by Lauren O'Neal The London Review of Books has never been focused on gender equality. VIDA, the organization which tallies up male and female contributors and subjects in various publications every year, consistently ranks LRB as one...Show More Summary
Ten years ago, I went to a movie theater to watch Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ with a friend of mine who is a doctor, curious to see if the charges of the film's anti-Semitism were true. As my friend and I watched the umpteenth...Show More Summary
Though it didn't appear on many/any end-of-the-year top 10 lists, I think my favorite movie of 2013 was Elysium, Neill Blomkamp's film about a not-too-distant future where the ultra-rich have fled a polluted, diseased, and overcrowded...Show More Summary
Yes, Mercury is still in retrograde, keep using it for good! Rethink, review and revise your ideas and need for freedom. You may be challenged this week with stuff coming up that you don’t want to look at. You might … The post Watch | Divine Harmony: Weekly Cosmic Insight Feb 10-16, 2014 appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
By Brenda Jubin: You're a college student with a yen to go to Wall Street and become a master of the universe. Well, you might want to rethink your dream. In Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits (forthcoming, Grand Central Publishing, 2014) Kevin Roose profiles eight of the seemingly lucky ones. Show More Summary
There are many reasons why people decide to go to war. In countries with mandatory military service, there is no choice. In other countries, some volunteer out of patriotism, tradition, job security, vengeance, desperation, or the lure of generous benefits. Show More Summary
For most of my life, I never gave much thought to design beyond that gut feeling of what I thought looked nice or ugly. But as I got more interested in technology, and Apple in particular, I started to think of design differently, largely...Show More Summary
In a blog post summarizing his review of The Book Of Matt, Freddie DeBoer argues that rethinking the popular narrative of Shepard’s death could be good for the gay rights movement: This will to make Shepard a martyr is part of a broad change in the philosophy of the gay rights movement of the past several decades, which has retreated […]
The premise of children being switched at birth seems more like a relic of fables, legends, and lazily written comedies and soap operas. But that's what makes Like Father, Like Son, the Jury Prize winner at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, so terrific. Show More Summary
It has been accepted as fact that when soldiers returned from Vietnam, they were greeted with a dousing of spit from anti-war protestors. While there's actually very little evidence that this ever happened, we've been taught that this...Show More Summary
It's hard to believe that writer/director David O. Russell's first feature film was an incest comedy called Spanking the Monkey. Now, with his track record of critically-acclaimed dramedies, he has his pick of Hollywood's A-list talent, some of whom reached that level because of him. Show More Summary
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