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Vulture Blogger and Contributing Editor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times

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

Do Characters Belong to Fans or Creators? -- Vulture

vulture.com — With the release of Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee , fans of To Kill a Mockingbird are being forced to reconcile a new, crankier, more racist iteration of Atticus Finch with the earlier character they love so much - if, indeed, these two versions can be reconciled at all.

The Ban on Plastic Bags vs. the Ban on Bag Bans

nymag.com — Photographs by Bobby Doherty Lauren Kuby had a simple ambition: She wanted to get something done. Kuby works by day at a sustainability institute that's part of Arizona State University in Tempe, but last year she decided to run for City Council.
Jul 15, 2015

Plastic bags: The pernicious modern convenience that no one loves, everyone uses, and we can't stop fighting about: nym.ag/1DgKKjC

Jul 15, 2015

New Yorkers go through 5.2 billion single-use carry-out bags a year. That's 10,000 bags a minute: nym.ag/1DgKKjC

Jul 15, 2015

RT @sternbergh: New Yorkers go through 5.2 billion single-use carry-out bags a year. That's 10,000 bags a minute: nym.ag/1DgKKjC

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The Changing, Divisive Nature of the Aerial Shot -- Vulture

vulture.com — If you've been watching the second season of HBO's True Detective , you've probably noticed how much time is spent in the sky. Not by the characters but by the camera - gliding over industrial barrens, hovering above traffic on California's arterial tangles of highway.
Jul 13, 2015

Behind the distinctive aerial shots in TRUE DETECTIVE, including fact that they're shot from twice the normal height: vulture.com/2015/07/true-d…

Jul 13, 2015

Pizzolatto comes clean: "But if that’s all nonsense, and it might be" vulture.com/2015/07/true-d…

Jul 13, 2015

RT @sternbergh: Behind the distinctive aerial shots in TRUE DETECTIVE, including fact that they're shot from twice the normal height: vulture.com/2015/07/true-d…

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How Iggy Azalea Can Save Her Career

vulture.com — Now that the Iggy Azalea bubble seems to have finally burst, the most amazing thing about her is that she ever existed at all. The recent cancellation of her national tour, the second time it's been delayed, could signal the beginning of the end for Iggy - though there's also this recent damning Iggy-themed entry to the "Me/You" meme, which pretty much perfectly sums up her current dilemma (and also unfortunately recalls these two young ladies).
Jun 09, 2015

This @sternbergh piece on how Iggy Azalea can (maybe) get back on the rails is really, really great: vulture.com/2015/06/how-ig…

Jun 10, 2015

Here's a good Iggy Azalea post mortem, and blueprint to how she can make a comeback vulture.com/2015/06/how-ig…

Jun 12, 2015

Please provide feedback on her new LinkedIn summary! MT @Slate Can Iggy Azalea save her career? slate.me/1S5D1xr

Emily Blunt, the Rock, & the Modern Action Hero -- Vulture

vulture.com — Emily Blunt is a five-foot-seven English actress best known, perhaps, for her expert comic turn as the harried assistant to a barely veiled and tyrannical version of Anna Wintour in The Devil Wears Prada. Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson is a six-foot-five former professional wrestler who boasts the unlikely combination of matinee-idol looks, a handy way with one-liners, and the physique of a contender for Mr. Universe.
May 29, 2015

On Emily Blunt, The Rock, and the Post-Furiosa Action Hero (with cameos by Ripley and Neil Patrick Harris): vulture.com/2015/05/emily-…

May 29, 2015

Wish I could articulate my feelings about Charlize Theron & rise of the female action hero as well as @sternbergh: vulture.com/2015/05/emily-…

May 29, 2015

RT @NYMag: Let's face it: all of the most interesting, satisfying action heroes right now are played by women: nym.ag/1d4xBU2

May 30, 2015

RT @sternbergh: On Emily Blunt, The Rock, and the Post-Furiosa Action Hero (with cameos by Ripley and Neil Patrick Harris): vulture.com/2015/05/emily-…

May 30, 2015

RT @candrews: Great @vulture piece on the rise of a new type of cinematic action hero, led by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron: vulture.com/2015/05/emily-…

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David Letterman's first episode of Late Night was great, bizarre, and showed he was late night's hardest act to follow.

slate.com — This article originally appeared in Vulture. If something as groundbreaking and culturally influential as Late Night With David Letterman were to premiere today, would we recognize it right away? My initial hunch was no-I mean, who among us hasn't been guilty of a laughably grievous and humiliating misjudgment based solely on a show's premiere episode?-until I actually went...

Letterman’s First Late Night Episode Was Great -- Vulture

vulture.com — If something as groundbreaking and culturally influential as Late Night With David Letterman were to premiere today, would we recognize it right away? My initial hunch was no - I mean, who among us hasn't been guilty of a laughably grievous and humiliating misjudgment based solely on a show's premiere episode?
May 19, 2015

Rewatching very first episode of LATE NIGHT with David Letterman, looking for (and finding) the seeds of greatness: vulture.com/2015/05/letter…

May 19, 2015

Letterman Was Great, Even in the Very First Episode of Late Night vult.re/1Hdg6c2?mid=tw… via @vulture

A CSI Postmortem: What Was Great About the Gore

vulture.com — How do you memorialize something that is essentially immortal? There will be a time, presumably, when humans no longer watch episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation or any of its three spinoffs ( CSI: Miami; CSI: NY; and CSI: Cyber, which is still on the air) or read CSI-branded novels or comic books or play CSI board and video games or visit traveling museum exhibits like "CSI: TheExperience" or suffer, while on jury duty, from the so-called CSI Effect.
May 19, 2015

Also: If there's ever a Great Internet Meme-Off for best ever meme, I think Caruso-sunglasses-bwaaaa!! gets my vote: vulture.com/2015/05/csi-po…

How Amazon Became the Moneyball Network

vulture.com — Pitching a new TV show to networks and studios, explains Ben Watkins, a showrunner for Burn Notice, is a bit like applying to college, where you sit down and think, What are your reaches? What are your safety schools? What are your fallbacks? "It's the same with TV outlets," he says.
May 06, 2015

Amazon had to look for an unexploited competitive advantage & found it making shows no one else is willing to make vulture.com/2015/05/amazon…

May 06, 2015

“Do I think we can find the next TRANSPARENT? I’d be upset if we don’t find the next 10 of them.” Amazon's advantage: vulture.com/2015/05/amazon…

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Is the end of avocados nigh?

slate.com — This article originally appeared in Grub Street Do you love avocados? I mean, really love them? Because as much as you might think you love avocados-and maybe you are one of the people in this world who run pro-avocado Tumblrs; who have avocado tattoos; who write articles like "11 Avocado Struggles Only Avocado Lovers...
Apr 23, 2015

Actual climate-change models predict wetter California, not a drier one, but who cares about the science, right? slate.com/blogs/browbeat…

Apr 23, 2015

All you ever wanted to know about avocados -- and more via Slate slate.com/blogs/browbeat… via @BrowBeat

Apr 23, 2015

First limes, now avocados. If someone tells me we're about to hit a cilantro shortage, too, I will lose it. slate.me/1bm4NFC

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Jul 31, 2015

I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg knows of a good place to post all his baby pictures.

Jul 31, 2015

@emmastraub Simple solution. Build a tot lot in your living room. Not only will your tot enjoy it but Mr Softee will come running.

Jul 31, 2015

@emmastraub If you need a Mr. Softee, go to literally any playground/tot lot in Brooklyn. There will be one there, lurking.

Jul 31, 2015

If you are interested in reading SHOVEL READY in Hungarian and have 1600 Forint to spare (that's $5.72 US): jofogas.hu/budapest/Adam_…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @paulmather007: Apropos of Roddy Piper's passing, this short book on "They Live" by Jonathan Lethem is great reading. goo.gl/0ysHbK

Jul 31, 2015

Reminded by @sarahw that THE JINX was an HBO finale; though a special case, that one is hard to top, finale-wise.

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