Look no further, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has found its feel-good movie of the year.“Blinded By the Light,” helmed by Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”), burst on the Eccles Theatre screen in its world premiere on Sunday evening like a song lyric that is so perfectly crafted and inherently complemented by tune that it takes up residence in your mind for hours — or even days — at a time. Weaving a captivating coming-of-age story with an ample deployment of the Boss’ gritty lyrical and musical genius certainly had audience members mentally dancing in the darkness of the theater, even as the movie’s characters pranced joyfully through the halls of their school and into the streets of their downtrodden London suburb to the powerful strains of “Born to Run.”Think “High School Musical,” but with much better music. Actually, don’t — “Blinded By the Light” is way deeper than that.Based … [Read more...] about Like a Boss: ‘Blinded By the Light’ channels Springsteen at Sundance
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QUESTION: Is there a protocol about inviting my boss to my party? He is a lot of fun, but I really don't know him very well. Would he feel like he has to come? CALLIE'S ANSWER: What kind of party is it? Would he know the other guests or just you? I switched jobs a few months before I got married and invited my new boss to our wedding. She knew a few of the guests and hopefully enjoyed herself! LILLIE-BETH'S ANSWER: It depends on the relationship you have with your boss, but if all of your co-workers are invited, then please invite him, too. However, I wouldn't completely let your guard down at any party in front of your boss — don't do anything wild or stupid that could get you in trouble at work or make him wonder why you work there. I know this statement is obvious, but use good judgment. Keep things light and fun and enjoy getting to know everyone outside the office, And if he doesn't come, then that is OK, too. He probably is being cautious, too. HELEN'S ANSWER: If you are … [Read more...] about 20-40-60 etiquette: Party like a boss?
"A Lady's Guide to Selling Out" by Sally Franson (The Dial Press, 276 pages, in stores) Sally Franson's “A Lady's Guide to Selling Out” is built on heavy literary themes as old as the hills, but the book couldn't be more zeitgeist-y. Behind the novel's frothy and funny packaging lie themes including the eternal tension between art and commerce, ambition and ethics, superficiality and significance, and reality and spun public perception of people, situations, and objects. The world feels particularly soulless right now, yet here's a young, first-time author who managed to get a book about a female millennial on a quest to find her soul published by a Random House division. Egads. To tell this updated tale, the protagonist had to be a millennielle and her milieu today's advertising frontier — the Internet-Instagram-Tumblr-meme world. Franson describes the book as “a workplace coming-of-age story for millennials.” The story features the best character … [Read more...] about Book review: ‘A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out’ by Sally Franson
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by “Your gorgeous yet practical art made me feel a little less lonely at work every day,” one woman said. Introduction byVanessa Friedman Reporting byValeriya Safronova June 6, 2018 On Tuesday night, bouquets of roses and peonies piled up outside the storefront of 789 Madison, the latest expression of what has been an incredible public outpouring of emotion following the suicide of designer Kate Spade. There was deep shock, followed by growing discussion about the need to address mental health issues. There was acknowledgment of the fact that no matter how seemingly successful or sunny a surface can be, underneath it all, great pain can exist. There were intensely touching stories of personal experience and depression. But along with it all came wholehearted appreciation of the stuff she made. It sounds the … [Read more...] about Why Kate Spade Felt Like a Friend
The first ever Arctic Comic Con was this past weekend, April 28 and 29 at the Dena’ina Convention Center. Like a superhero alter ego, during the daytime the event was a family-friendly, where parents could take their younger children to enjoy the sights of popular movie and video game characters from the cosplayers, comics, toys, games, and art.The evening hours had fun times to offer for the taller and older fans. I Like Robots with their 80’s pop hits at Williwaw entertained a host of cosplayers and Comic Con attendees later in the night.Over the last several years or so Anchorage has seen a growth of local events where fans enjoy a host of places to nerd out. The cosplay scene, comic book events, D&D, console and PC gamers as well as a wonder of science fiction stories are recently very popular in the mainstream now. If nothing else, these are a bright spot in a universe when otherwise the news and daily grind really drag you down. Marvel artist Arthur … [Read more...] about Arctic Comic Con emerges in Anchorage like a boss battle