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Film digs in to mine: 'Red Gold' looks at issues surrounding Pebble

...real-life, Alaskan version of the motion-picture phenomenon "Avatar." While "Red Gold" does not take place in space, but rather...inhospitable place to have a mine." "Red Gold," unlike "Avatar," really tries to show different perspectives on the controversial...

...recent "body swapping" at her Tribeca studio, she invited a group of professional women to try on what she calls sculptural avatars, which can each weigh from seven to 20 pounds. Stein asked the wearers to imagine they are trying on another skin "to get...
Bob Franken: Our heroes' broken promises

...administrations. In fact, many of them have gotten worse.Maybe that's why we get enjoyment from watching some of these pumped-up avatars occasionally get cut down to size. It might explain our fascination over the fall of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell...
Opinion game was originally released in Japan last year and features a cast of Mii characters - Nintendo's personalized avatars of real players - living on a virtual island. Gamers can do things like shop, visit an amusement park, play games, go on...
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Refuge Notebook: Lessons from across the Pacific

...China's most famous National Park, Zhangjiajie - the site of James Cameron's fictional planet "Pandora" in the movie Avatar - visitors are not allowed to walk off paved trails, camping is prohibited, and vendors line rest areas to capitalize on nature-seeking...
Movie review: 'Epic' has big fun on a small scale as ecology-lite, and that's pretty much right on the money. Unlike heavy hitters like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Avatar," or even "Ferngully," "Epic" only pretends at having an ecological message. In fact, other than "friends stick together...
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Fairbanks' Ski for Women attracts colorful crowd

...arrive each year for the ski in force. They also come dressed in themed costumes. They have been Barbies, Raggedy Anns and Avatars. This year, about a dozen of the ladies looked earthy dressed as birch trees. Though the event is for women, some men participate...
Gulliver travels to the 3-D dimension

...for the past six or seven years, but with James Cameron's "Avatar" hitting at the end of 2009, the floodgates were open. 2010...all the hoopla? I honestly can't say for sure. I hear "Avatar" was pretty cool in 3D, and I've heard that it helped...
Movie review: 'Gravity' leaves reviewer clinging to the edge of his seat

...Alfonso Cuaron achieves a remarkable level of realism, realism that wasn't even possible a few years ago. It wasn't until "Avatar" and the new technology spearheaded by James Cameron, that the possibility of "Gravity" became a reality. It may seem like...
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Internet buzz: Second Life more a link to mid-life crisis the real world. Alter's article was so compelling, I decided to try Second Life for myself. I made myself a generic avatar and set off in search of adventure. After three hours I quickly understood why people use this game for infidelity and cybersex...


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