Assistant Editor Samantha Pitchel reads everything so you don’t have to. Here are the links she (and we) loved today:
Last week, the New York Times profiled late-night comedy booker Eddie Brill, whose response to the question “How come there aren’t more female comics on [Letterman]?” drew sharp criticism; now, Brill responds and attempts to explain.
The upcoming Mad Men premiere is going to be two hours long, and it was written by Matthew Weiner *swoon*
Required reading from The Observer: “Explaining Lana Del Rey to your roommate: A short play.”
Controversial new app “Angry Brides” centers on dowry drama.
Got a spec script? Storyboard.tv script competition open for submissions.
“Moses, he tried to talk [G]od out of making him go lead the people,” Perry told the crowd of about 300. “He wasn’t a good speaker. Now, from time to time I can relate to that.”
I think we can all agree: Adrien Brody looks a little ridiculous on the Prada runway; tour Johnny Cupcakes latest retro, bakery-inspired T-shirt shop.
[A]n increasing number of teachers are weaning themselves from what some call empty praise. Drawing on psychology and brain research, these educators aim to articulate a more precise, and scientific, vocabulary for praise that will push children to work through mistakes and take on more challenging assignments.
Relatedly, my favorite sketch from SNL this week — the hilarious-cause-it's-so-apt “You Can Do Anything!”: