Oscars® 2013 ZipPolls: Best Picture & Directing

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

If, like most of us, you are not a voting member of the Academy, here’s your chance to be heard. It doesn’t count for anything, except maybe a brief catharsis. The strangely assymetric best picture / directing nominations await your vote.

Oscars® 2013 ZipPoll: Leading Actor & Actress

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Cast your vote for Oscars® best leading actor and actress. It won’t count for much, but at least you’ll get your say.

Oscars® 2013 ZipPoll: Supporting Actor & Actress

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Even if you’re not a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, you can have your say here for actor and actress in a supporting role.

Decoded: Secret Service code names

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Operation Decode: Those presidential code names – how are they assigned? Thanks to the recent election and inaugural doings, it seems everyone was curious about that. Find out how the White House Communications Agency works that out.

James Bond @50 gets stirred, not shaken

Friday, October 5th, 2012

With the 50th anniversary (and 23rd film release) of the James Bond franchise approaching, attention has turned to the best Bond. 007 has been played in various ways – from brooding to charming, even to campy. Get stirred: Vote for your favorite actor to play Bond, James Bond, and listen to that iconic guitar riff along the way.

ZipPoll Olympics: Fan or foe?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

TweetIt’s been a while since the curious g has done any polling and with the kickoff of the 2012 Olympics – well it seemed like a good time. I’ve been a huge fan all my life – and I’m a sucker for the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremonies. Now it’s your turn to […]

Happy Bard Day

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

TweetIn honor of William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, the World Shakespeare Festival officially kicks off today in London. It’s the biggest celebration of Shakespeare ever staged. Thousands of artists from around the world will take part in almost 70 productions across the UK and online. The highlight for me: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Globe to Globe Festival […]

Who will take home Oscar? My 2012 predictions.

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

TweetThe most fun of awards season is fashion-watching, and mostly laughing at the choices made. The second best part is attempting to predict the winners. In a lackluster year of films and nominations, they are only some of the reasons to pay attention to the Academy Awards.® So here we go, my predictions for the […]

It seemed the logical thing to do at the time*

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

TweetStar date 9.10.11: On September 8, 1966, the first regular episode of Gene Roddenberry’s TV series Star Trek aired, launching one of the greatest sci-fi franchises in TV and film history. For true Trekkies who know most everything about Star Trek, there are few surprises in space.com’s infographic that details the series’ first 45 years. […]

Buzz, predictions & finally, winners

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

TweetThe curious g readers were so tuned in to predicting the winners. Very smart. There were also some very creative Oscar® infographics and stats out there: Measurement for Oscar Chatter in Social Media. James Franco took best actor in this event. Maybe it was the NYU dudes. Best Pre-Oscar buzz, placed Inception for Best Picture […]