Author Archives: Seth Shapiro

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable

As of a few hours ago, rumors suggest that Comcast, the #1 TV provider in the US, as well as the owner of NBC, its family of cable networks including NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Telemundo, Universal Pictures and many other … Read the rest

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Gandolfini and the End of the Platinum Age

Keith Richards once said that hearing rock and roll turned his childhood from black and white into technicolor.  Those moments happen. They’re the inflection points of art and culture, the wind that turns the sails. They’re the moments when artists … Read the rest

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Does “House Of Cards” Change Televison?

Untitled.001There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s House Of Cards, and how revolutionary it is.

House Of Cards  is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary.

Let’s break it down.

1. Exploding Commercial TV?

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R.I.P. Dear Friend: Sung-wei Chen,1972-2012

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it,
death cannot kill what never dies.
Nor can spirits ever be divided that love 
and live in the same divine principle, 
the root and record of their friendship.
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Apple v. Samsung: Why it Matters

“I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. … I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion… to right this wrong.”
– Steve Jobs

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