Sign in

Marker
Pop business for the intelligent reader. A publication from Medium.

Entertainment

In Marker. More on Medium.

Staggeringly low ratings from the Grammys and Golden Globes prove the traditional mass-audience awards spectacle is over

Trevor Noah at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images


The short-lived billion-dollar backed startup got seduced by the fallacy of the visionary entrepreneur

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg demonstrates Quibi at Sundance in January. Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images


Long before it got lucky with the timing of Disney+, it was wise enough to buy Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox

Star Wars creator and filmmaker George Lucas has a playful lightsaber duel on August 14, 2010 with Jedi Mickey Mouse at Disney’s Walt Disney World Resort. Photo: Handout/Getty Images


Photo illustration: Guillem Casasus

Off Brand

The fading sport’s last shot for relevance is in the form of a splashy post-pandemic televised return


With sporting events on hold until 2021, the industry needs a plan B

Photo: JESHOOTS.COM/Unsplash


Every company could learn from Netflix’s approach toward personalization and social behavior

Photo: Westend61/Getty Images


An outsider CEO brought some much-needed fresh thinking to the beloved but troubled franchise

Sherrie Westin at the HBO Premiere of Sesame Street’s The Magical Wand Chase, posing with Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster.
Sherrie Westin at the HBO Premiere of Sesame Street’s The Magical Wand Chase, posing with Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster.
Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Stringer/Getty Images


Merck Mercuriadis at his home in London. Photography: Sandra Seaton

Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the rights to hits by Taylor Swift, Timbaland, and Bruno Mars. Is he insane?


The Big Apple Circus is in its 42nd season at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 1981. Photographs: Andrew White

In 2016, New York City’s biggest circus went bankrupt. Here’s how the new owners are bringing it back.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store