NYMag.com has a great write up on Ben Smith and Buzzfeed. The site, which has generated it’s own buzz (no pun intended) following the hire of Politico's Ben Smith, is like a Deb making it's debut at the Iowa Caucus. With Ben's arrival comes a new coverage section, BF Politics, as well as a host of new writers (including Matt Cherette, Whitney Jefferson and Zeke Miller). Ben makes one thing clear:
"We’re going to cover the hell out of politics. The timing is such that this carnival happens once every four years and we couldn’t miss it."
And Buzzfeed is making good on their coverage. Matt Stopera is also reporting from the Caucus and feeding original content to the site.
I was pushed to my limit in Melancholia, but I was willing to go there. For the last shot, with me, Kirsten, and the little boy all together, Lars said, “I want to have a bit of an experiment with you. Every morning I’d like to shoot this scene. Again. You can listen to whatever you want, do whatever you need. I don’t know what I’m looking for, but it’s the end of the world and I want to see an expression of something.” It was terrifying, because at a point, it wasn’t acting anymore. The suffering and the cruelty of the moment was horrible.
Vulture Answers Your Questions About Community’s Future
Among the few level-headed tidbits:
- Community has not been canceled.
- Community’s midseason will help bolster another great show, Up All Night.
- Syndication is the name of the game.
- NBC’s media relations team could be to blame. Not the network itself.
- Community’s odds: 70-30. Still not bad.
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Once 'pulled a Gwyneth' and appeared on BuzzFeed, HuffPo and Jezebel.
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Co-creator of Texts From Hillary.