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wedgwood READING List

February 2018

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MUSIC INDUSTRY

Music's biggest awards ceremony has come and gone for 2018 but the conversations around the night are still permeating spaces as it is viewed through the lens of the long awaited cultural shifts happening today. 

Kesha Prevails at the Grammys

The Grammys went long and felt out of step with the times, largely ignoring female artists. But one transcendent performance from Kesha, and a few of her famous friends, will resonate for years to come.

What Do The Grammys Have Against hip-hop?

“I didn’t think they gave the rightful respect to hip-hop.” That was Jay-Z’s position back in 2002 when someone asked him why he’d boycotted the Grammys since 1999...

 


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FILM & TV INDUSTRY

With the Oscars right around the corner and the theaters playing one great film after another, the temperature of Hollywood is at an interesting degree, demanding our thought and attention. 

Times Up.

After #MeToo and Time's Up, what's next? Will action be follow-up to Hollywood symbolism?

From Darling to Disputant

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seemed poised from the start to be an awards-season steamroller...

Lady Bird- Everything a Film Should Be and More

In a Q&A following a festival screening of her masterful solo directorial debut Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig quoted Weil, and it’s clear from the film that this spirit of faith, love, generosity, and attention animates the whole endeavor.

New From Sundace

After years of dabbling in episodic offerings, the festival has now unveiled a full section dedicated to them.


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MEDIA

Why 2018 Will Be the Year of VR 2.0

The first standalone virtual reality systems are coming—and freeing people from wires, PCs, and phones could boost the technology’s fortunes.

Sundance Makes a Seven-Figure Move 

One of the VR experiences show as part of Sundance’s New Frontiers selection just got snapped up for some serious money: “Spheres,” the space-themed narrative three-piece series executive produced by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, got acquired by CityLights as part of a seven-figure deal.