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Author of SHOVEL READY and NEAR ENEMY: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/170649/adam-sternbergh Currently: @NYMag & @Vulture Formerly: @NYTMag

What the Super Bowl Should Steal From the Oscars -- Vulture

vulture.com — February is a month that's long been known for coldness, shortness, and, every four years, hyperbolically overcovered political primaries in tiny midwestern states. But of late, February has emerged as the premier month for watching event television in your pajamas on Sunday night.

New York Magazine TV Review

nymag.com — David Spade's had a career so bad-the terrible movies ( Joe Dirt), the dismal sitcom ( Just Shoot Me), the grating Capital One commercials-that even David Spade makes fun of it. Stephen Colbert, by contrast, is coming off eight great years as The Daily Show 's arch-foil to bemused host Jon Stewart.

Kelsey Grammer on Playing Georges in 'La Cage aux Folles' -- New York Magazine

nymag.com — By 1984, Grammer was an unknown stage actor and the producers of Cheers were looking to cast a new role. They'd originally envisioned John Lithgow as the psychiatrist boyfriend for Diane, but Lithgow was too busy. Patinkin passed Grammer's name to a casting director, and Frasier Crane was born.

Alan Rickman’s Die Hard Bad Guy Changed Movies -- Vulture

vulture.com — There had, of course, been American action movies before 1988, but the golden age of the action genre began with Alan Rickman's performance as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. You can pinpoint his impact on the genre even more specifically, to a particular moment in the film, when Gruber, the dapper terrorist, is interrogating Mr. Takagi, the genial head of the firm that occupies Nakatomi Plaza.
Jan 14, 2016

Great piece by @sternbergh on how Rickman’s Hans Gruber invented the modern action villain: vulture.com/2016/01/alan-r…

Jan 14, 2016

As Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Alan Rickman Redefined Action Movies vulture.com/2016/01/alan-r… via @vulture

Jan 14, 2016

"Every list of the Greatest Action-Movie Villains ... should read: (1) Hans Gruber and (2) All the Other Ones" tinyurl.com/gobqr3q

Jan 14, 2016

As Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Alan Rickman Redefined Action Movies vulture.com/2016/01/alan-r… via @vulture

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In Conversation: Charlie Kaufman

vulture.com — Is it weird for me to say that Anomalisa contains the most realistic sex scene I've ever seen in a movie? Given that it's happening between puppets? It's not weird. Almost everybody we speak to feels that way. We worked really hard on that scene. It took six months to shoot.
Dec 16, 2015

Charlie Kaufman on state of film, what TV's Golden Age is lacking, and if humans are going to make it as a species: vulture.com/2015/12/charli…

Dec 16, 2015

RT @sternbergh: Charlie Kaufman on state of film, what TV's Golden Age is lacking, and if humans are going to make it as a species: vulture.com/2015/12/charli…

Dec 16, 2015

RT @sternbergh: Charlie Kaufman on state of film, what TV's Golden Age is lacking, and if humans are going to make it as a species: vulture.com/2015/12/charli…

Dec 16, 2015

This Charlie Kaufman guy might just have a future in TV. vulture.com/2015/12/charli…

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Fargo

vulture.com — When FX announced in 2014 that it would air a TV mini-series based on the Coen Brothers' film Fargo, I felt something between doubt and existential despair. (And, in truth, I was not alone.) Full disclosure: Fargo is my favorite movie.
Dec 15, 2015

RT @NYMag: How #Fargo went from a valiant simulacrum to the most interesting aesthetic experiment on TV nym.ag/1O39EHH pic.twitter.com/UvpBqvW0qu

Why New York Makes the Best Reality-Show Stars

vulture.com — One classic New York dream goes something like this: You move to the city, achieve something notable, and earn the adoration of the world. The advent of reality TV, though, changed this process radically, allowing people to become famous not for some great achievement but simply by striving to become famous.
Dec 15, 2015

when I moved to LA a bartender checked my ID and earnestly said "you're from NY? you must SO interesting!" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ vulture.com/2015/12/bedfor…

New York Magazine

nymag.com — Congratulations, Jonathan Franzen: You've broken the Curve. Franzen's new novel, Freedom (perhaps you've heard of it?), was getting rave reviews even as people were decrying it, even as other people were decrying the decriers. Thus Franzen bends time and space to appear twice on the Curve simultaneously.
Dec 03, 2015

RT @dmccabe: @elisefoley This reminds me that my favorite stage of cultural appraisal is backlash to the backlash (h/t @NYMag nymag.com/movies/feature…)

Why the Printed Book Will Last Another 500 Years

Oct 14, 2015

Vinyl is dead. Polaroids are dead. Celluloid may die soon. But here's why printed books are surviving--and thriving: lithub.com/why-the-printe…

Oct 15, 2015

I wrote a hopeful piece about the future of printed books, which may just survive after all: lithub.com/why-the-printe…

Oct 16, 2015

"That a cheap and disposable package could contain something that can transport you anywhere, hijack your brain" lithub.com/why-the-printe…

Adam Sternbergh LIVE Chat on Product Hunt

Oct 05, 2015

Good folk at @ProductHunt are hosting me for a LIVE chat tomorrow, Tues, Oct 6 at 3 PM. Seriously: Ask me anything: producthunt.com/live/adam-ster…

Oct 05, 2015

In exactly 24 hours, i.e. tomorrow at 3PM, I'm doing a live chat at @ProductHunt. Come ask inappropriate questions: producthunt.com/live/adam-ster…

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Feb 09, 2016

RT @DarrenFranich: Do kids today know about the Megan Fox era? It lasted from the Aug 2008 GQ cover to the Nov 2009 NYT Magazine cover. She invented the 2010s.

Feb 09, 2016

If the choice ahead is obsolescence or Snapchat, I choose obsolescence.

Feb 09, 2016

Coen rankings too often read as: 1-3: Ones I Love 15-17: Consensus Bad Ones 4-14: Nitpicking Very Good Films to Rationalize These Rankings

Feb 09, 2016

I'm glad to see we've now reached the phase where we can institute a Coen Rankings Purity Test.

Feb 09, 2016

RT @aoscott: Hey Canada, I'll be on @cbcradioq this morning. Top of the first hour. Talking aboot criticism, better living through.

Feb 08, 2016

Watching a bit of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and realizing MISFITS OF SCIENCE wasn't bad, just way ahead of its time.


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