Science is the formula fueling Columbia’s success
What's the myth of nuclear issue? Why are people afraid of science?
You’re either a math and science person, or you’re an arts and literature person — pick a side. The sciences and humanities have been at loggerheads for so long, the distinction can seem almost genetic. But are these Capulets and Montagues really so different?
Bill Nye makes science approachable and entertaining
The down-to-earth science star and his "Nyentific" method
Since the ’90s, he has been infusing humor into a subject that many students can find dry. But it changed the way kids interact with science curriculums in the classroom.
Rebecca Skloot and her best-"cell"ing novel
Putting a name to DNA
Skloot’s debut book and No. 1 The New York Times best-seller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is a moving tale of how a woman’s death led to her enduring life.
James Surowiecki and his research about mob mentality
Which is more intelligent, crowds or individuals?
Research by author and journalist James Surowiecki reveals crowds can be more than just destructive, unthinking mobs. In fact, crowds can be more intelligent than the sum of their individual members and, in some cases, even smarter than experts.
Barbara Kline Pope: Cultivating chemistry
Where science and entertainment collide
Barbara Kline Pope, executive director for The National Academies suggest integrating science into a medium as a solution to cultivate student passion for science.
Teacher of scientists
She might be a social media guru, but that doesn’t mean Liz Neeley can make #scicomm or #scipolicy trend on Twitter. Still, she makes it her job to see science develop a presence on social media.
What do co-conspirators think about True/False?
True/False Co-conspirator Q-and-A
Co-conspirators David Wilson and Paul Sturtz share their T/F pet peeve, favorite T/F memory, one-word description for T/F, best documentary they've ever seen in T/F and more.
The backstage heroes of True/False
Peek behind the curtains with the core staffers of this film festival.
True/False wouldn't come to life without a die-hard staff. They book hotels. They line up movies. The paint signs. And this weekend, they rule the town.
Menu of venues
Plan your ultimate True/False experience with our easy-to-navigate menu of venues.
The insider’s guide: Fest do’s and don’ts
Before heading to the True/False Film Fest, know what and what not to do
Veteran True/False film-goers share their do's and don'ts for the festival.
Queen of the True/False Q
Inside the roles of the film fest's designated group of mobile, flamboyant information stations
Meet the True/False Q queens, responsible for organizing and managing the festival’s queues and entertaining festgoers this weekend.
True/False survival kit
Arm yourself with these essential items to survive the fest in one piece
Attending a four-day film festival can test the most avid film lover. These items will aid your movie-going endurance.
Inside the Super Circle
If True/False is Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, then the Super Circle pass holders are the ones with the golden tickets. Except these pass holders pay a bit more than the price of a chocolate Wonka Bar.
Up close and personal
On-screen subjects interact with True/False audiences
True/False never fails to cast its spell over Columbia, and the special guests from the docs even contribute to the magic.
The films before the features
How True/False bumpers come to life
The light is dimmed. On the screen, a young magician gently plays with the fire in his hands. You hear a man’s voice: “In the art of distraction, if you want someone to look at your hand, you move your hand close to your face.”
We do True/False by the numbers.
The risky business of making a documentary
Making a documentary is no safe bet
Documentary filmmakers can't afford play it safe when it comes to making their movies. Funding is only one of the risky factors that need to be considered before pursuing a project.
A month-by-month breakdown of 2014 True/False preparations
Take a look at nonstop True/False
Your experience with True/False may only last a few days, but check out the full timeline of the downtown behemoth.
Mixing up the music
39 acts, 13 music showcases, 1 weekend. Are you ready?
The movie poster mastermind
Award-winning artist Akiko Stehrenberger creates magic through illustration
Los Angeles-based movie poster illustrator and designer Akiko Stehrenberger answered Vox’s questions about transforming into a commercial artist, finding meaning in art and why she’ll never do an illustration of your dog or baby.