Things in China are getting downright biblical. First it was the floating animal apocalypse: who can forget the 16,000 floating pigs, followed by a thousand dead ducks, culminating with 5 dead black swans. But nothing quite beats the dramatic impact of the inner river of Wenzhou flowing blood red. Show More Summary
After rebooting his career with two small scale earth-bound pictures, The Wrestler and Black Swan, to my surprise Aronofsky launched back into big idea cinema with the previously unfilmed biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood. It’s...Show More Summary
By David Merkel: This is a very short book. I read the whole thing in 40 minutes. It has one main idea: what if you could create a less variable portfolio that returns as much as the traditional 60% S&P 500, 40% Barclays Aggregate blend? Wouldn't you want that? Most of us would want that. Show More Summary
By Fred Piard: Gold (GLD) and Silver (SLV) are in bullish territory if we consider the 200-day simple moving average as a limit. However, the short interest of commercial hedgers (read: bullion banks) surged to a multi-year high last few weeks. Show More Summary
This is a home video of black swans harassing a golfer that has been CG'd into an ad for UK television streaming service blinkbox by replacing the swans with Game of Thrones dragons. You make recall blinkbox's last Game of Thrones themed ad featuring that 40-foot dragon skull on the beach. Show More Summary
By OptionMonster: Despite a highly eventful week in the news, not much has changed from a stock market perspective. No doubt, investors have grown immune to the daily reports of geopolitical turmoil, including Ukraine vs. Russia for control of the eastern regions, Japan's dispute with China over territorial waters, Sunni vs. Show More Summary
Maybe it was a little too early in the morning for Natalie Portman!! After leaving a pilates class in Los Feliz over the weekend, the Black Swan actress was snapped flipping the famous finger to the paparazzi. We can't say we're too surprised by Natalie's gesture…she is a generally private actress who prefers to keep it low-key [...]
Soloist Robyn Hendricks is about to head out to regional Australia as a guest artist with The Dancers Company. She tells us why she’s excited to go on tour and what it’s like preparing for the Black Swan Pas de … Continue reading ?
I mean, is this the biologically incorrect black swan, or what? (boldface mine): Big Money investors decided to buy up all the foreclosed properties their pals at the banks created during the financial crisis, and rent them out to many … Continue reading ?
Observed on Swann Street (really), Northwest D.C.: And, yes, the black swan metaphor is biologically ignorant.
the movie and television streaming service, blinkbox, recently took a home video of black swans chasing a golfer and turned it into a great Game of Thrones ad. They pulled off this feat by digitally swapping out the swans for young, hungry dragons. Here is the original video: videos via blinkbox, mally1640 submitted via Laughing [...]
By Black Swans Are Common: J.W. Mays (MAYS) represents a rare opportunity to buy into Downtown Brooklyn real estate in a gentrifying neighborhood at half of private market valuation. In the worst-case scenario, shareholders triple their money by 2021 as the existing leases expires and are replaced with market rate rents. Show More Summary
One man's swan terror translates easily to dragon terror.
By Jeb Handwerger: June is busting out gold and silver and all over the junior miners (GDXJ) which is up close to 30% this month alone. Are the black swans waking you up from the summer doldrums? The technical signals are turning positive for gold (GLD), silver (SLV) and the junior gold and silver (SIL) miners. Show More Summary
By Sure Dividend: Chevron (CVX) is the 3rd largest major integrated oil and gas company behind only Exxon (XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A). Chevron was originally founded 135 years ago as Pacific Coast Oil Co. Through its long history, the current Chevron company has gone by several names: Pacific Coast Oil, Standard Oil, and Chevron. Show More Summary
A black swan was sent to the Minhang Wild Animal-Plant Conservation after it dropped onto a road in Shanghai's Qingpu district last Thursday, apparently falling mid-flight because it was too fat. [ more › ]
HBO is about to corner the market on kids who need to do last-minute book reports. Darren Aronofsky, director of hugely successful films like "Black Swan," 'Requiem for a Dream," "The Wrestler" and "Noah," is developing a new book adaptation for the premium cable provider, according to Deadline. Show More Summary
The acclaimed director known for films like Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, and most recently, Noah, has recently started development with HBO on a new series based on Margaret Atwood's highly-acclaimed futuristic book trilogy. TheShow More Summary
HBO has put in development the futuristic sci-fi series "MaddAddam", to be executive produced by Oscar-nominated BLACK SWAN helmer Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner, according to Deadline. The project, based on Margaret Atwood’s book trilogy "Oryx and Crake", "Year Of The Flood", and "MaddAddam",... Read More...
EXCLUSIVE: HBO has put in development drama series MaddAddam, executive produced by Oscar-nominated Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner. The project, based on Margaret Atwood’s book trilogy Oryx and...Show More Summary