From Poetry Magazine by Molly Peacock Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry's current issue. Molly Peacock's poem "The Nurse Tree" appears in the February 2016 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found...Show More Summary
Black Swan Records was the first black owned record company. It was based in Harlem and founded in 1921 by Harry Herbert Pace. The label received a major climb of successes, but declined into bankruptcy within a very short period of time. Show More Summary
Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Molly Peacock’s poem “The Nurse Tree” appears in the February 2016 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on the Editors’ Blog. 1. As William Butler Yeats revised his sonnet about a girl fighting off a giant swan, he added […]
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Jane Got A Gun" (Weinstein Company) So why aren't people packing the theaters to see "Jane Got A Gun"? Do they think it is going to be an updated version of "Annie Get Your Gun", or do they think it is a pro-NRA documentary? Let me tell you clearly. Show More Summary
Yes, “Black Swan” choreographer Benjamin Millepied still leads the contemporary dance troupe L.A. Dance Project, even though he is now off running the Paris Opera Ballet and living in the City of Light. He promised from the get-go, please recall, that L.A. Dance Project was a collective, not one...
One of the more frustrating things about being a Cassandra who sees paradigm shifts coming in advance only to be ignored as "unserious," is the self-satisfied preening of traditional analysts...
We have a first look at Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers), the daughter of Johnny Depp, in the period ghost drama Planetarium. The film, which is directed by Rebecca Zlotowski, is set in the 1930’s and follows Portman and Rose Depp as sisters who, “…are believed to possess the supernatural ability […]
Things aren't looking great in the stock market. Not only is the S&P 500 having its worst ever start to the year, but stocks dove Wednesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average collapsing by as much as 500 points. There are fears among some bears that investors are in fora global recession and possibly another 2008-like crash. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, a black swan landed in the Mid-East when Saudi Arabia executed prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr along with 46 other “terrorists.” Most of those executed were not Shiites but that didn’t matter. Al-Nimr was a key...Show More Summary
On Tuesday evening, just prior to President Obama’s last State of the Union address, a geopolitical black swan landed on Farsi Island. Ten US sailors and two US Navy boats were seized by Iran when they purportedly entered Iranian waters “illegally.” The timing couldn’t have been worse. Show More Summary
Intense footage of the raid called "Operation Black Swan"
Dubbed “Operation Black Swan,” the recapturing of Mexican drug kingpin and master escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was not a subtle affair. This head-cam footage reveals how terrifying and chaotic the raid really was. Read more...
Jennifer Lawrence may star in Darren Aronofsky's next film, which means she's about to have her "Black Swan" moment.
Mexican authorities released helmet-camera footage to TV station Televisa from operation "Black Swan" — the raid that eventually led to the recapture of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán last Friday. The video shows the moment Marines stormed Guzmán's hideout in Los Mochis, Mexico. Show More Summary
When last we checked in on Catalonia, Spain’s black swan was splashing around in a desperate attempt to avoid snap elections just three months after the region’s parliament approved a “democratic disconnection” resolution and just four months after Catalans voted in what amounted to a referendum on secession from Spain. Show More Summary
Seeking to address the way most photographs of the Earth don’t capture the planet’s tortured, brooding side (Sweden), National Geographic Channel has announced that it’s teaming up with Noah and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky for a new series that explores our planet, from its deepest depths to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Show More Summary
Over the weekend, a geopolitical black swan landed in the Mid-East where Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric set in motion a series of events that led Riyadh to sever diplomatic ties with Tehran. Protests broke out almost immediately after news of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s death hit the wires. Show More Summary
Authored by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, publish op-ed via The Wall Street Journal, Worry less about the banking system, but commodities, epidemics and climate volatility could be trouble How should we think about financial risks in 2016? First, worry less about the banking system. Show More Summary
In his bestselling book, The Black Swan (2007), Nassim N. Taleb sought to demystify the highly unpredictable, extremely rare events that have massive impact, so much so that they reorder the world as we know it beyond the grasp of conventional wisdom. Show More Summary
Remember when Natalie Hershlag won the Oscar for “Black Swan” in 2010? Or when Eric Marlon Bishop blew everyone away in “Django Unchained?” If these names don’t ring a bell, read below to see which of your favorite actors were born with...Show More Summary