BEIJING – An official visit to Beijing by Israeli and Palestinian leaders last week has prompted speculation that China may finally be ready to claim its place as a world power by trying to negotiate an end to one of world's most caustic conflicts. Israeli Prime Minister B …
Vanity Fair’s June issue reveals the many troubles of the film “World War Z.” They include: an unfinished script at the start of production a budget that went out of control (ending up somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million—and...
Love is the goal of life. Saints, seers and prophets of the world have spoken of love as the end and aim or goal of life. The Raslila...
Co-founders and friends, Betty Hsu and Cathy Lee, “came from opposite ends of the world but became inseparable when a mutual friend introduced them over a dinner in NYC.” After a “chance friendship, some handwritten notes, and a little...Show More Summary
With the arrival of the 20th century, I can sometimes get a bit bored in Civilization V. It continues to engage me enough so that I power through to achieve whatever victory path I had chosen, but therein lies the issue. I end up feeling...Show More Summary
“There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.” - Jean-Paul Sartre It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. -Frank Zappa I want you to stop, take a breath and consider this moment we're in. Show More Summary
Grooveshark's lengthy legal battle with several of the world's major recording labels, who accused the popular music streaming service of mass-copyright infringement, may soon come to an end. Several of the company's (former) employees...Show More Summary
Hollywood has been obsessed of late with the end of the world. From alien attacks, to evolved monkeys, to zombies, diseases, global warming, nuclear annihilation, and terrorism, movies have explored basically every possible apocalypse. So...Show More Summary
…or Taiwanese TV, in any event. Watching this, I am reminded (among other things) of how we have the world’s best media. But the shot at Toronto voters at the end? It’s funny, but also true. H/T J. Tetreault!
Kim Kardashian is now entering what baby books refer to as “the nesting stage,” as her pregnancy draws to an end. It’s been a rough ride for Kim, because on top of the normal discomforts of pregnancy, she’s had to deal with a high-profile divorce battle and being partnered with the douchiest douche that ever [...]Show More Summary
The end of 'The Office' is also an allegory for the real business world, as the sun begins to set on traditional bricks & mortar offices that have been the bedrock of American corporate culture for decades. As Dunder Mifflin packs its...Show More Summary
By Doug Short: The May 2012 Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released today puts the April year-over-year inflation rate at 1.06%, dramatically below the 3.92% average since the end of the Second World War. For a comparison...Show More Summary
Here's my piece from yesterday's Independent about what happened to Glyndebourne during World War II. It was transformed into a centre for children evacuated from London's east end - and that history has now inspired a new staging of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, which opens tomorrow. Show More Summary
Who are we? Where does our consciousness begin and end? How are the lives of the individual and the collective connected? These are questions that an increasing number of scientists and thinkers around the world are exploring. More and more attention is dedicated to how neuroscience, biology, psychology and ancient philosophical and spiritual questions can [...]
The Harry Potter actress describes her experiences hiding in a drainpipe as the apocalypse consumes the world in this summer comedy. [...]
Culatello. Capocollo. Sopressata. It will soon be legal to import a whole new world of Italian cured pork products, thanks to the USDA's decision to end a decades-long ban. Every Italian region and province, and even many towns have their own distinctive salumi.
In anticipation of their new album …Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age have been releasing animated music videos for some of the songs. Credit for the dark world to go with the gritty atmosphere of the music goes to director/UK artist Boneface, who also did all the artwork for Clockwork. Show More Summary
Can we imagine geologic time when markets behave like this? 60 minute chart of the ten-year yield. Two weeks ago, the world ended and the yield rallied. Recently, jobless claims surged and the yield has come back in...not even to a.382 retrace. Whatever.Good trading and great risk management to all.Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.
Bill Gross, who manages the world’s largest bond fund, has indicated that the 30+ year old super cycle bull market in bonds has ended. This is very bad news for the markets. First and foremost, if bonds fall, rates will increase. With higher rates, it will be harder to meet debt obligations. Show More Summary
This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off with the news that Tom Cruise has agreed to produce and star (of course) in Mission: Impossible 5. The hosts also discuss director Shane Black, of recent Iron Man 3 fame, being tapped to write and helm an adaptation of Doc Savage. Rounding out [...]