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Impact of Celebrity Culture: A Thought Piece

Haley Besser | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Haley Besser

I'm going to preface this by saying I'm no expert on the inner workings of celebrity life. I write this from experiences I've lived and observations from my time working in entertainment as an assistant and in public relations.

How Is Hollywood Failing Minorities?

Quora | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment

Asians and Asian Americans have a few obstacles in Hollywood, one of them being visibility. When we talk about Asian representation, we need to include our minority brothers and sisters. When we talk about inclusion, let's talk about including everyone who is underrepresented.

Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Al...

Chinatown Fusion: Aux Epices

Philip David Morton | Posted 10.30.2016 | Style
Philip David Morton

Marc Kaczmarek cares for his clients with humor and charm at Aux Epices (Photos: Philip Morton) Tucked away on a side street a half block past the bo...

Hollywood High Concept

Ken Atchity | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Ken Atchity

Studios today are producing, for the most part, two kinds of films. One type is pre-established franchises (comic books, TV series, famous novels, toys, such as Star Wars, Captain America, and The Hunger Games. The other type is high-concept scripts that are either conceived of in-house by executives, producers, managers, and agents who know what the market responds to -- or by "spec" screenwriters determined to break the bank.

Can A Good Rest Help Us Become More Efficient at Work?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Marianna Glynska

Why is it important to have a rest in life? Why can't we just work nonstop? Why do we spend money on having a cup of coffee in a café knowing that it's much cheaper to have it at home? Why do we 'waste' time on shopping, meeting with other people, going to restaurants, skiing, etc.? We would have much more time for our work, for learning some new things if we didn't spend it on other recreational things.

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

Lights, Camera, Divorce

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Christina Oxenberg

In the days when I sold my first husband's paintings we made quite the cute team. It fooled us.

The Sharks Reveal Secrets For Season Eight of Shark Tank

D.D. Kellington | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
D.D. Kellington

As Shark Tank continues to be Friday's #1 TV series for its fourth season in a row, the Sharks aim to keep the momentum going by investing over $100 million in deals during the course of this season. And yes, it's really their money.

Donald Trump Prepares For First Round of: Who Wants to Be the President?

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Eva Lesko Natiello

Just this morning, the Trump camp learned that there'd be no Celebrity Questions, as they were expecting. If not for an unnamed Russian hacker, who was able to seize a list of the real questions, Trump would've been going into Monday night's first round, completely in the dark.

Takashi Murakami Is The Art World's Gift To Pop Culture

Julian Patterson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Julian Patterson

WRITTEN BY CEDAR PASORI Ahead of the unveiling of his multi-part collaboration with ComplexCon, we spoke to the legendary Japanese pop artists about ...

Jarvis Landry Gives Us A Tour Of His Small Louisiana Hometown In 'The Neighborhood'

Julian Patterson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Sports
Julian Patterson

BY CHRIS YUSCAVAGE Jarvis Landry’s former LSU teammate and best friend Odell Beckham Jr. might get more praise than he does on a national le...

How American Baseball Has Changed Over The Years

William Morrow | Posted 09.27.2016 | Sports
William Morrow

From humble begins and "stick and ball" game origins, baseball has become a part of American identity.

How to Avoid Picking Up Prejudice from the Media

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Entertainment
Greater Good Science Center

By Amanda Sharples, Elizabeth Page-Gould In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, killing more than a thousand people and leaving tens of th...

How Can Studios Increase Diversity In Hollywood?

Quora | Posted 09.27.2016 | Entertainment

There are a few things studios can do to bring more diversity to movies, but I think it's the initial mindset that is important. It starts with the scripts.

Live Your Own TED Talk: Messages In The Media Do Not Have To Control Your Own 'Ideas Worth Spreading'

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

Published on Messages and the Media - Ideas Worth Spreading? TEDx is all about "ideas worth spreading."  My TEDx idea stemmed from discove...

Point Blank with Alex Koenig Episode 3: The Cavalry Isn't Coming feat. Darious Britt

Alex Koenig | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

In Episode 3 of Point Blank, Alex talks to filmmaker Darious Britt, (Unsound, Seafood Tester) also known by his popular YouTube channel as D4Darious, about breaking into the movie business, acting/writing/directing his first feature, and earning a large viewership on YouTube.

The Magnificent Seven

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

In the original 1960s The Magnificent Seven, seven gunfighters assembled to help a Mexican peasant village fight off villains. That's the basic premis...

Top 10 Britney Spears Songs

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Rachel Hawkins

You're cringing aren't you? You're thinking why the hell is a 30 year old woman compiling a list of her 10 most favourite Britney tracks? Has she wo...

Build Series: John Roberts Serves Up Season 7 of Bob's Burgers

Philip Louie | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Philip Louie

John Roberts, better known as the guy who voices Linda, the matriarch in the Belcher family on Bob's Burgers, stopped by Build Series on 9/21/16. Bob...

This is Jamie: Actress, Activist, and Beloved Children's Book Author

Cristy Bertini | Posted 09.22.2016 | Books
Cristy Bertini

Jamie Lee Curtis has a knack for simplifying complex topics, such as adoption and human emotion, and interpreting them in a way children can easily understand when reading her books. Her latest title, This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From (Workman Publishing) is about emigration, immigration, and the idea of leaving the old behind for the promise of the new.

Black Films and Artists Triumph at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

For 41 years the Toronto International Film Festival has attracted the world's best films and built a faithful audience. This year at the 2016 festival, 480,000 film lovers filled seats, screened movies and experienced the festivities.

A Bite Wasn't Enough: Bloom and Bibbens Aiming To Change Mobile Viewing Experience

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It seems in today's modern age cameras are everywhere. And while that may be becoming increasingly more true I'd wager for every camera there's twice ...

It's Really Important for Kids to See Black Superheroes

Quora | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment

How important is it for comic book fans to see an African superhero and for all people to see a non-stereotypical person of color on the big screen? o...

Edward Albee: Theatre's True Revolutionary

Brad Schreiber | Posted 09.21.2016 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

Edward Albee changed my life when he gave me a residency to his Foundation in Montauk. It didn't make my career as a playwright. It confirmed my commi...