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An R-Rated Animated ‘Watchmen’ Film Could Be On The Way If These Rumors Are True

Zack Snyder’s <i>Watchmen</i> was definitely a divisive superhero film, probably even before it hit theaters. Filming <i>Watchmen</i>, in general, has always been a sketchy prospect, so it’s a miracle we got a film at all — especially one that actually isn’t horrible. Snyder’s desire to stick close to the source …

Comic Books

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Emotional Intelligence

Comixcast Is Bringing Artists Together For Political Protest

<b>WHAT:</b> Harvey Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, is organizing Comixcast live feeds and YouTube videos of political cartooning at both Republican and Democratic national conventions. She’s currently raising money for artists’ travel expenses and protest protection gear to Comixcast RNC 2016 in</b> …

Multiculturalism

AltspaceVR founder wants to make virtual reality as accessible as the web

Eric Romo and his cofounders at AltspaceVR want to make virtual reality as pervasive and accessible as the worldwide web. AltspaceVR is leading the charge to create a social VR experience, where people do in VR pretty much everything they do in real life.<p>Founded in 2013, the Redwood City, …

Virtual Reality

Box Office: 'Get Out' Is The Top Domestic Hit Ever From A Black Director (For The Next Two Weeks)

Here I was, patiently waiting for Jordan Peele’s <i>Get Out</i> to top the $165 million domestic gross of <i>Hannibal</i> so I could throw out all my numbers regarding the top R-rated horror films (with and without inflation), but then the Blumhouse and Universal/Comcast Corp. film had to pass another milestone …

Film Industry

Here's Why 'Boss Baby' Crushed 'Ghost in the Shell' at the Box Office

Given all the fanboy chatter, pro and con, about "Ghost in the Shell" over the past year, one might have expected the $110 million Scarlett Johansson sci-fi/action picture to open big at the box office.<p>As it turned out -- nope.<p>Conventional wisdom had it that "Beauty and the Beast" would win its …

Video Game Lets Players Go Berserk On Controversial Anti-Trans Bus

In March, a bus sponsored by National Organization for Marriage and International Organization for the Family, two virulently bigoted groups, began a tour to spread an anti-trans message in cities across America.<p>The “Free Speech Bus” is currently traveling to several cities across the east coast …

How to build real professional relationships with the people you meet at networking events

You know how it is; you collect some cards and have a few great conversations at an event.<p>Then you find the cards in a pocket or a purse and don't recall who these folks are or why you have their cards.<p>Or maybe you followed up timely and connected with them on social media after meeting them at an …

Networking

Why Breath of the Wild is the future of blockbuster games

And Horizon Zero Dawn is an ode to the past<p><i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> enjoyed three days of social media bliss before the Great Video Game Conversation moved on to <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>. Such is the natural order of things for a fickle fandom: on Wednesday they are stunned by robotic …

Horizon Zero Dawn

How to Fix Money Mistakes - Financial Planning in Your 20s, 30s, 40s

<b>In your 20s: ignoring student loan debt</b><p><b>Why it happens:</b> Upon graduation, many people haven't learned how to manage their money—not because they don't …

Cartoon Network Greenlights Animated Series ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’, Announces First Integrated Console Game

Cartoon Network has greenlighted the new animated series <i>OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes</i>, as well as announced an integrated console game jointly developed …

How to Reduce Stress as a Busy College Student?

Between school, work, internships, social life, and any hobbies you have, you probably feel like you’re being pulled too many ways. You want to give …

Time Management

Why shipping games kills indie studios (and how to avoid it)

It's a common story: a team of independent game developers set up a studio, spend years making and releasing a great first game, then....they split …

Mahershala Ali

Transgender artist bravely chronicles her transition in simple comics

The complexities of transitioning and gender dysphoria can be hard to put into words. But art can fill in the gaps — and one artist is breaking the …

Working With and Through Mental Illness

Thanks to Sue, Tina, and Mari for kind and useful feedback. This post originally appeared in The Human in the Machine.<p>Staying productive is …

How To Create Engaging Motion Graphics In Four Steps

What are motion graphics? Simply put, they are animated graphics that tell a story. Motion graphic stories can be told through kinetic text, through …

Infographics

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

The Red Turtle: Watch two dreamy clips from the animated Oscar nominee

A man is stranded on a desert island at the beginning of Dutch director Michael Dudok de Wit’s sumptuous fable <i>The Red Turtle</i> (read EW’s review here). …

Cartoon Saloon, Mercury Filmworks Partner for New Animation Studio

The Ireland-based 2D animation joint venture is expected to create 140 jobs in the next three years.<p>Kilkenny, Ireland-based animation studio Cartoon …

Oculus Studio’s ‘Dear Angelica’ Immerses You In A 360-Degree World As Its Being Created

I was an Oculus virgin. Well, almost. A few years back at the AVNs I had a gander at what the future of porn might look like, or so its promoters said. Basically, you could watch people have sex in a 3D environment, where one thing was happening in one part of the house and another thing was …

Virtual Reality

[Exclusive] 'Samurai Jack' Creator Genndy Tartakovsky on Why the Show Is Getting Darker

"He's breaking down," says creator Genndy Tartakovsky. "He's losing his mind, he's losing his hope, he's losing his will."<p>It's been 50 years since we last saw the protagonist of <i>Samurai Jack</i>. In the final few episodes of Season 4, which wrapped in 2004, the titular character of Genndy Tartakovsky's …

Anime

We don't pay visual artists properly – that needs to change

The Fair Pay for Artists campaign is right to push for a fees fund, super changes and an income supplement pension<p>Jane is a fairly typical artist who is trying to build and maintain her career. She has had reasonable success with her art thus far but has needed to subsidise her income by taking on …