Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams guest-edits this month’s Wired magazine — packed with puzzles and mysteries and little jokes, some unsolvable. And it was all inspired (says the New York Times) by Abrams’ 2007 TEDTalk, where he first opened up about his love of riddles and intricate secrets:
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J.J. Abrams’ talk has perhaps the best title of all time: “The mystery box.” In it, the Star Trek director and Lost co-creator reveals how, years ago, he purchased a box at a magic shop that promised $50 of magic for $15. Only, he has never had the heart to open it because “it represents […]
How a two-minute tactic from a TED Talk helped Manish Dayal crystallize his character in The Hundred-Foot Journey
In The Hundred-Foot Journey, a young chef named Hassan transcends the kitchen of his family’s boisterous Indian restaurant, charms the icy proprietress of the Michelin-starred French restaurant across the street, and tries his hand at becoming a top chef in Paris. The story unfolds over the course of years, and actor Manish Dayal came up […]