I’ll just repeat what I wrote last March 26: The union also sent questionnaires to 20 people it thinks might run for President. Fifteen of them are Republicans, including John Bolton and Ben Carson. One is independent Bernie Sanders. That makes 16 wasted stamps. The four Democrats are Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and […]
By Matthew Kennis, member of the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors Every time there is news of another shooting or killing by police, the question arises of whether the action was justified. Given that nearly everyone nowShow More Summary
If not for Cards Against Humanity’s new inhouse studio, the Chicago Podcast Cooperative may never have been born. The card game company, known for providing some of the more terrifying ways to bond with other humans, had outgrown its old offices and renovated a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood in 2014. It’s a space...
Ecolab’s manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global standard for water stewardship. The ASW Standard is an ISEAL-compliant framework developed to promote sustainable freshwater use and to evaluate water stewardship practices. Show More Summary
How does the average independent musician spend his day? Filled with self doubt according to this amusing, but perhaps all too accurate graphic. from the Violin Channel via CD Baby Related articles 4 Things Your Music Publicist Should Never Say How To Become A Successful Performing Artist In The New...
Independent music group Concord Bicycle Music and the co-founders of touchstone indie label Razor and Tie, Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, have formed a new joint venture, Razor & Tie Enterprises. Under the terms of the new worldwide agreement, Concord Bicycle Music will acquire a significant stake in the new...
Without apparent input from indies, the major studios and IATSE agreed to a provision that appears to hike residuals for small-budget producers while leaving majors untouched. read more
Sony Pictures Television is bringing another classic American sitcom to Russia with a local adaptation. Independent broadcaster CTC has ordered a pilot for Katya, a Russian version of Roseanne, the long running blue-collar family ABC...Show More Summary
Independent film and television distributor Alchemy has filled three executive positions to support the company’s rapid growth, naming Scott Guthrie as Chief Operating Officer, Jim Jenkins to oversee Mergers & Acquisitions, and Norbert...Show More Summary
We’ve been covering the BrainGate neural interface system for a decade already as it’s been implemented to control robotic arms and on-screen cursors to let severely disabled people regain a bit of independence. Now researchers from a variety of academic institutions around the U.S. Show More Summary
By MARGALIT GUR-ARIE There are three visions of peace in the seemingly never ending, but really rather brief, Israeli-Palestinian perpetual crisis. One peace features two independent countries living in collaborative harmony on a piece of land approximately the size of New Jersey. Another peace yearns for a messianic Jewish state stretching from the blue Mediterranean
Another executive shakeup at an independent production company. Veteran Gene Stein, who last week departed his post as CEO of Sonar Entertainment, has been named president of Gaumont Television U.S., a new unit combining all GaumontShow More Summary
Faisal Feeds, a fast-growing, independent feed and broiler farm operation in the Multan district of Pakistan is to launch a new parent stock operation.
This week on Hypebot we shared a myriad of valuable tips for the independent musician, from the importance of being on Instagram, to how artists can make money off of Happy Birthday (now that it's in the public domain) to four all too common mistakes bands make when using Facebook....
EXCLUSIVE: Larry Aidem, the former head of the Sundance Channel is joining Fandor, the on-demand streaming service for independent and international films, as President and CEO. Principal investor and interim CEO Chris Kelly — Facebook's first general counsel — will now serve as Chairman. Show More Summary
From IMLS: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew’s nomination to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday night. The Institute, an independent United States government agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. [Clip] Dr. Matthew […]
In 1995 and 1996, Taiwanese politicians signaled greater support for declaring their island country officially independent of China. Beijing’s response was swift, forceful … and ultimately an embarrassment to China. The Chinese army fired several missiles toward small, Taiwanese-held islands. That’s when the United States intervened in a big way,...
The stakes in the raging battle over ad-blocking software are high -- but they're not quite what you might think. On the surface, it all seems straightforward enough. In one corner are executives at struggling news organizations who want to be sure that visitors to their websites actually see the ads. Show More Summary
The stakes in the raging battle over ad-blocking software are high — but they’re not quite what you might think. On the surface, it all seems straightforward enough. In one corner are executives at struggling news organizations who want to be sure that visitors to their websites actually see the ads. Thus did The Washington […]
Dongming, Yatong, Kenli, Lijin: A new breed of companies are emerging from China. Part of the band of independent teapot refiners, which by almost any measure are considered underdogs in the country, they are now taking their first, albeit tentative steps into international trading. This comes after the Chinese government pledged to loosen the hitherto […]