Eric James Smith

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A Taxi Driver Took Photos Of His Passengers And Captured Stunning Moments Of Candor

In 2010, Harvey, a photographer, worked as a taxi driver in the small town to save up funds for his world travels. At the end of the ride, he would ask his passengers if he could take their photo.<p>His passengers' candor surprised him. People share a lot when they never expect to see you again.<p>Harvey …

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Every border is a crime against humanity

Nationality is a strange thing. To think that one’s identity would be so thoroughly set by geography rather than self-determination may be a …

Why Companies Are Terrible At Spotting Creative Ideas

Cognitive biases can keep us from assessing creativity with a clear mind. Here’s how to get around them.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>In business, a creative idea is only worth as much as the manager …

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Posters Are All About the Apes; New Trailer Next Week – /Film

<i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i> has several human characters, including those played by <b>Jason Clarke</b> and <b>Keri Russell</b>. But if these four new posters are …

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Adds Robert Knepper in a Movie-Only Role – /Film

Casting on <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 and 2</i> began well before its predecessor, <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> even opened. And now that</i> …

Beastie Boys counter-sue GoldieBlox for copyright infringement

After a tenuous back-and-forth legal game of chicken, the Beastie Boys have officially counter-sued feminist toy company GoldieBlox for copyright …

Giant undersea cliff may hold clues to dinosaur-killing cosmic impact

Scientists have mapped a dramatic undersea cliff in the southern Gulf of Mexico that could hold clues to the ancient cosmic collision that wiped out the dinosaurs.<p>Stretching some 372 miles (600 kilometers) long with steep sides that rise about 13,100 feet (4,000 meters) above the seafloor, the …

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Scary Gun Control Ad Imagines Lanza Walking Into Sandy Hook

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will release a terrifying new TV commercial as the one-year …

US intelligence adviser resigns after work with Chinese firm revealed

A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has …

Next up: ACA worst-case scenario?

Enrollment surge or no enrollment surge, the next Obamacare challenge is a big one: How will the White House make sure all those people with canceled policies get new coverage by Jan. 1?<p>At the rate the signups are going — even with the speedier, newly functioning Obamacare website — the …

The malleable politics of 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Like any good dystopia, "The Hunger Games" depicts a frightening world that resonates with the anxieties of contemporary audiences -- a futuristic version of North America blighted by income inequality, government overreach and sadistic entertainment.<p>With the release of the box-office juggernaut …

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Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Jon Stewart For Not Being Prepared For Interview

Jennifer Lawrence ended her "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" press tour at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Thursday and the interview became a bit ... unhinged.<p>After Stewart opened by telling Lawrence "I got a CNN news alert when you got your haircut," he admitted he knew little about the actress' …

Q&A: Bill Cosby still has a story to tell

Bill Cosby is sitting down on the job as he embarks on his first television special in three decades.<p>Armed with a chair, a bottle of water and a box of Kleenex, Cosby is center stage for "Far From Finished," which he performed at the Cerritos Art Center. Although the 90-minute special is airing …

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Robot roll call! 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' cast share favorite episodes as show turns 25 - TODAY.com

Hi-keeba! Twenty-five years, 197 episodes, one feature film and a million catchphrases ago, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" premiered on Twin Cities' television station KTMA, back on Nov. 24, 1988.<p>Today<p>Mike Nelson poses with Gypsy, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo on "Mystery Science Theater 3000," which …

When Jennifer Lawrence Wins a Red Carpet, in 8 Hilarious Photos

We’ve come to expect a lot from Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet. Just a few days ago, she was taking a detour from the pomp and pageantry to say …

25 Things You Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

Critics praised the 23-year-old Oscar winner, saying she delivered a mesmerizing performance that makes the film's action, adventure, political subtext, and humor <i>work</i>.<p>How much do you know about the Girl on Fire?

5 Lesser-Known Holidays Around The World

With Thanksgiving is on deck and winter celebrations are in the near future, America is abuzz with holiday preparations until New Year's Day.<p>You probably know lots about the well-known holidays stateside, but do you know about the many lesser-known holidays around the world? Some of these occur …

Bank of America Tellers Picket ATM Machines

Alex Shalom is a Bank of America teller but earlier this week he joined a couple other tellers who picketed an ATM machine in Manhattan.<p>The ATM is …

As China And Japan Move Closer To Armed Conflict, The Obama Administration Dangerously Dithers

The danger of the U.S. being drawn into lethal conflict with China over the Japan-China Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute has just risen. That the Obama administration has not done more to push the disputants—and particularly Japan—to de-escalate the crisis and to begin negotiating a resolution, is …

Zuckerberg says US 'really blew it' on surveillance programs

Mark Zuckerberg believes the United States "really blew it" on surveillance programs that have drawn intense criticism as lacking respect for citizens' privacy.<p>"I think that these things are always a balance, in terms of doing the right things and also being clear and telling people about what …

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Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

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Here's The 'Hunger Games' Actress Who Randomly Strips Naked In An Elevator

Though Lawrence captivated, there was another young actress who stole the screen during "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."<p>Enter Jena Malone who plays axe-wielding Johanna Mason from District 7 in the film.<p>We've been waiting to see Malone's character make her grand entrance on screen since we knew …

Obama Must Resign by Black Friday

Obama will be overthrown if he doesn’t resign by Black Friday, Oklahoma would rather no one have spousal benefits than give them to gay couples, and …

See All the Gorgeous Red Carpet Dresses From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Premieres