China Bends Another American Institution to Its Will

For all the concern about China’s military strength, economic leverage might be its most powerful weapon.

BY JONAH BLANK | The Atlantic

A man with his head wrapped in a Chinese national flag is seen near a building with a partly-removed banner advertising an NBA China game between Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, in Shanghai, China October 9, 2019.
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Justice for Pearl Harbor: How America Assassinated Admiral Yamamoto

A secret operation to deliver payback.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key Point: America had broken Tokyo’s codes and was able to prepare an ambush.

This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor operation.… Continues

See This U.S. Submarine? No One Can Tell Us Why It Never Came Home

A tragic and strange story.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key point: Suspicions over what destroyed the USS Scorpion included overdue repairs or even the Soviets.

In May 1968, a U.S. nuclear-powered attack submarine was sent on a secret mission to spy on the Soviet navy.… Continues

Martin Scorsese Says ‘Irishman’ De-Aging VFX Could Eventually Replace Makeup

Scorsese tells Sight & Sound magazine that he can see the de-aging VFX process becoming superior to that of Hollywood makeup.

By Zack Sharf @zsharf | IndieWire

“The Irishman”
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Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” premiered to universal critical acclaim at the New York Film Festival, and its use of de-aging visual effects has led many in the industry to question whether or not the film will be a turning point.… Continues

Brie Larson: ‘We’ve passionately told Marvel we want an all-female movie’

By Ben Arnold, Contributor | Yahoo Movies UK

Brie Larson (Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Brie Larson has said that the female members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have approached studio boss Kevin Feige to make an all-female superhero movie.

“I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to Kevin and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this,’” the Captain Marvel star told Variety.… Continues