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23 Mar 2010 21:32

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02 Jul 2009 10:19

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Culture: A movie with Zooey Deschanel can just market itself, right? Wrong.

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  • It’s apparently a lot of work to convince the disaffected to go see a movie about disaffected people, like “500 Days of Summer.” It doesn’t even matter if those disaffected are the kid from “3rd Rock From the Sun” (who doesn’t really pull off that Joy Division shirt) and the girl from “She & Him” who’s engaged to Ben Gibbard. source

05 Apr 2009 11:31

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Music: M. Ward on making music that’s implicitly political

  • I’m not that interested in getting anything too heavy off my chest or complaining in some monumental way. I’m more interested in telling stories where people can make their own implicit connections.
  • M. Ward • The singer-songwriter whose profile has shot up in recent years in part due to his collaboration with Zooey Deschanel in She & Him. Since 2000, Ward has been making albums, but his most recent, “Hold Time,” is the first one he’s made outside of the era of George W. Bush. While his music doesn’t hint at his politics, he uses his songs to capture the political mood, he says. • source