By popular demand, our topic is your most terrible colleagues, and we’re also opening this one up for anyone to tell us about their encounters with the IT department. Read more...
Popcorn Time, an infamous open source project that makes pirating films via Bittorrent as easy as using Netflix is back yet again after development was suspended for about three weeks. The app is as controversial as it is easy to use, meaning that there are parties on both sides of the [...]
Hillary Clinton recently issued a statement encouraging the United States to open our doors to Syrian refugees saying "We cannot allow terrorists to intimidate us into abandoning our values and humanitarian obligations. Turning awayShow More Summary
THIS YEAR, Pixar gave us a rare gift. The opening of “The Good Dinosaur” over the holiday weekend meant the esteemed animation studio released two movies this year, with the summer’s “Inside Out” considered a front-runner for Oscar gold.Read full article >>
Eight Days was a pretty ambitious project. So ambitious that Sony canceled it in 2008 after debuting it in 2006. The gist was that it was going to be the biggest open world game of that era, set across eight different US states and a...Show More Summary
In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene: • Ridley Scott’s film takes $50m in China after becoming the latest to include special scenes • Pixar turns in lowest ever US opening for troubled The Good Dinosaur • Creed follows...Show More Summary
When last we saw The Winter Soldier, at the end of the film that bears his name, Bucky Barnes was beginning to put the pieces together about who he has been for the last several decades. The opening scene of the trailer for Captain America: Civil War showed us a Bucky Barnes who is no longer the living weapon that he had once been. Show More Summary
The British No 1 added the team title to his collection that includes Wimbledon, the US Open, and Olympic gold, and now wants to kick on and complete his set with the French and Australian titles.
China's plans to open a military facility in Djibouti have been giving US pundits the chills, with commentators suggesting that Beijing may be attempting to "edge out Western influence" in Africa and the Middle East. Russian experts suggest that the base is, more than anything, a sign that China is ready to emerge as a great naval power.
Good morning. Here's what you need to know: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will decide today whether to include the Chinese yuan in its benchmark basket. The IMF is expected to announce that the yuan will join the US dollar, euro,...Show More Summary
My latest at the Diplomat draws on some recent work on the diplomatic re-emergence of China after the Cultural Revolution: While the diplomacy of Kissinger and Nixon looms large in the American mythology of the “opening” of China, Albers establishes that the diplomatic re-emergence of China began well before the Sino-American rapprochement of 1972. Even […]
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the kids are fully focused on Christmas morning. And there are two major events at our house on Christmas morning: opening the gifts and eating Christmas Breakfast. And for the last 5 years, the kids have been preparing Christmas breakfast with Grandma. But this year, even Grandma will get Keep Reading ?
Many of us have encountered pilots with a militant, "my-way-or-the-highway" attitude toward flying. I prefer to be a little more open to other ways of doing things. Here's why. Read more ? Related posts: Takeoff Briefings for Singles...Show More Summary
China, according to a top US general, has signed a deal to establish its first military base in Africa. It would underscore Beijing’s growing global ambitions and raise the stakes for both cooperation and competition. The head of the US Africa Command, General David Rodriguez, told defense reporters recently that China had signed a ten-year
Russian inspectors will conduct an observation flight over the United States between November 30 and December 5 under the Treaty on Open Skies, according to the head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.
Tim McDonnell at Mother Jones gives us a heads-up on the Paris climate talks, which begin Monday: On Monday, roughly 40,000 heads of state, diplomats, scientists, activists, policy experts, and journalists will descend on an airport in the northern Paris suburbs for the biggest meeting on climate change since at least 2009—or maybe ever. Show More Summary
We've seen retirement press conferences. We've seen retirement open letters. We've seen retirement tweets. On Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gave us a first: a retirement poem. In a piece posted on the Players' Tribune,...Show More Summary
MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray blocked out the deafening noise of a partisan crowd to add the Davis Cup title to a trophy cabinet that already includes Wimbledon and US Open replicas.
MIKE DICKSON IN GHENT: To Andy Murray’s US Open, Wimbledon and Olympic titles add the Davis Cup. It belongs to the nation but there is no getting away from it being inspired by one man.
We’re in the home stretch for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. If you’ve been on track, you should be really close to the end. Read more...