Media Morsels 4.20.12




  • The Spring Standards
    The folk rocking trio made up of James Cleare, Heather Robb and James Smith is getting ready to release their two-EP album yellow/gold. (Since I contributed to their Kickstarter campaigns, I have advance copies. Read my reviews: yellow and gold.) They recently spoke with and performed for Jon Chattman, founder of A Side Music. Watch below for a performance of "Crushing Pennies" and a chat with Jon.


  • Veep
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks to Jon Stewart about her new HBO show Veep, from the same creative force behind the wickedly good In the Loop.
  • Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World
    The magazine's annual list was announced this week. Among those honored are President Obama and other world leaders, extraordinary teachers and powerful business people. But some of the choices are a little... um... perplexing. For example, Jessica Chastain and Claire Danes. Both are beautiful and talented, but of all the people in the world, they're two of the 100 most influential? Don't even get me started on the inclusion of Tim Tebow. Moreover, there's no Broadway representation. Broadway drives a huge percentage of New York's economy, and New York is the greatest, most influential city in the world. (Not DC. Everyone in DC is owned by people in New York.) What, no room for uber-producer Scott Rudin? Come on Time, you can do better than this!
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Update
    The talented actor will once again team up with his favorite collaborator, Martin Scorsese, on the film The Wolf of Wall Street. The film is based on the eponymous memoir of Jordan Belfort, and traces Belfort's rise and fall on Wall Street. (The Wrap has details.) In addition, as was first reported in December, Leo is executive producing a series for HBO. This is based on the Josh Bazell novel Beat the Reaper. (Again, The Wrap has details.)
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