Archive for December, 2012
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by Sean
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 by Sean
Jay-Z rode the subway to one of his many shows at Barclay’s Arena a couple of months ago. Yes, it was a publicity stunt. No, it wasn’t totally rehearsed. The trip left ample room for moments of spontaneity, including sitting next to a woman who had no idea who he was. The conversation that ensued is lovely:
Monday, December 10th, 2012 by Sean
Or maybe he’s serious. Either way, it’s enough to get Colbert out of character. Congratulations on the marriage license in Washington, Dan!
Friday, December 7th, 2012 by Sean
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 by Sean
We lost Dave Brubeck yesterday. We’re remembering the jazzmaster with this video from his Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. There’s a choice moment around 3:20 where a band made up of Brubeck’s sons is revealed.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Sean
Thanks, Christmas Gary.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Sean
The Wire was a show that was best taken as a whole. As one Lester Freamon put it, “All the pieces matter.” As a result, the show produced countless quotable lines, but few centerpiece scenes — its writers were too busy producing stories on a grand scale to waste too much time on short bursts of brilliance. Still, a few managed to squeak by: take that unforgettable chess scene from season one.
It’s rare that a show summarizes its truths and themes in one scene, and when it does, it best do it well. It best be unforgettable, moving, profound. SPOILER ALERT: Bodie, Wallace, and D’Angelo would all eventually lose big in the game, but here, for a moment, they got to be players.
The scene is only more powerful once you’ve watched the show from beginning to end, which didn’t go unnoticed by our own @thenimesh, who recently revisited The Wire and decided to create his own score for the famous chess scene — a tribute to the three characters and a reflection on the ferocity and strange beauty of the game.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Sean
Remember this guy? He’s all growns up now, and he’s got good jokes: