Melissa Allison

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Flipboard’s Quest To Save Online Publishing—And Itself

With Flipboard 4.0, Mike and Marci McCue grapple with an alt-fact, ad-saturated internet using a mix of mobile tech, AI, and print-era publishing aesthetics.<p>The iPad was a futuristic gadget when it debuted in April 2010, but the apps it presented offered a rather nostalgic revival of traditional …

This Week in YouTube: An Internet Heartthrob Is Gay, the Police Do a Nice Thing, and a Baby Is Confused

YouTube Digest is a look at some of the most popular new YouTube videos of the week. This week, popular vlogger Connor Franta made a big announcement, a policeman gave out presents while doing traffic stops, and a baby makes people laugh.<p><b>Coming Out - 3,939,891 views</b><p>As YouTube is largely the domain …

Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Other Actors Who Have Dared to Taunt Meryl Streep

This morning, <b>Emma Stone</b> reacted to her Golden Globe nomination for <i>Birdman</i> with a pitch-perfect statement in which she expressed appreciation for the honor and ribbed the all-reigning queen of Hollywood, <b>Meryl Streep</b>—who happens to be her competition in the best-supporting-actress category for <i>Into</i> …

The 15 Best New TV Characters of 2014

TV characters, more than film characters, are tricky to get right. Viewers who fall in love with a show will spend significant time, week in and week out, with these people. They’re in our homes. They’re familiar. And we know familiarity breeds. But there are a few characters, whether perfectly …

Can Unbroken Recover From Its Golden Globes Shut-Out?

The ever-capricious Hollywood Foreign Press Association snub Angelina, love Wes Anderson, and find room for two Julianne Moore nominations. What gives?<p><b>Mike Hogan:</b> Hey, guys, the Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, which means awards season has really, <i>really</i> begun in earnest. So …

Game of Thrones Actress Maisie Williams is “Impatient” with Emma Watson’s “First-World Feminism”

Earlier this year <b>Emma Watson</b> gave a stirring speech at the U.N. and many (including this writer ) praised her for using her star power to shine a light on the women’s movement and help define the term “feminism” for a younger generation unclear on the word’s meaning. But not everyone was a fan of …

Everything You Thought About This Season of Homeland Was Wrong

As Carrie scrambles to foil Quinn’s assassination plot against Haqqani, a blast from the past changes everything.<p><b>Spoiler alert: This Homeland recap divulges all kinds of things you won’t want to know until you’ve seen Season 4, Episode 11, titled “Krieg Nicht Lieb.”</b><p>What. The. Eff?!!<p>What on Earth …

Was It a Disappointing Year in Movies? Only If You Don’t Look Close Enough

2014 was a great year to be a clever Englishman, a filmmaker looking inward, or Scarlett Johansson.<p>Was it a good year at the movies? If you listened to critic-types at festivals, you might think no. I took my first-ever trips to the Cannes and Toronto film festivals this year, and perhaps it was a …

Shining Armor, Huge Snakes, and Sparkling Jewels: The Year in Vanity Fair Photography

The beauty of photography is its ability to encapsulate an instant—and in 2014, Vanity Fair captured magnetic, glamorous, moments from Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Deneuve, Neil Patrick Harris, among so many others. We narrowed down the year’s most memorable and …

Google’s Top Searches of 2014 Reveal What We Were Horrified of This Year

Google released their annual “Year in Search” on Tuesday, and the results are a bit grim. It seems the world turned to Google as a means of understanding the more troubling side of the headlines, as exemplified by the Top 10 queries that began with the words “what is . . .”<p>Ebola came in number one, …

Djay Pro brings Spotify-powered mixes to the Mac

Popular features from Djay's mobile apps make their jump to the desktop<p>Djay is one of the most popular and successful DJ-ing apps for mobile phones, occupying top spots in the iPhone, iPad, and Android charts. Algoriddim, the developer behind the app, actually first released Djay on the Mac back in …

Amazon's Prime Now offers 1-hour delivery in Manhattan

Amazon upped the ante in the shipping wars by announcing Prime Now — a service offering one-hour delivery.<p>Though the service is now up and running, …