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Sony Hack: North Korea Calls President Obama "a Monkey"

The country also blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview' read more

Russia's Economic Crisis Bodes Ill for Hollywood Majors

Box office in dollar terms for U.S. movies is likely to be halved in 2015 after collapse of the ruble read more

Felicity Jones On Finding Jane Hawking’s Voice In ‘The Theory Of Everything’

Nearly every interview Felicity Jones has done over the past three years characterizes her as being on the cusp of stardom. But Jones says the cusp suits her just fine, as long as meaty characters continue coming her way. "I'm happiest when I'm discussing a script and working with interesting people," she explains. Show More Summary

Hilary Swank Hoping Pioneer Spirit Takes Her To The Oscar Stage For A Third Time

Few actresses win one Oscar--let alone two. Hilary Swank did it in just five years, for Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, all before she turned 30. Since her first break in a 1990s Karate Kid sequel, Swank has come a long way in a short time to reach such a lofty plateau in the biz. Show More Summary

Oscars: Helmers Wonder If Some Best Picture Nominees Just Direct Themselves

The age-old question people ask every year is, "How can you have a best picture nominee without also nominating its director?" It's a good question, but the disconnect happens all the time. There is a great disparity between the 6,000...Show More Summary

2015 Will be the Year of The “Newsdronie” (TV News Drone Correspondent)!

Phoenix, AZ—My spies at the FAA insist that they will very quickly authorize the commercial use of multi-rotor, mini-drones weighing in at less than three pounds for among other things, newsgathering. Any TV station news department that has not made plans for this new technology will be left in the dirt. Show More Summary

New Russian military doctrine labels NATO security threat

The Kremlin on Friday published a revised military doctrine that labels NATO a fundamental threat to Russian security, and reflects the dramatically deteriorated relations between Moscow and the West. Approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the doctrine decries the “reinforcement […]

The 2014 Year in Vox Media Fails

As the Washington Free Beacon reported, the liberal Vox Media has struggled to be recognized this past year due to their #VoxFail(s).

Bigger Australian airports want more foreign flights

Seeking a Qantas bypass, airports ask for more Qatar, Emirates and Etihad jets in a cause that will inflame protectionist versus free trader conflicts

Aereo To Sell Off Technology In Bankruptcy Deal

Aereo has reached a deal with broadcasters in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that will allow the former streaming service to auction off its TV technology — as long the the networks be allowed to monitor the process and examine any potential deal. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 20 - 26 December 2014

Later than usual today - I bet you thought I wasn't going to post this holiday week. Still here, and will be posting a week from today as well. For those of you celebrating a holiday - Winter Solstice, Christmas, Boxing Day, The Impending End of 2014 -- or just...

“Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest”

I get the point. Yet, there’s something about this that I don’t like, something I can’t quite put my finger on.

From medical student to patient, in a matter of minutes

As part of the second-year clinical skills course, each member of my class is required to complete two 8-hour emergency department (ED) shifts. I had my first ED shift last week, and when I walked in, I introduced myself as a second-year medical student who needed to practice IV placements, EKGs, and any other procedures […]

John Bolton: 5 Ways U.S. Should Respond to North Korea Over Sony Hack (Guest Column)

The AEI senior fellow outlines a proposed response by the federal government to the damaging cyberattack on the studio read more

‘The Interview’ Up And Running In Canada On Sony’s Kernel

The Sony Pictures site dedicated to streaming its political comedy The Interview is now up and running in Canada, about 48 hours after the pic was made available to rent on VOD in the U.S. The movie is also available digitally at YouTube...Show More Summary

12 Ways how the U.S. Government Wasted Your Money

In the spirit of Christmas, there are multiple ways to celebrate. For the U.S. government, it’s to continue to waste taxpayer dollars. Some of the most wasteful spending examples are: “NASA spent $237,205 to study how rainfall affects the red crab’s annual migration to Christmas Island. Merry Crab Christmas!” “Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million […]

Mailbag: Holiday 2014 Deliveries

A couple of great deliveries to headquarters. Mr. Wilson Makes it Home Friend and EMT/FF Michael Morse has a new book, Mr. Wilson Makes it Home is now available for order from I am looking forward to reading Michael’s latest book. Leatherman Raptor The Leatherman Raptor was one of the ten EMS1 2014 Gift Ideas. […]

When is a ‘Standard’ Really a ‘Standard’?

Thread Group is just one home automation initiative that’s made the news recently. Yesterday’s announcement that the group now numbers 50 members begged that age-old question: When is a “standard” really a “standard”? One guy who often gets irked by standards talk, especially of the misleading variety, is Derek Flickinger, proprietor of the integration firm Continue reading ?

7 Stress Management Tips For Busy Biglaw Attorneys

Law can be a tremendously rewarding career, but also at times frustrating and incredibly stressful.

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