The Hunger Games is a young adult novel about a grim future, in which teens are picked each year to fight to the death on TV. The subject matter, however, has earned the eagerly-awaited movie adaptation some ratings troubles. In the U.S., the MPAA issued it a PG-13 rating, for movies with material "inappropriate" for pre-teens. In the UK, the distributor cut 7 seconds of blood splatter to earn a "12" rating instead of the "15" first offered by censors there — children under the rated age may not enter theaters unless accompanied by an adult.
Nantes, France's Château des ducs de Bretagne museum of history delayed its exhibition about Genghis Khan after the Chinese government insisted that the words "Genghis Khan" not appear anywhere in the show. Same goes for "Empire" and "Mongol." From The Guardian: The exhibit was planned in collaboration with the Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot, China. But… READ THE REST
Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin is perhaps best known for the Remembrance of the Earth's Past trilogy, which is sometimes referred to by the name of the first book, The Three Body Problem, which was the first Asian novel to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel; it also helped kick-off the current Chinese… READ THE REST
The Netflix blurb for Cuties describes the plot as: Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family's traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew. Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, a French Senegalese woman (not unlike the film's young protagonist), the film won the Directing Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at… READ THE REST
Training packages are available everywhere. And since everyone wants to know how to code, there are literally hundreds of different courses, lectures, and training sessions that can help teach you the building blocks of this foundational ability. However, most of us aren't very patient. We want the facts we need to know, we want them… READ THE REST
Your brain is a wondrous creation. Even when you're destroying it with Cheetos and hour after hour of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's still the most powerful computer you will ever own. According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, each human brain has the capacity to store up to 2.5 petabytes of data.… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST