This Friday, Toronto.
Please do not drink and drive (to or from this event). Take public transit or walk or see one of us if you need cab fare. Be smart, be safe.
The Critics’ Choice Awards is upon us, and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany is nominated for Best Actress
Ever in the History of Actingin a Drama. Tatiana will most certainly win this high honor, because we believe in the power of positive thinking.
The show will begin at 8 PST, and you can live stream it right here. In your pajamas. With a box of Eskimo pies.
Protesters have erected a makeshift library in Istanbul. “The books, arranged on shelves laid on breeze blocks below a tarpaulin, range from left-wing philosophy to author Dan Brown. With contributions from individuals and bookstores, the number of books has swelled to more than 5,000.”
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Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz tells Terry Gross about casting Ron Howard as the show’s narrator:
If I had one brilliant idea on the show it was casting Ron Howard as the narrator, because at the time I think he wanted to shepherd the show and move on with his life and I wanted to keep him around. He’s such a brilliant guy. He fights for things he believes in. He was the star, in a way, going in. I wasn’t doing a show with a big known quantity, like Michael J. Fox, for instance. I was doing a show where the producer was the star, so I wanted to keep him around. I suddenly realized that this is the most American, trustworthy voice that I could possibly think of. This voice, these rhythms have been in our heads for 40 years. He speaks in this Midwestern, trustworthy [voice]. … You suddenly believe what the narrator says. He kept saying, ‘I’ll do it for the pilot but you’ll find somebody else.’ And I kept saying, ‘I don’t understand why you’re not the voice of Honda, or something else that wants credibility.’