Jessica Weaver

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Movie Review: Why Don’t You Play In Hell? invites you to a madcap cinematic playground

A self-conscious ode to filmmaking as orgiastic gonzo spectacle, <i>Why Don’t You Play In Hell?</i> takes its single joke to the exhausting extreme. …

Pictures of the Week 11.6.14

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Syria rebels say scores dead in poison-gas attack

BEIRUT -- Syrian opposition activists Wednesday accused the government of killing scores of civilians, including women and children, in a poison-gas assault on rebel strongholds outside Damascus.<p>The official Syrian news agency called the reports “untrue” and designed to derail a United Nations …

Middle East

Everyone Hates Rolling Stone’s Dzhokhar Cover

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Tired of helping CIA? Quit Facebook, Venezuela minister urges

CARACAS — A Venezuelan government minister on Wednesday urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.<p>Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Will new production facility raise the bar for YouTube videos?

If you've ever spent time on YouTube, you know that it's a mixed bag. There are the slick professional videos, the shaky (but often side-splitting) clips shot on smartphones and everything in between.<p>In an effort to raise the quality of YouTube videos, the company has built YouTube Space LA, a …

Pirate Bay founder creating surveillance-free messaging app

In the wake of people learning about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, it's become clear that phone records and text messages are not entirely private.<p>The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde and a couple of app developers have decided to do something about it. They are …

What Liability? Merck Wins A Key Ruling That Bolsters Pharma

Here’s a decision that will hearten the pharmaceutical industry. A federal court recently issued a ruling that may allow drugmakers to defend themselves against product liability lawsuits by citing preemption – which is the notion that FDA approval of a drug supersedes state law claims challenging …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Afghanistan in the 1950s and 60s

Fractured by internal conflict and foreign intervention for centuries, Afghanistan made several tentative steps toward modernization in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the biggest strides were made toward a more liberal and westernized lifestyle, while trying to maintain a …

The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes from Sopranos, Breaking Bad

In the last 15 years TV has reached new heights of narrative—think The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad—and here are the 10 most essential episodes …

Obamacare Requirements Relaxed For State Insurance Exchanges

(In July 7 story, changes paragraph 4 from saying "only" random checks by health exchanges to random checks in some cases where discrepancies exist)<p>By David Morgan<p>WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - Days after delaying health insurance requirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to …

Indonesians rescued after days trapped in tree by tigers

A group of Indonesian men who spent four days trapped up a tree by Sumatran tigers have been rescued.<p>The five were dehydrated, hungry and terrified following their ordeal which began on Thursday when they sought refuge in the forest canopy after an attack by the tigers, which left a sixth man …

Wildlife

Raúl Castro rages against Cubans' sloppy habits and decaying morals

Raúl Castro spent the lion's share of a prominent speech on Sunday scolding his countrymen for all kinds of bad behaviour, from corruption and theft …

Associated Press News

House Panel Looks at Western Coal Industry, Powder River Basin

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Congress enters the debate over whether taxpayers are getting a fair return on coal mined from public lands in the Western …

Norovirus Outbreak in Hudson Sickens 30

HUDSON, Wyo. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in the central Wyoming community of Hudson has state health officials trying to pinpoint the cause of the …

China Is Slowing, And That's Bad News For These 15 American States

And as a result of all of this, China is slowing.<p>This is bad for news for the U.S. which counts China as its third biggest export market.<p>A report from the US-China Business Council (USCBC) shows that U.S. exports to China grew 294% from 2003 - 2012. This compares with an 111% increase in U.S. …

China

No, The Smartphone Boom Has Not Peaked - Samsung Has

I got back from a weekend away this morning wondering if I’d entered a world where smartphones would soon start to vanish. We’ve passed peak smartphone, or at least peak expensive smartphone, went the argument in quite a few articles. Samsung and Apple need new strategies! Well, there’s an argument …

Scientists Train Cockatoos to Open Locks

A robot uprising may be the apocalypse scenario du jour, but it’s time to get real and open our eyes to the true threat. Cockatoos.<p>Researchers at Britain’s University of Oxford have been training the fluffy, feathery engines of human demise to unlock mechanical locks and puzzles with increasing …

Text Received from Lost Ship

A missing American schooner with seven people aboard sent an undelivered text message a month ago. Authorities released the message after seeking it from the satellite phone company Iridium and the U.S. State Department.<p>The June 4 message with a misspelling read: "Thanks storm sails shredded last …