Rewind is our weekly post curated with a Phenombluer’s favorite news from the week before. Our general manager and vice president at Phenomblue Los Angeles, Kt M. leads our rewinding efforts this week – she loves cheeseburgers, Freddie Mercury and college basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). Her first writing was nationally published at age 11. With a workday governed by Post-its and her Outlook calendar, Kt is a compulsive reader and Diet Coke drinker.
I find my list of things to watch, read, hear and see growing at an exponential rate, and I’m not alone. This article explores the increase in cultural choices with our fixed amount of time. I agree that “when I hate something these days, I find it liberating rather than disappointing, because I like too much.” If this quote resonates at all, take time to read this one.
By now, everyone knows that Disney acquired Lucasfilms and will release Star Wars Episode 7. What not everyone has seen yet is Wes Anderson’s audition tape to direct it (with a little help from TeamCoco).
There’s been chatter in the agency world on whether or not the industry is entering an age of mediocrity. This piece on why an agency may be in a talent rut explores what I think is a key issue, and it offers actionable steps to solve the problem.
Pretty common fact: I have a slight obsession with all things zombie, including The Walking Dead, in both book and TV form. Like zombies, I find the human brain super interesting too. This piece explores how mirror neurons put us so deeply in the shoes of others…like Rick and the rest of the survivors in The Walking Dead.
I started my post-college career at the acclaimed Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, so I think I have a higher-than-normal affinity for animals. But no one could resist this adorable and conservation-minded blurb on a tiny infant rescue koala.