Portland, Oregon, is known for many things – its many bridges, the International Rose Test Garden, literary greats like Ursula K. Le Guin and Chuck Pahlaniuk, craft beer, indie music, comics publishers, craft beer… It’s easy to become blissfully lost in “Beervana.” Before we do, we had better share our... Read more

When Sam Altman, CEO of the company behind ChatGPT, gave Congressional testimony about the dangers of AI, many believed Altman had genuinely altruistic intentions. More cynically, we wondered if Altman was embarking on a preemptive apology tour, aiming to foster good will before damning revelations about his company could come... Read more

In June 2023, WesternRus announced to customers with regret that it would have to suspend its piracy operation. Given that WesternRus had profited handsomely from selling films – without bearing any costs of making them – what could possibly explain its sudden demise? According to WesternRus, its profitability had been... Read more

The 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will take place from September 7-17, 2023. As usual, an eager audience will gather for numerous screenings, including premieres of films from countries around the world. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the festival. Honorees Recipients of TIFF Tribute Awards are... Read more

The Venice International Film Festival will take place from August 30-September 9, 2023. Last year, for the 79th festival, we rounded up favorite spots around Venice. Now, we’re celebrating the festival’s 80th birthday with a preview of honorees, jury members, and films. We would still urge you to book a... Read more