Larry and KPCC critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2, The Way, Way Back and more. Also, the Academy added 276 more people to its roster, hoping to add diversity by bringing in more women and minorities. Will these additions affect the Oscars? TGI-Filmweek!
In “Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation,” animator Tom Sito details the history of animation. From medical imagery to film and from PONG to Avatar, Sito’s book covers how animation and computer graphics has developed over the past 50 years. Which CG movies made an impression on you? Which movie has the best graphics? Which one has the worst?
Greece resoundingly rejected continued economic austerity in Sunday’s referendum.. Also, with the Confederate Flag falling from favor across the country, a question has come to the fore: where is the line when it comes to glorifying or castigating historical figures? Then, the West's perception of women's lives in Iran is incomplete at best.
The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high. Also, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reset the stakes and created a new test for whether interns should be paid. Then, the long 4th of July weekend is upon us. There’s no better time to get in your car and go somewhere. But where?
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block enforcement of new measures that make it easier to dismantle homeless encampments. Also, Covered California will collect data on prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays, a move that has stirred serious concerns about data protection and privacy. Then, has hitchhiking become obsolete in today’s America?
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