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The Night Manager Recap: Uncorked

vulture.com — In John le Carré's novel, Major Lance Corkoran is described as Richard Roper's chief henchman for many reasons - his loyalty and his viciousness, most obviously, but perhaps his most important function within Roper's operation is to sign his name on the documents.

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3, Episode 2: Conjoined Triangles of Success

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3, Episode 2: Conjoined Triangles of Success
nytimes.com — Season 3, Episode 2: 'Two in the Box' In the lead-up to the third season of "Silicon Valley," one of its writers, Dan Lyons, published an excerpt in Fortune from "Disrupted," his new book about his misadventures at a start-up called HubSpot.

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty
wypr.org — With Monty Python as the exception that proves the rule, the big screen has been historically unkind to sketch comedy teams hoping their offbeat sensibility will survive the leap from five-minute bits to 90-minute features - and from cult fervor to mainstream success.

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty

'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty
krwg.org — With Monty Python as the exception that proves the rule, the big screen has been historically unkind to sketch comedy teams hoping their offbeat sensibility will survive the leap from five-minute bits to 90-minute features - and from cult fervor to mainstream success.

Some thoughts on the death of Roger Ebert, a man who meant a lot to us

Some thoughts on the death of Roger Ebert, a man who meant a lot to us
avclub.com — Film critic Roger Ebert passed away today at age 70, following a recurrence of the cancer he had fought so bravely and publicly. His accomplishments are enormous and a matter of public record (and a memoir, Life Itself): Despite having the most famous right thumb in television history, he was a writer first, a journalist who started at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1966 and never left.

Persona / The Dissolve

Persona / The Dissolve
thedissolve.com — Until Ingmar Bergman made Persona in 1966, his chamber dramas seemed to emerge sui generis from Sweden, owing to few sensibilities other than the one he developed in theater, and from national influences like Victor Sjöström, the silent master who starred in Bergman's 1957 reverie Wild Strawberries.

Movie Review: KEANU : NPR

Movie Review: KEANU : NPR
npr.org — With Monty Python as the exception that proves the rule, the big screen has been historically unkind to sketch comedy teams hoping their offbeat sensibility will survive the leap from five-minute bits to 90-minute features - and from cult fervor to mainstream success.

‘A Beautiful Planet’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence Narrated IMAX Doc

‘A Beautiful Planet’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence Narrated IMAX Doc
variety.com — Short of putting Emmanuel Lubezki through astronaut training, it's difficult to image more rapturously beautiful images of the Earth from orbit than those supplied by "A Beautiful Planet," the latest collaboration between IMAX and NASA.

The Second-Worst Man -- Vulture

The Second-Worst Man -- Vulture
vulture.com — To date, 10 novels by John le Carré have been adapted for the big screen, starting with 1965's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and, more recently, with respected thrillers like 2005's The Constant Gardener, 2011's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and 2014's A Most Wanted Man.

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3 Premiere: Holographic Mustaches

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3 Premiere: Holographic Mustaches
nytimes.com — Season 3, Episode 1: 'Founder Friendly' "You have created a company too valuable for you to run. You should feel good about that." And so Season 3 of "Silicon Valley" picks up right where the last one left off: with Richard Hendricks and the Pied Piper team watching the latest boulder they've rolled up the hill roll back down again.
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May 04, 2016

These teams would have absolutely thrashed the Heat or the Raptors tonight.

May 03, 2016

My @vulture recap for THE NIGHT MANAGER is up. Mr. Pine enters the lion's den: vulture.com/2016/05/night-…

May 03, 2016

@Caissie 100 cans of soup. My favorite Cruz story.

May 03, 2016

Merrick Garland may get a meeting or two now, no?

May 03, 2016

RT @NateSilver538: Now John Kasich is 4th place in a 2-man race.


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