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The Illusion of Entertainment
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 08, 2002
Interesting piece by Neal Gabler in the NY Times about the American love for the fake over the real, as applied to the entertainment industry. Gabler argues that at the movies and on tv we now experience only the 'illusion of entertainment,' as opposed to entertainment itself. He argues that the audience itself is to blame for this, basically because they're lazy. The 'illusion of entertainment' frees them from the burden of having to be emotionally engaged with whatever is on the screen. Entertainment becomes something like junk food for the brain, instead of being healthy. Of course, critics have been making this same accusation about the shallowness of popular forms of entertainment for hundreds of years. What I…
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Signs Renews Interest
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
The LA Times reports that the upcoming movie Signs is renewing interest in crop circles.
Signs, Crop Circles
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 30, 2002
Daily Variety gave Shyamalan's new film Signs a mediocre review. I loved The Sixth Sense, but found Unbreakable disappointing. So I'm not expecting much from his new one.
Naperville Crop Circle
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 26, 2002
Large crop circle found in a field of soybeans outside of Naperville, Illinois. Is it real, or a publicity stunt in anticipation of the release of the movie 'Signs' on August 2?
Crop Circle Movie
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 19, 2002
Wired has an article today about crop circles, in anticipation of M. Night Shyamalan's movie Signs coming out next month.
Antiques Roadshow
Posted by The Curator on Sat Jul 13, 2002
vAntiques Roadshow dealer is convicted for making bogus appraisals of items. It turns out that some of the appraisals were staged. Wow! If you can't even trust the Antiques Roadshow, who can you trust?
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P.T. Barnum
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 11, 2002
Here's an interesting site about P.T. Barnum, including a list of his most famous humbugs:
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