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‘They Thought It Was Black Magic’: An Oral History of TiVo

ONE/ZERO MEDIUM April 2, 2019 

How the original DVR paved the way for Netflix and the cord-cutter movement

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How José Andrés is creating a Spanish food mecca in New York’s newest neighborhood

FAST COMPANY March 14, 2019

How the famed chef created  Mercado Little Spain, a 35,000-square-foot food hall in the heart of Manhattan.

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You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Jeremiah Tower

FOOD REPUBLIC April 20, 2016

Chef Jeremiah Tower pioneered the way we eat today by merging French and California Cuisine at Chez Panisse in the 1970s.

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It’s a Long Story: ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Seeks Your Time

THE NEW YORK TIMES May 19, 2016

The ESPN documentary "O.J.: Made in America" goes long to retell the story of the football star who fell from grace. 

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Not sure what to think about something? Good.

TED.COM April 20, 2016

Graphic designer Milton Glaser shares why not being sure is a good way to be.

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‘Life, Animated’ Shares a Family’s True Fairy Tale

THE NEW YORK TIMES June 24, 2016

Profile of "Life, Animated," a documentary about a young man with autism who communicates through Disney movies. 

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Michael Moore: 'Donald Trump is a performance artist'

THE GUARDIAN December 22, 2015

On the eve of the limited US release of his film Where to Invade Next, the film-maker says that he expects Trump to be the Republican candidate.

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Illuminating the Plight of Endangered Species, at the Empire State Building

THE NEW YORK TIMES July 29, 2015

The artists Louie Psihoyos and Travis Threlkel projected digital images of endangered species onto the Empire State Building in an event meant to draw attention to the creatures’ plight.

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Passing of a Video Store and a Downtown Aesthetic

THE NEW YORK TIMES July 24, 2014

The closing of Kim's Video marks a changing downtown culture.

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Grasping at Life, Petals, Pain and All

THE NEW YORK TIMES November 8, 2013

Filmmaker Ed Pincus makes a film about his impending death. 

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Archive

Beware The New Doc Vague

Doc Soup blog. PBS.ORG 7/8/2013

The rise of creative non-fiction filmmaking comes with pitfalls

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Still Licensed to Be Indie

The New York Times 5/10/2013

Oscilloscope film company after the passing of Adam Yauch

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How Whole Foods Created A New Breed of Shopper

Food Republic 6/28/2012

Reflections on how Whole Foods changed food shopping forever

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What's Behind the Subway Bread Smell?

Food Republic 12/7/2011

The fast food chain's bread smell, dissected.

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Cooking without a Map

Food Republic 7/25/2011

Why men such as I don't like to cook from recipes.

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Learning about Cod Worm the Hard Way

Food Republic 5/11/2011

Tussling with a common food parasite.

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On the Set: 'Black Swan's' Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky on the edge

Los Angeles Times 10/31/2010

On the set of the psychological dance thriller.

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The Documentary 'Power' List

Doc Soup blog, POV.ORG 6/2/2010

Compiling a list of the most powerful people in documentary film. 

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Lens of history

Los Angeles Times 9/25/2008

Sitting down with director Spike Lee to discuss "Miracle at St. Anna."

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Heavy Mental: The Story of Anvil

Spin 9/23/2010

The story behind the hilarious documentary, "Anvil: The Story of Anvil."

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Natalie's Triumph

The New York Times 1/7/2007

Navigating fatherhood often means learning to step out of the way. 

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Making of 'How to Train Your Dragon,' The Hollywood Reporter 1/2013 (pdf)

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You Are What You Sell, Manhattan magazine 9/2010 (pdf)

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Jessica Biel (cover), Elle magazine 6/2007 (pdf)

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Daniel Craig (cover), Premiere magazine 6/2006 (pdf)

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Notes from the Dream Factory (column), Premiere magazine 12/2006 (pdf)

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Tom Cruise (cover), Premiere magazine 4/2005 (pdf)

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