George Clooney's grizzled face filled the screen, and I was in awe. Not at the face per se, but at all the wrinkles. The individual creases and lines. Fine hairs and pores. Then there were the subtle variations in skin tones. Or how his white tunic was so bright (yeah, it was a different scene than the one above), yet the darkness of his hair was so deep. It's a face with which the world is familiar, but rendered with a level of fidelity I'd never seen. I was sitting in Walt Disney Studio's premiere cinema, the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, about to experience the most impressive all-around movie presentation I'd ever witnessed. The sights of tomorrow "Tomorrowland" is the first movie released in Dolby Vision, which we've been talking about for ages. It promises to deliver improved contrast, brightness and color for both theatrical cinema and home video, and in early demos we've seen, it lives up to the hype. Dolby Cinema is a new type of theater certification, sort of … [Read more...] about ‘Tomorrowland’ in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I’ve seen in a theater
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In 2014, on the 25th anniversary of her 1984 book The Second Shift, sociologist Arlie Hochschild was asked if we had made progress on the “double burden”—labor done both in the home and in the workplace—experienced by a growing number of women joining the workforce in the 1980s. Hochschild expressed that we had moved into a second “stalled revolution.” Yes, women had gained entrance to employment outside of the home, and “men [had] changed substantially” in their role within household labor, but that the family as a collective unit had become a “shock absorber of larger trends.” With the influx of women into the workforce, Hochschild noted, “we don’t have paid parental leave… we don’t have subsidized childcare… the government has not stepped up. And we’re finally seeing that these are not individual, private problems, but that they point to a larger cause.” Four years later, by … [Read more...] about In Gemma Hartley’s
I try to avoid listening to Donald Trump’s voice, but on a Wednesday in mid-May, I watched the video of a statement he made during a roundtable discussion about California’s sanctuary state policies. His exact words were: “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in—we’re stopping a lot of them. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.” Immediately, both conservatives and liberals jumped to his defense on the basis of context, because he had previously been talking about the MS-13 gang. These justifications are hollow. Criminals are human; I grew up Catholic, then evangelical, so I can tell you I learned that one from Jesus. It’s also fruitless to analyze the words of a man who speaks in non-sequiturs, whose brain apparently functions at the level of images that … [Read more...] about A Theory of Animals
Year In Review The year. In review. Everything King Princess Did King Princess has exactly six real songs out and every single one of them is good as hell. “1950” is a perfect pop song that you better like or else you’re the cops, and it’s not even the best song on her debut EP. Friendship ended with Lorde; now King Princess is new best friend. - Patrick Redford “Nobody,” by Mitski “My god, I’m so lonely” is an atypical way to start your album’s danciest banger, but Mitski Miyawaki’s songs have always been atypical. What’s a chorus, what’s a verse, how many times are you supposed to break off into new melodies? Those are questions without answers on Be the Cowboy, her highly-acclaimed fifth album. Instead, Mitski zeroes in on the mundane melancholy of being alive in 2018; being ghosted, trying to win a breakup, and, on “Nobody”, the horribly normalized sadness of being alone. And yet! The … [Read more...] about The Best Things We Heard In 2018
Your skin is quite the impressive organ, but how does it change over time? Learn more with getting beautiful skin pictures. Nacivet/Getty Images Human skin is an amazing organ -- protective, waterproof, and exceedingly useful. It's also constantly changing and regenerating itself. That said, what happens to dead skin cells? You might be a little grossed out to find out where they go and just how many you lose each day. Your skin is composed of several layers. The layer you can see is called the epidermis. It's composed of cells made of keratin, a hard substance that also forms your hair and nails. In other species, keratin forms hooves, claws, horns, and even the shells of turtles and the spines of porcupines. The individual cells are called keratinocytes [source: National Geographic]. New keratinocytes grow at the lowest level of the epidermis, which bonds with the next layer, the dermis. The new skin cells gradually push their way to the top layer. When they reach the top, … [Read more...] about How many skin cells do you shed every day?