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MOTELX 2018: Complete Lineup Announced

Next week the city of Lisbon, Portugal, will embrace six whole days of genre cinema during the 12th annual MOTELX film festival. We have already written about the first wave of titles and the nine European feature films vying for...

/ August 30, 2018

Want to work in Asia? One profession is hiring in a big way

If you're looking for a new job, consider packing your bags, training as a pilot and moving to Asia. According to U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing which says that the Asia Pacific region is set to go on a hiring spree...

/ August 30, 2018

Apple buys Denver startup building waveguide lenses for AR glasses

Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics, a Denver-based startup that manufactures augmented reality waveguide lenses. The acquisition was confirmed by Apple to Reuters who first reported the news. An Apple spokesperson gave TechCrunch the company’s standard statement, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time...

/ August 30, 2018

HOSTILE: Watch an Exclusive Clip From The Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

In Mathieu Turi's debut feature film, Hostile, a lone survivor named Juliette struggles to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg, and the horrifying creatures that only come out at night in her post-apocalyptic world. Hostile played in more than...

/ August 30, 2018

Right of asylum: When refugees are European

Every year, almost 100,000 Europeans seek asylum in EU countries, and the number of applications continues to grow. Yet this is a phenomenon which remains at the margins of the debate on asylum – and that on EU enlargement Lorenzo...

/ August 30, 2018

You Want A Real List? Directory Of Accurate Alt Media Sources On Syria

By Brandon Turbeville As mainstream media doubles down in its coordinated propaganda against the Syrian government and in support of direct Western military intervention, the alternative media has been going up against unprecedented censorship on the part of the social...

/ August 30, 2018

Vox Sentences: A NAFTA by any other name

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The new deal intended...

/ August 30, 2018

Bessemer is reportedly raising $1.6B for its tenth fund

Bessemer Venture Partners is gearing up for its next billion-dollar fund. The early-stage venture capital firm, which had filed to raise new capital in early August, has reportedly set a $1.6 billion target for its tenth flagship fund, an amount...

/ August 29, 2018

Chelsea Manning could be barred from entering Australia

Chelsea Manning, the controversial whistleblower who leaked US military secrets to Wikileaks, could have her Australian visa cancelled ahead of an upcoming speaking tour.  Her planned speeches at the Opera House in Sydney and in Melbourne and Brisbane were organised...

/ August 29, 2018

Senior Liberal women deny bully culture after MP quits

The Liberals' women's council chair has denied there is a culture of bullying within the party after federal MP Julia Banks quit accusing colleagues of intimidation. The first-term MP has announced she will not recontest her marginal Melbourne seat at...

/ August 29, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan as crisis worsens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition blames President Macri's centre-right policies for the recession Argentina's government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the IMF amid a growing economic crisis. President Mauricio Macri...

/ August 29, 2018

The Atlantic Daily: It’s Not Going to Stop

What We’re Following Political Turnover: President Trump announced on Twitter that the White House counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position after a tenure that, compared to those of other Trump officials, has been remarkably long and productive. And...

/ August 29, 2018

Facebook–Cambridge Analytica Scandal and How It Helped Trump | NowThis

Here’s everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data leak that helped elect President Trump. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe *PLEASE NOTE: This video was originally uploaded in March of 2018.* Connect with NowThis » Like us...

/ August 29, 2018

“It Seems Like Iowa in 2007”: Is Beto O’Rourke the Left’s Obama-Like Answer to Trump in 2020?

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about Beto O’Rourke and his surprisingly durable challenge against Ted Cruz in bright red Texas. You’ve heard about how he’s visited all 254 Texas counties in his Toyota Tundra. You’ve seen videos of...

/ August 29, 2018

Watch an Exclusive Trailer for ‘Poor Folk,’ a New Documentary About Russian Conceptual Pioneers Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya Kabakov, husband of Emilia Kabakov and one half of their artistic duo, is turning 85 this year. To celebrate, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow is debuting a new documentary about the couple titled Poor Folk. Kabakovs on September...

/ August 29, 2018

A Brief History of Elon Musk’s Market-Moving Tweets

Twitter is rather like a sharp sword: It can be used for good or evil, to great effect or none at all, depending on whose hands are on the hilt, and how they're feeling at any given moment. In the...

/ August 29, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader warned the country might abandon its nuclear deal with world powers, casting doubt on the ability of European states to save the accord following the US withdrawal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with President Hassan...

/ August 29, 2018

Yes, a 9-year-old can know they are gay

Yesterday, the story of Jamel Myles, a 9-year-old who died by suicide after he came out to his fourth-grade class, was reported by many media outlets. On story after story, comments appeared questioning whether a 9-year-old could even identify as...

/ August 29, 2018

“Thank F–king God They Didn’t Sell to Pecker”: Meredith’s Sale of Time Inc.’s Crown Jewels Is Dragging On—But There Are Still Blessings to Count

From Bettmann Collection. In the spring, after Meredith Corporation put four of its newly acquired magazines up for sale—Time, Fortune, Money, and Sports Illustrated—there was talk of buyers being locked down by the end of June. The hope was for...

/ August 29, 2018