James Franco's Saturday Night Shows Why SNL Is a Weekly TV Miracle

Last night, Saturday Night Live kicked off its 40th season (did you watch it!). It's a major milestone to be sure, but how exactly is it made? Countless books have been written on the subject but established actor and fledgling documentarian James Franco tries to capture the tortuous late nights and constant… » 9/28/14 10:00pm 9/28/14 10:00pm

Beautification Engine Turns Cultural Bias Into Pretty Pictures

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—68 different beholders in the case of Tommer Leyvand's new "beautification engine." The software, featured in a story in the New York Times » 10/09/08 7:30pm 10/09/08 7:30pm, takes preferences from a poll of 68 men and women from Israel and Germany who looked at pictures and chose the most beautiful subjects.…