NFfCR Retrospective 2014 … and Preview 2015

2014 has been the busiest year yet for the NFfCR. We have been experiencing exponential growth: adding new artists, new patrons, and new audience members, and pushing forward an incredible number of new artistic projects. I wanted to highlight some of what has happened this year, in case you missed it: In July, after a […]

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How Movie Makers can Get Better Cinema Revenues in 2015

The data are in, and it looks like cinema revenues are continuing to decline: Despite a fantastic Christmas at the box office, 81 million people didn’t buy movie tickets this year. Not only were this year’s domestic admissions of 1.259 billion off 6% from 2013’s 1.34B, but the number of tickets sold hit their lowest level since […]

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Viral Videos Palestinian Style: “How to Stab a Jew”

Some apparently serious things are so absurd in themselves that it is hard to determine whether to laugh heartily at them, or cry for humanity. Or something of both. Religionists tend to produce some of the more compelling “parodies of themselves.” Like the new Palestinian viral video “How to Stab a Jew”. You just can’t […]

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Women Face Terrorism Charges in Saudi Arabia … for Driving

I’m not sure exactly how Saudi Arabia defines terrorism, but apparently two women have been charged with it. For driving. Driving through a security checkpoint? Driving a bomb into a hospital? Nope. Just driving. Because it’s illegal in Saudi Arabia for women to drive. Why it’s illegal in the Muslim country is unclear. But it’s […]

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House Majority Whip Scalise Tied to White Nationalist Group?

Oh, man. Sometimes the GOP just can’t catch a break. Apparently, the House majority whip, Republican Steve Scalise from Louisiana, spoke at a white nationalist convention in 2002: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the newly elected House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white nationalist leaders while serving as a […]

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The Lost Generation in a Brave New World

“But old clothes are beastly,” continued the untiring whisper. “We always throw away old clothes. Ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending, ending is better …” Children in Brave New World were hypno-trained with messages of endless consumption and appetite for new things. Because without constant and regular consumption, the over-production of […]

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Surprise: Rich Donors Leaned Democrat in the Midterms

Well, the data is in, and it is clear yet again: the really rich donors leaned Democrat this midterm election. With all the propaganda pouring out of the mills about Republican Super PACs, and Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, and GOP cronyism, and blah blah blah, you would think that the only supporters of […]

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