Earlier in the day we debated whether The Independent was anything other than a fair (it's not). Now we discuss the art in the fair. We had a lot more to say about The Independent than we did The Armory Show, so that's at least one good sign for its future.
The regional legislature of Crimea voted on Wednesday to secede from Ukraine and join their territory to Russia, and to put the matter to a referendum in 10 days' time. Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk rejected theShow More Summary
Another day, another big business intervention. This time it's the head of Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, who has decided to speak out against Scottish independence. “We’d like to see Scotland remain part of the United Kingdom," said Ben van Beurden, Shell's chief executive, last night in comments that are running high on today's news [...]
More and more often these days, we hear about developers breaking from big studios in order to be more independent. Nathan Moller, whose credits include Mass Effect, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Halo 4, is the latest developer to go rogue. His next project is titled Epoch: Return, the first game planned in the science fiction Epoch universe. Show More Summary
Weep no more, children. Record Store Day is coming soon, so your tears are understandable, but I bring good news. Your options have expanded. 180 gram Toys in the Attic is not the only way to show your support for independent retailers. Show More Summary
One of the key income streams to obtain for financial independence is rental income. Not only will rent increase over time in good locations, your asset value will also increase as well. One day the mortgage will be gone and you’ll have this wonderful asset producing a stable income to take care of you and Read More...
There’s a storm rolling in over Sydney right now. A big one. Interestingly, it actually looks like an alien craft is about to emerge from the cloud in a very Independence Day like way. Check out these photos. More »
Live TV is completely live right? Well, if that is the case, then Reese Witherspoon is a magician. After announcing the Spirit Award for Bob Nelson, Reese Witherspoon is shown in the crowd applauding in surprise, and then again back on stage. Oops!
Once again, the Independent Spirit Awards proved themselves a valuable, adventurous alternative to the Oscars by honoring most of the following night’s Oscar winners a day earlier and on a beach. Comedian Patton Oswalt presided overShow More Summary
Wikipedia is a joke, but here is a bit found thereon that I suspect has been accessed many times in the past few days: “When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the newly independent Ukraine had on its territory what was the third largest strategic nuclear weapons arsenal in the world. It was larger than [...]
ByRobert Wagner: Executive summary: Fracking is dramatically altering the chances of the US becoming energy independent. With surging energy production comes many investment opportunities. An increasingly threatening Russia may be catalyst...Show More Summary
Texas Independence Day is not only about celebrating separation from Mexico and becoming its own nation for a time. According to some, the Texas secession movement uses it as a time to discuss having Texas secede from the United States. Show More Summary
Maybe as a contrast to the formal attire we'll see tonight, casual cool was in the air at yesterday's Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. Jared Leto channeled his Jordan Catalano days by wrapping a flannel around his waste, and amongst the ladies Stella McCartney was the designer of... More »
Today it’s Texas Independence Day and to celebrate the event thousands of people made the journey to the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historic Site just a few yards away from where Texas received its independence from Mexico. It may be 2014 but it sure felt like 1836 at the site as re-enactors dressed up as members of the... Show More Summary
I learned three things listening to First Minister Questions (FMQs) in the Scottish Parliament the other day. Firstly, if Scotland votes Yes in the forthcoming referendum on independence and if things don't work out as far monetary union...Show More Summary
In the Santa Monica beach beach tent on Saturday, '12 Years a Slave' fashioned a near sweep of top honors at the Independent Spirit Awards. "Twenty Feet from Stardom" snagged the documentary award.
SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) - Harrowing slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" swept the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday with five wins, just one day ahead of the Oscar ceremony on Sunday.
The 2014 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's annual honors for the year in indie film, were handed out in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, with "12 Years a Slave" emerging as the day's big winner. Steve McQueen's drama earned awards for...Show More Summary
While the stars stepped out the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica, Calif. for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Award season darling Lupita Nyong'o dazzled again as she picked up her statue for Best Supporting Female, plus more of the afternoon's fashion.
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards air on Saturday (March 1) at 10 p.m. on IFC, but the awards were given out earlier in the day in Santa Monica, Calif. The big winners included Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club," "Fruitvale Station" and more.