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'Documentary Now!' Is Proof That Docs Are Officially Mainstream

Lara Zarum | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Lara Zarum

The popularity of documentaries among ordinary filmgoers who don't have cinema studies degrees has risen steeply over the past decade, and Documentary Now! only confirms the genre's firm standing in mainstream pop culture.

The Maron/Maron split

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one is more surprised to find Marc Maron sitting securely atop a tidy little media empire than Maron himself. As his self-titled series on the IFC channel, Maron, enters its third season, there's a marked fork in the path between the fortunes of Marc Maron, the TV character, and Marc Maron, the actor who portrays him.

Caution: Human Rights Violations Ahead!

Nezir Sinani | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

Reports of the Bank violating its own safeguards on resettlement policies and forcing over 3.4 million people from their homes and property over the past decade were a public relations nightmare for the Bank. And that was before Friday morning's demonstration.

New Report Once Again Shows Danger of MDB Financing for Large Fossil Fuel Projects

Nicole Ghio | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

Following decades of detrimental overseas coal project financing by MDB, there has been meaningful progress made to secure new policies at MDBs to limit this type of financing. But despite this progress, there are some entrenched interests that refuse to get with the times.

Can PRI Finance Unlock Clean Energy Access?

Justin Guay | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of UK DFID Access to finance is the largest near-term barrier to ending energy poverty for hundreds of millions around the world -- an...

Secrecy Steers World Bank Investments to Human Rights Abuses

Nezir Sinani | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank has stepped in a mess of its own making. And once again, we can only hope that the Bank itself will take a hard look at the facts at issue and make the changes necessary in order to restore a measure of trust and confidence in this global lending and development institution.

The Suffering of Others

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

A massive 62 percent of IFC lending now goes not directly to development projects but to third parties. These financial intermediaries then invest in projects like dams, plantations, power plants, or into small and medium enterprises.

Penn State Students Dance for 46 Hours to Conquer Pediatric Cancer

Khadyon Reid | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Khadyon Reid

The IFC/PanHellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a yearlong effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer, which concludes with an exuberant 46-hour no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon.

Watch Kristen Bell & Fred Armisen Spoof 'Birdman'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment

Hosts Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen kicked off IFC's broadcast of the 30th Independent Spirit Awards by spoofing some of the Best Feature nominees. Ad...

The 'Portlandia' Feminist Bookstore Started With An Epic '90s Dance-Off

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment

Ever wonder what Toni and Candace from "Portlandia" were like before The Feminist Bookstore? Did they stay at home reading or giving lectures on women...

Here's An Exclusive First Look At 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 4

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy

They had us at the "Princess Bride" opening. Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts are getting ready to premiere the fourth season of talk show "Comedy B...

Lonely Island Go Back To 'Wack' On 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.16.2014 | Comedy

They can sell water to a whale or a shell to a snail. We haven't seen comedy rap group The Lonely Island perform together in a minute, but that all...

World Bank's Consultations a Big Failure

Nezir Sinani | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

In response to civil society outrage in October, World Bank President Kim announced that the consultation process for the new policies will be extended beyond the initial plan, which foresaw conclusion of this process by the end of December.

'Portlandia' Just Got Really Intense In New Season 5 Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

"Interstellar Part 2" or "Portlandia"? The new trailer for Season 5 of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's comedy show is of seriously epic proportio...

She Just Wants A Job

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

Being an early adopter isn't easy and old patterns are tough to understand and break. Unspoken fears can hinder or even slow efforts. It starts with leaders within companies who take action.

The Only Guitar Lesson You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Comedy

Fred Armisen is such a good guitar teacher that you'll learn chords you never even knew existed. Armisen recently wrote a song that utilizes every ...

'Maron' Season Two: Marc Maron on Accidental Joke Theft, His Directorial Debut and Finally Getting It Together as a Performer

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Maron's eponymous IFC series returns for a second season May 8 at 10 p.m., with guests including Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano, David Cross, Karen Kilgariff, Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac, Bill Burr and more.

IFC Won't Support Expansion of Disastrous Tata Mundra Project

Justin Guay | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and the bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) are at a crossroads -- they can either choose to to be on the right side of human rights and the environment, or they can continue ignoring the facts.

The Most Epic TV Event Gets Epic Behind-The-Scenes Doc

Posted 12.05.2013 | Comedy

On January 9th, your television will be put to the ultimate test as it broadcasts the most epic of all epic television events: IFC's "The Spoils Of Ba...

Calling All Village Infrastructure Angels

Justin Guay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

While it's potentially clean energy's next big market, off grid clean tech suffers from an acute lack of finance. That's the barrier to ramping up e...

'Women's Bonds' Represent New Trends In Social Finance, Fighting Poverty

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The World Bank on Wednesday said its private sector arm issued about $165 million in ...

Dr. Kim Sweeps World Bank Policy Violations on Controversial Tata Mundra Coal Plant Under the Rug

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of Joe Athialy, Bank Information Center Just a few short months ago the World Bank got itself on the right side of history by placin...

For The Birthday Boys, Nothing Is Off Limits

Karen Geier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Karen Geier

From their days at Ithaca College to their monthly UCB show ushered in by friend Paul Rust, the Boys have risen through the ranks of comedy quickly, catching the eye Bob Odenkirk. I recently sat down with the Birthday Boys to talk about their unique point of view on comedy.

Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Have A New Show And It Looks Insane

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

Explaining Will Ferrell's new IFC miniseries "The Spoils of Babylon" is a difficult task, but after watching the first trailer, we have a feeling you'...

Urban Mining: Attero Poised to Disrupt e-Waste Recycling

Alice Korngold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

How does a laptop heading for the trash end up spawning one of The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in India? Rohan Gupta, co-founder of Attero, turned his search for what to do with his old laptop into a company that is trying to radically change how electronic waste is managed globally.