Posts by JD
JD is the head editor of AMLAW and the editor of Have You Met Ted?. During the day he helps make the Vimeo. He also writes about NYC and technology on his personal web site.
I saw Harry Potter this weekend and I love it. I’m still collecting my thoughts for a full review but wanted to share something you might find helpful. In the scene where Harry dances with Hermione the song that plays stood out to me so I did some research. Turns out it’s O Children by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Click on the album cover to get the song:
Update: The LA Times talks about how …
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This song is One of These Days by Michelle Branch. It’s not a great song, it might not even be a good song. I’ll never know because it means so much more to me than the derivative pop that it probably is. For me it’s wrapped up in a story, in a moment of meaning that I’ll never forget and from which this song cannot be extricated.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is the increased quality and frequency of ads in the end of the year. I don’t always mind how much more frequent the message is hammered home if the ads doing so are of a higher quality. GAP has just released a slew of new commercials that fit right into this description. Combining various celebrities you might not know that well/have thought of in awhile and updated versions of classic Christmas songs these ads are right in my wheelhouse. I’m a sucker for Christmas music.
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You would think that in 2010 popular TV and movies are not sexist. In many ways that’s true. There are strong female protagonists and female actors are very respected. Then you hear about something like the Bechdel Test and you start to wonder.
Named after Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist from the 80s, the Bechdel test asks three questions about a movie or TV show:
A lot of my friends are somewhere in the first season of Mad Men, and oh what catching up they have to do. The show has come a long way from the anachronistic wonderment of seeing women treated so poorly by the men around them. This week’s episode focused on three of these women, and portrayed them sensitively, truthfully, and very, very respectfully.