America’s First Couturier: The Rise and Fall of Charles James

The genius of couturier Charles James was almost lost to the threads of time, an all too common occurrence with some of history’s most accomplished yet eccentric figures. From his revolutionary designs and his scandalous sexual affairs to a famous friendship-turned-rivalry that marked the beginning of his unanticipated downward spiral, James a figure shrouded in … Continued

World War II’s Impact Viewed in a New Light in “The Fallen of World War II”

[DIGEST: The Fallen of World War II] World War II ended nearly 75 years ago. As it fades into distant memory, it’s easy to lose sight of what a devastating impact those six years had on the world’s population. Filmmaker Neil Halloran has created a video entitled “The Fallen of World War II,” which underscores the staggering number of casualties of … Continued

Tilda Swinton In Talks to Play Asian Character in ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie

[Digest, June 1, 2014, Hollywood Reporter, HitFix]  In a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Tilda Swinton is reportedly in negotiations to play the Ancient One in Marvel Cinema’s upcoming feature film, Doctor Strange. The Ancient One is a 500-year-old fictional Tibetan sorcerer from Marvel comics, a role that at first blush seems suitable for Ms. Swinton’s unorthodox career. Swinton’s … Continued

Robots Gone Rogue: Who Pays the Price?

Once upon a time, there were some baby bots. They were sweet and docile and did precisely what they were programmed to do. But fast forward some years, and these bots entered a more rebellious stage. Suddenly, their actions became less predictable, sometimes with very unexpected results. The Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online … Continued



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