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Will work for gifts: How one web designer walked away from being paid

Will work for gifts: How one web designer walked away from being paid

A bank employee displays US dollar notes in Manila on August 3, 2011.; Credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay – but should your wages always come in monetary form? Two years ago, web designer, Adrian Hoppel stepped away from corporate America and decided to be paid in ‘gifts'; no […]

The range and depth of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

The range and depth of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends “The Ides of March” photocall during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 19, 2011 in London, England. ; Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For The BFI by Hillel Italie, Associated Press He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as […]

The range and depth of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

The range and depth of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends “The Ides of March” photocall during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 19, 2011 in London, England. ; Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For The BFI by Hillel Italie, Associated Press He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as […]

The range and depth of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

The range and depth of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends “The Ides of March” photocall during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 19, 2011 in London, England. ; Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For The BFI by Hillel Italie, Associated Press He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as […]

Why are so few women making blockbuster films?

Why are so few women making blockbuster films?

Director Kathryn Bigelow accepts the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Women are becoming more visible than ever at the top rungs of Hollywood. Awards season this […]

Why are so few women making blockbuster films?

Why are so few women making blockbuster films?

Director Kathryn Bigelow accepts the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Women are becoming more visible than ever at the top rungs of Hollywood. Awards season this […]

Why are so few women making blockbuster films?

Why are so few women making blockbuster films?

Director Kathryn Bigelow accepts the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Women are becoming more visible than ever at the top rungs of Hollywood. Awards season this […]

Filmweek: That Awkward Moment, Labor Day, At Middleton and more

Filmweek: That Awkward Moment, Labor Day, At Middleton and more

Actors Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron and Miles Teller attend the “That Awkward Moment” screening after party at Maison O on January 22, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including That Awkward Moment, Labor Day, At […]

5 ways we’d redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

5 ways we’d redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sits on a couch as she prepares for responding to President Barack Obama tonight’s State of the Union address January 28, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McMorris Rodgers, the chair of the House Republican Conference, was picked to deliver the response.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Congresswoman Cathy […]

5 ways we’d redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

5 ways we’d redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sits on a couch as she prepares for responding to President Barack Obama tonight’s State of the Union address January 28, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McMorris Rodgers, the chair of the House Republican Conference, was picked to deliver the response.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Congresswoman Cathy […]