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‘Proxy’ Review: Zack Parker Tests How Long a Vicious Opening Can Hold Your Attention

Director/writer Zack Parker‘s plot-heavy thriller Proxy opens on Esther (Alexia Rasmussen), a young, expecting mother at her doctor’s appointment. Good news follows her down the street and into an alley where bad news finds her. She’s...Show More Summary

Malkiel: ‘Smart-Beta’ Portfolios Mean More Risk

Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, lays into “smart beta” investing in a Friday blog post. Investors in those strategies should be ready to assume more risk, the noted economist argues as he challenges the idea that smart-beta ETFs can compensate for their higher management fees and the cost of [...]

Wall Street shuts down for Good Friday

Wall Street is closed for Good Friday, Target is making more of its good available by online subscription, World Wrestling Entertainment takes its tour to Saudi Arabia and more. Jericka Duncan reports on the day's top financial stor...

Off-duty NYPD officer busted for drunk driving in Queens

An off-duty cop was arrested early Friday after drunkenly driving the wrong way down a one-way street in Queens, police said. Officer Jose Vanderpool was pulled over for driving a 2006 Honda the wrong way down 32nd Ave. about 4:25 a.m., cops said.

TVD Live: The Kid Congo Powers Hour at Comet Ping Pong, 4/14

How unlucky am I? I was walking down the street the other day when a black cat crossed my path. The black cat said, “Shit! Bad luck!” Now Kid Congo Powers, on the other hand, is a lucky guy. He’s spent virtually his entire life at the...Show More Summary

Jot Down Writing Ideas With Six Word’s New iPhone App

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You are walking down the street and have a great idea, but as soon as you get back to your computer it’s gone. All writers have experienced it. Lawrence Smith, the founder of the storytelling community SMITH Magazine, has created an iPhone app to help solve this challenge. Six Words is designed to help you quickly write down ideas in six words. Show More Summary

Charles Tillman now has a street that crosses RG3?s

If you’re looking for the intersection of NFL greatness on both sides of the ball, you can always go to Copperas Cove, Texas. There, you can roll down the newly named Charles Tillman Way, which intersects with Robert Griffin III Boulevard. According to KWTX, Tillman had his street named after him last week. The NFL’s Walter…

All the same

It's forty degrees out and there's a guy standing in front of the office building, shivering, indulging in his nicotine addiction. I can't possibly empathize with what he's thinking or feeling. As I walk down the street, I pass an...        

Will David Cameron stand up for persecuted Christians?

Last week, David Cameron surprised a number of people when, during a pre-Easter gathering at Downing Street, he spoke about religion. Not religion in general, the all-faiths-and-none diversity-speak of the… Continue reading The post Will David Cameron stand up for persecuted Christians? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Lost in a Maze of Abandoned Stations Beneath the Streets of Barcelona

The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalog of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city. Read more...

Honest Trailer: Wolf of Wall Street

(NSFW) In a rare sighting of the word “honest” together with The Wolf of Wall Street, Screen Junkies breaks down the quintessential Scorsese flick: tracking shots, disgusting main character and a failed Oscar grab for Leo.

Savannah, Ga. horse gets spooked, takes N.Y. family on wild carriage ride

Whoa, Nellie! A New York family was taken for a wild ride this week after a horse got spooked during a Savannah, Ga. carriage ride and bolted for six blocks, dragging the terrified riders down city streets as the cart smashed into several parked cars.

Development Watch: 64 Apartments May be Coming to Castro's Market and Church

Rendering via SF Business Times The site of the former Home restaurant could become a 64-unit apartment building if a new proposal from the developer who built Linea condos just down the street is successful. The restaurant has been vacant...

Brooklyn school Bishop Ford - where R.E.M., Drake, Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & others made videos, is closing

Protests are underway after Bishop Ford students found out on Monday that the 50+ year old Catholic high school on 19th Street in Windsor Terrace was being shut down due to low enrollment and no money. If you'd like...

L.A.Drivers: Slow the Eff Down!

Starting on September 16, of this year, California drivers must keep their cars at least three feet away from bikes they pass on the street. The law is bound to increase the friction between bikes and cars. Los Angeles is going through an awkward stage. Show More Summary

Julie Klausner Talks to Billy Eichner About Billy on the Street, Mayim Bialik, and Getting Fuse to Agree to ‘Ask a Squirter’

Billy Eichner is currently in the middle of the third season of Billy on the Street, and in spite of the show's insane pace, he shows no signs of slowing down (either in terms of his output or the speed of his running). This season he's already destroyed a car... More »

Not so Christian

CHRISTIANITY is important to David Cameron: that is the clear message coming from Downing Street this morning. In a piece for the Church Times, the prime minister has announced that he wants Britain to be "more confident about our status...Show More Summary

Mizpah Arch: 1908

Denver, Colorado, circa 1908. "Welcome arch at Union Depot looking down 17th Street." The arch, with the Hebrew benediction "mizpah" soon replacing WELCOME on the departure (far) side, was torn down in 1931. View full size.

Wall Street Strikes Back: Morgan Stanely, Goldman Sachs Beat Earnings Expectations

During the first quarter of 2014, investors were generally pessimistic about the prospects of ’s big investment banks and pushed down the shares of Goldman Sachs and. But the two big banks surprised investors on Thursday, posting first quarter financials that were stronger than expected. Goldman Sachs reported on Thursday that in the first [...]

Flint – From Emaciated Stray to “Potato Dog”

Imagine driving down the street and seeing a dog in obviously desperate need of help; dirty, emaciated with ribs, hips and spine poking out, scuffed and scarred up, scared and in such sad shape that he’s practically oblivious to his surroundings just wandering down the street.  This is the beginning of Flint’s story, at least […]

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