Rob Medich

Rob Medich  |  Feb 03, 2008  |  0 comments

We really wanted to invite all of you to our 2007 Editors' Choice Awards, 64 stories above Vegas. But then somebody said something about "fire codes," and that was that.

Rob Medich  |  Dec 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Except for the color bursting from the reception-area movie posters - The Double Life of Veronique, Black Orpheus, and the Beastie Boys Video Anthology among them - the Criterion Collection's new Park Avenue South headquarters in Manhattan are styled in the same palette as many of the films that the company painstakingly restores and releases on DVD: black and white, with profound gray area

Rob Medich  |  Oct 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Chris Wyllie has had his share of tough missions. As a Navy SEAL from 1994 to 2000, he was dispatched to the Persian Gulf, where he drove high-speed cigarette boats, supervised military electronics, and gathered photo intelligence.

Rob Medich  |  Jun 01, 2007  |  0 comments

It was an epic effort requiring superhuman vision and hearing and, above all, heroic resolve. For in order to download the high-definition version of Superman Returns onto Microsoft's Xbox 360 at the Sound & Vision video lab, I, too, would have to return - and return, and return ...

Rob Medich  |  May 02, 2007  |  0 comments

"Oh God - how trite," Howard Stern once told him. "Every guy in radio collects old radios."

Rob Medich  |  Nov 05, 2006  |  0 comments

The job would have to be done at midnight. That's when Mission: Impossible III was debuting at Manhattan's Ziegfeld theater. The six bootleggers didn't always have to wait until a movie opened to the public. Sometimes they'd get into private screenings, courtesy of a scalper who'd sell them tickets for a few hundred dollars.

Rob Medich  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

The Tower Records store at New York City's Lincoln Center isn't seeing particularly heavy foot traffic these days. Stopping by, I find just a shopper or two per aisle - pretty typical, a saleswoman says. And the customer demographic seems a bit on the mature side - hovering around 30 or older. Where are all the Rihanna- and AFI-loving kids?

Rob Medich  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

In part one we asked if the compact disc was dead. Here we offer a timeline of the Compact Disc's history - and prehistory - from 180 years ago to the present.

The 1800s

The Big Bang? Beethoven! In a way, it all begins with his Symphony No. 9 (see 1979).

Rob Medich  |  Jun 02, 2006  |  0 comments

True, it's not as cool a user experience as moving holographic frames in midair, like Tom Cruise did in Minority Report. But admit it: You get the slightest thrill when you work a touchscreen. And if that screen just happens to be built into a remote control, well, you feel as finger-empowered as E.T.