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  • Film

An oral history of PM Entertainment, a low-budget high-octane American dream

An oral history of PM Entertainment, a low-budget high-octane American dream

In 1989, a Syrian émigré founded PM Entertainment, producing action movies on a shoestring budget. This is their story, as told by Joseph Merhi, Cynthia Rothrock, Cole McKay and more.

  • Question

Does binge-watching TV make it less enjoyable?

Does binge-watching TV make it less enjoyable?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they are talking about. Today we wondered, does plowing through a TV series make it less pleasurable?

What it's like to write for content farms, from Brooklyn to the Philippines
  • What Do You Do

What it's like to write for content farms, from Brooklyn to the Philippines

We spoke with two writers for content farms who generate large amounts of text content that exists solely to promote products or brands.

  • Question

When is it not cool to try to look cool on Facebook?

When is it not cool to try to look cool on Facebook?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they are talking about. Today we wondered, when does that awesome shot of you rocking out on guitar become lame?

  • City Index

What are the penalties for assaulting a cop in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for assaulting a cop in cities around the world?

This week in City Index, we examine the consequences of attacking a police officer and resisting arrest.