for the night. Today, I discovered […]

The Brave Men Of 706 Union Avenue

I saw Walk The Line today, the film about Johnny Cash and June Carter. There was one poignant scene early in the film that I’d like to discuss. After happening upon a session with Elvis at Sun Records in Memphis, Cash came back around and asked Sam Phillips for an audition. At the audition, Cash […]