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Disaster Film San Andreas Gets Reviewed by an Actual Seismologist

Dr. Lucy Jones took a break from studing real earthquakes to tell the world what she thinks of cinematic ones.

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Doctor Lucy Jones is astonishingly well-credentialed. Per her professional profile, she graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature, before earning her Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She’s the author of over 100 academic papers on earthquakes, and has spent over two decades working for the U.S Geological Survey, as well as at Caltech’s seismological laboratory. Dr. Jones also leads a partnership between the USGS and the city of LA to explore the “seismic vulnerabilities” of that region.

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Haunted Gmail Account The Star Of Ridiculous 5-Minute Short Film

When the circle goes from red to green, all hell breaks loose.

Could something more sinister be lurking behind your screen?

On a normal day, the worst thing that can happen to you on G-chat is an awkward conversation, or perhaps the boss catching you “otherwise engaged.” But in the world of comedian and filmmaker Alex J. Mann, you just might find yourself trading emojis and inside jokes with a recently deceased ex. This is the exact premise of his new short film, Green Dot, in which a woman gets chatted-up by a pop-up window supposedly from her dead boyfriend, Trent.

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Lights, Camera, Indie: How to Find Fresh Flicks

Forget the cineplex. It's never been more fun to explore the great big world of excellent independent film out there.

This post is in partnership with Pepsi Refresh Project

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Literacy As a Weapon: Documentary To Be Heard Spotlights Radical Approach to Teaching That Put Bronx Teens on the College Track

The Power Writers program teaches, "If you don’t learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you."

Can a radical approach to teaching writing help students from low income backgrounds learn to express themselves and get on the college track? That's the premise of To Be Heard, a new education documentary that tells the story of Karina Sanchez, Pearl Quick and Anthony Pittman, three teens who participate in the Power Writers Program, an intensive three-hour-per-session class led by guest instructors at University Heights High School in the Bronx. The film follows the friends over the course of their four years at the school and shows how they overcome the statistical odds to go on to become the first ever in their families to attend four-year colleges.

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Is This the First Oscar-Worthy YouTube Video?

Roger Ebert says Idiot with a Tripod, which was created in just one day earlier this week, should win an Oscar award.

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The venerable movie critic Roger Ebert has declared that Idiot with a Tripod, shot by an amateur filmmaker named Jamie Stuart during this week's snowstorm in New York City, should win the Academy Award for best live-action short subject. His reasoning is as follows:

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