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Why Joseph Gordon-Levitt Made A Short Film With Edward Snowden

To take on technology and democracy<p>Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden collaborated on a short video project about issues of technology and democracy.<p>Gordon-Levitt directed the three-minute piece, appropriately titled, <i>Are You There Democracy? It's Me, The Internet</i>. …

‘Evil Dead’ Behind The Scenes Video: Bruce Campbell Leads Vintage Footage Of The Horror Classic

From the IndieWire Vault: Freaky scenes from the making of the 1981 Sam Raimi-directed flick.<p>In 1981 five friends traveled to a cabin in the woods, …

15 Camera Shots Every Movie Fan Should Know

An essential part of making a movie memorable is striking the viewer with unusual camera shots and movements. When the first movies were made moving …

How Excellent Film Editing Makes Us Feel Luke Skywalker's Failure

A good movie owes a lot to great writing and acting. But the people responsible for the rhythm of emotional arcs and intimate moments of conflict are …

Filmmaking

What is Meta-Mindfulness?

<i>“The world is won by those who let it go.” -Lao Tzu</i><p>Writing provides an excellent precedent for living when done with a certain degree of abandon. I …

Mindfulness

The Actually Useful Guide to Self-Help

Over a decade ago, feeling Buddha-level enlightened after reading Eckhart Tolle’s <i>The Power of Now</i>, I dragged my friend Vicki into the nearest …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Conquering Fear, According to This Top Harvard Professor | Inc.com

Social psychologist, Harvard Professor, author and public speaker Amy Cuddy delivered a phenomenally popular TED Talk in 2012, sharing how clear, nonverbal techniques can liberate an individual from anxiety riddled moments with a strategic change in body position. But, the TED Talk is only one of …

Public Speaking

A Quick Video Analysis of Great Movie Moments

While we might be more likely to remember big moments and dramatic images, it’s the little details that help you fully appreciate a filmmaker’s …

Framing

UK asks for boat name, Internet overwhelmingly responds: Boaty McBoatface

There's few rules on the Internet, but I think we can all agree on this one: Never put things to a public online vote.<p>The Natural Environment …

Mountain Dew

The 10 Cloverfield Lane backlash is missing the point

<i>Spoiler warning: This essay goes deep into the plot specifics of</i> 10 Cloverfield Lane<i>, including some of its big reveals, and the film’s final moments.</i><p>There’s a brutal economy to <i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i>. Most of the film takes place in a claustrophobic bunker underground, in a few rooms, with just three …

Watch: 9-Minute Video Essay Details Hayao Miyazaki’s Decades-Long Journey To Bring ‘Princess Mononoke’ To Life

Watch: 9-Minute Video Essay Details Hayao Miyazaki's Decades-Long Journey To Bring 'Princess Mononoke' To Life<p>Trying to decide which <b>Studio Ghibli</b> …

‘Barton Fink’: The Coen Brothers’ Meta Way of Dealing With Writer’s Block

The utterly dominant performance of the Coen brothers’ genre-bending <i>Barton Fink</i> at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival forced the executives of this …

Guided Morning Meditation (10 minutes to kick start your day)

The Number One Secret to Superhuman Willpower

10 years ago, the scientific and journalistic world was telling you your self-esteem was the most important thing for your success and happiness. All …

7 Strategies To Prevent Choking Under Pressure

My good friend texted me the other day and said, “Hey – I just thought of another group that needs your resilience training – NFL kickers!” I had to laugh, and if you support either the Minnesota Vikings or the New England Patriots, you’re wondering just how far your team could have gone in the …

To Scrounge in the Big City: Bigger Brains, More Stress

Urban living affects how the brain develops<p>The year 2008 was a landmark for humankind. For the first time, most people lived in cities—which are odd places for primates like us.<p>In cities, we encounter more strangers walking down a busy street than other apes do in a lifetime, and we develop rules …

We Asked a Philosopher Whether or Not It’s OK to Do Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? Are drugs a bad thing from a moral standpoint? We asked an expert.<p>Peg O' Connor has made thinking about drugs her life's work. Her blog, "Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken," puts some of the greatest questions …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Louise Hay’s Morning Meditation

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …