Pepe Diokno

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'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

Copyrights Will Expire for 28 Silent Films By Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, and More

This January, the largest collection of art since 1998 will become public domain.<p>Films by Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, and Buster Keaton are …

Intellectual Property

The 40 Best Film Directors to Follow on Instagram, From Martin Scorsese to Ana Lily Amirpour

From legendary auteurs like Martin Scorsese to rising stars like Jordan Peele, many of today's best directors can be found on Instagram.<p>Film is a …

Mardi Gras

How to Do Nothing So You End Up Doing Something

Love doing nothing but can’t stand having to think about your nothingness (aka mindfulness)? Well, have I got a concept for you: It’s called <i>niksen</i>, …

Reality TV

How to Make a Clean Break With the Clingiest Social Networks

Social networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your …

Better Brainstorming

About 20 years ago I was leading a brainstorming session in one of my MBA classes, and it was like wading through oatmeal. We were talking about something that many organizations struggle with: how to build a culture of equality in a male-dominated environment. Though it was an issue the students …

Hung Up

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

Happiness

A school shooting survivor just burned Donald Trump in a brilliant speech

A survivor of the school shooting which took the lives of 17 students and staff members, has spoken out in a now-viral speech against Donald Trump, the NRA and the power of her teenage peers.<p>Emma Gonzalez is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and took the stand at a local anti-gun …

Jordan Peele Lectures UCLA Film Class on ‘Get Out’: ‘The Sunken Place Is the Silencing’ of Marginalized People — Watch

"It's the very fact that this movie has never been made before," the Oscar nominated director told an eager group of students.<p>Jordan Peele has now …

Best Film Scores of the Century: Listen to a Playlist of IndieWire’s Top Picks

Prepare to have that three-note melody from Mica Levi's "Under the Skin" score haunt your every waking moment.<p>Perhaps you’re trying to stay focused …

Jimmy Kimmel introduced Trump supporters to a DACA family — their reactions were heartless

Many of the conservatives present said they wanted to deport the young mother, straight to her face<p>Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel sought to bring conservatives against DACA face to face with DACA recipients. It was a powerful segment that saw one fervent anti-DACA person change sides, at least in the …

Immigration

A homophobic slur before the fight, a barrage of death blows in the ring

Did Emile Griffith’s outrage at a pre-fight insult intensify his fighting?<p>It should have been a great fight. In March of 1962, welterweights Emile …

A Definitive List of the Best Foreign Films on Netflix Right Now

While foreign films tend to conjure up images of pretentious moviegoers, we've compiled a list of films that we think will inspire almost anyone to …

Enroll in Seven Free Courses From the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): “Modern Art & Ideas,” “Seeing Through Photographs” & “Fashion as Design” Start Today

If you would like to know more about modern art, but have difficulty wrapping your head around the Futurists, Neo-Impressionists, Abstract …

Art

Sundance 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot This Year’s Documentaries

Nonfiction filmmakers talk about creating the look of their films and how unique production demands dictated their equipment choices.<p>Choosing cameras …

Cinematography

‘Planet Earth: Blue Planet II’: 8 Ways Producers Filmed the Wet and Wild Aquatic Stars

The stunning nature docuseries sequel featuring walruses, squids, starfish, and more will be simulcast on AMC, Sundance, IFC, WE tv, and BBC …

Instagays, Unfiltered

With thousands of followers, extravagant lifestyles and nonstop gym selfies, Instagays are easy to envy. But their rise marks a gay cultural shift, prompting big questions about what all those innocent snapshots might mean.<p>The other night, a stranger with an ambiguous-looking avatar and a private …

Social Media

Pedro Almodóvar’s 10 Best Films of 2017, From the Mastery of ‘Phantom Thread’ to the Kubrickian Feel of ‘Sacred Deer’

Exclusive: The great director writes about his 10 favorite films of the year and explains why he's betting director Sean Baker is "the …

The Freedom and Beauty I Found Cruising for Sex

Throughout my life, I've found moments of serendipity, romance, and connection while cruising that will stay with me forever.<p>Appropriately enough, the first thing you see when you walk into Fenster Zum Klo: Public Toilets, Private Affairs, an exhibit at Berlin’s Schwules* Museum about cruising for …

New Jersey

Research: Negative Feedback Rarely Helps People Improve

Paul Green, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School, and two colleagues studied field data from a company that used a transparent peer-review process and also gave its 300 employees some say in defining their jobs and, thus, over whom they worked with. The researchers’ analysis revealed …

Subpar

The Strange Case of a Family That Doesn’t Feel Pain

An entire Italian family suffer from a strange genetic mutation that makes them almost completely immune to pain. The condition is so rare that …

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

Employment
South Africa

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

Management

G-Ro rolls out four new smart bags

I doubt there has been a time that I’ve scrolled through Facebook and not seen the G-Ro. While this could be part of the magic of retargeting but it could also be fate because the G-Ro has been one of the biggest and most exciting changes in carry-on luggage since the rucksack.<p>The original G-Ro’s …

Rechargeable Batteries

Inside China's MMA Club for Poor and Orphaned Boys

Enbo MMA Club has trained hundreds of children from impoverished Tibetan communities, giving kids like Banma Duoji—a rising professional competitor—a chance to thrive.<p>In Chengdu, China, Enbo MMA Club has become a home for orphans and kids from impoverished communities who want to train as mixed …

China

Download New Storyboarding Software That’s Free & Open Source

Quick tip: The new software package, Storyboarder, makes it "easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures." You can create a story …

How Kurt Vonnegut Found His Voice and His Themes

<b>COMPLETE STORIES</b><br>By Kurt Vonnegut<br>Edited by Jerome Klimkowitz and Dan Wakefield<br>911 pp. Seven Stories Press. $45.<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one: I once stalked Kurt Vonnegut.<p>There’s a sort of writer — often male, typically born in the mid- to late-20th century — for whom this won’t be a surprise, …

Literature

15 Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes That Prove Why He Was Awarded The Nobel Prize In Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, the winner of 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, is a British writer who was born in Japan. Most of his works have been highly …

9 Visual Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.<p>The social responsibility of photography is to give a voice to the voiceless, shed light on issues we wouldn't otherwise see, and preserve a visual account of historical happenings with the added intent of …

San Francisco