León Klimovsky (16 October 1906–8 April 1996) was an Argentinefilm director. A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub and financed the first movie theater to show art movies. He also founded Argentina’s first film club in 1929. After participating as scriptwriter and assistant director of 1944’s Se abre el abismo, he filmed his first movie, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s The Player. Other highlights from this time period include the adaptations of Alexandre Dumas‘ The Count of Monte Cristo and Ernesto Sabato‘s The Tunnel.
The most intimidating man in hip-hop isn’t Jay-Z, or Weezy, or some hustling exec at Interscope. It’s a former lawyer named Fred, whose comically sleazy gossip website MediaTakeout has been denounced onstage by Kanye, slapped with a cease-and-desist order by Ochocinco, and bookmarked by everyone in the world of black entertainment. Because if MediaTakeout sets its sights on you, whatever it publishes probably isn’t true, but it does mean you’ve made it in the game:
La La has a second, more important question that Fred does know the answer to. She doesn’t really care about Honey Nut Cheerios. The cereal was a pretext. What she really wants to know is: Has Fred heard about anything involving Melo and women who are not named La La Anthony? Tabloid stories have a way of begetting more tabloid stories. Groupies, girls, that kind of thing—just look at Tiger Woods, whose one VIP hostess quickly turned into a dozen after news of his infidelities went public. Once she’s on the front page of the Daily News next to a stranger’s quote about her vagina, La La says, “that’s when people feel like, ‘That’s my chance to start something up or to make something up.’ “
Fred nods sympathetically. On this subject, he says, he can help: “No bullshit came out.”
“Good,” La La says, as somewhere far away from here a chill shoots down the spine of the NBA’s reigning scoring champion. “Because I’ll cut a motherfucker’s dick off, okay? And that’ll be the next story.”
Futuria Fantasia, the science-fiction fanzine Ray Bradbury published as a teenager. Released shortly after Bradbury graduated from high school in 1939, the first issue included Bradbury’s short stories “Don’t Get Technatal” (under pseudonym Ron Reynolds) and the poem “Thought and Space.” Bradbury published four issues between 1939 and 1940.
Attention, musical theater lovers! Doon, a YA novel loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, hits shelves Aug. 20. The first in a four-book series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, Doon follows best friends Veronica and Mackenna as they spend their summer vacation in Scotland. But things take a turn for the fairy tale when the girls find themselves in the mysterious land of Doon. Read on for an exclusive excerpt from Doon and achat with co-authors Corp and Langdon.
In some traditions as Hinduism the third eye is said to be located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows. In other traditions, as in Theosophy, it is believed to be connected with the pineal gland. According to this theory, humans had in far ancient times an actual third eye in the back of the head with a physical and spiritual function. Over time, as humans evolved, this eye atrophied and sunk into what today is known as the pineal gland. Dr. Rick Strassman has controversially suggested that the pineal gland, which maintains light sensitivity, is responsible for the production and release of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic drug which he believes to be excreted in large quantities at the moments of birth and death. — from Wikipedia
A technological device wearable like a glove, that uses gestures as interface.
The fabric is woven with special sensors and mini projectors that read the hand’s movements and translate them into practical functions.
Using a sequence of gestures it is possible to take pictures, make videos and display information. The glove can also translate the sign language used by deaf people (manual communication) into sound pattern (spoken language).
Hand-tech expands the communicative power of the sign language converting an iconic gesture into a concrete action.
According to the storyline in the film, Whe Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide. Medical science is powerless to help him. If this sounds much too crazy to be true? Think again. It’s REAL Now! What Science fiction conceived 60 years ago has now come to pass in dozens of instances and mounting. As they say. you ain’t seen nothin’ yet baby! But thats OK. We’re all a bit smarter than they were back then. Aren’t we?