Hi 5: Creativity in the Dark; Sam Phillips; Todd Fadel; Mike D’Angelo; Matt Zoller Seitz; John Sayles; and More.

Hi 5's Cravis Frankly gets his best ideas when he works in the dark.

What is Hi 5 to the Face? Find out here.This week, Hi 5s go out to...Fast Company's Eric Jaffe: For this fantastic article on "Why Creativity Thrives in the Dark."I've known instinctively since childhood that I'm more creative in a dimly lit, or dark, room. And since high school I've felt frustrated in rooms brightly lit with fluorescent panels, sensing my best creativity and capacity for learning is going to waste beneath them. Under fluorescent arrays, I feel like a bug on a bug … [Read more...]

What If Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli Made “The Hobbit”?

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Can you imagine what Tolkien's Middle-Earth would look like through the eyes of the animators that brought us Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and My Neighbor Totoro?I can.Over the last decade, I've discovered the treasure trove of animated fantasy created by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. I've fallen in love with their intricate, extravagant style and their boundless imagination. And yet, as I watched Spirited Away, I began to realize that their style … [Read more...]

I’m really going to miss my friend Tim.

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These are snapshots of my friend Tim, taken over the last couple of years.(with his brother Todd, left.) … [Read more...]

Congratulations to The Beauty!!

One of my dearest, closest friends, Todd Fadel, who I've known since we were... oh... two?... is in a band called The Beauty. (The other fellow in the band is Matt Zimmerman.)They're from Portland.I've been in an improv comedy band with Todd for about 15 years now... The Garbage Chute Flyboys... a little part of my life I never really discuss here.Anyway, The Beauty is not a comedy band. They rock. Specifically, they rock Portland, Oregon. They also rock MySpace.And The Beauty … [Read more...]


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