Posts Tagged ‘Disney’

Reviewed: “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990″ at the National Building Museum

“Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990” at the National Building Museum offers a scope as sprawling as the city it documents, encompassing architecture, transportation, urban development, entertainment, the environment, and consumerism.
The exhibit is largely respectful in tone—it’s no City of Quartz, Mike Davis’ classic, dyspeptic assessment of the city published in 1990, not long before [...]

The Tyranny of the Written Interview: A Transcribed Conversation With Monologist Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey has been a professional spoken-word storyteller for 15 years, and performing in D.C. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for five. He’s now best known for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, an exposé of the harsh conditions faced by the laborers who manufacture Apple products in Shenzen, China. The [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Assassination Vacation

Rave culture may seem like a product of the ’90s, but massive modern events such as the Electric Daisy Carnival prove young people will always want to get high (on life) and shake what Shiva gave them. The Identity Festival is a traveling rave featuring nearly 30 artists whose main goal is to get this [...]

Comics and Stamps Have a Longer History than You’d Expect

The U.S. Postal Service has just issued another set of comics-related stamps. Stamp collecting is an old hobby, and one that's perhaps faded somewhat, but comics and stamps have a longer history than you'd expect. The 'Sunday Funnies' series includes Beetle Bailey, Calvin and Hobbes, Archie, Garfield, and Dennis the Menace. Archie's best [...]

Free Comic Book Day, and How It Helps You

Free Comic Book Day is an industry-wide attempt to bring people through the doors of comic book stores by giving them something free. This year it's Saturday, May 1, and comics publishers have a nice range of offerings. For superhero fans, D.C. has War of the Supermen No. 0, kicking off a battle between [...]

...