Saturday, September 09, 2006


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By sending an award-winning independent or foreign film to its subscribers every month, Film Movement allows everyone to participate in new releases regardless of where they live. Film Movement’s Curatorial Board includes directors of top film festivals such as Lincoln Center, American Film Institute and South by Southwest, among others. Participating films represent the diversity and quality of film in the U.S. and around the world. These films are selected from the world’s best film festivals. Each DVD also contains an acclaimed short film and select special features. Click here to see what our customers and the press are saying.


MySpace: Film


Teen Truth


Unscrewed: The Consumers Guide to Getting What You Paid For

In this powerful & often humorous book,

 you will learn:


indexed - vaguely self-explanatory

This site is a little project that lets me make fun of some things and sense of others. I use it to think a little more relationally without resorting to doing actual math.


Greg Mankiw's Blog

I am a professor of economics at Harvard University, where I teach introductory economics (ec 10) among other courses. I use this blog to keep in touch with my current and former students. Teachers and students at other schools, as well as others interested in economic issues, are welcome to use this resource.


Trailers for the Masses

A Movies for the Masses trailer feed

New Numa - The Return of Gary Brolsma!


sonicliving | digital to analog lifestyle converter

SonicLiving is a huge database of concerts that you can browse
through by artist, venue, date, popularity, etc. But we're sooo much
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The Hype Machine - discover, listen and buy music discussed on the best mp3 blogs

It's like a radio that doesn't suck

About the Hype Machine

What is this?

The Hype Machine is an experiment that keeps track of songs and discussion posted on the best blogs about music. 

Easily listen, discover and buy songs that everyone is talking about! 

How does this work?

The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page. 

Some of the frequently accessed tracks are cached by the Hype Machine server, much like Google Search caches web pages, to reduce load on the bloggers' servers and protect their bandwidth. Those tracks are NOT available for download, but you can preview them via the "listen" links that are next to each track or using your media player. 

The blog that posted a particular track is identified under every track by name and with a "read post" link that leads to the blog post itself. If you enjoyed a track someone posted, stop by and let them know!

Friday, September 08, 2006


ABC News: Brian Ross & the Investigative Team


Newsbusters, the official blog of the Media Research Center was launched in August of 2005 to facilitate conversations between senior contributors at the Media Research Center and the on-line community at large. Since its inception, NewsBusters has received critical acclaim from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and several other well known Conservative celebrities.

With NewsBusters, the MRC has joined forces with the creators of the influential web site, Matthew Sheffield and Greg Sheffield, to launch the NewsBusters blog to provide immediate exposure of liberal media bias, insightful analysis, constructive criticism and timely corrections to news media reporting.

Taking advantage of the MRC's thorough and ongoing tracking of liberal media bias, including a wealth of documentation and an archive of newscast video dating back 18 years, we aim to have NewsBusters play a leading role in blog media criticism by becoming the clearinghouse for all evidence of liberal media bias by joining to this formidable information store the contributions of already-established netizens as well as those who want to join in the web revolution.


Mystery Fuels Huge Popularity of Web's Lonelygirl15 - Los Angeles Times

Lonelygirl15 appears to be an innocent, home-schooled 16-year-old, pouring her heart out for her video camera in the privacy of her bedroom. But since May, her brief posts on the video-sharing site YouTube and the social networking hub MySpace have launched a Web mystery eagerly followed by her million-plus viewers: Who is this sheltered ingenue who calls herself "Bree," and is she in some sort of danger — or, worse, the tool of some giant marketing machine?

No one has publicly come forward to lay claim to her work, but she is starting to look as connected in Hollywood as any starlet. Three lonelygirl15-obsessed amateur Web sleuths set up a sting using tracking software that appears to show that e-mails sent from a lonelygirl15 account came from inside the offices of the Beverly Hills-based talent agency Creative Artists Agency.,0,7026609,full.story

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"

By now there can be little doubt that the song of 2006 is Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." Actually, this uncannily catchy single has been kicking around since late 2005, when it first leaked on the Internet and was picked up by radio stations in the United Kingdom, which put the record in heavy rotation months before its official release in March of this year. In Britain, "Crazy" made history. It was the first song to top the charts on the strength of online download sales alone, and it remained at No. 1 for nine weeks—the biggest U.K. hit in more than a dozen years. Finally, Gnarls Barkley—the rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green and the producer/DJ Danger Mouse—decided to pull the single from the U.K. market, fearing it had become so overplayed that it would not be remembered fondly. Meanwhile, "Crazy" made the Top 10 in more than 15 other countries and held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Addicting Games — Free Flash and Java Games


Whispering Crane Institute

Whispering Crane Institute

I am a Professional Landscape Designer, writer, lecturer, artist, and teacher. I design residential, industrial, and commercial landscapes; using both curvilinear and geometric themes. Adapting to the needs of the client and the site. The Whispering Crane Institute also provides seminars and workshops for those in the "Green Industry"


wikiHow - The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit



Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. So far we have 10,911 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Check out the Help page to see how you can edit any page right now, or the Project page for more information about Wikitravel and getting involved.



ShopWiki is a shopping search engine that indexes retail products
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ShopWiki actively crawls more than 120,000 stores to ensure you find
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The search function on ShopWiki offers a variety of options from a
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kayak between $400 and $800  or be more specific and try 2 person
kayak between $400 and $800  Also see our Sample
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Our search page features numerous tools that help you narrow down
your search. Click here to read about some of the cool functions.
Wiki Buying Guides

The wiki premise is simple: Every user has the ability to change,
edit and update content on the site. It also means that every user
that contributes to the site becomes a part of our wiki community.
This site features numerous buying and gift guides to help narrow
down your search options. Written by users like yourself, ShopWiki
buying guides define some of the complex terms and give the insight
you desire to find the best product for your needs.
Want to contribute? Check out our writing wiki content page for some
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ShopWiki video reviews act as a virtual salesperson for our users,
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HP's boardroom drama | CNET

A quiet internal investigation into media leaks at tech giant Hewlett-Packard has blown up into a full-fledged media event, with one board member resigning in protest and another in jeopardy of losing his seat. - Clear Instructions on How To Do (just about) Everything


Vonage - Leading the Internet Phone Revolution

What is Vonage?

Vonage is an all-inclusive phone service. Vonage gives you local and long distance calling anywhere in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico for one low price. And now calls to select European countries are FREE with our Unlimited plans. See details below. We can do this because we use your existing high-speed Internet connection (also known as broadband) instead of standard phone lines. You'll save money and get great features like Caller ID with Name, Call Waiting and Voicemail Plus included at no additional cost.

Why is Vonage better?

Vonage gives you great phone service and more:


SunRocket Internet Phone Service

SunRocket, the No Gotcha Phone Company, provides home phone service over a broadband connection. You must have a broadband service such as high-speed cable or DSL to use SunRocket.

SunRocket Service can replace your current phone company. In fact, you can even keep your existing phone number. With SunRocket, you can call anywhere in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for one low price, as low as $9.95 per month! Plus, all sorts of amazing features are included.
SunRocket Service includes great rates to nearly every country in the world. You don't need to pay an extra fee or sign up for a special international plan to qualify. And, our annual plans include a credit towards international calling every month!
And with SunRocket's No Gotcha pledge, you now have an easy and risk-free way to reap the benefits of Internet Phone Service.


CNET -- Technology news and business reports


Lainey's Entertainment Update

In some circles, I'm known as the Chinese Gwyneth Paltrow. Minus the designer clothes, rail thin body, rock star husband, fruit inspired daughter, and Academy Award. Other than that, we are like the same person.

Big Sci & Little Sci pull out the stops

I was interviewed today for the Canadian Press and Edmonton radio, every entertainment news site and blog blasted the story on their headlines, my inbox is overflowing with your comments (thank you!) and at the end of the day, people can’t stop talking about the multigenerational scientologists and the 22 page photo spread/interview featured in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair.

Now I know the buzz isn’t all positive and I’m certainly aware that the healthy dose of scepticism surrounding his every move shows no sign of receding but if the GMD can still generate such a high level of interest, even to the point of obsession, to the sound of a thousand conspiracy theories forming their own symphony of smut, it can only mean one thing on the Hollywood landscape: He is still relevant, this issue will sell out huge, so help us Goddess, and if indifference is truly the wooden stake in the heart of fame, I’m afraid to say that Tom Cruise will not be UNfamous any time soon.

Infamous? Perhaps.

But infamy, as we’ve seen in the case of Paris Hilton, still manages to generate a motherload of cold hard cash, especially in Hello Kitty land. And when you factor the MiniVan Majority into the mix – well… suffice to say, where is that f&cking book!!!


The Superficial - Because You're Ugly

About The Superficial

The Superficial is a brutally honest look at society and its obsession with the superficial. It is not satire. It is not social commentary. It is the voice of our society at its worst. It is first impressions without sense of social obligation. It is the truth of our generation. It is ugly racism. It is jealousy. It is honest.

Just kidding. Our goal is to make fun of as many people as possible.


Steve Janke: Angry in the Great White North

I read Angry in the Great White North and find it smart, entertaining, and useful. David Frum of the American Enterprise Institute 

One of Warren Kinsella's Top Ten Bloggers for 2005: "He's a conservative, but he ain't all that angry, quite frankly. Sometimes (as in his ongoing series about my pal 'Judge' John Gomery, who called me an 'inexperienced political staffer') he is quite funny, actually. During the election, he's been breaking income trust stories like he's the friggin' ROB. Impressive." Warren Kinsella, Warren's Musings, 31 December 2005 

Angry in the Great White North was named Best Sleuthing Blog in the Best of the Web: 2005. Dan Cook, Globe and Mail, 2 January 2006 

Angry in the Great White North is one of my three-times-a-day must-read blogs. Ezra Levant, publisher of the Western Standard


CBS Evening News with Katie Couric - CBS

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Jane Stillwater's Web Log


Azam Ali

In a career which spans over a decade and includes eight collaborative albums and solo albums, Azam Ali has confirmed her place as one of the most prolific, versatile, and gifted singers on the world music stage today. Her dedication to defying cultural specificity in music, and her unwillingness to settle into one form of musical expression have earned her the respect of both her peers and critics worldwide. When one looks at her entire body of work, it is hard to deny Azam her rightful place among the best singers and composers in music today.


The Daily Nooz


Blogger Tools


Playlist: iPod and iTunes Product Guide, News, Reviews, How-Tos and More

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


MySpace Music


Odeo: Listen to Thousands of Podcasts (and more)


The Groaners Archives


Tom Cruise has found a new film deal. Thank God! I was so worried  
he'd wind up driving a cab. (David Letterman)

Tom Cruise cut a deal with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder  
Monday to finance his movie production company. It sent a scary  
message to taxpayers. You can creep out everybody in Hollywood and  
Washington will never cut off your funding.  (Argus Hamilton)

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder picks up Tom Cruise after Paramount's  
rebuff. Tom gets a guarantee of $10 million a year and Daniel has to  
change the name of his team to the "Red Scientologists." (Bob Miller)

In the latest ominous sign for the film career of actor Tom Cruise, a  
large video piracy ring based in Beijing said today that they will no  
longer sell illegal copies of the star's films, calling Mr. Cruise's  
recent behavior "unacceptable."  (Andy Borowitz) - the online home of Schott's Original Miscellany and Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany

"This bizarre little book manages to be both totally useless and
nearly indispensable"

The Sunday Telegraph (UK)




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Writing for Magazines - Courses and Seminars


How to Pitch
Daily News Feed
A roundup of news about the media business.
Pitching an Agent
The Revolving Door 
Who's coming and who's going.




The Hollywood Reporter: Risky Biz Blog


Starked LA, Hollywood Uncensored » Around the Web


LA Observed: Los Angeles media, news and sense of place


LA Cowboy

About Me
Name:Brady Westwater
Location:Los Angeles (Downtown), California, United States

The fourth generation of my family in LA, I live & work in downtown Los Angeles. I presently serve pro bono on 29 boards, committees & commissions. I am writing a book on the problems of Los Angeles, RADICAL PRAGMATISM; A RX FOR LOS ANGELES - 101 WAYS TO FIX A BROKEN CITY, and I am doing the final edit on a literary Western novel, THE LONG RIDER. I am also writing A MEMOIR OF LIVES TOO SHORT, about the people I knew when I was between 17 and 27 and our too often comic misadventures while living the cowboy way. I am also working on two comedy screenplays.


I Want Media - Media News & Resources


Defamer, the L.A. Gossip Rag


Deadline Hollywood Daily


Hollywood Wiretap - Entertainment news, celebrity news, tv news, movie news, and entertainment industry news

Hollywood WireTap is an original content and aggregation website for entertainment industry professionals and fans. It was one of the 100 "Sites to Bookrmak Now" by Entertainment Weekly.

The site's founder, Tom Tapp, worked as an editor at Variety for seven years. During that time he created and ran the paper's spin-off lifestyle magazine, V Life. Before Variety he helped launch E! Online, E! Entertainment Television's popular website, where he was also an editor.

Hollywood WireTap is updated continuously, Sunday through Friday with original stories, analysis and links from across the Web. It launched May 1, 2006 and it's exclusive stories have been picked up by The New York Times, The Drudge Report, L.A. Observed, and others. It has also attracted notice among journalists who cover Hollywood.

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