I will be writing about this at greater length tomorrow, but word is that Stephen Sondheim has made significant cuts to “Into the Woods” as part of the process of adapting it for Disney. This leads us to our question of the day: Are there works that you would prefer never be adapted for another medium because of what would be lost in the process? If so, which ones, and why?
• Cecilia Kang explains how the Aereo ruling could upend the NFL’s business model.
• All the pop culture references Maureen Dowd has used to write about Hillary Clinton.
• A mystery in a Picasso.
• Female gamers are expected to be polite, guys to be aggressive.
• If you wanted to make J. Edgar Hoover to appear creepy, you could hardly have selected a better actor to play him.
• How Hollywood can reach Chinese audiences — and how Chinese filmmakers can challenge Hollywood’s dominance.
• Apparently, everyone has to be a multi-hyphenate performer these days.
• It has become relatively routine, if not common, for lesbian and gay people to thank their partners in spouses in awards speeches. But who was the first person to do it?