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The Unfailing Kindness of Alan Rickman

The Unfailing Kindness of Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman died on January 14 from pancreatic cancer, but the legacy left behind far exceeds a lengthy career....

Jan 18 2016, 12:14am CST

TCA: Netflix's Sarandos Reveals over 600 hours programming

TCA: Netflix's Sarandos Reveals over 600 hours programming

Ted Sarandos used Netflix's TCA time to open up about ratings, upcoming programs, and a few teasers about what not to expect. O...

Jan 17 2016, 9:23pm CST

Shaun King Denies Claims of Funding Fraud

Shaun King Denies Claims of Funding Fraud

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King's been accused of not handing over charity funding. As he points out truths, so do the v...

Dec 27 2015, 6:54pm CST

Germany's New Horizon: Randomly Drug Testing Pilots

Germany's New Horizon: Randomly Drug Testing Pilots

Germany's aviation agency's hoping that few changes in the pilot testing program will prevent another Germanwings tragedy. Howe...

Dec 27 2015, 10:20am CST

Questioning SeaWorld's Commitment to Mammal Welfare

Questioning SeaWorld's Commitment to Mammal Welfare

On December 21, 2015, SeaWorld San Antonio saw killer whale Unna die. Critics and activists wonder about the quality of care si...

Dec 26 2015, 11:18pm CST

European Commission Proposes Member State Purchasing Rights

European Commission Proposes Member State Purchasing Rights

Online shopping's started to become the norm, but Europeans show hesitation in buying from member states. The European Commissi...

Dec 25 2015, 11:47am CST

Daniel Stern Reveals Home Alone Secrets on Christmas Eve

Daniel Stern Reveals Home Alone Secrets on Christmas Eve

Daniel Stern's known for playing Marv in the Home Alone, a movie that catapulted him to fame 25 years ago. Find out what it's l...

Dec 24 2015, 11:09pm CST

Facebook Safety Check Helps Paris but Ignored Beirut Bombs

Facebook Safety Check Helps Paris but Ignored Beirut Bombs

While the world mourns for Paris's tragedy, there's a strong dissonance between safe and unsafe zones. Beirut, Lebanon was rock...

Nov 16 2015, 1:10am CST

Erecting Barriers at Berlin's East Side Gallery

Erecting Barriers at Berlin's East Side Gallery

The world watched with bated breath as the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. 26 years later and the world's watching barrie...

Nov 8 2015, 3:56pm CST

Without a Home: Plight of Stateless Children in Global Conflicts

Without a Home: Plight of Stateless Children in Global Conflicts

Stateless children face uncertain futures as global conflicts push migrants and refugees into safer locations. What happens to...

Nov 8 2015, 8:41am CST

Winter to Escalate European Refugee Crisis as Funds Run Low

Winter to Escalate European Refugee Crisis as Funds Run Low

As winter approaches, the European Refugee Crisis faces cold weather and overextended shelter space. The US donations of $172M...

Nov 7 2015, 1:50pm CST

TrialFunder: Providing Equality in Crowdsourcing Litigation in a Free Market

TrialFunder: Providing Equality in Crowdsourcing Litigation in a Free Market

Founders of TrialFunder aim to provide economical parity in the world of litigation. And investors offer money upfront while ea...

Nov 6 2015, 11:05pm CST

El Dia de los Muertos is more than sugar skulls and face painting

El Dia de los Muertos is more than sugar skulls and face painting

El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Latinx holiday that combines Catholic with per-Columbian traditions....

Nov 2 2015, 11:38pm CST

Days of Our Lives Continues 50 Years Anniversary at NYSE

Days of Our Lives Continues 50 Years Anniversary at NYSE

NBC's longest-running drama, Days of Our Lives, turns 50 this year and the network is pulling out all the stops to keep cast in...

Oct 30 2015, 11:02pm CDT

BBC Introduces Interactive Book World War One At Home

BBC Introduces Interactive Book World War One At Home

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Now BBC has collected over 1400 stories and pictures to describe what...

Oct 30 2015, 9:30pm CDT

EU Leader Summit about Refugee Crisis and the Balkan Route

EU Leader Summit about Refugee Crisis and the Balkan Route

Western Balkan and Central European leaders meet to discuss the refugee crisis and the route to freedom on October 25, 2015. An...

Oct 25 2015, 8:22pm CDT

Cheryl Henson on the Center of Puppetry Arts, Jim, and the Legacy's Future

Cheryl Henson on the Center of Puppetry Arts, Jim, and the Legacy's Future

Cheryl Henson joined a collection of Sesame Street and Henson puppeteers to talk about Jim Henson at Dragon Con this year. And...

Sep 20 2015, 5:52pm CDT

Don Rosa on Disney publishing and Carl Barks

Don Rosa on Disney publishing and Carl Barks

Don Rosa sat down and discussed Disney's European comics operation that invites diversity amid the plummeting worldwide sales f...

Sep 20 2015, 4:12pm CDT

 The Case of the Hugo Awards, Worldcon, and a Litter of Unhappy Puppies

The Case of the Hugo Awards, Worldcon, and a Litter of Unhappy Puppies

Every year, science fiction fans look forward to the lauded Hugo Awards. This year a slate or two of mischievous canines tried...

Aug 23 2015, 7:22pm CDT

Nashville Hotel boots Alleged Hated Group due to Activisim

Nashville Hotel boots Alleged Hated Group due to Activism

The Council of Conservative Citizens planned on a conference detailing the future of the organization in Music City. Instead ac...

Aug 23 2015, 4:39pm CDT

D23 Unveils PBS documentary American Experience: Walt Disney

D23 Unveils PBS documentary American Experience: Walt Disney

At Disney's bi-annual D23 expo, audiences viewed PBS's documentary about the company's leader in American Experience: Walt Disn...

Aug 16 2015, 1:58pm CDT

Ferguson one year later: Mike Brown, Black Lives Matter

Ferguson one year later: Mike Brown, Black Lives Matter

August 9 marks the one year anniversary of Mike Brown's death and new civil rights demand for racial equality. What's happened...

Aug 9 2015, 1:13pm CDT

'Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom' Promises Strong Narrative

'Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom' Promises Strong Narrative

Global citizens watched the Ukrainian protests during the winter of 2013 and early 2014 with a bated breath, wondering who woul...

Aug 8 2015, 3:42pm CDT

MSNBC Signs Off The Cycle, Ed Schultz, and Alex Wagner; Brings in Brian Williams, Chuck Todd

MSNBC Signs Off The Cycle, Ed Schultz, and Alex Wagner; Brings in Brian Williams, Chuck Todd

MSNBC President Phil Griffin let out a bombshell, stating that The Ed Show, The Cycle, and Now with Alex Wagner were canned in...

Jul 31 2015, 10:38pm CDT

25 Years of Change through Americans with Disabilities Act

25 Years of Change through Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, Americans with disabilities suddenly found a Congress willing to sign an act to prevent discrimination and in...

Jul 26 2015, 3:43pm CDT

Higher Ed Tenured Women Find Facetime Failing

Higher Ed Tenured Women Find Facetime Failing

A two-part series focusing on the role of women facing tenure in higher education shows the difference in pay gap, administrati...

Jul 26 2015, 1:30pm CDT

Kate Hudson and Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop in 2015

Kate Hudson and Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop in 2015

Celebrities Kate Hudson and Michael Kors are looking to break a cycle by putting an end to child hunger with the United Nations...

Jul 26 2015, 12:43pm CDT

Higher Ed Tenured Women Face Difficulties in Pay, Representation Gap

Higher Ed Tenured Women Face Difficulties in Pay, Representation Gap

A two-part series focusing on the role of women facing tenure in higher education shows the difference in pay gap, administrati...

Jul 25 2015, 11:06pm CDT

Publisher Mary Liebert of Transgender Health Thanks Caitlyn Jenner

Publisher Mary Liebert of Transgender Health Thanks Caitlyn Jenner

As the trans community gains prominence in a movement for equality, Transgender Health looks to open doors and medical access i...

Jul 19 2015, 7:54pm CDT

Mammals Evolutionary Eruption in Mid-Jurassic Period

Mammals Evolutionary Eruption in Mid-Jurassic Period

Oxford University and Macquarie University researchers have concluded that mid-Jurassic mammals had an explosive evolution comp...

Jul 19 2015, 6:44pm CDT

America's Only Endangered Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Released in Illinois

America's Only Endangered Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Released in Illinois

The Hine's Emerald Dragonfly has found a new home in a forest preserve in Chicago. So what makes the species so important to be...

Jul 19 2015, 3:38pm CDT

T-Mobile fined $17.5 million for non-compilance on 911 outages in 2014

T-Mobile fined $17.5 million for non-compilance on 911 outages in 2014

T-Mobile faces a hefty $17.5 million fine after not complying with FCC standards and delaying in telling the agency of two outa...

Jul 18 2015, 10:50pm CDT

Projected Ant-Man $60 Million Weekend Box Office Hit, Critically Panned

Projected Ant-Man $60 Million Weekend Box Office Hit, Critically Panned

This weekend, Ant-Man opened with a modest $60 million as comic fans love Marvel's latest while critics seem to pan the movie....

Jul 18 2015, 9:16pm CDT

World Mourns on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 First Anniversary

World Mourns on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 First Anniversary

July 17, 2015, marked the one-year anniversary of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17's crash in the eastern Ukraine. The global com...

Jul 17 2015, 11:00pm CDT

Anne Rice uses 'lynching', Dismisses history over E.L. James and Bullies

Anne Rice uses 'lynching', Dismisses history over E.L. James and Bullies

Anne Rice has been vocally supporting non-abuse of authors on the internet for over a decade. This week the author used 'lynchi...

Jul 4 2015, 3:29pm CDT

James Gunn Talks Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at Saturn Awards

James Gunn Talks Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at Saturn Awards

By James Gunn accepting Chris Pratt's Saturn Award, the Guardians of the Galaxy director faced media question time. So what did...

Jun 28 2015, 6:56pm CDT

What Happens When Kanye West Gets Kanyed at Glastonbury?

What Happens When Kanye West Gets Kanyed at Glastonbury?

Kanye West headlined the Glastonbury festival in Scotland on Saturday night, but found himself on the wrong end of the interrup...

Jun 28 2015, 6:12pm CDT

Ben and Jerry's says 'I Dough, I Dough' to Marriage Equality

Ben and Jerry's says 'I Dough, I Dough' to Marriage Equality

Vermont's favorite ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has just renamed their iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to I Dough, I Doug...

Jun 28 2015, 5:20pm CDT

There's an iPhone App for LGBTQ health says PRIDE researchers

There's an iPhone App for LGBTQ health says PRIDE researchers

A new study by PRIDE researchers looks to answer questions about the health of the LGBTQ community. First of its kind, the idea...

Jun 28 2015, 3:38pm CDT

Emergency Bailout Funding runs out for Greece and Tsipras, Calls for Referendum

Emergency Bailout Funding runs out for Greece and Tsipras, Calls for Referendum

As the European Central Bank's bailout phases out for Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants the country to decide on any...

Jun 28 2015, 2:14pm CDT

Bree Newsome Takes Down The Confederate Flag Amid Controversy

Bree Newsome Takes Down The Confederate Flag Amid Controversy

Bree Newsome did what politicans couldn't manage to do in the past 10 days by dismantling the Confederate flag in front of the...

Jun 28 2015, 12:18pm CDT

Researchers Say American Wilderness Needs Buffer Zones

Researchers Say American Wilderness Needs Buffer Zones

With the rapid growth of American population, researchers believe wilderness areas face a higher rate of degradation. Two from...

Jun 27 2015, 9:43pm CDT

Kevin Feige Talks About Marvel and Sony Producing Spider-Man

Kevin Feige Talks About Marvel and Sony Producing Spider-Man

Earlier this week, the latest casting and directing new for Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man picture was announced. Ron Howard endo...

Jun 27 2015, 7:15pm CDT

Channing Tatum on Gambit, X-Men, and the Carebears

Channing Tatum on Gambit, X-Men, and the Carebears

During a recent Reddit AMA, the Magic Mike XXL creator revealed what may happen with Gambit, what won't happen in X-Men, and wh...

Jun 21 2015, 6:47pm CDT

Harley Quinn Creators Reveal What Makes Her Tick

Harley Quinn Creators Reveal What Makes Her Tick

Recently, Jimmy Palmoitti and Amanda Connor sat down with fans on Twitter to discuss their take on the rocking Harley Quinn and...

Jun 21 2015, 6:12pm CDT

Figment 2 from Marvel's Disney Kingdom line hits shelves this fall

Figment 2 from Marvel's Disney Kingdom line hits shelves this fall

After the success of last year's Figment run by Jim Zubkavich and Filipe Andrade, the Disney Kingdom line is looking to bring t...

Jun 21 2015, 5:25pm CDT

Why does the public want Chuck Todd fired from Meet the Press?

Why does the public want Chuck Todd fired from Meet the Press?

After the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this week, Chuck Todd hosted a panel on gun violence that st...

Jun 21 2015, 4:30pm CDT

Meningitis vaccinations requirements around the world

Meningitis vaccinations requirements around the world

Meningitis is a serious infection where the brain and spinal cord are affected. New York, Chicago, and the U.K. are looking at...

Jun 21 2015, 3:32pm CDT

Why was Al Jazeera correspondent Ahmed Mansour detained in Berlin?

Why was Al Jazeera correspondent Ahmed Mansour detained in Berlin?

German authorities at Tegel airport in Berlin detained Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour at Egyptian request. Mansour believe...

Jun 20 2015, 11:48pm CDT

Hasbro's Transformers Products Revealed at BotCon

Hasbro's Transformers Products Revealed at BotCon

Hasbro revealed more Transformer products and toys at BotCon, including news on media projects Rescue Bots and Robots in Disgui...

Jun 20 2015, 9:44pm CDT

Thailand Flagged from ICAO on Aviation Safety

Thailand Flagged from ICAO on Aviation Safety

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has given Thailand a red-flag for not handling safety concerns properly. B...

Jun 20 2015, 7:53pm CDT

Warren tells Dimon: 'I fully understand' how global banking system works

Warren tells Dimon: 'I fully understand' how global banking system works

Earlier this week, JPMorgan Chase CEO questioned Senator Elizabeth Warren's knowledge of global banking. In a very swift, strai...

Jun 14 2015, 6:25pm CDT

Disgraced Sir Tim Hunt's Apology on Women in Science Rings Hollow

Disgraced Sir Tim Hunt's Apology on Women in Science Rings Hollow

The aftermath of Tim Hunt's sexist remarks on women in science labs shows a man scrambling for recognition as scientists debate...

Jun 14 2015, 4:11pm CDT

Get Smurfy with Demi Lovato in 2017

Get Smurfy with Demi Lovato in 2017

Sony and Columbia Pictures are looking to reboot the Smurfs in an all-new, but familiar design. Focusing on Peyo's creative sty...

Jun 14 2015, 2:04pm CDT

Georgia torrential flood opens zoo's gates, releasing over 30 animals

Georgia's torrential flood opens zoo's gates, releasing over 30 animals

Over 30 animals are estimated to have been released in Saturday night's floods in Tbilisi, Georgia. While specialized forces hu...

Jun 14 2015, 1:00pm CDT

Look for better battery time with Google Chrome, Mac Fans

Look for better battery time with Google Chrome, Mac Fans

Mac users may have the chance to enjoy Google Chrome without ongoing lags and battery with roll outs in a couple months. But wi...

Jun 13 2015, 5:07pm CDT

'So Long, Paparazzi' at LAX's Delta One

'So Long, Paparazzi' at LAX's Delta One

Celebrities are safe from paparazzi in LAX's Terminal 5 now. The $229 million upgrade ensures passengers a ride from the tarmac...

Jun 13 2015, 4:08pm CDT

Hillary Clinton looks for allies and harnasses in 2016 presidential campaign

Hillary Clinton looks for allies and harnesses in 2016 presidential campaign

Hillary Clinton launched her 2016 presidential campaign on June 13 in New York City to a packed crowd. But did the politician p...

Jun 13 2015, 1:14pm CDT

Obama looks to strengthen ties in G7 Summit

Obama looks to strengthen ties in G7 Summit

With the G7 Summit set in Kruen, Germany, President Obama is looking to strengthen weakened ties with Germany and Britain. But...

Jun 7 2015, 7:10pm CDT

Gender Equality HeForShe Campaign Makes IMPACT in Davros Press Conference

Gender Equality HeForShe Campaign Makes IMPACT in Davos Press Conference

HeForShe launched four months ago and men worldwide have committed to engage in gender equality. Now, the HeForShe campaign and...

Jan 25 2015, 11:31am CST