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Sundance: Sundance 2015, Day 6: Shut out of Jupiter Ascending, charmed by Guy Pearce

Yesterday afternoon, on my final day of Sundance, Variety officially brought to an end the hours of speculation that have become an annual pastime among press in Park City. This year’s secret screening—the mystery movie scheduled for...Show More Summary

How a Trip Down the Danube Made Me a Better American

When we planned our cruise on the Danube River from Germany to Hungary, we imagined scenic views of geological splendor interrupted by charming medieval villages and exquisite classical cities. Prague, Vienna and Budapest did not disappoint. Show More Summary

Sundance 2015: Tig Notaro’s Charm and Insight Save a Formulaic Documentary

PARK CITY, UT: On August 3, 2012, stand-up comic Tig Notaro stepped onto the stage of Los Angeles’ Largo and gave an instantly legendary performance. It came at the conclusion of a three-month period in which she was diagnosed with a dangerous bacterial infection, lost her mother unexpectedly, and was diagnosed with breast cancer. Show More Summary

Laid Back in Savannah

Although the USA has an infinite amount of travel options, the beautiful south remains one of the most interesting regions to explore. Especially charming are the many quaint cities along the Atlantic coast like Savannah, a historic city with an unmistakeable mix of southern sophistication and vibrant energy. Today’s guest poster, Sam Lowe, explains the […]

The Charm Of San Francisco Decades Before The DotComs Invaded

Fred Lyon's black and white photographs of San Francisco capture a delightful post-war city. Shortly after the end of World War II, photographer Fred Lyon took what he thought would be a quick visit to his hometown of San Francisco.Show More Summary

Council's animosity toward Airbnb grows

Airbnb's charm offensive is not going well. Last Tuesday's marathon City Council hearing on illegal hotels and room-sharing earned the online service more enemies in the chamber than... To view the full story, click the title link.

History at hand in Richmond, Calif.'s mellow Point Richmond

Point Richmond is a little-known, charming enclave within the far rougher city of Richmond, Calif., nestled a few blocks from the 580 Freeway and a massive Chevron oil refinery. It's a cool find for anyone looking for a mellow Bay Area weekend, with Marin County, the East Bay, Napa Valley and...

RBC’s foray south a pricey bet that two’s a charm

The Canadian bank is paying $5.4 bln for U.S. lender City National, a 26 pct premium that planned cost cuts don’t justify. The so-called banker to Hollywood stars is growing well. But RBC’s last venture into American retail banking was a mess. It needs to prove it can do better.

Rose McGowan Teams With Tangerine & Sundial For Feature Directorial Debut

Last year's Sundance Film Festival saw the former Charmed actress making her debut behind the camera with the short Dawn. Today, on the opening day of this year's Park City fest, Rose McGowan is now preparing to direct her first feature The Pines., it was announced. Show More Summary

Page-Turners in Paradise

The Paris Review posted this charming story yesterday by Ted Trautman about the perils of road-tripping (and book buying)(especially in Iowa City.) From Paris Review: Fourteen years ago, my mom bought herself a Volkswagen Jetta, and this Christmas she passed it on to me. My girlfriend Sheena and I did what anyone would: we packed […]

Artist Millo Creates Charming Street Art of Kids Playing in Imaginative Pint-Sized Cities

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Youthful figures play and dream amidst pint-sized cities (or is it giant kids in regular-sized cities?) in the charming street art of Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino (aka Millo). Much of Millo’s work consists of large-scale murals that adorn the sides of buildings, but he also does the occasional small-scale indoor mural. Millo’s latest murals […]

Watch the Broad City Ladies Charm Jimmy Kimmel Wearing Tuxedos

Great sports Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night to promote season 2 of Broad City and they dressed up like Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. Read more...

The Broad City Girls Talking About Filming A Nude Scene Is The Most Charming Thing Ever

I fancy myself a pretty skilled pop culture detective, so I couldn't be more thrilled to inform you that I've discovered the most charming thing on the planet -- Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer giving interviews. About anything, but in this case, what it's like to film a nude scene. Show More Summary

'The Librarians' Season 1 finale finally reveals Jenkins' true identity

What. A. Finale. Sunday (Jan. 18) night's two-part conclusion to Season 1 of "The Librarians" was absolutely as magical and charming as fans could have hoped for. The first hour, "And the City of Light," was a traditional "Librarians"...Show More Summary

In 2012, Kevin Durant explained how to pass the time in Oklahoma City

We don't write about Kevin Durant a lot at TUAW, but we're fans. He's an Olympic gold medalist, NBA All-Star, hero to millions, and a staggering talent on the court. Durant is also gives charming interviews, like this one from 2012 where he was asked...

Terrelle Pryor to Chiefs: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

The Kansas City Chiefs will hope the third time is the charm for former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Chiefs reportedly came to an agreement with Pryor on a one-year contract Wednesday, giving him a chance to make the roster...Show More Summary

Photos: In Baltimore, Professional Bull Riders Make Their Season Debut

  Where have all the cowboys gone? To Charm City, for the Professional Bull Rider's 2015 season opener. [ more › ]

Self-sufficiency is overrated

I spend a lot of time complaining to my husband that he never leaves the farm. When I was dating him I thought it was charming that he talked about how “city traffic is exhausting” when he was driving in Madison, WI. When I moved to the farm I grew increasingly annoyed that that I had to do...

Bold ideas from Baltimore as charm city startups take hold

S coring clients on LinkedIn, reeling in top business executives as investors, turning animal motion research into physical therapy — Baltimore-area startups have had a busy year. Startup companies are an interesting bunch that you can count on for "why didn't I think of that?" ideas and business ventures. Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate: Bruno Mars Pays $6.5 Million For Kazakh Heiress's Very Loud House in Studio City

Charming entertainer and Uptown Funk singer Bruno Mars has just purchased this... eclectic house in Studio City's chic Fryman Canyon. The property, coincidentally advertised as an "entertainers resort," sits on two acres in a twice-gated community "w/a Beverly...

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