Rebecca Fagan

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'Women are realistic, men idealistic': Studio Ghibli on why a director's gender matters

When Hayao Miyazaki left Japan’s legendary studio, Hiromasa Yonebayashi took the reins. He speaks about the shadow cast by his predecessor, animation in the age of Pixar and how men and women approach fantasy differently<p>When Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from Japan’s greatest animation …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Feminist pornographer wins right to reinstate sadomasochism website

Ofcom decides that Pandora Blake’s dreamsofspanking site was not a video-on-demand service and is therefore not subject to censorship<p>A feminist pornographer has hailed a victory for freedom of expression after she won her appeal against an order that had forced her to take down a sadomasochism …

I tried Hopscotch, the surprisingly powerful app that lets you make small games without coding

But for those who want to learn more about coding but are perhaps intimidated by the steep learning curve, there's Hopscotch, an iPhone and iPad app designed to help people create simple games by giving them a playground with objects to play around with, instead of a blank screen and blinking …

1. We Were Here (2011)

We Were Here sheds an uncomfortable light on the many issues raised by the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, as well as examining the political and social …

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

By now, the question isn't whether or not you have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but rather <i>how many times</i> you've seen Star Wars: The Force …

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

How Pure Data, Free Open Source Graphical Programming Language, Can He

Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically, without writing lines of code<b>.</b><p>A while …

This Is Why Making Your Own Video Games Leads To Quality Learning

Almost every child in the United States plays video games—91% of children ages 2-17, according to NPD. But how many kids make their own video games? I could not find any reliable statistics.<p>Nowadays, one barely needs to write a line of code in order to build a video game because there are so many …

Middle School

First Look: Moebius’ The World of Edena English Edition [Exclusive]

Dark Horse Comics is publishing all Moebius' works in English language editions. Here’s a sneak peak of the first entry, ‘The World of Edena’.<p>When transgressive psychedelic filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky began adapting the novel <i>Dune</i> for the screen, he turned to one man for the elaborate …

#Recipe : Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipes<p>Flourless Chocolate Cake with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. Perfect for Passover, Easter or anytime you want the richest, …

Jonathan Hickman Uncovers The Black Monday Murders with Artist Tomm Coker

From Image Expo 2016.<p>Today’s Image Expo saw a slew of new comic books announced, chief among them a new series from writer Jonathan Hickman with …

Best mobile games of 2016

How to inspire your teen to read

Parents know how to inspire a love of books in babies and toddlers: Just put 'em on your lap, and start reading. But as kids get older and go to school, reading can be seen as work rather than fun -- and kids, especially teens, may stop reading for pleasure. Here are nine ways to get teens reading, …

Books

7 examples of game AI that every developer should study

Nearly all games need some amount of artificial intelligence — most commonly to give the player non-human opponents. But conversations about good AI …

Watch This 45-Minute Documentary on the Making of Disney's Zootopia

The year is still relatively young, but one of the biggest surprises on the big screen has to be <i>Zootopia</i>. The early footage looked okay, but no one …

Mastering the holy grail of programming: What makes a good coder

• Know the language you are working with. Read manuals. Read all the stuff you can about it. Learn the language inside and out. Doubt what you read, make experiments. This is important: To really learn, you need to test and experiment for yourself. Make up your own mind.<br>• Check parameters in every …

9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

Emotional Intelligence

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

In association with<p>When it comes to inspiration and learning, graphic designers are constantly spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at …

Graphic Design

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Rembrandt

B&N Readouts

The refugee camp’s main tent was on fire before us. Hungry flames engulfed the tarpaulin as if it were synthetic fur. I stretched my hand out to …

March Madness

Microsoft is helping people build iPhone and Android apps, for free

At today's Microsoft Build event Microsoft cloud boss Scott Guthrie shared the company's master plan for Xamarin. And judging from the applause, that plan has developers very hyped.<p>The short version is that Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft's mega-popular Visual Studio, the software that …

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

The Americans who’d benefit the most from online education have no idea it exists

Here’s a catch-22. Americans are obsessed with lifelong learning and self-improvement, and online education makes it cheap and easy. Yet the people most familiar with digital learning are those who need it the least.<p>So says a new Pew Research Center report today (March 22) on personal education and …

5 Reasons You're Stressed AF — and How to Deal

Why too many twentysomethings still #CantEven.<p>Since 1930, there's been an upward trend in the number of young people who report mental health issues. Millennials appear to have it the worst. In the past five years, college students have said they're more overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated than ever …