Mark Berest

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League of Legends Pro Attempted Suicide After Tournament Scandal

<i>League of Legends</i> player Cheon "Promise" Min-Ki is in serious condition today after reportedly jumping from a twelve-story building and ending up in …

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Hal Douglas, The Voice Of Many, Many Movie Trailers, Dies At 89

Movie trailers have changed a lot, and if you show a teenager now a trailer from (for instance) 1997, it will seem almost comedically anachronistic and corny.<p>But this is how, for many years, we got excited about the movies. And these growly narrations — which were recently the subject of Lake …

'First Handjob' Is The Perfect 'First Kiss' Parody

Earlier this week, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva had a short film go viral when she paired off 20 strangers to experience a first kiss together.<p>In true viral video style, it only took a couple of days for a parody to appear. The comedy group Pimms Girl was quick to shoot back with a masterpiece entitled …

The Sorrow of 'The Pity of War'

A recent televisual account of the First World War leaves Paul Lay feeling underwhelmed.<p>Christopher Clark’s <i>The Sleepwalkers</i>, the Australian-born …

Artist Crystal Wagner hard at work on her installation showing at Hashimoto Contemporary all month long in San Francisco 

Artist Crystal Wagner hard at work on her installation showing at Hashimoto Contemporary all month long in San Francisco

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 review – What Hitler dismissed as 'filth'

Before entering politics Adolf Hitler was a painter. Twice rejected for a place at Vienna's Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts), he had strident views on the nature of art and its role in society – ones he did not abandon even in the midst of the Nuremberg rallies.<p>"It is not the …

Veronica Mars: One of TV's Realest Depictions of Wealth Inequality

The canceled teen-detective drama, which returns as a Kickstarter-funded movie Friday, asked tough questions about money and power that are still relevant today.<p>Imagine a city that’s home to gaggles of tech millionaires, massive Internet-company IPOs, a housing crisis, and palpable tension between …

Russia heightens tension with military exercises near Ukrainian border

Moscow says 8,500 troops are involved in practice for 'combat missions on unknown territory'<p>Russian troops have started new military exercises near Ukraine on Thursday, with some 8,500 soldiers, 36 military jets and multiple artillery and rocket launchers being sent to the Russian-Ukraine …

Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

A new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young people of color.<p>The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found …