“BUDDING RADIOTEURS. HEAR ME NOW: Just make your show. It’s not hard. Just make your show. It’s not expensive. Just make your show. I feel like I spent much of my life not understanding that the people I admired who were writing novels or making movies or writing in magazines or making music or whatever were, on a fundamental level, real people. Then I did. So, make your show. A ________ is a person who sat down and _______. That’s it (insert ‘Novelist’ and ‘Wrote a novel’ or ‘Podcaster’ and ‘Made a podcast’ or whatever you want). That’s all there is to it.”—Nate DiMeo, of the brilliant podcast The Memory Palace, on reddit AMA. (via wnycradiolab)
Last year, VideoWest partnered with OHO Media to create the short documentary, Transmormon, and it’s been getting a lot of attention lately! Transmormonwas featured on upworthy.com and People Magazine online last month, earned a Vimeo Staff Pick, and was recognized as 2014 Best Utah Short Film of the Year at the Utah Arts Festival. It was also featured on The Atlantic earlier this week and has surpassed 1 million views.
“To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it. But I will say: he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvellous grace.”—Mr. Moustafa, in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. (via walk-through-walls)
“I therefore claim to show not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact.”—Structural anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss via Batey, Mark. Brand Meaning. (via theweightofanidea)
Let me tell you something: I LOVE Orson’s nose. I have loved Orson’s nose for almost as long as I’ve loved Orson. Since, in fact, the second film I saw him in (The Lady From Shanghai). I hadn’t realised, watching the first (Jane Eyre) that it was not…
“What is art? A declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that nonetheless reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.”—Andrei Tarkovsky (via avec-des-sentiments)
“Ira Glass … has said that “the power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” He contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination.””—