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Donald Trump, The Black Swan

The “Black Swan”: The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. Show More Summary

Martin Scorsese May Direct New George Washington Biopic, ‘The General’

Back in 2012, The General, a biopic about George Washington, was attached to Darren Aronofsky. At the time, Aronofsky, still riding off the wild success of his Oscar-winning Black Swan, seemed inseparable from the project. Variety reported that The General was “a film that Aronofsky is eager to make” and it was positioned to be Black Swan’s immaculate followup. […]

Vincent Cassel Goes Shirtless on Beach in Brazil

Vincent Cassel steps out of the water on Tuesday (April 26) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 49-year-old Black Swan actor went shirtless on the shore as he spent the sunny day splashing around with his family. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vincent Cassel After running around in the waves, Vincent paused for [...]

Ballet Beautiful is (finally!) launching group classes

The celeb-fave studio founded by Mary Helen Bowers (AKA the ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for "Black Swan") is making big moves in NYC.

Cats doing ballet is probably the best thing on the internet right now

As remarkable as it might be, ballet isn’t for just anybody. I’ve seen Black Swan. I know it takes years of practice and plenty of sacrifice to master it. If you’re a human, that is. If you’re a cat, it probably comes natural to you, and you can do ballet whenever you like. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: RBS Sees China `Black Swan' Risk From Loans for Non-Bank Finance. Chinese banks’ surging lending to non-bank financial institutions such as fund managers may pose a “black swan” risk for the nation’s financial system, according to Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Show More Summary

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Fantasy Math Is Helping Companies Spin Losses Into Profits (NYT) • Black Swan Siren Song (PensionPartners) • Increase Your Return on Failure (HBR) • The $38 Million CEO Who Out-Earned His CompanyShow More Summary

Vincent Cassel Is Eyewear Brand Vuarnet's New Face

Vincent Cassel models a pair of sunglasses in this new campaign image for eyewear brand Vuarnet. The 49-year-old French actor, best known for his work in Black Swan and the Ocean’s movies, is seen in a new photo shoot and video feature. “Vuarnet is an iconic brand,” Vincent said about the campaign. “Their products feature [...]

One Trader Finally Loses It

Over the weekend, Bloomberg View's quasi-economist wrote his latest laughable article, one which supposedly "explained" how "Everyone Worries Too Much About 'Black Swans'", which in addition to being a rambling, meandering stream ofShow More Summary

Nicolas Winding Refn's Neon Demon finally has a trailer!

Nicolas Winding Refn has been tantalizing horror fans with hypersaturated shots from his upcoming flick THE NEON DEMON, which has the visual allure of SUSPIRIA matched with a BLACK SWAN plot. It's been a long time coming, but weShow More Summary

Austria Just Announced A 54% Haircut Of Senior Creditors In First "Bail In" Under New European Rules

Just over a year ago, a black swan landed in the middle of Europe, when in what was then dubbed a "Spectacular Development" In Austria, the "bad bank" of failed Hypo Alpe Adria - the Heta Asset Resolution AG - itself went from good to...Show More Summary

Cruz Without Trump

As I wrote below, I don’t see a case for nominating Kasich (or Ryan, or Rubio) at a contested convention. Rich Lowry doesn’t see it either. I wonder, though, if he is right about this: “If it weren’t for the black swan event of Trump,...Show More Summary

Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Feels the Force

Oscar Isaac, who can be seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is reteaming with Ex Machina director Alex Garland for Annihilation, which recently cast Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black Swan) in the lead. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Amityville: The Awakening, The Hateful Eightm “Twin Peaks”) also stars with Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson (Creed, […]

Iran more red herring than black swan for oil

Despite lifted sanctions and a more moderate government, Tehran lacks the investment to deliver a boost to supply. Next month’s unofficial OPEC meeting may produce an output freeze. With Russia also less liable to increase its flows, pressure on prices looks more up than down.

Listen: Bruce Sterling's "Black Swan (a cyberpunk story)"

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Bruce Sterling's 2010 short story Black Swan (a cyberpunk story) comes to life in a fine reading by Paul Cram (MP3) on the Starshipsofa podcast. (more…)

Nassim Taleb: "I Prefer Sanders To Trump But Absolutely No Hillary"

It seems for Nassim "Black Swan" Taleb, less is more. After perfectly summarizing the circus that is the American Presidential election camapaign in 17 words last week, he appears to have gone one step further with a two-word summation: "No SHillary." Last week's epic Facebook rant... Show More Summary

JR Bourne & Toby Hemingway Join Syfy Pilot ‘Prototype’

Teen Wolf‘s JR Bourne and Toby Hemingway (Black Swan) are set as series regulars opposite Cote de Pablo and Jack Davenport in Prototype, Syfy's sci-fi thriller drama pilot written by Tony Basgallop (24: Live Another Day). It centersShow More Summary

The top 10 risks for markets

Four of the 10 ‘black swan’ events outlined by State Street last year have come true. Here’s their new list of risks for 2016.

Data science firm Black Swan lands $4.3 million for U.S. and Japanese expansion

Black Swan, a tech and data science firm based in London, has received £3m (about $4.3 million) in funding in a round led by Mitsui. According to a statement, the company will use the newly procured funds to further develop NEST –  its proprietary data unification platform – and to expand into the USA and Japan. […]

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