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From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? »4/21/15 4:27pm4/21/15 4:27pm

Watch Spike Jonze Get Really Whiney in This Interview About Her

In the lead-up to the Oscars, director Spike Jonze has been doing a lot of interviews about his nominated film Her, which probably means that he keeps getting asked the same boring questions about what it means for a man to fall in love with technology over and over again. It's understandable that a person in his… »2/17/14 12:20pm2/17/14 12:20pm

27-Year-Old Mega-Producer Megan Ellison Could Win All The Oscars

Megan Ellison, the 27-year-old film wunderkind producer (and daughter of Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison), walked away with two Producers Guild of America nominations earlier this week for Her and American Hustle. These awards are considered a good predictor of which films will be nominated for the Oscars. What this… »1/04/14 12:00pm1/04/14 12:00pm

How to Support Breast Cancer Research Without Supporting Komen

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has become a bloated Cancer Awareness McDonald's that offers more swag and socialization opportunities than cure. But just because Komen's managed to portray breast cancer as a feathery pink celebration of sisterhood and not a disease best fought with patient empowerment and scientific… »2/13/12 5:20pm2/13/12 5:20pm