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Are Movie Theaters “Dead Men Walking?”

The Aurora Theatre in East Aurora, New York. Photo: Hannah Buehler/ WKBW-TV

When Warner Brothers announced earlier this month that it would be releasing its complete slate of 2021 movie titles the same day to both theaters and its streaming service HBO Max, the movie industry lost its collective mind. Film makers, most notably Christopher Nolan, ripped the company for its move. Now, before I get to the heart of this post, let me just say that Warner Brothers was wrong to not include their partners in the decision-making process. Not only were film makers like Nolan caught unawares, so were production companies like Legendary (who finance the films). That was a mistake and it could be a costly one long-term.

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EDC in a Post-COVID World

Some time ago, I wrote about my Everyday Carry, or EDC. I encourage you to check it out here.

In a nutshell, your EDC is the stuff you carry with you everyday – keys, wallet, phone, headphones – whatever you’ve deemed important or useful enough to take with you when you go out. I also wrote about how I look at EDC in terms of concentric circles: the stuff you carry on your person, the stuff you carry in your bag/backpack/purse/briefcase, and the stuff you keep in your vehicle. They should all compliment each other.

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What Now? Entertainment in a Post-Pandemic World Pt. 3

In my last post, I wrote about the current circumstances the entertainment world finds itself in, focusing on the movie industry. Now, let’s turn our attention to the music industry.

What we’ve seen so far from the performing arts is all over the map. Putting the music from home thing aside, artists have limited live performances to outdoor venues with small, socially-distanced audiences. Performances have been mainly smaller groups that are able to keep their distance on stage, playing to an empty hall and broadcasting online. No Mahler 8 anytime soon…

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