The Summer of NIMBY in Silicon Valley’s Poshest Town

Moguls and investors from the tech industry, which endorses housing relief, banded together to object to a plan for multifamily homes near their estates in Atherton, Calif.

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Can We Resist the Age of the Algorithm?

To resist, our culture needs less Netflix and more Miranda Priestly.

#creativity, #depression-mental, #fashion-and-apparel, #gioia-ted, #movies, #netflix-inc

The Word of the Year Is ‘Uncertainty’

Did tech win the pandemic or not? We likely won’t be able to tell for a while.

#amazon-com-inc, #chen-brian-x, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #netflix-inc, #shopify-inc, #snap-inc

In ‘Uncoupled,’ Neil Patrick Harris Plays the Game

The actor described the Netflix comedy as an alternate vision of his life: “I got to live this other version of, what if I was single in New York and had a Grindr account?”

#actors-and-actresses, #ashmanskas-brooks, #content-type-personal-profile, #harris-neil-patrick, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #netflix-inc, #sonnenfeld-barry, #star-darren, #television, #uncoupled-tv-program

Streaming Is Sadder Now

When Netflix and other companies face a loss of faith in the growth potential of streaming, we all will feel it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #netflix-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Netflix, Still Reeling, Bets Big on ‘The Gray Man’

The streaming service hopes its latest release can be the start of a blockbuster franchise that attracts much-needed subscribers.

#box-office-sales, #evans-chris-1981, #gosling-ryan, #movies, #netflix-inc, #russo-anthony, #russo-joe, #stuber-scott, #the-gray-man-movie, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

‘Drive to Survive’ Made Americans Fall in Love With Formula 1

The Netflix show sold the European sport to a U.S. audience. But will the romance last after the series is gone?

#automobile-racing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #formula-1-drive-to-survive-tv-program, #formula-one, #netflix-inc, #television

Eduardo Franco on ‘Stranger Things’ 4 and Argyle’s Stoned Comic Relief

Eduardo Franco, who joined the Netflix hit this season, has carved out a role as the show’s addled but reliably hilarious tension-release valve.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #franco-eduardo-1994, #netflix-inc, #stranger-things-tv-program, #television

Netflix Says It’s Business as Usual. Is That Good Enough?

Long Hollywood’s leading innovator, the streaming service is staying the course, despite serious challenges to its business and questions about its content.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bajaria-bela, #hastings-reed, #movies, #netflix-inc, #television

‘Venture Capitalists Are Going to Turn Into Vulture Capitalists,’ and Other Predictions From Andrew Ross Sorkin

The New York Times DealBook editor and Kara Swisher try to make sense of the economy.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coinbase-inc, #netflix-inc, #sorkin-andrew-ross, #stocks-and-bonds, #twitter, #united-states-economy, #virtual-currency

Can Paramount Compete With Netflix and Disney?

The dominance of Netflix and Disney in streaming has forced many companies to join forces. So far, Paramount has gone its own way.

#berkshire-hathaway-inc, #cbs-corporation, #media, #netflix-inc, #paramount-global, #paramount-plus, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Ted Sarandos Talks About That Stock Drop, Backing Dave Chappelle, and Hollywood Schadenfreude

The Netflix executive says he — and the company he helped build — will survive a bout of bad earnings numbers.

#media, #movies, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Jurnee Smollett: ‘The Past Few Years Have Been Heartbreaking’

The “Lovecraft Country” star has faced setbacks but emerged with new projects, including the Netflix movie “Spiderhead.”

#actors-and-actresses, #birds-of-prey-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #movies, #netflix-inc, #smollett-jurnee, #spiderhead-movie, #television

Some #MeToo Cases Are Clear-Cut. What Do We Do When They’re Not?

It’s unclear what the actor Frank Langella did on his Netflix show. But firings like his can raise complicated questions.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #langella-frank, #netflix-inc, #sexual-harassment

What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

This week’s upfronts, when the media industry sells its programming to advertisers, showed how much has changed in the past few years.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #disney-plus, #fox-news-channel, #nbcuniversal, #netflix-inc, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #upfronts-television, #web-original-programming

‘Stranger Things’ Is Back, and the Duffer Brothers Made It Big

After a three-year wait, the new season of Netflix’s sci-fi series is more ambitious (and longer) than ever. The creators say it’s all part of the plan.

#content-type-personal-profile, #duffer-matt, #duffer-ross, #netflix-inc, #ryder-winona, #shyamalan-m-night, #sink-sadie-2002, #stranger-things-tv-program, #television, #wolfhard-finn

For ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Climbs in the Front Seat

For his first TV lead, the actor plays Mickey Haller, who lawyers from the back seat of his car. It’s a tricky job when your native language isn’t English.

#actors-and-actresses, #campbell-neve, #content-type-personal-profile, #garcia-rulfo-manuel, #kelley-david-e, #netflix-inc, #television, #the-lincoln-lawyer-tv-program

How Hollywood and the Media Fueled the Political Rise of J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy,” a best-selling memoir that became a star-studded film, raised the profile of the onetime “Never Trump guy” who won an Ohio primary with the help of the former president.

#books-and-literature, #chua-amy, #close-glenn, #conservatism-us-politics, #endorsements, #harpercollins-publishers, #hillbilly-elegy-movie, #hillbilly-elegy-a-memoir-of-a-family-and-culture-in-crisis-book, #movies, #netflix-inc, #ohio, #presidential-election-of-2016, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

From Twitter to TV, Are We in a Media Reckoning?

Kara Swisher, Ben Smith and Matt Belloni discuss the tumult at Netflix, CNN+ and more.

#audio-neutral-informative, #cnn, #facebook-inc, #musk-elon, #netflix-inc, #squid-game-tv-program, #twitter

In Comedy, Timing Is Everything, Especially at Netflix’s Festival

Planned long before the streamer hit a rough patch, the expansive event had the feel of the end of an era. Still, there were plenty of stellar shows.

#cho-margaret, #comedy-and-humor, #davidson-pete-1993, #iglesias-gabriel, #jeselnik-anthony-1978, #netflix-inc, #praw-robbie, #stalter-meg, #television

Blackness and Standard English Can Coexist. Professors, Take Note.

Failing to recognize this underserves Black English speakers.

#du-bois-w-e-b, #english-language, #i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings-book, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #microsoft-corp, #naylor-gloria, #netflix-inc, #shakespeare-william

‘Ten Percent,’ the British Version of ‘Call My Agent!,’ Won’t Be on Netflix

“Call My Agent!,” set at a Parisian talent agency, was a cult favorite during the pandemic. But the English-language adaptation will be on Sundance Now and AMC+.

#call-my-agent-tv-program, #english-language, #netflix-inc, #sundance-now-amc-networks-inc, #television, #ten-percent-tv-program, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Is There a Ceiling on Internet Users?

There’s currently a limit to how many people in the world can use digital services like Facebook and Netflix.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #netflix-inc, #social-media

Netflix Should Try a Scrappier Model for Paying Creators

There’s one surefire way of controlling costs while increasing quality.

#blumhouse-productions, #box-office-sales, #hollywood-calif, #movies, #netflix-inc, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

With Elon Musk, You Can’t Spell ‘Funding Secured’ Without ‘Fun’

The rocket man shored up $46.5 billion for his Twitter bid, pushing the drama toward its third week.

#browder-william-f, #dorsey-jack, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #netflix-inc, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter

Do You Skip Intro?

Wesley Morris and Hanif Abdurraqib consider what’s lost when you breeze past the TV theme song.

#abdurraqib-hanif, #audio-positive-escape, #good-times-tv-program, #music, #netflix-inc, #the-jeffersons-tv-program, #the-wonder-years-tv-program, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Netflix’s Stumble Could Be a Warning Sign for Streaming Industry

The company faces a number of challenges, but its problems may be an indication that its competitors are racing toward an unstable future.

#academy-awards-oscars, #disney-plus, #hastings-reed, #netflix-inc, #online-advertising, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company, #web-original-programming

American Children Can Handle a Little More Freedom

Let’s take a few baby steps toward teaching independence.

#children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #netflix-inc, #parenting, #reality-television

Sienna Miller Found Catharsis in ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’

In the new Netflix series, the actress plays a woman whose husband’s affair gets played out in the British press. She was drawn to the echoes of her own life.

#anatomy-of-a-scandal-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #gibson-melissa-james, #kelley-david-e, #miller-sienna, #netflix-inc, #sarah-vaughan, #television

Frank Langella Fired From Netflix Show After Misconduct Investigation

The actor was removed from his leading role in the mini-series “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The production plans to reshoot the scenes in which he had appeared.

#actors-and-actresses, #langella-frank, #netflix-inc, #television, #the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-tv-program, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Japanese TV Show “Old Enough!” Features Toddlers Running Errands

“Old Enough!,” a Japanese show that has been on the air for decades, recently came to Netflix. It features toddlers running errands without adult supervision.

#children-and-childhood, #japan, #netflix-inc, #parenting, #television

Stream These 10 Titles Before They Leave Netflix This Month

U.S. subscribers are losing a bunch of titles in April. Here are the best of the bunch.

#movies, #netflix-inc, #television

Anna Delvey and the Tinder Swindler: Why We Fall for Scams

You might think you wouldn’t fall for the scams depicted in a crop of new shows about con artists. I know I could.  

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Streaming Has Won the Hollywood Debate. Is Best Picture Next?

A few years ago, the entertainment industry was arguing over whether movies on streaming services even counted as a film. Now, one is poised to win the Oscars’ top prize.

#academy-awards-oscars, #apple-tv-plus, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quinn-tom-1970, #spielberg-steven, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #west-side-story-2021-movie

Warhol-mania: Why the Famed Pop Artist Is Everywhere Again

Andy Warhol is currently the subject of a Netflix documentary series, an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and multiple theatrical works.

#art, #bated-breath-theater-co, #brooklyn-museum, #documentary-films-and-programs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lieberman-mara, #museums, #netflix-inc, #rossi-andrew, #theater, #warhol-andy, #warhol-andy-museum

Anna Sorokin on the ‘Free Anna Delvey’ Exhibition and Making Art

The group art show, “Free Anna Delvey,” is only the beginning for the imprisoned fake heiress.

#art, #forgery, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-detention, #instagram-inc, #netflix-inc, #sorokin-anna-anna-delvey, #television, #women-and-girls

Anna Sorokin Talks About Making Art

The group art show, “Free Anna Delvey,” is only the beginning for the imprisoned fake heiress.

#art, #forgery, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-detention, #instagram-inc, #netflix-inc, #sorokin-anna-anna-delvey, #television, #women-and-girls

We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies.

Why big-screen entertainment is no longer the essential American popular art form.

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For Madhuri Dixit, ‘The Fame Game’ Feels Familiar, if Not the Medium

The Bollywood actress has been a star for decades. She drew on that experience for her role in a new Netflix thriller, her first in a major streaming series.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #dixit-madhuri, #india, #movies, #netflix-inc, #television, #the-fame-game-tv-program

Netflix Lures ‘Bridgerton’ Fans With Live Event: The Queen’s Ball

A royal ball inspired by the popular Shonda Rhimes show aims to encourage the kind of water-cooler buzz that streaming services have struggled to create.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bridgerton-tv-program, #fans-persons, #netflix-inc, #quinn-julia-1970, #rhimes-shonda, #web-original-programming

Why TV-Inspired Vacations Are on the Rise

TV-themed itineraries are on the rise, taking travelers on adventures with familiar shows during a time of uncertainty.

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The Secret Is Out on Nicola Coughlan, a ‘Bridgerton’ Star

A few years ago, Nicola Coughlan was working in an optician’s office in Ireland. Now, with “Bridgerton” and “Derry Girls,” she’s starring in two of the most beloved shows on Netflix.

#bridgerton-tv-program, #coughlan-nicola, #netflix-inc, #television

Streaming Companies Are Looking to Britain for Studios to Meet Demand

Netflix, Amazon Prime and other studios are snapping up soundstages in Britain and building more, drawn by an experienced labor pool and alluring tax incentives.

#amazon-com-inc, #british-film-institute-bfi-national-archive, #foreign-investments, #great-britain, #littlewoods-studios, #movies, #netflix-inc, #saunders-lynn, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-brothers

Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

Russian authorities and multinational companies have erected a digital barricade between the country and the West, erasing the last remnants of independent information online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #search-engines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youtube-com

A Hot Time in the Haunted House

Netflix’s “Archive 81,” Epix’s “From” and Starz’s “Shining Vale” play clever variations on a horror genre that suits our stir-crazy age.

#archive-81-tv-program, #epix, #from-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #shining-vale-tv-program, #starz, #television

Netflix’s Trivia Quest and The History of Trivia

From bar gatherings to Zoom calls, trivia is widely popular, and Netflix wants to join the buzz.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #crossword-puzzles, #game-shows, #hq-trivia-intermedia-labs, #netflix-inc

‘Lupin,’ Netflix’s French Heist Drama, Is the Victim of a Theft

Equipment valued at more than $300,000 was stolen from the set of the hit series during filming in a Paris suburb last week.

#france, #lupin-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #paris-france, #robberies-and-thefts, #television, #the-crown-tv-program

Watch These 13 Movies Before They Leave Netflix in March

It’s awards season, and a bunch of great Oscar-winning and -nominated films are leaving this month. Check them out while you can.

#movies, #netflix-inc

Kanye West Always Wanted You to Watch

The three-part Netflix documentary “Jeen-yuhs” shows the superstar in his earliest days, then time warps to the present, with disorienting results.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coodie-clarence-simmons, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jeen-yuhs-a-kanye-trilogy-movie, #netflix-inc, #ozah-chike, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye

First Arabic Film by Netflix Stirs Fierce Morality Debate

Critics argued that the remake of the Italian film “Perfect Strangers” flouted moral standards by projecting Western norms out of sync with the largely religious public across much of the Arab world.

#arabs, #cairo-egypt, #egypt, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lebanon, #movies, #muslims-and-islam, #netflix-inc, #women-and-girls