Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Rachel Getting Married and WALL-E have already presented strong cases for critics’ top 10 lists and the awards season. While the verdict is still out on Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road and especially David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Mendes’ film comes from a celebrated novel and Fincher’s from a celebrated writer. But Button‘s F. Scott Fitzgerald source material has been downplayed. Before you see the film on Christmas, read the story.
Lykke Li. Courtesy thefader.com.
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10. Noah & the Whale. “5 Years Time.” I worry that this song, with it’s pleasant whistling and tinkling message of love, will get people to buy more Saturn’s. That would be awful.
9. Sigur Ros. “Gobbledigook.” Departing from their previous soft, instrumental work, Sigur Ros reinvented themselves with their first single off of their new album, med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust. The song’s rapid percussion and rhythmic guitar strums build up to a jubilant release. In the case of the Icelandic people, such a release contains a lot of nudity. (more…)
Durhamites Sean Lily Wilson and Chris Davis are trying to start a brewery in Durham that will redefine the rules of beer. Called the Fullsteam Brewery, the brewers have already created a sweet potato brew and a hickory-smoked porter (called Hogwash!) and are working on a peach and heirloom rice beer.
Wilson and Davis are hosting a potential investors party this Friday, Dec. 5. It is invite-only but prospective investors with a spare $12,500 in their pocket can e-mail email@example.com or call 919-225-4982 to garner an invite. Click here for more information.
01 Dec 2008, Posted by Andrew Hibbard in Playground, 1 Comments
The results from Advertising Age’s annual survey of college students’ tastes are in. Times rose in the rankings of favorite magazine while Cosmo slipped from its spot at the top. Advertising Age attributed this and other changes to “weightier” preferences among those surveyed to Barack Obama:
Why so serious? Tom Anderson, managing partner of Anderson Analytics, attributed many of the changes to President-elect Barack Obama and his campaign, which grabbed the attention of young voters and, in particular, college students.
In other rankings, McDonald’s took the top spot on restaurants, and Coldplay stood out as a favorite band. Clearly there is no correlation between higher education and culture. Or good taste.