Grisna Ouk

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Maps to the Stars: my film about the dark side of Hollywood

I grew up in Beverly Hills, a house away from Broderick Crawford, the gruff, leonine star of All the King’s Men and Highway Patrol. Whenever I dropped by to visit his stepdaughter, a schoolmate, he answered the door in a tattered terry‑cloth robe, drunk. I remember when the girl’s mom – Crawford’s …

The “death of adulthood” is really just capitalism at work

Here’s what A.O. Scott’s lamentation about adulthood in pop culture misses: our economic transformation<p>In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, film critic A.O. Scott writes an extended and provocative diagnosis of what he calls “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.” It’s a topic Scott …

From 9/11 to the ISIS videos: The darkness we conjured up

The ISIS videos depict dreadful crimes. But the scariest thing about them may be what they tell us about ourselves<p>In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks – the event that announced “the end of the end of history” and plunged the United States into an endless cycle of self-destructive warfare …

Climate Hack? How Plastics Could Help Save Us From Greenhouse Gases

What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics.<p>As the world grapples with greenhouse gas emissions still rising despite years of political wrangling over how to combat global climate change, a technology to convert carbon dioxide and methane into plastic is emerging as one potential …

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Players want more options than murder, and GTA 5 proves it

This is a photograph of lightning in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>. It's one of 16 similar screenshots taken in the game by a player organized by Imgur user AmericanWarfare. The collection has 1019 up-votes on the <i>GTA 5</i> subreddit, making it the third most popular post of the week.<p>The photographs deserve the …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

When PlayStation 3 was first released by electronics giant Sony in 2006, it was sold at a loss with the hope of making money back on individual games.<p>…

Ask an Expert: 5 Tips for Meditating at Home

I’ve always been a fan of longer-form writing here at D*S, but sometimes it’s nice to distill something down to its essential elements or a few …

5 Stress Reducing, Relaxing Streaming & Downloadable Music Mixes

I'm writing this as I'm currently being bombarded by the non-stop sounds of a nearby jackhammer pounding away at concrete, accompanied by the …

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