Sex robots have been hotly debated. Some see them as beneficial for people who are lonely, who have recently lost a loved
We'll take one of each, please. Thanks.
The Off-Broadway Play Marjorie Prime and Today's Technologies: Talking Robots That May Someday Keep Us Company (and Make Us Immortal Too)
The intelligently written and beautifully acted play Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison -- now on extended run at Playwrights Horizons in New York through January 24 -- is also very timely in the world of today's technology.
If you are a therapist, member of the clergy, marriage counselor, or author of a book about relationships, Life in the Boomer Lane has some mighty bad news for you. For the mere cost of a movie ticket (and, of course, popcorn), one's marriage can be saved.
So basically now I'm thinking we're everywhere and nowhere; we're all the same; there is no such thing as time, or at least it's very slippery; today is tomorrow; I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together; AND, to top it all off, we can all live forever.
Move over, ScarJo. Comedian Bill Burr makes a much better artificially intelligent operating system in this parody of "Her
Heading into Oscar night, "12 Years a Slave" was tangled in a tight race with Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and David O. Russell's
"Saturday Night Live" brought back 19th century critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam), a new Weekend Update favorite, on
The Best Picture rarely tells us what the best picture is. But it very often gives us a valuable glimpse into what our society is going through at the time of the award. I thought I'd take a stab at describing what a win for each contender would say about our current society.
This year the top movies reflect the hopes, fears, and obsessions of their audiences, and so they offer us a chance to reflect on what these films can teach us. As our opening images suggest, one of the primary themes of our current films is one of our current dilemmas: Why do we feel so alone in a world in which it is possible to be connected 24/7?