Kempt Staff The Walk, a biopic about World Trade Center high-wire artist Philippe Petit, comes out tonight. That made us happy. When we heard Charlotte Le Bon was in it, we were even happier. And thus, we give her the Kemptress treatment below… The Walk, a biopic about World Trade Center high-wire artist Philippe Petit, comes out tonight. Show More Summary
This week, we celebrated our annual Silicon Alley 100 list at the One World Observatory atop the One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Hundreds of people doing cool and interesting things in New York tech came for cocktails,Show More Summary
On October 3, conservationists from Nairobi to New York marched in support of the world's elephants and rhinos, protesting their wanton slaughter and pressing for governments to do more to ensure their survival. The following day, California...Show More Summary
The border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California is one of the busiest in the world, and the San Diego transit system is home to some of the most delicious black market items: cheese.
China launches nationwide emissions trading scheme Angeli Mehta, 6 October 2015 (Chemistry World) “…[China will implement a national emissions trading scheme in 2017,] encourage more power generation from renewables…and made clear that...Show More Summary
Dawn Hopkins / (CC BY 2.0) The IMF says a slowdown of the Chinese economy and a decline in world trade are undermining the stability of highly indebted emerging economies, thus threatening a global financial crash. The Guardian reports: The...Show More Summary
A timeline of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from its origins to the final emancipation of slaves in the New World with explanations of key events in the trade.
The illicit kidney trade in South Asia has exploded as brokers use social media to find donors.
Comedian Steve Rannazzisi, in his first public comments since he was exposed for lying he was in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks, explained how he believed his deception protected him from “cruel” fellow comedians andShow More Summary
The League star Steve Rannazzisi went on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday (October 6) to delve into the lie that almost ruined his career. For 14 years it was believed that Rannazzisi had been working in one of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City on September 11 when the terrorist attacks... Show More Summary
Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The US and world economies are drifting inexorably into the next recession owing to the deflationary collapse of commodities, capital spending and world trade. These are the inevitable “morning after” consequence of the 20-year global credit binge which has now reached its apogee. Show More Summary
Toyotas (assembled in Indiana), Illinois soybeans (exported to Taiwan), Chinese-produced iPhones (invented in California): Our world is inextricably linked with the economies of Asia. Want to rail against global trade? You're either three decades late to the debate or you're a presidential candidate...
Comedian Steve Rannazzisi, the star of The League who admitted last month that he had lied for years about working at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, appeared on Howard Stern's radio show to apologize and discuss the circumstances around the lie. Show More Summary
The "League" star lied for years about being in the World Trade Center on September 11th
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B), itself a dealer of reinsurance, reduced its shareholding of Munich Re (BIT:MUV2), the largest reinsurer in the world, last week after commenting that he and his associates saw trouble ahead for the industry. The sell represents a large shift of focus for an investor for [...]
The world is watching the Fed, wondering whether the slowing global economy and weak U.S. jobs performance will allow them to raise interest rates. It's a trading game for some, but American savers are the ones on the losing side. With rates kept artificially low, savers have been subsidizing borrowers. Show More Summary
The US and world economies are drifting inexorably into the next recession owing to the deflationary collapse of commodities, capital spending and world trade. These are the inevitable “morning after” consequence of the 20-year global credit binge which has now reached its apogee. Show More Summary
Samsung had an awesome day in Korea's stock market, after announcing bumper results for Q3. The maker of the Galaxy, the world's second most popular smartphone, saw shares rise by nearly 9% in trade. This performance came after Samsung...Show More Summary
The 2022 Qatar World Cup may be sparking social change in the Gulf, just not (yet) in Qatar. Qatar's winning of the hosting rights for the World Cup gave human rights and trade union activists the leverage they needed to more effectively...Show More Summary
Famous novelist, memoirist, and world traveler Paul Theroux got a fair amount of attention for his recent tour in the New York Times of the grimmest place of all: America's deep south, filled with small towns that used to have certain...Show More Summary