Chronicle Screenwriter Sets The Record Straight On The Sequel

By: Eric Eisenberg It’s been a few months since we last heard an update about the progress of Chronicle 2, and at that time there was little more than bad news. While the news didn’t come from an official source, just screenwriter Max Landis‘ dad John Landis, the story was more than a little disheartening, with the elder Landis saying that the script for the sequel was having … Continue reading Chronicle Screenwriter Sets The Record Straight On The Sequel

Michael Apted Adapting Novel Eight Months On Ghazzah Street

By: Kristy Puchko For an Western woman who is free to go to school, socialize as she likes, wear what she wants, and drive wherever she chooses, the life of women in more restrictive cultures might seem incomprehensible. It certainly did for Frances Shore, the British woman at the center of Hilary Mantel‘s novelEight Months on Ghazzah Street. In the book, Shore moves with her husband … Continue reading Michael Apted Adapting Novel Eight Months On Ghazzah Street

The One-Child Policy stays until 2015

Okay, so I was reading this article about a Chinese National, a Chinese Olympic Gold Metalist named Tian Liang.  He had a second child, and authorities in China are investigating him for violating the, somewhat understandable, barbaric law.  I understand that there is a great overpopulation in China, I mean I believe that there is a overpopulation in the world in general.  But I think … Continue reading The One-Child Policy stays until 2015

Report: Mexico, Egypt no longer have a free press

original article by BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer Barry Schweid, Ap Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON – Mexico can no longer be considered to have a free press because of the threats and violence associated with drug trafficking, but an eight-year decline in press freedom around the world appears to have begun leveling off in 2010, an independent advocacy group reported. In its annual accounting of press … Continue reading Report: Mexico, Egypt no longer have a free press