Scientists have successfully tested an ultra-thin fabric made of tiny rectangular gold blocks. They wrapped the fabric, only 80 nanometers thick, around small objects with bumps and dents. Its surface rerouted light waves around the object, rendering the objects invisible to the naked eye. Continue reading →
*We all know the kids in the Peanuts universe — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus et al. We even know the animals (if you can call Snoopy and Woodstock animals!). However, we never got to know the adults in the strip, as teachers and the kids’ parents were always “off camera” so to speak. In the animated specials, even their voices were reduced to audio flares from a trumpet (“Waah Waah Waah!!!).
*Matt. Matt. Matt. It’s not like we haven’t heard you controversial before. Remarksyou made about President Barack Obama are still on rewind. Cue the reel: “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”
And now, Matt Damon, you’ve gone and opened your mouth on the diversity issue, and what came out has a lot of people on social media looking at you sideways.
It seems you feel that there is no room for diversity behind the scenes of film-making, only in the casting session. At least that’s what you told black filmmaker, Effie Brown (“Dear White People”), in Sunday’s episode of ‘Project Greenlight’.
I really wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as I did on my recent, first visit. From the moment I walked in the door of the museum, which opened in 2002, and was greeted by a volunteer who bore an eerie resemblance to Schultz himself, I knew I was in for a treat. Continue reading →
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to sit down with Johnson and talk about the new book. Oh, hell, let me come correct: I’d have sat down and talked with Beverly Johnson about the weather! I have had a crush on her for decades.
You’ve seen or read about these events. For decades now, rabid fans of the movie have been packing theaters around the world, dressed as their favorite characters from the movie, to enjoy a viewing experience that I’m told is quite interactive. To be frank, I never quite got why anyone would waste their time and money. I was never even much of a Halloween person, so dressing up as a character to watch a movie seemed crazy.
As it turns out, Rocky Horror was just the wrong movie for me. I recently discovered San Francisco’s Castro Theatre’s sing-a-long lineup, and I took my eldest daughter, Janet, to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid. We had an absolute blast. The theatre enjoyed five sold-out shows last weekend, quite a feat for a movie that’s over 25 years old and has seen at least three releases on home video formats dating back to the Laserdisc. Continue reading →
While I’d completely concur that it’s LONG overdue, it’s not really a new day. Female images have been around, especially on television, for quite some time. When I was a kid, The Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, and Wonder Woman herself were kicking butt and taking names on weekly episodic TV. In many cases, they out-thought and out-fought their male counterparts. (Who can forget Jaime Summers beating Bigfoot after Steve Austin almost got killed by him??). Continue reading →
*Believe me, I stopped everything when this was teased on TV during the evening news. Who? Will and Jada? Brad and Angelina? No matter how busy I get I am just as taken by the relationships in Hollywood as anyone else.
So I waited with bated breath. We had been told this was one we never saw coming.
It seems like there were more commercials than usual. Damn! Why do they always do this when I decide to be interested.
The news report came on about the couple who has been in our face for decades with their scandalous goings on.