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‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

What happens when you fall in love across the religious divide?

People assume that, because we are of different faiths, we must have major problems in our relationship. In fact, it has strengthened our bond<p>When we – a Muslim and a Christian – fell in love, we didn’t think much about the differences in our religions. (People falling in love usually don’t think …

Religion

Have You Been Affected By This Smartphone Scam?

Life<p>by Millie Hurst | 20 10 2017<p>Hold the phone.<p>We've got some important news for smartphone users everywhere. According to Citizens Advice, some …

Customers

11 Animated Movies Every Adult Should Watch

No kids allowed.<p>Just because you're a grown woman who likes grown woman things, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional animated movie. There's nothing wrong with indulging in some <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> or <i>Bambi</i> every now and then, but if you're looking for something <i>slightly</i> more sophisticated, there …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Why Cate Blanchett’s Thor: Ragnarok Character Is a Major First for Marvel Movies

The teaser trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> dropped Monday, and the most intriguing character is Cate Blanchett’s Hela, a goth chic villain capable of …

We spoke to the feminist director who’s making audiences faint

Julia Ducournau rolls her eyes in a deeply très cool way that’s impossible for anyone who’s not French to pull off. The 33-year-old director is …

Samuel L. Jackson Clarifies Get Out Comments: It Was “Not Meant to Be a Negative Slam”

The actor criticized films for casting black, British actors as Americans, but hopes there are no hard feelings.<p><b>Samuel L. Jackson</b> made headlines for his recent comments about black British actors being cast in African-American roles. During an interview with New York radio station Hot 97, the …

Pulp Fiction

Moana Star Auli’i Cravalho on Her New Life, Her New Gig, and That Oscar Performance

Auli’i Cravalho is a hugger. We had the honor of an embrace with the vibrant 16-year-old <i>Moana</i> star following an interview in a suite at the swanky Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill in San Francisco. This is a far cry from her home in Mililani, a small town on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii. Now she’s …

Cherchez la femme: 14 to watch at the French film festival

Women dominate this year’s event, which opens in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra this week before a national tour<p>In Paris in January, Unifrance – an organisation promoting French film abroad – held its annual conference, Rendez-vous with French Cinema. Invited to cover it for Australian readers, I …

Filmmaking

Deus Ex director Warren Spector has harsh words for virtual reality and more

Spector says he’d rather quit than dumb down his games<p>Today at the Game Developers Conference, industry heavyweight Warren Spector hosted a post mortem on the making of <i>Deus Ex</i>, arguably his most beloved game. While Spector’s talk featured a lot of insights into the lengthy development process for</i> …

Five brilliant films you won’t want to miss at London’s biggest LGBT+ festival BFI Flare

Tickets for London's numero uno festival of LGBT+ films, BFI Flare (March 16-26), have just gone on sale. Not sure what to see? We asked BFI …

Stop Motion

Spectacular costumes at the 2017 Rio Carnival

How the Films of Hayao Miyazaki Work Their Animated Magic, Explained in 4 Video Essays

Last week we featured a video that convincingly places the characters of Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli's animated films into real …

Anime

Love Frozen? Here are 15 movies to watch next

How Twitter bots played a role in electing Donald Trump

Key to democracy is public engagement – when people discuss the issues of the day with each other openly, honestly and without outside influence. But …

Social Media

'These last three days have tested me': Baton Rouge officer's touching Facebook message days before death

Just days before he was shot and killed on Sunday morning, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said on Sunday.<p>"I swear to God I …