• Bryan Smith

    write or wrong turn

    My Somewhat Literate Letter To Literary Arts

    February 5, 2015
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    I am a writer. These have recently been tricky words in my life. Usually this phrase manifests itself as, “I’m concentrating in literary arts and political science, with a focus on creative writing… maybe screenwriting, I’m not sure…” or, “I don’t know what my plan is, but hopefully I can find something in a creative […]

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    listening to izzard, thompkins, cease, bamford, kinane

    October 23, 2014
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    There is something about stand-up comedy that makes it difficult to share with other people. Maybe it’s the crippling anxiety that comes with showing someone a Youtube clip they may or may not find funny. Maybe it’s the “hit-or-miss” structure that accompanies so many comedians’ album. Maybe it’s just the unavoidable subjectivity associated with humor […]

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    the fictional worlds of very real copyright

    September 10, 2014
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    When people think of the entertainment industry, they tend to conjure up images of high-stakes writers’ rooms or busy studio lots preparing to capture a multi-million dollar scene. However, a majority of substantial moments in Hollywood actually take place in much less spectacular settings—courtrooms and lawyers’ offices. The entertainment industry is largely the industry of […]

    a farewell to sneezing pandas

    youtube’s move into the mainstream

    March 19, 2014
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    I remember standing in my high school parking lot back in early 2007, my freshman year. My friends and I were loitering, waiting for the crowded parking lot to empty out, and enjoying the apathy and petty rebellion that high school was all about. Someone brought up a video they had seen on the internet […]