Author: Sage Nader

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The Oscar-winning movie that gave me period pride

November 28, 2018

  The Oscar-award winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence tells the story of Indian sanitary-pad makers. But it’s much more than that. The half-hour documentary, streaming now on Netflix, features a group of fiercely determined young women in rural India who decide to install a sanitary-pad machine, combat the stigma of menstruation and discover their independence. […]

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Can Black Panther win Best Picture at the Oscars?

November 23, 2018

And the nominees are…  Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s already a cultural phenomenon, a critical success and a billion-dollar box office sensation. At the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, will it also usher in a new era of recognition for effects-driven superhero […]

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Google walkout: Workers worldwide protest handling of sexual harassment cases

November 18, 2018

Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Thursday in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich and New York followed suit at 11 a.m. […]

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Oscars 2019 nominations: Black Panther up for Best Picture, 6 other awards

November 17, 2018

Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice earned Academy Awards 2019 Best Picture nominations Tuesday morning. In total, Black Panther — the 18th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and the first superhero flick to get the Best Picture nod — scored seven nominations, while Roma and The Favourite […]

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Google takes steps to crush tech support scams

November 15, 2018

Google is planning to restrict ads for third-party tech support services following an increase in ‘misleading’ experiences. The search company will limit such ads globally while it prepares a verification program to make sure only ‘legitimate providers’ can offer their services, according to a weekend blog post. ‘For many years, we’ve consulted and worked with […]

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Dwayne Johnson will play steel-drivin’ man John Henry in Netflix film

October 21, 2018

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is adding yet another giant role to his resume. He’ll star in John Henry and the Statesmen for Netflix, he announced Tuesday. In the film, Johnson will lead a group of ‘the most popular folklore figures and legends from different cultures around the world.’ Johnson himself will work as a producer […]

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Movies and shows on Amazon: September 2018

October 16, 2018

Fall is nearly here and as we slowly slide into Halloween season, you may as well start on your horror binge. Amazon Prime picked up a few good horror films including The Amityville Horror, Pumpkinhead and Jigsaw. Or, if you’d prefer to watch something a little less scary, there’s Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.  A few classics […]

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CES 2019: The schedule so far

October 1, 2018

CES 2019, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, has a show floor that spans at least three venues and runs from Tuesday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 11 with keynotes, events and announcements all day and night. However, the conference actually gets rolling on Sunday, Jan. 6 before the show floors even open, […]

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Facebook’s and social media’s fight against fake news may get tougher

September 21, 2018

Facebook isn’t the same social network it used to be. A decade ago, status updates had to include the word ‘is.’ Catching up with friends meant writing on their Facebook digital walls.  Today’s social media couldn’t be more different. Users are sharing moments of their lives in vertical videos and photos that vanish in 24 hours […]

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Facebook shares progress on civil rights audit: ‘We need to do more’

September 2, 2018

Facebook has released a progress report on its civil rights audit, which shows it’s made some significant changes like strengthening efforts to fight voter suppression and cracking down on fake accounts seeking to influence political views. The social network unveiled on Tuesday the results of the first six months of the audit (PDF), which it launched in […]

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