I found 2013 to be a great year for discovery and experience in the arts, from theatre and music to television, film, and books. I have compiled a top 20 list of my favorites, with the hope that they might resonate with readers.
It was a good year for the weirdos.
The tweets have ended. The message boards and chat rooms have closed down. The water coolers are less crowded. And now I'm free to step back, examine and comment on the utter marvel of television art that was Breaking Bad.
OK, so maybe you won't be telling your dates to "say your name" in the middle of a desert under the threat of an ambush. But you may just have more in common with man who knocks than you think.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan gave us a trope we're used to seeing in tights and a hood, and dressed him like our high school chemistry teacher.
Film: Nebraska (2013) Cast includes: Bruce Dern (Monster, Django Unchained), Will Forte (MacGruber), June Squibb (About Schmidt), Bob Odenkirk (Breaki...
Netflix is already a major player in "TV shows" but if it can change the way film is distributed in the same way then we could see a revolution on par with the introduction of sound and color to movies. This time, though, you'll be able to witness the revolution from your living room couch.
I have five more weeks (but who's counting?) left of recovery. I have been struggling with a way in which I can make this journey more constructive. Here's what I have come up with
Even with all the new devices competing for kids' attention, regular old TV still dominates kids' screen time. That means all the characters they watch or otherwise absorb through popular culture make a big impact on kids' still-forming identities.
The most I can say is if you're going through an adjustment, don't let it get the best of you. Keep pushing for your identity, don't let the fact that you don't feel like yourself keep you from living your life. You may not want to smile all the time, but as long as you try, you're winning.
After viewing the already-legendary butt selfie posted on Kim's Twitter account, award winning actress Dame Judi Dench penned this genuine fan letter to the media personality's ample derrière
Back in August you had such lofty ambitions for your DIY his-and-hers Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head ensembles. And yet, here it is, the day before Halloween, and you have done zero planning. So we've pulled together some easy and timely costumes from stuff you probably already have.
Film: Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike), Jennifer Garner (Juno), Jared Leto (Lord of War), Denis O'Hare (Milk)...
Damon Lindelof and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had an identical agenda while wrapping up their respective series: avoid an X-Files-style ending at all costs.
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Like Breaking Bad's Walter White, the obscure high school chemistry teacher and me an obscure author of unread books, I have a strong desire to not go quietly into the night.