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Today It's Zynga, Tomorrow It's You: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough

Dov Seidman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Dov Seidman

A nap nook won't give people a deep sense of inspiration or commitment. Cool is not equivalent to loyal, and this arms race of out-"cool"-ing the competition isn't an enduring answer. A treehouse is a great place to retreat to, but it doesn't inspire people.

Los Angeles Film Festival: State of the Revolution

John Lopez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

There's just a massive creative-fatigue-miasma hanging over the film business these days, a sense the establishment has sucked all the air out of the business (as well as the financing) and that your options are limited.

The Los Angeles Film Festival

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this week downtown with an eclectic slate of alternative stimulation. Run by Film Independent, the LAFF has a more chill, familial air than Sundance, and unlike Sundance, you can usually get tickets.

Explain to Me Why Sending Private Security Contractors to Afghanistan Makes Sense

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Barry

Introducing private security contractors -- lightening rods for controversy in the Muslim world -- into an already volatile situation just seems nonsensical.