I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.
Science fiction will be celebrated in Miami this weekend. The first Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) will take place January 17-19. Fifty films created by U.S. and international independent filmmakers are scheduled to be screened.
Cynthia Gouw's career is built on reinvention -- she went from model, to actress, to journalist, from an aspiring lawyer, to fearless advocate for Asian American culture, to compassionate community activist.
The verdict on Doctor Who's 50th anniversary year? Good, but too sparse. The final season for Matt Smith's Doctor got short-shrift by being cut in half, with the first half shown in 2012 and the second in the anniversary year 2013.
We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.
This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.
Why all this official attention to so much detail? Is the danger that great and are there methods that accurate? Other experts question the underlying arrogance here and challenge the assumption that it leads to smarter policy outcomes.
"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."
Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.
The current trend of superhero/fantasy/sci-fi films can be seen as a form of modern mythology -- grand out-of-the-ordinary tales inspired by human experience like lore of old, with this newer crop of stories heavily influenced by big entertainment corporate interests.