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Apple Co-Founder Bringing Even Nerdier ‘Comic Con’ to Silicon Valley

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley. The convergence will occur March 18-20 in San Jose, California, with the debut of Silicon Valley Comic Con. It’s … Continue reading Apple Co-Founder Bringing Even Nerdier ‘Comic Con’ to Silicon Valley →

Pete Docter on Pixar's Early Years and Creating 'Inside Out'

When Pete Docter's daughter turned 11, he noticed she turned from a "happy, goofy" girl into a "quiet and more reclusive" one. That shift into teenhood became the basis of his animated film, "Inside Out," which is now nominated for an Academy Award. The movie goes inside the ...read more

YouTube, with Restraint, Rolls Out Original Programming

Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, Lazer Team. Suddenly, a roar from a monster in one of the previews literally rattles the theater’s walls. “I bet the sound … Continue reading YouTube, with Restraint, Rolls Out Original Programming →

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” ”Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said. White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and had retreated from the public even as the … Continue reading Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74 →

Companies Release Super Bowl Ads to Maximize Exposure

With Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, a flurry of advertisers including Budweiser and LG Electronics have already released their game-day ads in the hopes of stoking excitement and building up shares on social media. Because ads cost up to $5 million per 30 seconds, advertisers are looking to extend buzz to make … Continue reading Companies Release Super Bowl Ads to Maximize Exposure →

WIN: Tickets to The Moth in Berkeley!

The Moth Live is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, with public StorySLAM events that are broadcast each Saturday at 10pm on KQED Public Radio (88.5.) We've got five pairs of tickets ...read more

Former DA Says Bill Cosby is Shielded from Prosecution

The former district attorney who declined a decade ago to bring sex-crime charges against Bill Cosby testified Tuesday that his decision binds his successors and forever closes the door on prosecuting the comedian. Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor took the stand as part of a bid by Cosby’s lawyers to get the case … Continue reading Former DA Says Bill Cosby is Shielded from Prosecution →