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
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 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 [...]
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.
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
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
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 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 [...]
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 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
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
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
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, […]
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.
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…)
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
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
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.
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. […]