So It Begins: Netflix Pays Comcast To Keep Streaming Speeds Up

Special Screening Of Netflix's "House Of Cards" Season 2 - Red Carpet

“For Netflix users who are Comcast subscribers, the pact should mean better quality. Customers have been complaining about problems streaming Netflix videos. The online video service’s monthly tracking of Internet speeds shows a deterioration in recent months for Comcast and Verizon subscribers, though the reasons for slow-down are a matter of dispute.”

The Best Directing Talent Is Coming From The Art World. Why?

Steve Mcqueen

“There’s a wee bit of a gap that has closed down. I remember seeing Billy Wilder being led around this exhibition of conceptual film. He was being really dismissive and saying ‘A 12-year-old could do that.’ You wouldn’t get that attitude from George Clooney, Brad Pitt or James Franco.”

An Artist Discovers The Performance Perils (And Promise) Of Dogshows

Victoria Melody Major Tom 1

“The show was initially going to be just about all the dog contests Major was entered in – including the one where he wins biggest ears in a show in south-east England – until Melody started to feel a growing sense of guilt. If she was going to force him to compete, and subject him to a judging panel, shouldn’t she put herself through a similar experience?”