At the Heart of Gold: how ‘predatory’ institutions protected Larry Nassar

In a shocking new documentary, film-maker Erin Lee Carr cracks open the network that allowed an Olympic coach to molest at least 250 women and girls For more than two decades, Larry Nassar used his position as an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University and longtime doctor for the United States womens gymnastics team to molest at least 250 women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. The manipulation ran so deep that his victims for years believed there was nothing to report. In many of the cases the abuse happened while a parent was in the room, a tragic detail that offers an alarming metaphor of how blind we can be. It was literally happening in front of …

‘It changes the way you see everything’: the shocking film about gerrymandering

In Slay the Dragon, the controversial practice of warping district lines in the US is laid bare along with the fight to stop it from happening in the future Katie Fahey was not looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner in November 2016. The election had splintered her family some had supported Donald Trump, others backed Bernie Sanders, then Hillary Clinton and the only agreement seemed to be a deep frustration with the polarized and paralyzingly entrenched interests of the political status quo. So one morning before heading to work as a sustainability organizer for a grocery company, the then 26-year-old aimed for a point of common ground with a Facebook post, reanimated in an early scene of the documentary Slay the …

See You Yesterday review poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in time In the last couple of years, weve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police officers. In Monsters and Men, Widows, Blindspotting and The Hate U Give, an ugly real-world epidemic provided dramatic impetus for creators and audiences have been left with a necessary and damning snapshot of the time were in. Theres more on the way, including the horror movie The Red Line, but its unlikely that well see anything quite like See You Yesterday, a smart, often …

Dont See Yourself on Your Emoji Keyboard? She Can Help

Before Jennifer 8. Lee started working with emoji, communicating a complex thought using only the tiny icons felt a bit like trying to color the entire world with just an eight-pack of Crayolas. You could get the gist across, but nuance was absent. These days, if you've found an emoji that feels like a mirror image of yourself, you likely have Lee to thank. And if you've found yourself longing for an emoji that does not yet exist? Lee is the person to call. Lee, who runs the emoji advocacy group Emojination, has personally had a hand in creating more than 100 new emoji, many of those showing people or cultural touchstones that previously went underrepresented. Of the new additions …