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Kill Your Friends (2015)

1 nomination. See more awards »<p>Cast<p>Cast overview, first billed only:<p>Roger Waters<p>Rebecca<p>Derek Sommers<p>David Schnieder<p>Rob Hasting<p>Parker Hall<p>Storyline<p>An …

Fires on the Plain (2014)

Equals (2015)

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Guantanamo Bay: How the White House lost the fight to close it

The sputtering end of the Obama administration’s plans to prosecute Khalid Sheik Mohammed in federal court came one day late last month in a conversation between the president and one of his top Cabinet members.<p>Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. had called President Obama to inform him that he …

The line between creativity and stealing from another culture – Nabeelah Jaffer

I committed my first act of cultural appropriation when I was three years old. I was given a <i>keffiyeh</i>, the checkered scarf that is a symbol of …

What does the zombie say about who we are and what we fear? – Davia Sills

A boy called R becomes zombified during the zombie apocalypse and for eight years he is alone, shambling around an abandoned airport, groaning at …

The evidence is in: there is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans

Imagine you’re a traveller in a strange land. A local approaches you and starts jabbering away in an unfamiliar language. He seems earnest, and is …

Why Elon Musk's batteries scare the hell out of the electric company

Here's why something as basic as a battery both thrills and terrifies the US utility industry. At a sagebrush-strewn industrial park outside of Reno, …

Pregnant woman confronts anti-abortion campaigners outside Blackfriars clinic

Heavily pregnant woman confronts anti-abortion campaigners outside a London clinic ... and leaves them speechless<p><b>Pregnant lady criticises</b> …

Feminism

John Cleese says you can't make jokes about Muslims - because 'they'll kill you'

• <b>The British comedian argued that political correctness is 'condescending'</b>• <b><br>He said it starts out as 'a halfway decent idea' then goes 'completely …

Comedy

Has progress in science and technology come to a halt? – Michael Hanlon

We live in a golden age of technological, medical, scientific and social progress. Look at our computers! Look at our phones! Twenty years ago, the …

Autonomous weapons and international law: We need these three treaties to govern killer robots.

Recently, Elon Musk voiced his concern (again) that developing artificial intelligence is “summoning the demon.” If you read his comments, though, …

Respect feminism for its rightful meaning

by Anthony Berteaux<br>December 1, 2014<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.<p>Close Modal …

Supreme Court weighs in on whether violent posts on social media should send you to jail

Much has been written about the seeming influx of violent, disturbing threats made on the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Cases like the seemingly never ending threats made to Anita Sarkeesian and those who support her, or the death threats that drove developer Brianna Wu from her home. Or the …

Hong Kong police drive out pro-democracy protesters in violent clashes

Hong Kong police reclaimed swaths of an area occupied by pro-democracy protesters on Monday morning after hours of intense clashes which led to scores of injuries and arrests.<p>The clashes were perhaps the most violent since the movement began two months ago. Police baton charges left some protesters …

Aziz Ansari: 'It’s time to get serious'

Overnight sensations rarely happen in stand-up comedy. Jerry Seinfeld plied his trade in comedy clubs for a good two decades before mass success became a possibility. Chris Rock failed to distinguish himself as a Saturday Night Live cast member and had to go back to the drawing board, honing an …

Noel Fielding review – solo standup set is a holiday from reality

“I don’t know if people want me to get older,” Noel Fielding told a recent interviewer. This Peter Pan of comedy is our go-to talent for trippy, dippy surrealism, for childlike nonsense in Cuban heels and glam-rock makeup. But now the ex-Boosh man is 41, and judging by his touring show, anxious …

Clowning around: five of Britain's funniest women

Female comedians have never been more popular. In October a Ticketmaster survey announced that sales for their shows had trebled since 2011. Five years ago female comedians made up only 2% of all comedy events sold; today that figure is a far healthier – if still depressingly unequal – …

SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

Entrepreneur<p>Elon Muskand his upstart companySpaceXare on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit.<p>In recent years, those satellite launches have become so …

Space Travel

Can the creative weirdness of CGI be recovered from cliche? – Jonathan Romney

James Cameron’s underwater adventure <i>The Abyss</i> (1989) is widely considered the first film to have successfully made extensive use of …

Moral character is the foundation of a sense of personal identity – Nina Strohminger

One morning after her accident, a woman I’ll call Kate awoke in a daze. She looked at the man next to her in bed. He resembled her husband, with the …

Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

Right now there are three general types of life. There are probably more that we're completely missing.<p>In high school biology, we are taught that there are three types of life: eukaryotes (that's us, and most everything else we often think of as life), bacteria, and archaea (extremophiles and other …

RGDX Online LAB

How the Lytro No-Focus Light Field Camera Changes Photography - ExtremeTech

By on June 24, 2011 at 6:14 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Building upon years of research by …

Sylvester Stallone Ian McKellen Are Animal Crackers

Here's a recording session we'd like to sit in on: animated family adventure <b>Animal Crackers</b> has just announced its voice cast, and top of the pile is …