Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A Reuters photographer took this photograph of a fight in Ukrainian Parliament that is perfectly-composed by the classical standards of Renaissance art. #GoldenSpiral #BitchFight
Thursday, July 31, 2014
John Oliver on the blurring of news and advertising
Comedy Sketch by @tobymuresianu @sammyobeid: A Palestinian Guy Gets An Israeli Roommate
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Infographic: know your rights
Sunday, July 27, 2014
A two-part guide on getting people to click, share and stay with your site.
The National Security Agency last year significantly expanded its cooperative relationship with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, one of the world’s most repressive and abusive government agencies. An April 2013 top secret memo provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden details the agency’s plans “to provide direct analytic and technical support” to the Saudis on “internal Read more
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
It should be required reading for everybody, especially journalists, interested in any aspect of Israeli policy because of its “dos and don’ts” for Israeli spokesmen.
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.
A new report by British writer/producer Stephen Follows has revealed damning statistics about gender equality in the film industry. The report, entitled “Gender in Film Crews,” analyzed data from 2,000 blockbuster films since 1994 to look at the distribution of roles in film crews between men and women.
According to the report, just 22.6% of all film crew positions are held by women. Women only make up the majority of positions in traditionally female departments such as costume and make-up. Furthermore, women are severely underrepresented in key creative roles: for example, women make up only 5% of all directors on blockbuster films since 1994.
"It’s terrifying. Every time I did a small bit of research I couldn’t believe how unrepresentative the industry was," Follows told The Guardian. “Honestly, when I first saw quite how big the divide was, how overwhelming it was, I went back and did my research again just to double check.”
Gender in the film industry