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Saving America From Itself

Steven G. Brant | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

We are living in such tragically hopeless times. I have watched the PBS Newshour's weekly wrap up with Mark Shields and David Brooks for years, and I...

Matrix'-Style Skill Transfer Is Possible With Electrical Brain Stimulation

Inverse | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science
Inverse

Using customized skullcaps, fitted with electrodes, the researchers zapped the brains of novice pilots with the brain patterns of six flight experts, hoping they could improve their performance during flight simulation training.

Yes, 'The Matrix' Is a Transgender Film, and Some of Us Noticed That a Long Time Ago

E.A. Lockhart | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
E.A. Lockhart

I'm really glad we're talking about how that movie about resisting authority and asserting your identity is about gender identity. What bothers me is that for most people to notice, BOTH directors had to be trans.

How Our Capitalist Society Is Like 'The Matrix'

Cody Cain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of the movie, 'The Matrix.' I mean, not great or anything. But fine. We get up every morning and repeat our programmed daily grind. But is this all there is? Is this all life has to offer?

Engage Your Muse: Bring the Soul to Fruition

Padma Gordon | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

We thrive as humans when we find ways to express the inner light that lives within us and then we are able to more directly experience our own wholeness.

Finding Your Own Hero's Journey

Bri Seeley | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bri Seeley

The Hero with a Thousand Faces was first published in 1949 by Joseph Campbell, an expert in mythology. In this book, Campbell dissects his theory that...

How to Use Your Tongue Effectively to Spice Up Your Life!

Maimah Karmo | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

It occurred to me how powerful words are and how much power, you and I have, to shift behavior by "choosing our words."

8 Sci-Fi Predictions That Are Coming True

Inverse | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology
Inverse

Making those advances has almost always been the domain of the engineer, but predicting them has often been a job for those with grander visions. Science fiction writers and filmmakers have often beaten history to the present, conjuring inventions that circuits and polymers would later make manifest.

5 Fantastic Hacker Flicks

Steven Shehori | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

In the real world, hacking gets a bad name, what with it being immoral (except in rare, delightful instances) and illegal. But in the world of cinema, it's a whole 'nother ballgame.

You Don't Have to Be Racist to Benefit From White Privilege

Erika Kleinman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Erika Kleinman

When I went to the workshop, as a white progressive liberal woman born and raised in Seattle, I thought I had it covered. "I'm so not racist. I'm not even actually white!" I thought triumphantly. "My mom is Dutch-Indonesian! That's like, part-oppressed!" Nevermind that I benefit from being perceived as white every day, in every institution in the country.

Sense8-tional

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

Into the Matrix

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 07.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Denise M. Wilbanks

For centuries, writers in the science fiction genre have put into words concepts that when viewed at first blush, appear to be set in a framework of f...

8 Reasons Your Success Is Inevitable

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Benjamin Hardy

When you commit to a dream, your life is forced to change. Your growth forces the egg you're in to crack. You've outgrown it. You're ready to fly.

15 Movie Mistakes You Didn't Notice In Your Favorite Action Films

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks can contain the occasiona...

Docter Who? The Pixar Director You Need to Know

Tom Klein | Posted 06.04.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Klein

For all the colors of Inside Out's assaulting ad campaign, you might suppose this is just another Day-Glo kid flick, but it turns out to also be a mind-bending thinker along the lines of The Matrix, whoa!

ReThink Review: Ex Machina -- Our Androids, Ourselves

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There are so many questions we don't seem to be asking right now about the arrival of these potentially intelligent machines. And that is the genius of Alex Garland's film Ex Machina, a must-see that is one of the best, smartest, and most elegant films about artificial intelligence ever made.

Why 'The Matrix' And 'The Lego Movie' Are Basically The Same Film

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment

It may seem unlikely at first glance, but “The Matrix” and “The Lego Movie” are actually the same film. According to this new video by Cin...

The Resurrection According to SciFi: Part 2 Star Wars and The Matrix

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
Ronda Lee

Instead of Luke's crucifixion, in the end it is Vader that dies. But before his death, like the robber crucified next to Christ, Vader seeks redemption from his son and encourages him to overcome the emperor and the dark side.

Lego Remake Of 'The Matrix' Lobby Scene Changes Entire Trilogy

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment

The lobby shootout scene in "The Matrix" is one of the most iconic sequences in the Wachowskis' 1999 film. There are endless guns, one-armed handstand...

Zaki's Review: Jupiter Ascending

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Unfortunately for the filmmakers, the audience, and (given the $175 mil price tag) the studio, Jupiter Ascending isn't exactly the second coming they were hoping for. Instead, it's a melange of misplaced ambition that's asphyxiated by tangled plot threads that are at once overcooked and undernourished.

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending -- Not Terrible, Not Great

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There aren't many films from the past 15 years that bowled me over the way The Matrix did. Unfortunately, the Wachowskis -- Andy and Lana -- haven't come close since then.

5 Hollywood Blockbusters Too Freakin' Bloated for Their Own Good

Steven Shehori | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Quality filmmaking isn't just about what footage you put up on the screen -- it's what you choose not to put up there. Sometimes too much of a good thing can be just as frustrating as too little. Which is why a tight script and an experienced editor will always be a director's best friend.

WATCH: A Century Of Sci-Fi Film In Just Four Minutes

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

I just watched over a hundred years of sci-fi crunched into four minutes. And beyond a fun trip down memory lane, I noticed a few things. The effects ...

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: I Could Wear That and Hood By Air

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At Pitti Uomo in Florence, running through Friday, where designers are showing their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collections, I've seen quite a lot I like. From perfumes, to hats, to pocket squares, there was even a ball gown on display, made out of men's foulards.

There is No Spoon: A Pre-Christmas Story

Leighann Lord | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

Here's the deal: I live in a two-family house with -- oh my god -- my family, and so when sharing a meal it's not uncommon for plates, pots, pans, and yes, silverware to circulate freely between kitchens. So my spoons weren't missing. They had just temporarily relocated.