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Month: September 2016

Twitter criticises Tim Burton for hinting that films don't need more diversity

Tim Burton directed hit films like Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland Top director Tim Burton caused a Twitter storm after trying to explain why his latest film – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – has a predominately white cast. The filmmaker sparked a furious backlash when he said […]

Children swim in a crater caused by an airstrike in Aleppo 

The heartbreaking reality facing children in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo is laid bare in a video showing children swimming in a crater caused by bombing. In a city which has been bombed heavily by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and his Russian allies, young children are filmed getting some respite. The […]

The Neuroscience Of Negative Campaigns – Huffington Post

Like many of you, I’m just about fed up with all the politics on social media this fall. In my downtime, I often head to Facebook, usually scrolling with one hand while one of my children falls asleep in the other arm. I’m looking for something light — parenting foibles, cat memes, heartwarming stories, the […]

Candidates’ food costs – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Politics is hungry work. Campaign finance numbers released this week showed that 142 legislative candidates have spent nearly $100,000 on food for their races. Though starved candidates and their staff have feasted on consumables over the months from banquets to pizza, perhaps the sweetest is the $6,000 that Minnesota campaigns have spent on parade candy. “It’s […]

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