This Week In Trailers: Actors of Sound, Tilt, Survivors Guide to Prison, Marrowbone, The Trade

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

The 2018 Ars Technica Valentine’s Day gift guide

(credit: Valentina Palladino) We, the unfeeling and tech-obsessed robots of Ars Technica, are not ones for romance. We’re usually more concerned with the inner workings of operating systems, gaming consoles, and Internet regulation than those of the human heart. But we realize that love is a powerful drug and that Valentine’s Day is a time […]

How to Stop Procrastinating (A Step-By-Step Guide to Boost Productivity)

If you have so many things to do that you often find yourself struggling to finish projects and tasks and move on to other stuff, you’re certainly not alone. Studies show that over 20 percent of the adult population put off or avoid doing certain tasks by allowing themselves to be overtaken by distractions.[1] What about […]

The selloff continues: Here’s a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

Reuters/Brendan McDermid Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today’s markets. The US stock market looks like its heading for another day of selling, watch the Dow move in real time here. It’s the EU’s worst day since Brexit. Bitcoin dropped below 6,000, well off its highs near $ 20,000. Oil […]

THE GLOBAL STOCK ROUT: A super-quick guide to what’s happened, and why

Here’s the state of play after one of the most dramatic 24 hours on global financial markets in years. The blood-letting in stocks continued into the Asian trading day. Here’s where markets were at shortly before 4pm Sydney time: ASX 200: 5,797.00, -229.20 (-3.80%) Nikkei 225: 21,181.00, -1501.08 (-6.62%) Shanghai Composite: 3,412.55, -74.95 (-2.15%) Dow […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in February

Once again, it’s early in the year and the pickins are a little slim at movie theaters in general – if you’re not catching up on end-of-the-year prestige releases (though seriously, who could blame you if you were), there’s not much besides Black Panther to get all that worked up about. But there are a […]