An editorial about the the nearly extinct movie tradition film makers should bring back. For theater goers, the all but obsolete musical overture is a bridge between real life and the world they’re about to enter.
Traditionally an announcement regarding a soon to be released project is unveiled months in advance – at least, if not years if it’s a big budget production or product. But the price may be bittersweet, especially when the announcement is met by a legion of fans ready to quench their curiosity. Speculations will arise on social media and specialized media, and that is a good thing for visibility. But what happens if, by any chance, the information is scarce or, as most cases, it is nothing more than a tease?
Written by Mateus Andrade for Auctoritas
Photography by Kristina Flour
“Let me show you my notebook where I wrote the algorithm. An algorithm is like a recipe,” Leila, one of the students in the class, explained to the school official who described the scene to me. You might assume these were gifted students at an elite school. Instead they were 7-year-olds, second graders in the Union Public Schools district in the eastern part of Tulsa, Okla., where more than a third of the students are Latino, many of them English language learners, and 70 percent receive free or reduced-price lunch. From kindergarten through high school, they get a state-of-the-art education in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM subjects.
Sociologists spend their careers trying to understand how societies work. And some of the most pressing problems in big chunks of the United States may show up in economic data as low employment levels and stagnant wages but are also evident in elevated rates of depression, drug addiction and premature death. In other words, economics is only a piece of a broader, societal problem. So maybe the people who study just that could be worth listening to.
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Written by Neil Irwin for The New York Times
Illustration by Wren McDonald
Vulture considers a different perspective about the distressful attack on Ankara - an analysis considering the media portrayal and the boundaries between photo-journalism and editorial photography. It is a brave and unexpected exercise in semiotics and conflict.
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Written by Jerry Saltz for Vulture
Photography: AFP/AFP/Getty Images
As the world watched the surprising victory by Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, the media and specialists quickly started a ferocious analysis on what brought on such an upset; especially when pollings took as a surefire victory for the Democrat candidate. The consequences will be numerous, domestically for the U.S. citizens, as well for foreign policy. Here are some interesting perspectives on the event: