Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Novelist and screenwriter James M. Cain promotes his idea for an American Authors Authority that would treat literature as "property." Though it never caught on at the time, Cain's plan offers insight on present-day debates about copyrights.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The 63rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch (of Glee fame), aired on Sunday night. The big winners were the ABC comedy "Modern Family," which won five awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and the PBS show "Downton Abbey," which got four Emmys. "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "Mildred Pierce" and "Friday Night Lights" each won two Emmys.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Emmy Awards are this Sunday night, and its winner might be the most hard to predict in years. Five of the drama and comedy series contenders are first-time nominees, as are many of the nominated actors — including Timothy Olyphant, for "Justified," and Martha Plimpton, for "Raising Hope." "Mildred Pierce" leads the nominations, with twenty one total, and “Mad Men” is close behind with nineteen. Who will bring home the most statues?