Sitting on our couches, staring at the screen in front of us, we most likely think very little about the man that enabled us to not move for such an extended period of time. He was Eugene Polley, inventor of the television remote control, who died at the age of 96 in a suburban Chicago hospital last month.
The artists Jeanne-Claude and Christo are best known for The Gates, the billowing, bright orange arches they installed by the thousands in New York’s Central Park in 2005. But in 1969 they were still struggling to make their mark. Their artistic quest led them to Chicago, where they clashed with officials, stunned the public and made art history.
Men classically dominate the global sports scene. Their female counterparts go unnoticed, especially in developing nations. Elizabeth Stanton, a journalist and documentary filmmaker, traveled to Ecuador on assignment. She noticed a void in coverage of female sports.
To understand the Cannes awards process, you'd need Rosetta Stone-type skill to decipher the games of compromise played during jury discussions. Luckily we have film contributor Milos Stehlik to help us sort through this year's prizes.
Will Allen was born to sharecroppers, but never intended to become a farmer himself. Instead he climbed the ranks of basketball until he played professionally. Then he took on the corporate world as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Proctor and Gamble.