Ronda Rousey on ‘Good Morning America’: Biggest Takeaways from Interview


UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared on Thursday's Good Morning America for an interview with host Robin Roberts. She talked about the state of MMA in New York and some misconceptions about the sport.   Karim Zidan of Bloody Elbow passed along comments from Rousey about New York not allowing professional MMA events, including the UFC, to take place. She discussed the safety issues involved with the current approach taken by the state [sic]: MMA isn't actually banned. It Read more [...]

Has the game industry turned the corner on women and diversity? (interview)


Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6! After a year of going back to the Stone Age during the GamerGate controversy, the game industry made some progress last week in advancing the cause of women and diversity in the game business. Kate Edwards, executive director at the International Game Developers Association, is Read more [...]

Kristen Stewart Gets Punky For Interview Magazine March 2015 Cover


She’s had a crazy career of ups and downs, and Kristen Stewart is thankful for all the good and bad she’s experienced thus far. The “Still Alice” actress is featured on the front of the March 2015 issue of Interview magazine, pulling off a punk vibe while famed photographer Steven Klein manned the camera. And though the “Twilight Saga” films weren’t exactly Oscar-worthy, Kristen still stands by her work- “Anybody who wants to talk sh*t about Twilight, I completely get it, but there’s Read more [...]

An Interview with Art Wehrhahn, MoMA Film Vault Manager


Art Wehrhahn at work in The Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center in Hamlin, PA. Photo: Mary Keene Those of you who follow my blog posts know I generally write about issues relating to the MoMA film collection. When my colleague and dear friend Art Wehrhahn announced his retirement this summer, it seemed fitting to devote a blog post to an interview with Art that examines an extraordinary career spanning more than four decades. How long have you worked with the MoMA collection? I’ve worked Read more [...]

‘Modern Love’ preview: Interview with artist Tsubaki Anna


Opening Nov. 20 is the museum’s third and final exhibition focusing on the genre of Japanese erotic art. The first exhibition, Arts of the Bedchamber, opened in 2012, discussed the development of shunga (early modern erotic art) in the 17th and early 18th centuries. The second exhibition, Tongue in Cheek, looked at shunga in the 19th century. Now with Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art, co-curators Shawn Eichman and Stephen Salel have created an exhibition that reveals how Japanese Read more [...]

Cyan Worlds’ Rand Miller explains why it’s taking decades to bring Myst to television (interview)


Above: Myst is one of the most successful games of all time.Image Credit: Cyan WorldsRand Miller has dedicated most of his professional life to the Myst video game series and its fans. That’s why Miller, co-founder of Cyan Worlds in Spokane, Wash., announced a deal last week to create a new television show based on the Myst franchise. The transmedia project involves not only a TV show with Legendary Television and Digital Media but other sorts of interactive media as well. Myst is one of the Read more [...]

Chelsea Handler Tweets Booby Pic to Plug Sirius XM Interview


She certainly knows how to get attention, and Chelsea Handler used her womanly assets to drum up interest in her upcoming interview with Dave Grohl. The former “Chelsea Lately” lady tweeted a photo with three friends, pulling down her bikini top to expose her entire left lady pillow. She captioned the image, “Follow SiriusXM and @EWlive for a preview of my Town Hall with Dave Grohl.” And while her chat with the Foo Fighters front man has come and gone, Chelsea’s chesty moment will forever Read more [...]