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Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Customers Are Better Strategists Than Managers

I was once appointed CEO of a company in need of a turnaround. We made trusses and frames for houses, and one morning, after I’d been on the job about three months, I found myself staring out my window, watching the trucks and forklifts below. I thought: What am I doing here? Can I, on the fingers …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Gear & Gadgets

Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt Are Re-Uniting for Another Film

Three months after <b>Lupita Nyong’o</b> and <b>Brad Pitt</b> took home Oscars for <i>12 Years a Slave</i>—Nyong’o for acting and Pitt for producing the year’s best film—the duo are re-uniting for another project. This time around, Pitt’s Plan B Productions (as well as two other production companies) and Nyong’o are set …

Brad Pitt

Lupita Nyong’o Doesn’t Think It Would Be “Cute” If She Tripped Like Jennifer Lawrence

As if people didn’t already compare them enough! <b>Lupita Nyong’o</b>, who beat out <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> in the Best Supporting Actress Category at the Academy Awards this year, was terrified that she would literally follow in J. Law’s footsteps and trip on the way to the stage. Nyong’o told <i>Vogue</i>, “It’s not …

The Oscars

Morgan Freeman Believes in Zombies

But really. <b>Morgan Freeman</b> explores the subject in depth for a new episode of his Science Channel series, <i>Through the Wormhole</i>, and concludes that zombies exist. Albeit not the stringy-haired, decomposing, glazed-eye variety sheriffs gun down on <i>The Walking Dead</i>, or similar depictions popularized in …

Morgan Freeman

Pharrell, Lupita Nyong’o, and 269 More Join the Academy

At last: a club that can find room to include both <b>Jason Statham</b> and <b>Pharrell</b>.<p>Today the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced a group of 271 artists and executives who have been invited to join their ranks, now able to vote on the annual Oscar nominations and probably frustrate you …

Austrian Economics

Snowpiercer Is the Must-See of the Summer

The new science fiction film from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho is grim and scary. It's also beautifully made and well worth seeking out this summer.<p>Its metaphors and allegories may not be subtle—the whole of human society, the strata of haves and have-nots, shown as compartments on a train …

Science Fiction

Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and 14 More Legends Who Starred in Terrible Science-Fiction Movies

We live in the age of $100 million B-movies. It doesn’t matter how many Oscar nominations you have—to be a working actor or actress in Hollywood means embracing the ridiculous. This summer, <b>Glenn Close</b> will be seen opposite W.W.E. star <b>Dave Bautista</b> in Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>. Fresh off <i>the</i> …

Science Fiction

Brad Pitt Broke His Silence On The Idiot Who Put His Face In His Crotch

Last week, as he was walking the red carpet with his wife, Angelina Jolie, and their children at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for the world premiere of <i>Maleficent</i>, Brad Pitt took some time to sign autographs for his fans. While the ladies flooded the streets over his slicked back hair and …

While You’re Worrying About The NSA Invading Your Privacy, Google Is Becoming Skynet From ‘Terminator’

Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, gets underway today. There will be many in-depth discussions about the software that runs under the hood of the Mountain View behemoth’s technologies — a far-reaching swath of products and services that probably knows more about you than even you do.<p>…

Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ Reboot Is A Sequel, Not A Reboot

One question that always comes up when I “rap” with today’s young people about positivity and abstinence is, “what are you doing? You’re the janitor, get off the court, we’re in the middle of a game.” But a second question is, “is Shane Black being awesome again while the rest of Hollywood appears …

Harrison Ford's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Injury Is Actually a Broken Leg

It turns out that Harrison Ford's injury on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" was more serious than previously reported. According to Ford's publicist, the actor broke his leg, not his ankle -- though the star is doing well now.<p>BBC News reports that Ina Treciokas, Ford's publicist, released a …

The Real Reason Lupita Nyong'o Didn't Want to Pull a Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence probably isn't thrilled that her now-infamous fall at the 2013 Oscars is a cautionary tale, though she can probably forgive her former Best Supporting Actress rival, Lupita Nyong'o, for worrying about repeating that gaffe.<p>Nyong'o, who graces the July cover of Vogue magazine, …

'Alien' Facts: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Sci-Fi/Horror Classic

"In space, no one can hear you scream." So ran the tagline for "Alien," which went into wide release 35 years ago this week (on June 22, 1979). Then again, we've been screaming loudly for the past three and a half decades, through several sequels, prequels, and other spinoffs.<p>Every movie fan knows …

Rian Johnson to Write and Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Well, this is both shocking and truly amazing: "Looper" writer-director Rian Johnson, known for his esoteric, often existential low-budget genre movies, has been handed the keys to the biggest franchise in the galaxy. That's right: he's going to write and direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and write …

Silver Linings: Steal Lupita Nyong'o's New Take on the Smoky Eye

Look on the bright side: You don't have to abandon smoky eyes for the summer-just lighten 'em up so they feel fresh. Silver-accentuated eyes were on …

Lupita Nyong'o's Gorgeous New Lancôme Ad Has Arrived!

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o took to Instagram to reveal the first look at her new Lancôme ad campaign (<i>above</i>)--and it comes as no surprise …