There’s a reason most of Jared Hess’s films share titles with their lead characters. It’s because these films are meticulously constructed vehicles for unique personalities who are often more engaging than the situations in which they find themselves. advertisement advertisement Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, and Gentleman Broncos all share a certain sensibility and homespun charm, but more than that, they all feature characters so fully realized and inhabited they practically jut out of the screen. Hess writes each of his creations with his wife, Jerusha, and directs them himself. Before one word is written down, however, the pair have hours of conversations mapping out every detail about the people at the center of their developing story. It shows in the execution. In the new Don Verdean, Sam Rockwell plays the eponymous biblical archeologist who may be past his sell-by date in terms of fame, and thus resorts to some questionable activities. Rockwell, who … [Read more...] about “Don Verdean” and “Napoleon Dynamite” Creator Jared Hess On Character-Based Movies
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Julia K. Day remembers the moment she got interested in understanding how people use architecture. Day, who is now an assistant professor in Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction, was a design student studying a new high-performance building in Spokane, Washington. The building had an interface designed to let people know when it was environmentally ideal to open the windows rather than use the A/C. When the conditions was right, a green light would come on–supposedly letting people know they should open their windows. advertisement advertisement Supposedly. No one she talked to even knew the system existed. “They thought it was part of the fire alarm system,” Day recalls over email. “Some people didn’t even know they could open their windows! I remember thinking, ‘This is crazy. The owner probably spent a lot of money to have this fancy system installed, and no one even knows what it is.'” It was a … [Read more...] about Architecture’s UX Problem
Around 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a building in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood exploded and caught fire, injuring 19 people–three critically. As of this writing, at least two people are reported missing. advertisement advertisement The blast, apparently “caused by plumbing and gas work being done” in the neighborhood, according to the New York Times, shook nearby restaurants, drew crowds of people into the streets, and sent up a thick gray smoke plume that could be seen across the city. As often happens now, witnesses tweeted and Instagrammed photos and videos of the scene. But for the first time, people also flocked to two brand-new live-streaming apps: the month-old Meerkat and the then-hours-old Periscope. Live-streaming video has suddenly gotten easier than ever before–and as is the case every time social media takes a leap forward, a host of practical and ethical questions about using technology during times of tragedy have presented … [Read more...] about Is It Wrong To Watch?
Personal care brand mCaffeine, which sells caffeine-infused products, is aiming to achieve Rs 100 crore in annual revenue, and 1.5 million customers, in the next 12 months.In a freewheeling chat with Moneycontrol, Tarun Sharma, co-founder of mCaffeine, said the brand has served more than half-a-million customers since its inception in 2016, and it is most popular among millennials.Sharma refrained from revealing the current turnover but said that the company has been "growing very aggressively in the past 12 months".Close mCaffeine is India's first caffeinated personal care brand co-founded by Tarun Sharma and Vikas Lachhwani, in October 2016, after nine months of extensive research.Himadri BuchAssistant Editor|Moneycontrol.com Subhash Chandra stake stake in ZEE | Will it release logjam for MFs?SEBI move to up minimum PMS investment could benefit mutual fundsExclusive | L&T MF CIO Soumendra Nath Lahiri resignsThe research yielded that caffeine is basically a … [Read more...] about Online personal care brand mCaffeine eyes Rs 100 cr annual revenue in a year
Amol AgrawalThe Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has long been a pioneer of many things in central banking. The RBNZ pioneered the practice of inflation targeting 30 years ago in 1989 which soon became a gold standard for central banking worldwide. After the 2008 crisis, it continued to be a pioneer in both monetary policy and financial stability.The RBNZ has made another recent change which is interesting and worth exploring for other central banks.Close Till November 2018, the RBNZ senior management comprised one governor, one Deputy Governor (in charge of financial stability) and two assistant governors — one responsible for economics and the head of operations. On November 2, 2018, the central bank reorganised itself and this led to number of assistant governors increasing from two to five. The new functions given to the three new AGs were: governance, strategy and corporate relations; people and culture and chief financial officer. related news RBI supersedes … [Read more...] about Banking | Should RBI have a Deputy Governor based outside Mumbai?