“These are the days of miracle and wonder. This is a long distance call. The way camera follows us in slo-mo. The way we look to song. The way we look to a distant constellation that’s dying in the corner of the sky, these are the days of miracle and wonder. Don’t cry baby, don’t cry.”—Paul Simon - The Boy in the Bubble.
“A few years ago, the river disappeared and now this bridge, the longest bridge in Iceland, is just standing there, and there’s no water underneath it," he said. "So it looks like we are crazy here in Iceland.”—
Today it was revealed that J.K. Rowling will be co-producing a stage play based on Harry Potter. The play will not be written by Rowling, but she will collaborate with a playwrite and fellow producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. The play will deal with “the previously untold story of Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and an outcast.”
Here’s the problem. Middle class people are being pushed out of the model city. Where are they being pushed to? The suburbs. Mayor Mike forgets that there’s a class of New Yorker who doesn’t make 150K a year or more.
I don’t care what platform you are on…if you’re not authentic, sharing great content and being a real person no one cares about you. I’m tired of all of this conversation about how to dominate your social media strategy.
“The 140-character slap-fight you’re in the middle of with another reporter who has never worked for minimum wage is eating up time that I’m begging you to use trying to win back credibility with a country that desperately needs us to spend more time listening and less time talking.”—Reporter Sam Youngman on reporting on and leaving D.C. (via politico)
This pretty much exactly sums up how I feel about much of our media market.