Author: Quentin Slade

It’s a Selfie World, We’re Just Living in It

It’s a selfie world and we’re just living in it. Apparently though, there are some people who are not using a mobile device to get those selfies, and they are doing it the old fashioned way: with a MacBook. The MacBook selfie stick is an art project, but from the looks of the photos, it actually works. It is a way to get your Apple product out there in order to get a share-worthy selfie. It might not be practical at school— we have not seen anyone using the MacBook selfie stick at the G-Star School of the Arts— but trends are always changing,...

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Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann Flirt With Hot Reporter and Turn the Tables

For actors getting set for the opening of a new film, press junkets are part of the game. In fact, if you can ever catch an actor in a moment of brutal honesty, they will probably tell you that junkets are a necessary evil when it comes to their profession. Many of them hate them. So how do you make it interesting? Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann found a way to spice up their interview with a Miami television reporter during their junket for their upcoming film “How to Be Single.” It wasn’t long before the two actors were trying to convince...

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A Look Back at Our Music Icons

For every generation, particularly for the Baby Boomers forward, there is a tipping point. It is that moment when you realize that the music and other pop culture icons of your childhood are getting old and passing away. It seems to be in your 40s: about the time when rock stars you loved as a kid are hitting their 60s and 70s and the miles begin to take their toll. That has played itself over the last three months or so. There have been a lot of important losses in the music industry, and suddenly as a 40-something I...

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New Jedi Master? Chinese Pop Star LuHan Featured In Star Wars Promos For China

While most of the world is working on seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the second, third, fourth, or tenth time, Chinese fans of the galaxy far, far away are still waiting for their first look. The film does not open in China until January 9th, and while fans are still waiting, the promotional effort is in full swing— because nobody would know about it otherwise, right? One way the Star Wars team is grabbing attention in China is through the film’s ambassador, former Chinese boy band star LuHan. In a new promotional video for the film, LuHan is immersed...

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A Generational Story for Star Wars Fans of All Ages

For a lot of Americans of a certain age, say 42 or 43 or so and older, Star Wars has been a near ubiquitous presence in their entertainment life. If you are 42 now, you were four years old back in 1977 when the first Star Wars — which is actually the fourth Star Wars even though it is the first — even though we did not know it was the fourth at the time… Forget it. It was the first one in the theater. It is “A New Hope”? to millennials. I think. Or maybe they call it the original Star Wars, too....

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