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James Cameron: I Hope My Ex-Wife Kathryn Bigelow Beats Me for Best Director Oscar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron hopes that his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow beats him in the Best Director category to win an Oscar for her film "Hurt Locker." The Avatar ...

A Deeper Look At Avatar

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

The film is a wake-up call - reminding us of the dangers of greed, unconsciousness, disconnection, insensitivity, violence, and arrogance, both globally and personally.

Live Avatar Role Playing: LARPers Recreate Na'vi Life In 'Hometree', Wisconsin (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The latest manifestation of the 'Avatar' craze has surfaced in Wisconsin: Live Avatar Role Playing (AKA LARP). Previous spin offs from James Cameron'...

James Cameron To Pen 'Avatar' Prequel Novel | Sherryl Connelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Avatar" fans have famously suffered from withdrawal symptoms after immersing themselves in the movie's perfect world, and then having to leave when i...

Adults Need Playtime, Too (or, a TEDActive Memoir)

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Max Lugavere

After a week of hanging out with some of the brightest minds I've had the pleasure to know, I've figured out what TEDActive is all about -- setting aside our roles and indulging the imagination.

We are the Music Makers and We are the Dreamers of Dreams

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Silva

It was my first time attending TED but certainly not my last. They offer a sublime meditation; a mind-meld of uncompromising child-voyagers willing to change the world.

James Cameron Brings Wife To ACE Eddie Awards, Loses To Kathryn Bigelow (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron lost to his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow at the 60th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which honor American Cinema Editors. 'The Hurt Locker' beat 'A...

Con Games: Bet On Big Oscar Brouhaha

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Conniff

Like the blue folk of Avatar, Hollywood is facing an Oscar scandal of massive proportions without a clue as to what happens in the end.

What Women Bring to the Table -- Designers, Artists, Thinkers & Inventors to Start the Week

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chauncey Zalkin

Ideas and Design on my radar right now. An eclectic bunch. Cutaway vase by Polish designer Edyta Cieloch "Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei of Iran, awarded a CARE...

Why Avatar Should Not Win Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What does it say about the state of the industry when a film can win Best Picture without having been nominated for anything in either the primary writing or acting categories?

Old stars and new independents: A modest suggestion

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've got an idea for how to change independent film and kick-start the kind of serious attention that video-on-demand seems to require. And it all s...

Dear John Scores $32 Million for First Place, and Why Its Defeat of Avatar Isn't a Gender Politics Story

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Dear John dethroned Avatar at the top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. Wow... a film's opening weekend managed to exceed another film's eighth weekend.

One Of James Cameron's Ex-Wives Tells Tales Of His Huge Ego

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

One of James Cameron's four ex-wives, actress Linda Hamilton, is opening up about their troubled marriage--which failed, she said, because Cameron's o...

Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For Visual Effects Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Visual effects artists typically work with no contract, no paid vacation, no benefits, and often no paid overtime. And because of the nature of the work health problems are common.

Avatar Afterthought

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rugnetta

Amidst all of the chatter about Avatar being anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-military, blah blah blah -- which I think is mostly nonsense -- one ...

James Cameron's NASA Love: 'Avatar' Director Praises Obama's NASA Budget, Private Industry Plan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

James Cameron has penned a glowing endorsement of President Obama's NASA budget and the space agency's future plans. In a Washington Post guest colum...

Making Of Avatar (VIDEO): Creating Emotions With Motion Capture Tech

Huffington Post | Amanda Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* James Cameron wants one thing to be clear about Avatar: "This is not an animated film," he has said. "These actors did not just s...

Avatar 'Agenda' Complaints Are Comical

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Despite any arguments as to whether art imitates life or vice versa in Hollywood, some things are indisputable. During war time, more war movies or nationalism-themed movies are produced.

Avatar: Not Best Picture

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lara M. Gardner

There were so many brilliant films this year, I'm frustrated that a film whose only merit is visual is sweeping the awards yet again. If Avatar had been set on earth, I doubt it would've climbed out of B-movie-land.

Why I Can't See Avatar

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Normally I can't see in 3D. Whatever the medical name is my eyes just won't make that buy. I had minor eye surgery recently and the surgery left me with an inflamed cornea.

The Avatardation of Hollywood

Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Wasson

Avatar looks like it will completely change Hollywood. Now that it has swept the Golden Globes, I've begun to worry less about the extinction of the Na'vi, and more about the extinction of us.

Native American Wes Studi Is A Valued Player in Avatar

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It was no coincidence that Wes Studi was cast an the tribal chief Eytukan in James Cameron's Avatar. From the days he was in Dances With Wolves, Studi's been a go-to guy for authentic native American characterizations.

Entertainment, Yes; Politics, No

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A line near the end of my review of Jason Reitman's Up in the Air seemed to rub some readers the wrong way.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

With "Avatar," Technology Has Never Looked So Human in Film (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Technology has never looked so human in film. James Cameron has created a wholly believable, realistic world, at once marking a new cinematic era and expanding the possibilities of film in our technology-dependent, digital entertainment-driven 21st century. From here on out, movies will be divided into two epochs: B.A. and A.A. Before "Avatar," After "Avatar."