Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
This is where crowd source information becomes invaluable.
To this end we have created a new SubReddit for Web series news: Webseriesnews
The purpose of this SubReddit is to help surface the most important news, of importance to Web series. This should not be confused with the existing Web Series Today SubReddit that focusses on news provided directly by Web series creators about their series. The new SubReddit is intended for more general news stories written by blog and news Web sites.
Participation is very easy. To add a relevant news story just hit the "submit button and paste in the URL for the article of interest. The SubReddit will even suggest a title for you, making the submission process a simple cut and paste operation. The second way to participate is to vote up (or down) the news stories that have been submitted. This is how to find out what news the Web series community thinks collectively is the most important news of the day. The third way to participate is to leave a comment. This is where the community can have a conversation around a new article exploring its relevance and implications for Web series.
Of course we hope that some of these conversations will extend into our Web series Today Google+ community for closer examination, but as always we leave the choice up to you, the community, to determine where best to discuss any particular news story.
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"We are pleased to announce that Silicon Valley technology journalist Mike Elgan has joined TWiT as our News Director and the Lead Anchor of our daily news netcast, Tech News Today (starting January 2, 2014)."
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
New beginnings for Rose & Nathan as they are finished moving into a new place, and Rose receives a meaningful new present from dad. Later, Claire invites her to dinner. Now she just has to figure out one thing: Is this a date?
The Independent Web Series Creators of Canada (IWCC) is pleased to announce the date and location of TO WebFest 2014, the inaugural year for this upcoming annual screening festival/conference exclusively dedicated to web series. TO WebFest 2014 will take place at Harbourfront Centre, May 9-11th.
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.
A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. After the Afrikaner nationalists of the National Party came to power in 1948 and began implementing the policy of apartheid, he rose to prominence in the ANC's 1952 Defiance Campaign, was elected President of the Transvaal ANC Branch and oversaw the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961 but was found not guilty. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the South African Communist Party he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961, leading a bombing campaign against government targets. In 1962 he was arrested, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial.
Mandela served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 amid escalating civil strife. Becoming ANC President, Mandela published his autobiography and led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory. He was elected President and formed a Government of National Unity in an attempt to defuse ethnic tensions. As President, he promulgated a new constitution and initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Continuing the former government's liberal economic policy, his administration introduced measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty, and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw military intervention in Lesotho. He declined to run for a second term, and was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Mandela subsequently became an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Right-wing critics denounced him as a terrorist and communist sympathiser. He nevertheless gained international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata ("Father"); he is often described as "the father of the nation". Mandela died following a long illness on 5 December 2013 at his home in Johannesburg.
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We want to hear all about your yummiest hidden culinary secrets from homemade stinky cheese to specialty libations and everything in between.
Does your grandma make the best pie you’ve ever had? Tell us all about her and why her pie recipe is so special.
Do you like a special topping on your pizza that’s only available in your area? Share your faves with us. We promise we won’t laugh (we like saur kraut here in Iowa).
Have you ever visited a restaurant in the middle-of-nowhere that attracts people from near and far? We’d love to hear all about it.
Does your town offer homegrown produce or livestock options that put the mass-produced stuff to shame? Tell us where you are!
So put down your fork, wipe that BBQ sauce off your chin, and share your favorite foodie stories and pix at our Round Table.
While you’re at it, be sure to let us know where our next adventure should lead us by Requesting a Quest.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Leila and her friends continue their quest to get Force Powers. This week they meditate and take some medicinal aids. Though mentioning Mitichlorians is ground for any break up.
Just another cooking or travel show? I don’t think so. After all, not just any show will take you on a Booze Quest to the banks of the Mississippi where Chef Robert will teach you how to creatively use gin and vodka in recipes shared by a small family-owned distillery.
What’s that? Spirited recipes not your style? Then tag along on a SPAM Quest. That’s SPAM as in pork shoulder and ham (not those nasty emails nobody wants). We find out what’s cooking in Hormel SPAM Town USA in Austin, MN.
Chef Robert and his camera crew (you’ll meet his cameraman, Paul, on many of the quests) are in for endless cooking and travel adventures as they embark on food quests that bring you the most interesting people, places and food across America.
AFQ is a web-based show, so our audience (that’s you) will interact with us through comments, ratings, and the most important interaction of all, the ‘Request A Quest’ where you tell us exactly what you want to see. Do you want to see Chef and Paul go on a quest for the smelliest cheese? No problem. Cooking with the Amish? Hmmm, we’ll look into it. Does your grandma have the best-kept secret family recipe for apple pie (and can you expose her secret on the Internet)? We’re on it. We want to hear it all. We will even let our website audience vote on some of the top suggestions we receive.
What’s The Show Really About?We are tracking down hometown culinary America. We are searching for America’s best kept cooking secrets, from grandma’s famous apple pie that has been handed down for generations, to that middle-of-nowhere restaurant that people drive hours to get to just for their one specialty.
We’re also after that special ingredient or homegrown produce or livestock that beats the mass-produced grocers hands down. From characters to creations we want to find the unique, the tastiest, the healthiest and the just plain fun foods, places and people across the country.
Visit AmericanFoodQuest.com to discover all our episodes and videos and sign up for show updates.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
This is our pilot episode for The Invaders web-series "Angie's Logs" is a live action comedy sci fi web-series which chronicles the adventures of eight year old Angie Martinez and her babysitter Beth Adleman as they attempt repel an alien invasion of Earth from all powerful, unseen, other worldly beings.
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The first episode of a new webseries where we take a different ridiculous movie concept every month and make a 20-25 minute movie out of it.
Yes, it's silly. Yes, the animations are ridiculous. Hope you enjoy!
Directed by: Andy Mogren
Starring (in alphabetical order): Luke Barats, Alex Barbatsis, Joe Bereta , Tony Cavalero, Brian Corsetti, Olivia Henry, Matt Houchin, John Lange, Jonny Loquasto, Sandra McCoy, Alex Mogren, Bruce Mogren, and Caitlin Thompson
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket launched from the Xichang launch site in China carrying the countries first Rover destined for the Moon - Chang'e 3. Liftoff occurred December 1st 2013 at 17:30 UTC. Chang'e 3 contains a lander from which the Rover will deploy from after landing on the Moon surface on December 14th 2013.
The Rover will be the first spacecraft in 37 years to make a soft landing on the Moon after Russia's Luna 24 mission in 1976. The Rover weighs 120kg and is 1.5 meters tall, it's onboard systems allow it to transmit live video and also dig - performing soil analysis.
The Ushers - A Dark Tale of a Bright Night is an international sci-fi written by Chiara De Caroli and directed by Andrea Galatà. Shot in 4 continents around the world with an innovative experimental system of direction "by distance", The Ushers shows the potential of spreading creativity in the gobalization era.