The term “blindspotting” describes a perceptual dilemma best illustrated by Rubin’s vase, that famous black-and-white image that tricks the eye into seeing either a piece of pottery or two faces in profile, but never both at the same time.Read more
The Los Angeles Times has a new address. After more than 85 years at the intersection of 1st and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, the newspaper will officially call El Segundo home by the end of the month. The owners of the Gordon B. Kaufmann-designed structure — which won a gold medal at the 1937 Paris Exposition — have plans for its post-Times life, but to many, it’s still the end of an era.Read more
Netflix took an unexpected drubbing Monday on Wall Street amid signs that the company’s once torrid growth may be slowing as it faces rising competition.
The global streaming giant attracted fewer new subscribers than anticipated in the second quarter, causing its shares to tumble 14% in after-hours trading Monday.Read more
When USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative published the results of its study on diversity in film criticism last month, the “news” that the vast majority of film critics are white men surprised exactly no one. The data, however, did provide statistical support to what many have experienced and felt while pursuing careers in criticism and entertainment journalism.Read more
There were valet attendants where the school buses should have been. Instead of an attendance roster, hip comedy types — Nick Kroll, Alia Shawkat, Gillian Jacobs — had their names checked off a VIP list. Hollywood had taken over Joseph Le Conte Middle School for the premiere of the new movie “Eighth Grade,” and there were barely any actual eighth-graders in sight.Read more