For a long time, many have criticized the dearth of good leading female roles in movies. If Meryl Streep made a movie in a given year you could reliably expect her to win the Best Actress Oscar (often for doing yet another impeccable...Show More Summary
This week's pursuit of woman-relevant topics led Cut writers to explore PANK-hood, rethink "feminist nightmares," and talk to poets in Antarctica about bunny boots. Remember, you can also feed your mind this week. 1. What does it mean when Rihanna wears a doobie to the AMAs? Kathleen Hou explains. ... More »
When I reviewed 12 Years A Slave, which is based on the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped and brought to the Deep South as a slave in 1841, I said that it might help America come to grips with the horrors of slavery and...Show More Summary
If you're a fan of Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, you could probably name a dozen things that make it such a fascinating, funny, and enduring piece of popular art almost twenty years after Watterson decided to call it quits. Show More Summary
Thanks to computers graphics, movies no longer have any limits when it comes to what they can create with special effects. However, I have a bit of a soft spot when it comes to movies with sci-fi or magical aspects that use little or...Show More Summary
Ender's Game is the award-winning, best-selling first book of a science fiction series written by Orson Scott Card that was released in 1985. Card had originally said that Ender's Game was unfilmable, but director Gavin Hood's vision...Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg said the iPad Air isn't a radical rethinking of what a tablet can be, but it's a major improvement on a successful product.
This new iPad isn't a radical rethinking of what a tablet can be, but it's a major improvement on a successful product, says Walt. And the best tablet he's ever reviewed.
Darren Aronofsky's 2010 film Black Swan is a fascinating look at inhibition, obsession, madness, and the quest for perfection in the ballet world with an Oscar-winning performance by Natalie Portman. But nearly all of the interviews with the makers and stars of the film seemed to be fixated on the fact that Portman and co-star Mila Kunis kiss. Show More Summary
The original movie of Stephen King's horror novel Carrie was released in 1976 and, in a rare turn for a scary movie, earned Oscar nominations for actresses Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. Now, over 35 years later, Carrie has been remade,...Show More Summary
The doldrums after the summer blockbuster season are over, placing us in the Oscar/early holiday season. And an early frontrunner for awards is 12 Years A Slave, a film based on the true story of a free black man living in New York State in 1841 who was kidnapped, stripped of his identity, and taken to the south as an escaped slave. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, I reviewed the fantastic Danish film A Hijacking (my review here), which chronicles the tense, maddening, months-long standoff between Somali pirates, the ship's crew, and the CEO of the company that owns the ship....Show More Summary
We don’t need a rethinking of management. We need a reworking of work.: futuramb: Stowe Boyd, gigaom.com I saw a link to a 2009 Harvard Business Review piece by Gary Hamel, the well-known management theorist, in which he callsShow More Summary
One can argue when was the exact moment when internet porn reached absolute ubiquity in the networked world, but no one can argue that we're certainly there now. And while it's considered hip and liberal (and arguably correct) to see...Show More Summary
In May 2009, George Tiller, one of just a handful of doctors in the US who performed late-term abortions, was murdered in the foyer of his church in Wichita, Kansas by an anti-abortion extremist. His spirit and dedication to women'sShow More Summary
Kristin E. Hickman (Minnesota), Recognizing and Rethinking Federal-State Tax-Base Conformity (Jotwell), reviewing Ruth Mason (Virginia), Delegating Up: State Conformity with the Federal Tax Base, 62 Duke L.J. 1267 (2013): Tax policy ranks among the more heated issues in modern politics. Politicians argue a lot about what rates to apply to...
BMW's third-generation X5 doesn't represent a rethink, but it is a solid evolution.
As a society, we've become more sympathetic and knowledgeable about addiction and no longer see it purely as a failure of morals and personal fortitude. However, the concept of sex addiction is still greeted with skepticism, if not eye rolls. Show More Summary
While more and more Americans are jumping on the organic cruelty-free bandwagon, the subject of GMOs -- which stands for Genetically Modified Organisms -- has gotten comparatively little attention. GMOs are what results when an organism has DNA jammed into its genetic code to cause a desired trait, from high productivity to pesticide resistance. Show More Summary
Rethinking Questions of Politics, Culture, & Identity: John Akomfrah’s The Stuart Hall Project by Isaiah M. Wooden | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) When an adolescent Stuart Hall first encountered modern jazz as a student in colonial Jamaica, he heard in it the sounds of revolution. Show More Summary