Links we love today: Barbie peddlers, explaining Lana Del Rey, Rick Perry onMoses and more
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 Menpremiere 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!”: