Dear Patricia Arquette, First off, The A.V. Club would like to congratulate you on your Oscar win for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. It was well deserved. However, we’d like to speak frankly with you about an upcoming project you’re involved in. Show More Summary
Actress responds to open letter calling on her to take action on gun violence.
...but you can read my open letter to Carmen Fariña at Huffington Post instead, if you like.
Nearly a week following the Lafayette, Louisiana theater shooting where two women were murdered during a screening of Trainwreck, Sarah Clements, the daughter of a Sandy Hook survivor, posted on open letter to Amy Schumer. In the letter,...Show More Summary
Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, which makes the popular Firefox web browser, called out Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an open letter because Microsoft's new version of Windows makes it exceedingly difficult to change your default web browser. Show More Summary
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Who the hell gets a kick out of killing a majestic lion? Does luring a beloved lion out of a sanctuary so you can kill him for your own amusement make you a man? Does killing any lion anywhere make you a man? Lions aren't exactly encroaching...Show More Summary
This week, Representative Jackie Speier and other members of Congress wrote to Sepp Blatter demanding gender equality in soccer. But there are issues with the women's game closer to home, too.
I write to you in reference to the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. A few months back, during a ride back from an important Jewish event, I had the privilege of discussing the pending deal with you in depth. I conveyed to you the community's...Show More Summary
With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser in Windows 10, even when you’re updating from a system that previously used Chrome or Firefox as the default. Read More
The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots is misguided and perhaps even reckless.
The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a UN ban on the same, is misguided and perhaps even reckless. More »
Windows 10 Review Microsoft Edge will kill IE Cortana has arrived What gamers can expect Mozilla chief executive Chris Beard is not happy with Windows 10. In an open letter published addressed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, he chided the Redmond, Washington-based company over the its apparent decision to take away “choice and control” from the user. Beard […]
Lord knows that big ethical stances and declarations of principle are in short supply in Silicon Valley, 2015. Earlier this week in Buenos Aires such a position was taken splashily, in the form of an open letter – Autonomous Weapons:...Show More Summary
Oh, Donald. You narcissistic rabid ball of testosterone and money! The most difficult period of my life was not when I was pregnant and working full-time as an attorney for the City of Boston Law Department. It was after I had my baby and was trying to do that same job with a husband who was overseas most of the time on business. Show More Summary
A friend alerted me to this blog post by the excellent Ray Isle, which contains an open letter by Californian winemaker Sean Thackrey on alcohol levels and wine. Thackrey is an eloquent and thoughtful voice in the wine world and his letter is worth a read. While you are at it, you should probably also read [...]
The open letter signed by thousands of scientists and engineers, including international notables such as Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak and Elon Musk, was a legitimate expression of alarm at accelerating military research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence in weapon systems. Show More Summary
Media Mogul Tyler Perry is reportedly lending a helping hand to the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown. [READ: R.I.P. Bobbi Kristina Pronounced Dead at 22… ] Perry, who blasted the public in an open letter about a week ago (click HERE if you missed that), was a loss for words when it was publicly revealed […] Straight From The A [SFTA] - Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News
More than 1,000 of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence and robotics have today signed and published an open letter calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons, also known colloquially as “killer robots”. More »