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Movie Review... The Walk... A Triumph

Perseverance causes a dream to come true for Phillippe Petit in The Walk. The world celebrated "wire walker," Philippe Petit traversed the immense void between the Word Trade Center towers in 1974. Joseph Gordon Levitt portrays Petit with convincing accuracy. Show More Summary

Is Sony Pictures Walking a Fine Line?

Sony Pictures just released its new film The Walk, which tells the true story of French tightrope artist Philippe Petit’s high wire walk between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center in 1974.   While the film is getting attention...Show More Summary

Medical Treatment for 9/11 Responders Expires

A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act. For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist...Show More Summary

Inc. Uncensored, Ep. 32: How One Guy Built a Pickleball Empire in His Free Time

In this episode, Inc. editors and writers talk about why niche product retailers dominate e-commerce, a small polystyrene manufacturer that landed contracts at Yankees Stadium and 1 World Trade Center, and how Rachel Roy, a designer beloved by Michelle Obama, got locked out of her own closet.

If seeing 'The Walk' makes you queasy, this glass bridge in China will terrify you

The 3-D version of the new movie "The Walk" apparently is making some viewers sick. The film's dizzying scenes portraying the Frenchman who in 1974 walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center apparently has triggered vertigo episodes for some. But that's nothing...

Some of the biggest investors in the business just endorsed the trading hero made famous in 'Flash Boys'

IEX Group, the stock trading venue at the center of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys," has just received the backing of a slew of big-name investors. IEX filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a stock exchange in September. Show More Summary

‘The Walk’: Vomit-Inducing Film Sickens Movie-Goers

The Walk, a film directed by Robert Zemeckis which tells the story of Philippe Petit’s famous tightrope walk between the World Trade Center Towers, is reportedly making movie-goers vomit. And when we say vomit, we mean this literally. Show More Summary

WTC clinic in a bind after Congress fails to OK Zadroga Act

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane.

Court Says USTR Can Continue To Keep The Public From Seeing The Trade Agreements They'll Be Subjected To

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Towards the end of 2013, IP-Watch -- along with the Yale Media Freedom and Access Center -- filed a FOIA lawsuit against the USTR for its refusal to release its TPP draft documents. The USTR spent a year ignoring IP-Watch's William New's...Show More Summary

The Seahawks' blockbuster trade to fix their biggest weakness has been surprisingly underwhelming so far

The Seattle Seahawks made one of the biggest moves of the offseason when they traded a first-round pick and center Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham. Although it was a steep price, Graham was seen as an immediate fix to perhaps the Seahawks' biggest weakness — a lack of go-to receivers for Russell Wilson to throw to. Show More Summary

How South Korea's NAPCI Could Complement the "Rebalance" to Asia

The 2014 NAPCI Forum (Courtesy ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) This post was co-authored with Kang Choi, the vice president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and director of the Center for Foreign Policy and National Security. The establishment of a comprehensive vision for the U.S.-ROK alliance is based [...]

The Walk

Expect the worst from the first half of The Walk. That's the part before high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) hits New York in 1974 and strings up a wire between the World Trade Center towers. Director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis kills time with curdled whimsy as Gordon-Levitt, speaking in...

Here's What The New Luxury Condo At "Ground Zero Mosque" Site Will Look Like

This weekend, we learned that the developer of the "Ground Zero Mosque" site, the long-in-the-works Muslim community center and prayer space that would have been located blocks from the World Trade Center, had bowed under public pressure and instead will turn the site into a luxury condo.. Show More Summary

Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire

For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks, worked for weeks and now suffer from illnesses like pulmonary disease and cancers will still be able to get their health care. While Congress...Show More Summary

'The Walk' really wants you to know how impressive it is

One of the biggest issues with Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk," the film about Phillippe Petit's 1974 real-life tightrope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center, is evident in the very opening sequence. The film opens with...Show More Summary

Why Does The Walk’s Poster Put the World Trade Center in Midtown?

On Monday night, I arrived at what turned out to be incredibly early for a screening of The Walk. After about an hour of sitting in a corner and staring at my phone, I finally made my way into a seat at the front of the theater, where I was... More »

The Walk Is A Cloying, Uneven Caper With An Absolutely Amazing Final Act

5 days agoSports : Deadspin

The feat that made Philippe Petit legendary—his tightrope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974—was both brave and insane. What made 2008’s Man on Wire, the Oscar-winning documentary about his achievement,...Show More Summary

The Walk – A Charming Ascent into a Kind of Madness!

On August 6th, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, hung a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked it not once, not twice, but three-and-a-half times. The story of the famous walk was the subject of an Oscar®-winning documentary, Man on Wire. Show More Summary

Robert Zemeckis high-wire spectacle 'The Walk' is more adventurous technologically than dramatically

Before New York's World Trade Center and the date 9/11 walked lock-step into eternity, those enormous twin towers were best known for something else entirely, something joyous and a little bit insane.

Meeting Pope Francis Was One of the Greatest Days of My Life

On Friday September 25, I joined 500 faith leaders to participate in "A Witness to Peace: A Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis" at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. "If it comes down to a photo or a handshake, I'm going for the handshake," I told Tricia Straine MacGregor, who lost her husband James J. Show More Summary

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