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It’s Gabriel García Márquez’s 91st birthday, and magical realism is thriving in Hollywood

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Four years after his death and a half-century after his One Hundred Years of Solitude introduced much of the world to magical realism, Gabriel García Márquez might be pleased to know that the literary genre he helped popularize is now flourishing on screen. On what would have been his 91st birthday, Google honored the prolific Colombian author with Read More

Quentin Tarantino eagerly defends convicted child rapist Roman Polanski in a resurfaced interview

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In a 2003 interview, Quentin Tarantino tried to justify Roman Polanski’s rape of a 13-year-old girl, opining that it was not actually rape and that the girl “wanted to have it.” Tarantino, the acclaimed director of Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, told radio host Howard Stern in 2003 that what Polanski did in 1977 was “not quite Read More

DC Comics history is being retold through the eyes of marginalized heroes

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The Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave will retell DC Comics’ history through the eyes of its historically marginalized heroes. John Ridley, who also wrote The American Way for DC Comics, is working on a new mini-series called The Other History of the DC Universe that will explore landmark moments in DC and US history from the Read More

While men are failing, “hidden” works by amazing women are being rediscovered

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As the news cycles fixates on men who have taken advantage of their power and privilege to behave like monsters and criminals, a new documentary about the late actress Hedy Lamarr offers a fine counterbalance to the dark stories. Even more encouraging, its raison d’être—to reveal the little-told story about a brilliant woman whose work Read More

“The Disaster Artist” is a surprisingly poignant argument for art—even the worst of it

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I never thought I would ever feel bad for Tommy Wiseau, the inscrutable mind responsible for what many have deemed the worst movie ever made, The Room. I didn’t think I would ever admire Wiseau either, but here we are. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, a film about the ridiculous creation of The Room, has Read More

Inside IBM Design: The era of fetishizing the process of design is finally ending

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Inside IBM Design: The era of fetishizing the process of design is finally ending
Can you teach an old company new tricks? IBM’s metamorphosis into the world’s largest design-oriented company hasn’t been easy. The Loop, a new documentary produced by digital design company InVision, gives an illuminating peek into how the 109-year old company is convincing staff that embracing a design mentality is the key to its survival. Instead Read More

A new film has bested “Toy Story 2” as the best-reviewed movie in Rotten Tomatoes history

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A new film has bested “Toy Story 2” as the best-reviewed movie in Rotten Tomatoes history
A low-budget indie film is now the best-reviewed movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Every critic who reviewed Lady Bird, a stunning coming-of-age comedy about a California teen finishing high school in the early 2000s, did so positively on the site so far. The film, released in about 800 North American theaters this month, is the first Read More

TV shows and movies about British royals to stream right now

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By now, you’ve heard the news: Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged, the British palace announced today. Markle will be the first American to marry into the royal family since the socialite Wallis Simpson married King Edward VIII in 1936, sparking a constitutional crisis in the UK. The prince and Read More

22 great books to read before Hollywood turns them into TV shows and movies

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on 22 great books to read before Hollywood turns them into TV shows and movies
Books are the fuel that make the Hollywood engine run. According to one estimate, 20% of the top 1,000 films in the past decade were based on novels, and countless more movies and TV shows are derived from short stories, nonfiction books, graphic novels, and other texts. Without books, we’d have nothing to put on Read More