Says AMC: “AMC has officially authorized production of season 5 of Mad Men, triggering our option with Lionsgate (Mad Men‘s production company). While we are getting a later start than in years past due to ongoing, key non-cast negotiations, Mad Men will be back for a fifth season in early 2012.”
lame. but this beats those cancellation rumors that were floating around this morning by a long shot.
“We will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets and a push-button dialing system to order the movie you want at the time you want it. You’ll not go to a video store but instead order a movie on demand and then pay for it. Videocassette tapes as we know them now will be obsolete both for showing prerecorded movies and for recording movies. People will record films on 8mm and will play them back using laser-disk/CD technology.”—roger ebert on the future of the motion picture, 1987.
“Social conservatives long to raise their children in a country where they don’t have to hear about homosexuality every time they turn on the news… Guess what? In countries like Canada — where the fight over gay rights is essentially over, where there is gay marriage, open military service and employment protections — homosexuality hardly ever makes the front pages of newspapers… Conservatives can’t get rid of us, but they can hear less from and about us. They just have to bend toward justice.”—Dan Savage: A Gay Agenda for Everyone - NYTimes.com (via feministhemes)
“I feel like public radio should address this directly, because I think anybody who listens to our stations understands that what they’re hearing is mainstream media reporting,” Glass said. “We have nothing to fear from a discussion of what is the news coverage we’re doing. As somebody who works in public radio, it is killing me that people on the right are going around trying to basically rebrand us, saying that it’s biased news, it’s left wing news, when I feel like anybody who listens to the shows knows that it’s not. And we are not fighting back, we are not saying anything back. I find it completely annoying, and I don’t understand it.”—
“It may be that friendship is nourished on observation and conversation, but love is born from and nourished on silent interpretation… The beloved expresses a possible world unknown to us… that must be deciphered.”—Gilles Deleuze, Proust and Signs [via grashupfer] (via skibinskipedia)