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Pondering The Imponderable: How A Restructured Hollywood Would Deal With Striking Writers

While pre-Oscar limousines squeezed in and out of the Peninsula and a political crowd rallied at UTA, an industry power player, who will remain nameless, was fretting over lunch about another problem on Friday: Will the coming months...Show More Summary

Indie Spirit Awards Winners List (LIVE)

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are underway on the beach in Santa Monica. One thing we can guarantee about the often unpredictable event is that La La Land won't be a winner – and it has nothing to do with how good the Damien Chazelle-directed pic might be. Show More Summary

Univision Pulls Ads; Owner Of Orlando Pulse Club, Mothers, Victims, GLADD Press The Network To Stop “Blood Bath”

Mothers of murdered children, victims/survivors from the Orlando mass shooting, the owner of the Pulse Club and GLADD have all pressed Univision not to air a segment called Baño de Sangre that translates to Blood Bath — a show about the massacre that killed 49 people and injured hundreds more physically and/or mentally less than a year ago. Show More Summary

‘The Good Fight’ Adds Nyambi Nyambi As Recurring

Mike & Molly alum Nyambi Nyambi is returning to the CBS fold with a major recurring role on The Good Fight, the new legal drama series for CBS All Access and CBS TV Studios, which debuted last Sunday. The Good Fight, a spinoff from CBS’...Show More Summary

‘American Girl’: Gwendoline Yeo To Star In Amazon’s Special ‘Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance’

Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime, Grey's Anatomy) has been cast in the upcoming third installment of Amazon’s original American Girl live-action special, An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance. Ivy & Julie is set in...Show More Summary

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Meryl Makes Another Speech; Walmart Cozies Up To Oscar; Razzies Get Political

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. It’s down to one day and counting. That’s right, it all comes down to this as the six month long awards season that started with the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals in early September culminates Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre with the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Show More Summary

Whose self does the self-flushing toilet flush?

5 hours agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

The public restroom, never a pleasant place, has in recent years become a dystopia. It presents us with a preview, in microcosm, of our automated future. Motion detectors and other sensors register our presence, read our intentions, and, on our behalf, turn on the lights, flush the toilets, open the taps, squirt out the liquid soap, and dispense towelettes […]

The exploding cost of prescription drugs

The amount of prescribed medications and the number of individuals taking them are increasing rapidly. The share of Americans taking one or more prescription drugs has risen among all age groups. According to the IMS Health Study, the total spending on prescription drugs in the U.S.  reached $310 billion in 2015. This is almost three […]

What Should We Add Next To The Techdirt Gear Store?

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Get I Invented Email, Copymouse and more in the Techdirt Gear store » Right now, there are four different designs in available in the Techdirt Gear store on Teespring: our new Copymouse gear, our limited-time I Invented Email gear, and two different styles of Techdirt logo gear. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 359 – Results – 26th February, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.After Recent Presentations And Webinars How Confident Are You The National Digital Health Strategy Will Deliver What You Believe Is Needed?Very Confident 1% (1) Somewhat Confident 3% (5) Neutral 11% (20) Not...Show More Summary

Syrian Cinematographer For ‘The White Helmets’ Denied Entry Into U.S. To Attend Oscars

U.S. immigration authorities have denied Khaled Khateeb, the 21 year-old cinematographer and Syrian national who filmed Netflix's Oscar-nominated The White Helmets, entry into the country for tomorrow's Academy Awards. According to internal...Show More Summary

Sixth Circuit: IRS, unlike Caligula, cannot punish under unproclaimed law

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Judge Jeffrey Sutton, writing for a Sixth Circuit panel, reverses a Tax Court ruling in an opinion beginning thus: Caligula posted the tax laws in such fine print and so high that his subjects could not read them. Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, bk. Show More Summary

Diversity in SI Swimsuit Issue is Great But Does it Cross the Line?

By JASON CHUNG Sports Illustrated’s new swimsuit issue is touted as a “diversity issue” intended to celebrate female models of different ages, ethnic backgrounds and figures.  But in featuring plus-size models, does diversity threaten to go too far? On its face, any movement toward diversity in modelling is admirable – contemporary models of all stripes

Hillary Finally Wins…A Razzie: Complete List Of Golden Raspberry Honorees

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party was named the worst picture of the year by the Golden Raspberry Awards. Dinesh D'Souza’s attempt at a Clinton take-down – “a so-called documentary,” in Razzie-speak – also...Show More Summary

More Base Services Cut Due to Federal Hiring Freeze

Officials at Marine Corps Camp Lejeune and Air Station New River announced child care, exchange and other service cutbacks.

Meltdown At Gevo

What does advanced biofuel company Gevo have in common with Chesapeake Energy? Robert Rapier explains.

60 Transit-Related Bills Survive Fiscal Committee Cut-off

Friday was the last day for bills in the state legislature to get out of fiscal or transportation committees. Budget bills are exempt from that cut-off. 33 transit-related bills survived Friday’s cut-off in the House. Passed out of House: House Bill 1018, by Rep. Tom Dent (R – Moses Lake) et al, would increase the […]

Visualizing Our Understanding: Graphic Organizers

“The use of graphic organizers,” says the El Campo ISD’s Intervention Warehouse website, “is a powerful tool that is easy to integrate into daily instruction.” The ECISD site then goes on to share access to several sources for graphic organizers for visualizing learning. Show More Summary

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