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Sunset Magazine Forgets Napa, Sonoma Wine Country – Beer to Blame

Most periodicals, whether they’re online or in print, annually produce what’s called an “editorial calendar.” This isn’t for the benefit of those who produce the editorial content of a given newspaper, magazine or blog so much as it’s a reference for prospective advertisers and their marketing notions. Holiday gift guides come to mind as a […]

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Culture

The Road vs. On The Road

Someone should tell the intern at AMC Theatres that the horror flick The Road?directed by Yam Laranas?and the forthcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road are vastly different enterprises. Wait… Unless the adaptation includes Sal and Dean stumbling onto a cold case with “a history of abduction, crimes and murders.” Could be interesting…

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Culture

Harlan Ellison Drops Lawsuit Claiming ‘In Time’ Ripped Off His Story

via hollywoodreporter.com How to make In Time: Mix equal parts Philip K. Dick and vintage Vonnegut, add a spritz of Logan’s Run, a twist of Alphaville and have Gattaca director Andrew Niccol serve it up with a wedge of Bonnie and Clyde. Then do a spit-take when Harlan Ellison sues you.

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Media Critique

FAIL: Chase Feedback ‘Compromised’ by Customers

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. sent this FAIL-o-gram to remind me to proof-read my bank statements. How the financial behemoth let the word “compromised” instead of “comprised” slip by the copy-editors is beyond me. The result is an obtuse? description of its “Chase Panel” survey program as having been somehow jeopardized by its clients. I’m sure […]