Why wait a whole week for the next episode of your favorite series? That was yesterday. Binge viewing is the new big thing. Netflix makes it possible, delighting TV-series addicts while changing the medium itself.
When the whole world is talking about it, when one headline prevails and people are moved by pictures and human-interest stories: that is what’s called a Mediathon, the drama that no one can get enough of – neither the public nor the media.
Twenty-nine year old Swiss Pascal Mora is one of those young photographers who are drawn back to war zones again and again. He explains why he keeps doing this to himself and how he copes with the misery he encounters.
Today’s media world is global, digital, and mobile. News keeps coming faster and faster. People want to be informed anywhere and anytime. In response to this trend Swiss publisher Ringier has launched a fully integrated newsroom for the Blick Group.
Hollywood director Roland Emmerich has made spectacular disaster movies like "Independence Day", "Godzilla" and "The Day After Tomorrow". In his latest film "2012" he takes on another doomsday scenario. The German-born filmmaker talks about motivation, fear, money and power.
Tonya Harding was once a great ice skater. Right before the 1994 Olympics, her ex-husband hired a thug to attack her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan. It became one of the most infamous incidents in sports history. Harding was banned for life. Now, at the age of 38, she tells her side of the story.
Since the current global financial crisis began, around five million families in the United States have lost their homes. With no money and little state support, thousands have been forced onto the streets, and have no choice but to live under canvas in one of the many makeshift campsites that have sprouted up across America.
According to leading American privacy researcher Alan F. Westin, the private sphere is a human right. However, a young and globally connected Internet generation attaches more value to freedom of communication than to the individual's right to privacy.
More and more Americans are homeschooling their children in the belief that they will become better prepared for life by learning at home rather than at public school. Here's a look at four families who have turned their homes into classrooms.
Mario Andretti is considered by many to be the greatest racecar driver in the history of the sport. He could make a bad car competitive and a competitive car victorious. He won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship, a feat thus far unmatched in the world of racing.
Leonard Nimoy became famous playing Spock, the first officer on the Starship Enterprise, in the science fiction television series “Star Trek”. Today, Nimoy works as a photographer. His latest book is called “The Full Body Project” and features his photographs of large naked women.
Their forefathers fought alongside George Washington for America’s freedom. Today the Children of the American Revolution see themselves as guardians of their inheritance and feel duty-bound to stand up for the hallowed values of their fatherland.
Boy or Girl? Through in-vitro fertilization Jeffrey Steinberg, 52, has been helping infertile couples to conceive for about 20 years. Then he began to offer sex selection to couples. Today he’s the most sought after sex selection doctor in the world.
Annie Duke is a mother of four and considered the best female poker player in the world. In a candid interview she explains why poker is not a game of luck and why one should never try to flirt with her at a poker table.
Photographer Gilles Peress has been in conflict areas around the world for the past 30 years to portray reality – no matter how horrific. He has been in the midst of the Iranian revolution and the genocide in Rwanda to raise public awareness of global issues. And while he is often in the hot zone, he believes adrenaline is addictive and dangerous.
While General Motors and Ford report record losses, Toyota is flourishing in the United States. Can it really be because the company values the opinions of its workers? A visit to Toyota Town in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Anderson in Indiana is a reminder of the golden age of America's automobile industry. General Motors once employed 24,000 people here in 20 plants. Now it's the generous pensions of its former workers that are keeping the town going. A report from a bygone age.
She’s as fast a talker as her father once was. She is the undefeated World Champion. Now boxer Laila Ali talks about her tremendous will to always win, her hope to be a mother and the presumably weaker punch of Muhammad Ali.
Highly educated and experienced professionals from developing countries often have themselves out as taxi drivers or dishwashers. An enormous loss for America, says Jane Leu. She places immigrants in jobs that match their skills.
Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, 50, hopes to win an Oscar on February 25. He’s nominated for Best Sound Mixing the Mel Gibson epic Apocalypto. It’s his nineteenth nomination for an Academy Award. He has never won. This has given him the title of biggest loser in Hollywood, despite having mixed the sound on more than 100 movies. His credits include films like Spider-Man 1 through 3, Top Gun, Terminator 3 or Black Rain.
That happiness does not lie in money alone is something that Professor Ronald Inglehart can prove scientifically. For 30 years, the American political scientist has been studying global value systems. What has emerged is a clear trend toward self-expression.
For five years now, Dr. Mostafa Analoui has been helping US drugmaker Pfizer Inc. to identify new methods for developing pharmaceuticals. He attaches a central role to nanotechnology. At the same time, he cautions investors and patients against overblown expectations.
In 1989 Don Eigler wrote nano-history. The IBM scientist used 35 xenon atoms to create a minute IBM logo. At the beginning of September this year, the physicist accepted an invitation from Credit Suisse to speak about the future of information technology in Boston. Eigler is in no doubt that nanotechnology will play a key role in the development of IT.
Bull riding is the new booming sport from America. It has nothing to do with cowboy romanticism; these courageous daredevil riders are modern gladiators. The target audience is young, urban and educated. The eight-second duel is incredibly brutal and the rescue paramedics are a godsend.
Global thirst for fossil fuels is driving gasoline prices in the USA to record highs, triggering an unforeseen boom in the renewable energy sector. Corn farmers, politicians and investors all see ethanol as the tank fuel of the future.
Parked in the desert sands of Arizona and California are over 500 dumped commercial airplanes. Many will never take off again. Special firms remove the recyclable parts and sell them in the Third World. With giant shears scrap metal dealers dismember the stranded torsos. The scrap metal business is booming.