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Federal court strikes down Calif. concealed gun ban

Federal court strikes down Calif. concealed gun ban

Guns seized by the New York Police Department (NYPD), in the largest seizure of illegal guns in the city’s history, are displayed on a table during a press conference on August 19, 2013 in New York City. ; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images A 2-1 decision in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that […]

Federal court strikes down Calif. concealed gun ban

Federal court strikes down Calif. concealed gun ban

Guns seized by the New York Police Department (NYPD), in the largest seizure of illegal guns in the city’s history, are displayed on a table during a press conference on August 19, 2013 in New York City. ; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images A 2-1 decision in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that […]

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013.; Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images Matthew Barrett was elated when offered a job last year as food services director of Massachusetts Catholic school, Fontbonne Academy. As reported on NPR, Barrett started to prepare new-hire forms including […]

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013.; Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images Matthew Barrett was elated when offered a job last year as food services director of Massachusetts Catholic school, Fontbonne Academy. As reported on NPR, Barrett started to prepare new-hire forms including […]

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013.; Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images Matthew Barrett was elated when offered a job last year as food services director of Massachusetts Catholic school, Fontbonne Academy. As reported on NPR, Barrett started to prepare new-hire forms including […]

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

Gay man files complaint after Catholic school reneges on job offer

A reveller waves a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 30, 2013.; Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images Matthew Barrett was elated when offered a job last year as food services director of Massachusetts Catholic school, Fontbonne Academy. As reported on NPR, Barrett started to prepare new-hire forms including […]

‘Gravity’ production designer Andy Nicholson on taking audiences to space

‘Gravity’ production designer Andy Nicholson on taking audiences to space

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in “Gravity.”; Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Alfonso Cuarón’s stunning sci-fi drama ‘Gravity’ earned 10 Oscar nominations this year. Among them, a nod for the film’s production design—which includes a meticulously-crafted Space Shuttle and striking simulation of the zero-gravity environment beyond earth’s atmosphere. Transporting audiences so convincingly to a far-off place […]

‘Gravity’ production designer Andy Nicholson on taking audiences to space

‘Gravity’ production designer Andy Nicholson on taking audiences to space

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in “Gravity.”; Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Alfonso Cuarón’s stunning sci-fi drama ‘Gravity’ earned 10 Oscar nominations this year. Among them, a nod for the film’s production design—which includes a meticulously-crafted Space Shuttle and striking simulation of the zero-gravity environment beyond earth’s atmosphere. Transporting audiences so convincingly to a far-off place […]

‘Gravity’ production designer Andy Nicholson on taking audiences to space

‘Gravity’ production designer Andy Nicholson on taking audiences to space

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in “Gravity.”; Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Alfonso Cuarón’s stunning sci-fi drama ‘Gravity’ earned 10 Oscar nominations this year. Among them, a nod for the film’s production design—which includes a meticulously-crafted Space Shuttle and striking simulation of the zero-gravity environment beyond earth’s atmosphere. Transporting audiences so convincingly to a far-off place […]

The psychology of the #selfie

The psychology of the #selfie

Photographers take selfies from the top of the US Capitol dome during a tour of the dome December 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images From the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year to the Selfie Olympics, it’s clear that smart-phone  and digital camera self-portraits—or ‘selfies’—are something of a cultural touchstone. We’ve […]