Richard Brody on “Hitchcock,” the new bio-pic about the making of “Psycho”:
“Hitchcock” isn’t a great film, but it tells a great story and caps it with a couple of very fine and memorable moments—and the story it tells is one that rises from deep in the heart of the movie business and remains central to the industry today…
What other needless words and phrases can you think of?
Grammar & Writing Blog | Grammarly: The Internet Doesn't Have to Kill but Can Instead Cultivate Writing, Good Writing -
Almost anyone who cares about language and knows about or uses the Internet has been guilty at one time or another of demonizing the world wide web for its effects on the English language. “The Internet makes it easy for people, including professional writers, to publish writing publicly…
TEDx: Shakespeare is everywhere: Christopher Gaze -
You don’t know it, but if you speak English regularly, you’re often quoting Shakespeare. In this funny and poignant talk, Christopher Gaze lists all of the common sayings and phrases Shakespeare coined, and looks at the life of the man himself to give new meaning to some of his most famous works.(Filmed at TEDxVancouver.)
Take a Brochure … Easier Said than Done
Working for the Army Special Forces is no ordinary job. And that’s why the USA Army built a truly extraordinary billboard as a form of recruitment. As you can see, the billboard features a solid color and a simple copy: “Take a brochure.” But notice where the brochures are located? That’s right — on the side of a building.
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