According to co-creator Matt Duffer, the concept of the mall came up during a brainstorming session. “I remember one of our writers, Curtis Gwinn, had the idea of bringing a mall into Hawkins and everything that means in terms of what it would mean to downtown. We thought that that aligned really nicely with the kind of fun, blockbuster summer vibe that we were going for. We got very, very excited about this mall, and so that dictated the storyline a little bit—our production designers and set decorators really re-created what a 1980s mall was. It was a ton of work, and so we wanted to make sure that our story would revolve in some way around the mall so that we were taking full advantage of it.” … [Read more...] about The Duffer Brothers On Switching Things Up In ‘Stranger Things’: “We Treat Each Season As Its Own Movie” – Contenders TV
Indigenous resistance in the Americas is not a story that ends centuries ago with the survivors of genocide left in poverty on reservations – it is still being written. The M’ikmaq people of the Elsipogtog First Nation took a stand against corporate resource extraction in 2013 when they spent months sabotaging efforts to start fracking near their land. When they blockaded the Southwestern Energy subsidiary’s exploratory trucks, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved in with overwhelming force, pointing snipers at areas with small children and M’ikmaq elders. Someone in the community responded by setting five RCMP vehicles on the scene afire, and other police vehicles were damaged in later clashes. The fracking still hasn’t begun, and at least one Canadian province has since banned fracking, proving that, once again, direct action gets the goods. … [Read more...] about 9 Historical Triumphs to Make You Rethink Property Destruction
If your eyes glaze over whenever someone mentions the stock market ... you're not alone. But, go ahead and un-glaze those orbs for a hot sec and listen up, 'cause we're gonna teach you a thing or two about how to achieve rich-person levels of wealth. Listening? Good. … [Read more...] about Become the Wolf of Wall Street, Own the Stock Trading Game!
Throwback to our cross country drive in Jan 2020 @supriyamenonprithviraj ! Enroute Mont Blanc, taking a break from the long hours behind the wheel at the Switzerland/France border. Had such different ideas about the year ahead back then! Hopefully, the world will come back to normal soon, and travellers and explorers will be back to doing what they love best! … [Read more...] about Prithviraj Sukumaran Finishes The First Phase Of Quarantine!
The end of the month will see the disappearance of Martin Scorsese's 2010 mystery-thriller Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. Tentpole films such as Hellboy (the 2019 version starring David Harbour and Milla Jovovich) and Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun will also be leaving, along with James Cameron's The Abyss. … [Read more...] about HBO: Movies Leaving in June