Swedish filmmaker Sjöberg's visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation of August Strindberg's renowned 1888 play…
Dude, I could never stand the excitement.
Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s latest entrant in the seemingly endless series of young, prickish, over-coiffed, anal-retentive deficit Robespierres they’ve sent to the political center stage in the last decade or so…
The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday showed that the amount of the contiguous U.S. mired in drought conditions dropped a little more than 1 percentage point, to 78.14 percent as of Tuesday. But the expanse still gripped by extreme or exceptional drought — the two worst classifications — rose to 24.14 percent, up nearly 2 percentage points from the previous week.
Guardian, Uk - A man with Parkinson's disease who was arrested during the Olympic men's cycling road race while sitting beside the route has said he wants a "letter of exoneration" from Surrey police, claiming their treatment of him was disproportionate.…
"It could have been done better. I was arrested for not smiling."
Marie is an avatar, a life-size image of a woman digitally broadcast from a projector onto an inch-thick glass screen coated with a special film, said Luis Vega, 39, the vice president of Parabit Systems, the company that built Marie. The device uses motion sensors to prompt Marie’s 90-second script whenever anyone comes within 30 feet of her.
A Tennessee woman feared her husband wanted her dead after she claimed she found him slipping poison into her morning coffee.…
Last week, lab results confirmed the coffee contained high levels of barium, a toxic heavy metal, according to the newspaper.
Until the early nineteenth century few tools existed to detect a toxic substance in a corpse.…all find their place in Deborah Blum's The Poisoner's Handbook. It's a science history—the history of forensic medicine and toxicology—that reads like a novel. So if you're into watching those medical detective shows on TV, or you like a good history of New York at the turn of the 20th, or you just dig blood and gore, you can not possibly go wrong with this book.
Some psychiatrists and employers now find it suspicious for an individual to keep off Facebook, reports The Daily Mail. That's because for today's young generation, having Facebook is considered "normal," while opting out is considered "abnormal."
The near implosion of the Knight Capital Group on an accidental $440 million trading loss may make many feel that Wall Street firms are on automatic self-destruct with the timer set to go off fairly soon.
The truth may instead be that the finance industry not only has fewer missteps than the rest of corporate America, but that sometimes failure is a good thing.
Research recently published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research has found that waitresses who wear red earned bigger tips from men than waitresses who wore other colors.
Maybe you thought you had a choice?
He had survived all these years without learning to play golf or even tennis and he wasn't about to start now. He found golf and tennis dull. Whenever the topic of golf or tennis came up at a party or over drinks at the club he would cheerfully announce his abiding passion for the game of bocce, and as though in unison the golf and tennis people would wander off to bore somebody else. Every time. Without fail.
He had taken the time to learn the rudiments of playing bocce just in case someone ever showed up to cover his bet, but no one did.
He had come across this self-preserving technique in New York back in the early 60s. It was then he discovered he could quell any discussion of baseball among his co-workers simply by announcing he was a fan of the Mets. The mere mention appeared to obliterate any thoughts of baseball within range of his voice, and he knew a good thing when he encountered one, and the same thing worked in its way for golf and tennis too.
One early afternoon at the club just as the conversation had turned to golf and he had played his bocce card he looked up and met the gaze of a big and somewhat squarish blonde woman he had never seen there before.
“Oh,” said the blonde, “I like bocce too.”
“Yes,” she said.
He and the big blonde went out together onto the spacious and perfectly manicured lawn behind the club and played bocce, just the two of them, until half past four.
Major banks, which often band together when facing government scrutiny, are now turning on one another as an international investigation into the manipulation of interest rates gains momentum.…
One official involved in the case said that banks are emphasizing that "we're not as bad as the next guy."
Think about it: Neither major political party in the U.S. has nominated a candidate to run for president yet. Pretty amazing, right? And even without nominees the whole affair is reaching for new heights of entertainment.
My favorite so far is Obama trying to scare me with Romney's Evil Tax Plan while at the same time claiming he doesn't get to do what he wants because the mean old Congress won't let him. Dude. Really?
Maybe he's trying to tell me he thinks Romney will be much more forceful president that he's managed to be, or maybe he's trying to tell me he thinks that mean old Congress won't be so mean if Romney is in the White House, in which case what we really need is more mean congressmen. And women. Of course.
Or maybe he thinks I'm just too dumb too know it's Congress that makes the tax law, not the President. [Spoiler alert: That's probably it.]