Even the villain is new. Disney’s new trailer for the film offers us a number of glimpses of Xian Lang, a witch played by China’s Gong Li. Li joins a cast that includes Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and, of course, Liu Yifei as the titular character. (Yifei, by the way, recently brought calls for boycotts against the film after her vocal … [Read more...] about Mulan
At this point I could go into more detail on how to use and get the most out of XBMC (it can be a little hard to get your head around at first, even though once you do, it's not actually confusing). We've covered souping up your XBMC—and building your classic Xbox XBMC machine—and both offer some help in those directions. But stick around; tomorrow we'll follow up with an updated guide to some of our favorite XBMC tweaks. … [Read more...] about Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media Center On the Cheap
Think the Rate Is Too High? Keep in mind that calculating your rate precisely this way is really important if you want your freelancing business to be successful, because it's based on your actual costs and needs. While you may see others with lower rates than you (you'll also see much higher ones too, no doubt), avoid the common new freelancer mistake of pricing your services so low that you'll soon be scared back to the old 9 to 5 corporate world. … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Charge for My Freelance Services?
The rest of the squadron didn’t have time to turn. One follower angled away from the disaster. It managed to avoid crashing its hull, but the change of direction caused the vessel to tilt sharply to the side. The tip of its rigging caught on the wreckage, and then the ship was beheaded of its masts and sails, the wooden pillars snapped off, a child’s toy breaking at its weakest points. … [Read more...] about A Budding Badass Finds Her Footing in This Excerpt From
The show may have been somewhat provincial and the air-conditioning non-existent; English-language press kits may have been few and far between; the models may have been beautiful but ill-trained, but there was an undeniable import inherent in the event that I didn't see in Paris, Detroit or New York. Only Los Angeles came close, although it'll be a few more years before it truly regains its footing. Nevertheless, LA and Shanghai are shifting while the others are riding the status quo so cluelessly and intently that they may as well have had the In The Army Now album cranking full-bore for the length of the exhibitions. … [Read more...] about Fast as a Shark: Living on Chinese Rocks