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Posts Tagged ‘Orange is the New Black’

John Oliver on Banner Ads

There are many memorable sound bytes in John Oliver‘s 11-minute rant about native advertising from this weekend’s Last Week Tonight.

FishbowlNY particularly enjoyed Oliver’s take on the waning effectiveness of Web banner ads:

“One study found we only intentionally click on banner ads less than two-tenths of one percent of the time.”

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Latest Time Cover Features Transgendered Actress

The latest issue of Time is a special one. The cover is a photograph of Laverne Cox, the talented — and transgendered — actress who stars in the hit Netflix show Orange is The New Black. Eventually a major magazine featuring a transgendered person on its cover won’t be a big deal, but for now, it is.

“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say, ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories,” Cox told Time. “More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.”

PaleyFest Finally Coming to New York City

For Paley Center members, tomorrow is an historic day. Tickets for the first-ever New York edition of the Paley Center’s ongoing west coast PaleyFest go on sale to card-carrying supporters, two days ahead of tickets being opened up to the general public.

Among the shows to be paneled and celebrated at PaleyFest: Made in NY October 2-6 are Boardwalk Empire, Elementary and Orange is the New Black. From today’s announcement:

“Bringing PaleyFest to New York City after 30 incredibly successful years in LA is a dream realized for the Paley Center,” said Pat Mitchell, president & CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

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