Recalling the Tamil films of 2014 that, even if not great in the overall sense, stood out for some reason(s). Here, in alphabetical order. Appuchi Gramam: A meteor threatens to annihilate a tiny village in a clever little subversion of the Hollywood disaster epic. Stuffed with a ton of clichés, yet the sci-fi backdrop makes […]
Sallie Krawcheck became a big deal while still in her 30s. She was a star analyst who became CEO of independent research firm Sanford Bernstein. Before long, she was CFO of Citigroup. And later, she became a top executive at Bank of America. It wasn't always so. Show More Summary
While the Bill Cosby rape scandal has been swirling for decades, I think we can all agree it's reached a fever-pitch as of late with more than twenty women coming forward to tell their horrifying Cosby tales of being drugged, sexually assaulted, threatened, and more. Show More Summary
There's already been a flood of US/UK 'best of the year' (and the like) lists, but these aren't nearly as popular (or premature) abroad. One that's been around for a while is Lire's top twenty -- the best book in a variety of categories...Show More Summary
I have to read it myself one of these days. Until then, here are MZ Hemingway's top twenty take-aways. Here are points 15 and 16. 15. Did we mention that there was nothing good about the talking points? Yeah, so,...
Self-published titles comprise twenty percent of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, the same share as last week. But now three of them are inside the top ten. H.M. Ward's The Arrangement 17 debuts on this week's list,...Show More Summary
Guest Post: On October 27, 1994, the first online banner ad appeared, a 468 x 60 image for AT&T across the top of Wired Magazine’s HotWired site. Twenty years later, we’ve been through web 2.0, social media, and the mobile revolution — and yet the banner ad format persists. From something the size of a bookmark on our old […]
Photo courtesy Kiddy Citny Twenty five years ago Sunday, thousands of Berliners jumped on top of the Berlin Wall as a divisive era came to an end. Five years earlier, Kiddy Citny of West Berlin began to paint the wall with two of his...Show More Summary
Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in almost twenty years. To top it off, she’s a female, and a mother, and one of the thousands of women in this country who’ve had [...]
"Among the top quarter of these low-income high schools, 60 percent or more of the students went to college in the fall." (Hechinger Report: Twenty five percent of low-income urban high schools beat the odds). Image used with permission.
Twenty years after Friends first charmed its way into the pop culture world, we still find ways to relate When your job's a jokes, you're broke and your love life's D.O.A., you can always find comfort in the confines of Monica's unrealistically massive New York apartment. Show More Summary
It’s unreal to think it’s been twenty years since indie comedy classic Clerks surfaced. To this day, it remains in my top five comedies of all time. Since then I’ve been a fan of its Writer/Director Kevin Smith. In 201, Smith branched off unexpectedly into uncharted territories with Red State, a fast, tense, unpredictable crime […]
By ValueWalk: by Michael Ide With four new consumer discretionary companies in the top twenty, the direction of hedge fund weighting is clear. Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) is the most crowded position among hedge funds, who own 39% of...Show More Summary
It looked like Brooke Williamson had the judges eating out of the palm of her hand during last week's Top Chef Duels when she won two challenges and twenty thousand bucks. But when it came down to executing a big-top themed three-course meal, it was Shirley who emerged the ring leader. Show More Summary
During the weekend's automotive smorgasbord in Pebble Beach, Ferrari has played a huge roll. Twenty examples of the ultra-rare 250 TR, better known as the Testa Rossa, were prominently on display at the Concours d'Elegance, and the Prancing Horses have been top sellers at many of the auctions. Show More Summary
Baseball’s got a new commissioner. Twenty years after the Bud Selig era began, it wound down, culminating in yesterday’s election of new top dog for baseball. The man is Rob Manfred, and we don’t know too much about him. More accurately, we don’t know many interesting things about him. We’re just now starting to learn about […]
Norway sits at the pinnacle of the UN's Human Development Index, and the world's most advanced country (by that metric, at least) has a national defense policy to match. Norway was one of the world's top twenty weapons importers between 2008 and 2012, and collaborates with the U.S. Show More Summary
With America?s Next Top Model Cycle 21 on the horizon, we checked out the last twenty ANTM winners to see if the battle to the crown was worth it. To our surprise and delight most ANTM winners have been signed to numerous modeling agencies both stateside and over seas. Show More Summary
List found here. Hyperlinks by BV to songs he is in the mood to revisit this Saturday night while he drinks a specialty boilermaker: a bourbon and sweet vermouth wine spodiodi with a Sam Adams Boston Lager 'chaser.' He will...
The big summer blockbuster heading to theaters this weekend ended up washing out, leaving room for number one to go to a quirky director who hasn't had a movie in the top spot in almost twenty years. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has long...Show More Summary