May 21, 2013 |
As Tobias Funke, "Arrested Development's" doctor-turned-actor, David Cross has suffered many indignities, from wearing a ridiculous mustache in every episode to being turned completely blue. But to promote the imminent release of new "AD" episodes on Netflix, Cross is making the boldest step yet: He's putting himself in the hands of the fans, allowing them to inflict any indignities they want on him. Appearing in front of a green screen as Funke, Cross is offering six in-costume performances -- cowpoke, action hero, doctor, big man on campus, motorcycle ruffian and average fellow -- and asking fans (or any big-name Hollywood filmmaker)
April 14, 1990
In light of the uproar over public funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is disturbing to find that the most obscene work in this country is being made by people who place such a low value on life in pursuit of prize money. Nothing in the work of Robert Mapplethorpe is as indecent to me as the hypocrisy in this: The endangerment of children and animals is considered humorous and rewarded in commercial forums, while policies of censorship and anti-intellectualism are pursued in the name of protecting morals.
February 25, 1993 |
Muppets on Video: The new Jim Henson Video line is doing well, with the late muppeteer's feature films, "The Muppet Movie" and "The Great Muppet Caper," nabbing the two top video sales spots in their first week on the market. The videos, distributed by Buena Vista, outsold both Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and Touchstone's "Sister Act." Meanwhile, Henson's creations are branching out.
July 10, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Good news for skateboarding dogs everywhere: You can now embed Instagram videos and photos across the Web. Last month when Instagram launched video to compete with Twitter's Vine, there was a collective groan. It lacked a key feature: the ability to embed videos elsewhere on the Web. So, just to make their visual moments much more visible, crafty people came up with all kinds of complicated workarounds that were not supported by Instagram and could, of course, break at any time.
September 6, 2012 |
The go-to-place for music videos MTV is not. Yet the MTV Video Music Awards tonight are not about videos . This is a show about a promotion, a 120-minute teaser trailer for the fall's big albums, with appearances by Alicia Keys, Green Day and Taylor Swift, among others, here to sell. And make no mistake, MTV remains brilliant at generating headlines for nonstories. As the destination for music videos has shifted to the Web -- the word "Video" remains in the "Video Music Awards" title more for tradition than anything having to do with the telecast -- the network has honed its craft at the fine art of promotion.
August 20, 2012 |
Videos uploaded to YouTube this past weekend, apparently showing an unreleased Motorola phone called the RAZR HD, had been taken down by Monday, but they were all uploaded again later in the day. The videos, which could hint at what Motorola plans to announce at an event scheduled for early September, were uploaded to YouTube on Sunday by an account called "revowii. " But by Monday, the four videos and the account had been taken down from the site. But the videos were back up on YouTube later under a different but similarly named account.
October 24, 2013 |
The ability to edit videos has finally arrived on Vine. The popular video app announced Thursday that users can now edit their videos before posting them. With a new feature called "Time Travel," users can now reorganize the various shots included in their videos. That means if a user wants to put the last clip he shot at the start of his video, he can simply drag it to the front before sharing. Live unboxing: Microsoft Surface 2 tablet [Video chat] To edit, users tap the green bar at the top of the screen while they shoot or tap "Edit" while in the preview screen.
September 6, 2011 |
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Tuesday illustrated one of the time-tested adages of politics: When you have nothing left to lose, it is time to take the low road and attack -- but always aim high. In separate videos, Paul, the darling of the libertarian movement, and Republican Huntsman, who is pitching himself as the thinking man's conservative, went after Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, respectively. Perry ranks at the top of most polls, having displaced Romney, who was formerly No. 1 in the race for the GOP nomination to face President Obama.
June 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, preparing for the upcoming Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform, covered all of his bases in preparing four videos to respond to various potential verdicts - but his cover was blown when his campaign accidentally uploaded all four to his YouTube account. Oh, that simple-to-use technology. In what can be described as a contingency plan gone wrong, Mourdock's YouTube channel was meant to host one video depending on next week's ruling: If the court ruled in favor of President Obama's healthcare reform law, if it struck down some provisions but preserved others, if it ruled the entire law unconstitutional, and if the court's ruling is inconclusive.
January 30, 2013 |
Just what I need - a new Internet addiction. An online friend (known only as b1os) had posted some pictures of some really remarkable looking dishes. When I asked where the recipes came from, he said “Alain Passard.” Oh, of course, been there , done that . Great cook; great book. No, he said, from his online videos and he sent a link to the website of the French magazine Le Point. And a treasure trove of short cooking videos by one of my favorite chefs. The videos are rustic in the extreme - refreshing in a world where chefs seem to be made as much on the production set as they are in the kitchen.