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1,100 Creative Ways Artists And Graphic Designers Interpret Shakespeare

Just as directors have interpreted Shakespeare’s stories of star-crossed lovers, familial power struggles, and political corruption in myriad ways, graphic designers have experimented with their visual representation in equal measure.<p>“To create a poster for a Shakespeare play is to tap into its …

The History and Power of Color in Filmmaking

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …

70 years after Hiroshima: what explains our cultural amnesia?

<b>There are remarkably few references in contemporary film and literature to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The works that do address it</b> …

Hidden outside Tokyo, Dad couldn't escape the war

<b>Dad was 10 when he was sent to live in the mountains outside Tokyo. He wouldn't see the burned skin and ash shadows, but he would see the reality of</b> …

A job revolution is coming, and we can't ignore it

<b>We need to confront the changing nature of work and technology, and admit that jobs are on the line. Let's not bury our heads in the sand and let the</b> …

Inside EB Games

<i>In the beginning, everyone loves working at EB Games.</i><p>The dream job: being involved with the games industry, with like-minded people who have the same …

Don’t Look Away: A Q&A with 12 Years a Slave Writer John Ridley

<i>Race</i> is not a word that gives John Ridley pause. From his earliest days in stand-up comedy through his work as a novelist (<i>A Conversation With the</i> …

What Really Became of Solomon Northup After His ’12 Years a Slave’?

Not far from where I grew up in central Louisiana, there is a patch of land that runs along Bayou Boeuf, a lazy river of cocoa overgrown by towering oak and cypress trees.<p>More than 150 years ago, this area was the setting for one of the most remarkably terrifying true tales I’d ever heard growing …

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Should we genetically-screen four-year-olds? – Science Weekly podcast

Professor Robert Plomin on the role genetics play in children's success<p>Would true equality in education mean testing children's genetics at the age of four, so that any learning difficulties revealed can be accommodated right from the start of primary education?<p>Robert Plomin is professor of …

Genetics

Can science offer us immortality? Should it? - Futurity

Two scientists—from physics and stem cell research—discuss how a new film, Self/Less, depicts the scientific pursuit of immortality.

Reclaim Australia: the fear remains the same, but the targets keep changing

<b>The Reclaim Australia project is a mass of contradiction. Many of those rallying would have found themselves unwelcome in the Australia they long to</b> …