For Old Spice and KFC, W pumps out roughly 300 pieces of content a year each. “It’s constant experimentation,” Bagley says. Same store sales growth, the agency says. Stylez took some flack for his 2013 album Feathers for adding dance pop ideas. But the Star Chief is chock a block with rises and drops, buzzes and ticks and it all potent and as street as you need. And did anyone listen to Kool Runnin from The Blackstar? It a freaking killer rock song..
From the gates of Baosteel in Shanghai’s suburbs, you can look 15 miles down Jiangyang North Road and see three of the world’s tallest skyscrapers rising from Lujiazui, the city’s financial district. Compared to Baosteel, downtown Shanghai might as well be another planet. It is not home to factory workers, but to financiers, lawyers, businesses owners and executives..
Elaine Atha and Valerie Kraft, both 18, are quite familiar with that attitude. Was told I was anxious and depressed, said Atha. Male doctors told me I was just going through puberty. It true you will have had less support than others who been coached, that not silly at all, but you will have a much more level head on you, you will be a lot more worldly and you won have an insufferable sense of entitlement, these are big advantages to you and if you are efficient you can do a lot of the preparation yourself. What I didn realise at the time is the way UCL does their selection is they rank everyone applications and then bring them in for interview from 1 onwards and just fill as they go so you aren in competition with the people there, at this stage there will be enough places for all of you and clearly they are interested in you as you come round pretty early. Don let that get to your head and get cocky but do take some confidence in it, if you go there and keep a cool head and be genuine you have a decent chance of getting in.
So now you are taking steps, moving in the direction of your goals! Great! Now stay on track. It is not easy to stay on track because temptation lures you to abandon your goals and rest, relax or just become a slacker. Stay on track, however, ignoring the lure of traveling elsewhere.
Certain filmmakers exist outside the traditional parameters of criticism; their point of view and body of work make discussions about individual films interesting but ultimately irrelevant because each project is merely a chapter in a very long book that must (and will) be acknowledged and appreciated for its breadth, ambition, and contributions to the art of cinema. For me, Spike Lee is one of those filmmakers. He is a totally unique figure in American cinema, and he’s always gone his own way and spoken his mind (even when the commercial stakes were high), qualities which are in short supply in the film business.