Month: October 2018

The Current Artisan Weekly: 10/21/2018

How Will This Era in Horror Be Remembered We’re just a week away from Halloween 2018, and so it’s as good a time as ever to examine what horror films tend to look like these days, and maybe even speculate as to how future generations will view the trends we’ve seen in the 2010s. One unavoidable feature of many of this year’s horror flicks is that they’re often installments in a larger franchise, or they’re just outright remakes of old classics. There’s ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Predator,’ ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ ‘The First Purge,’ and ‘The Nun,’ all of which build on...

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The Current Artisan Weekly: 10/14/2018

Still Waiting for the New Phil-Hoff I’ll admit that Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was one of the very first celebrity deaths to hit me hard. And the only explanation I can give is that he happened to appear or star in some of my very favorite movies, from ‘Synecdoche, New York’ to ‘Happiness’ to ‘Punch-Drunk Love.’ He was somehow able to inhabit vastly different characters while still bringing his inherent likability to each role. Then there’s the weird trend of Hoffman being typecast as “gross.” He excelled at playing disgusting characters, inside and out, perhaps aided by his real-life...

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The Current Artisan Weekly: 10/7/2018

Opinion: Bradley Cooper Makes Me Tired I’ll start by saying that I don’t really see the appeal. He’s very handsome, and sure, that’s pretty much 90% of what you need to be a successful actor in Hollywood, but anything beyond that is debatable for me. The handsome-actor-turned-director is a common turn in the entertainment industry. We had Clooney try to get in the game with flops like ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,’ and John Krasinski’s Dad-porn waste of time, ‘A Quiet Place.’ So ‘A Star is Born’ is no surprise, nor is the tiring slew of press coverage that...

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Using the Past to Predict the Future: A Look at Mergers and Acquisitions with Saurabh Rajwade

Saurabh Rajwade Gave Us the Lowdown on What M&A Looks Like Today When it comes to behind-the-scenes articles and interviews, I think we all tend to focus on musicians, artists, and celebrities. We rarely take the time to go looking for coverage on the ins and outs of the world of business. We hear certain business terms on the news all the time, then fail to research those terms. These tend to be terms like ‘buyout,’ ‘controlling interest,’ or ‘IPO.’ We won’t be able to do a comprehensive business primer, but we can give a wide-reaching introduction by sharing...

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Less of a Job, More of a Calling: Yunning Liu on the Significance of Good Design

UX and UI Expert Yunning Liu Guided Us Through What Makes for Usable Apps Once upon a time, there was a slim chance that the future wouldn’t be lived on computers and smartphones. But as personal tech finds more and more ways to integrate itself into daily life, that slim chance is just about nil. Many basic daily tasks rely on some form of digital capability. Whether we like it or not, life in a technologically advanced society requires interaction with digital spaces. From grocery shopping to government services, life is moving online. Different companies and agencies taking part...

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