by Jill Pantozzi | 12:10 pm, April 25th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:10 pm, April 25th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:00 am, February 8th, 2013
Gail Simone was teasing a new project on Twitter yesterday but I’m sure no one guessed this one correctly. Simone and Freddie Williams II will produce, The Movement, focusing on the 99% of the DC Universe while Art Baltazar, Franco, and Ig Guara will team to represent the more affluent 1% in The Green Team. Sound familiar?READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:15 am, January 24th, 2013
A good friend of mine is a graphic designer and I can hardly believe some of the things he occasionally tells me about clients. I always knew he was telling the truth of course but it turns out the epidemic is far worse than I thought. Relationships with clients are always tricky, neither of you are mind readers, so what you come up with and what the client sees in their head may not always be the same thing. And then comes the feedback. The series Sharp Suits was born out of a bunch of Irish designers’ frustrations with that aspect of the field – clients talking complete and utter nonsense. They call it a “creative catharsis” and you’ll understand why when you see the images. However, the experiment did more than just let the designers release some anger, all proceeds from their art show went to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:45 pm, December 14th, 2012
Stephen Hawking and other notable scientists have asked the British government to grant an official posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the mathematician and code-breaker whose contributions to the Allied victory in World War II were followed up by a conviction for homosexuality. Turing was given the choice between imprisonment and a hormonal treatment better known as “chemical castration,” and after a year of enduring the latter he committed suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:37 pm, December 12th, 2012
It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which takes us back to ‘Les Mis,’ because that’s what my character is. — Anne Hathaway, on the Today Show.
Matt Lauer greeted Anne Hathaway this morning by saying “Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately,” which is a pretty freakin’ awful way to refer to the fact that a photographer upskirted her during a Les Miserables premiere and now there is a picture of her private parts everywhere. Hathaway’s body language clearly communicates that this is an issue she’d rather not talk about, but, like a true master of interview judo, she slams the audience with the bigger picture and then dovetails straight into talking about her work. You know, where she strives to get audiences to respond to her characters as if they were real human beings with emotions and dreams, and not just objects for our consumption. I know what .gif this calls for!
by Rebecca Pahle | 6:00 pm, October 28th, 2012
When Alfred Hitchcock tells you to not talk or text during a movie, you’d better pay attention!
This movie cell phone PSA, tied to the upcoming film Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, makes my inner film nerd especially happy, as when Psycho came out Hitch made waves by telling theaters they weren’t allowed to let moviegoers come in after the film started, which at the time was common practice. And now he’s promoting movie theater etiquette from beyond the grave!
I think more new releases should do anti-cell phone PSAs. I know there was one for The Muppets, and I feel like Pixar did one at some point. But there really needs to be one where Peter Parker uses his webbing to snatch phones from the hands of rude moviegoers. Or Bruce Wayne can trigger some sort of cell phone-specific EMP before settling in to watch something depressing about orphans. Maybe Tony Stark can just… buy the theater somehow and force texters and talkers to leave? I would be OK with any of those.
(via: Geeks are Sexy)
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:35 pm, October 12th, 2012
This vintage propaganda-style poster for Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim was designed by Raúl Monge, one of the concept artists for the film. Just another nine months until the movie comes out… I can wait that long… no problem. *twitches*
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:02 pm, September 19th, 2012
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, everyone! If there’s one thing I love, it’s… well, not pirates. Doughnuts. But if the opportunity presents itself to dress up as a pirate and get free doughnuts, I am there. Which is why I say on this, the tenth annual Talk Like a Pirate Day: Thank you, Krispy Kreme, for giving me that opportunity.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:01 am, September 13th, 2012
16-year-old Sierra Harr was given some bad news last year: despite having played on state title-winning girls golf team at her high school her freshman year, in her sophomore year there were not enough players to field a team. The girl’s golf team was being disbanded, and she was given a choice of competing in tournaments as an individual or moving to another school entirely. But the third-ranked female golfer of her age in Idaho felt that a team environment was too important a part of the high school golf, and applied to be allowed to play as part of they boys team.
This is the point where you might assume that the title of this post becomes relevant. But you’d be wrong.READ MORE
by Alanna Bennett | 4:15 pm, July 25th, 2012
Poacher’s snares, which can maim and often kill gorillas in the wild, are one of the biggest threats to mountain gorilla populations. Field staffers for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda, however, are reporting a rather remarkable sight: Young gorillas taking the matter into their own hands, using their cognitive skills to dismantle the traps themselves.READ MORE