Noah Staum

Noah Staum is the West Coast Managing Editor at Grit Daily. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in four different countries. Across that span he’s learned Mandarin, adopted an adorable Shiba Inu, and worked for several major dating apps. Noah is based in Los Angeles, California, focusing his coverage on entertainment and entrepreneurship.

The Office Reunion; Plus Jay and Silent Bob, Elijah Wood Drop News at L.A. Comic-Con

We’ll likely never get a The Office reunion on TV, but guests of L.A. Comic-Con got a live one, along with appearances from Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, Elijah Wood, and a smattering of other beloved stars. While L.A. Comic-Con can never truly compete with its southern counterpart in San Diego, the event buzzed with excitement and was packed as throngs of cosplayers ping-ponged along the aisles. Attendees got the drop on some big announcements in entertainment. The Office  Over six years since...

Disney Won’t Run Netflix Ads on TV Networks

Competition is heating up as the looming releases of top media conglomerates’ new streaming services converge. Disney executives have reportedly decided to ban serving advertisements from Netflix on any of its TV networks, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. According to sources close to the decision, Disney failed to identify a mutual benefit from serving advertisements for Netflix productions. Netflix does not serve ads on its platform, leaving no opportunity for cross-promotion between...

Behind The Lens of HBO Ballers’ 2019 Cinematography Emmy Nomination

Cinematographer Anthony Hardwick was recently nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award for his work on HBO’s Ballers. Grit Daily talked to the man behind the lens about the award, series, and how he has steadily built one of the more accomplished cinematography careers in Hollywood. While most known for his work on episodic TV — namely Entourage, The Last Man on Earth, Ballers, and Shameless (he still works on the latter two) — Hardwick has also managed the cameras for popular, edgy...

One Week After Jail Release, ASAP Rocky Delivers Unbounded Performance

Some moments in hip-hop are bigger than others. Whether or not the news of rapper ASAP Rocky’s imprisonment in Sweden deserves to be as big as it is, it all came to focus on one big center-stage moment this past weekend at Real Street Festival in Anaheim, CA, where he performed his first show since being released. ASAP Rocky’s return to The States had been much anticipated and highly publicized, with many high-profile individuals, artists, and celebrities pushing for his release during his...

Mongolian Rock Band, The Hu, Throat Sings Its Way To YouTube Fame

An ancient warrior on horseback appears at the skyline, shadowed, and raises his staff as a call to battle. A gang of leather-clad motorcyclists convenes behind him, following his charge through the grassy hillsides. So goes the cinematically beautiful opening sequence of the viral music video “Wolf Totem,” by the Mongolian rock band The Hu, which serves as a strong poetic introduction to the core identity of the band, their music, and the reasons for their rise to YouTube fame.  While the...

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