Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: With “Dark Shadows,” Vampires Go From Sparkly to Snarky

If you want a good laugh on a Friday, tune into this movie trailer for “Dark Shadows,” the remake of the popular television show from the 1970s that is being reborn by director Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.

His Barnabas Collins is a pleasure, especially when compared to the broody vampires of “Twilight.” And it looks like everyone involved is having a very good time.

Case in point: The invisible fang-brushing part is obviously silly, but fantastic nonetheless.

Enjoy:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald