John Collier

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The War of the Words

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega-store stand down. How did Amazon—which was once seen as the book industry’s savior—end up as …

Bayou La Batre, Alabama

<b>Bayou La Batre</b> (/ˌbaɪ.oʊ lə ˈbætri/ or locally /ˌbaɪlə ˈbætri/) is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. It is included in the Mobile …

'Jihadist' flag flown in east London

Flag flown outside housing estate on Poplar High Street We must be intolerant of this intolerance<p>A black flag with white Arabic writing, similar to those flown by jihadist groups, was flying at the entrance of an east London housing estate near Canary Wharf.<p>In a highly provocative gesture, the …

No Cease-Fire As Israel Warns Of Bigger Operation

"Who negotiates a ceasefire with only 1 of the parties?" A Hamas official told Buzzfeed.<p>The Israeli military says at least 24 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since the expected start of the cease-fire. There has been at least one Israeli airstrike since the …

Enter Sandlot: See Metallica's Pitch-Perfect New 'SportsCenter' Ad

"The whole thing had an overriding impulsivity to it," Lars Ulrich says of the new ESPN spot<p>Metallica have a sense of humor, a fact they proved …

Rock Music

Half of a Yellow Sun review – on the 'road to mediocrity'

The acclaimed novel about the Biafran war never really hangs together on screen<p>Hopes were high for this adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's acclaimed novel about the Biafran war, starring Bafta-winning Chiwetel Ejiofor as the feckless father of a flawed emergent nation. But the road to …

The Quiet Ones review – cornball thrills for the gullible

First published on Sat 12 Apr 2014 19.05 EDT<p>If you believe Hammer Films' cornball exorcist caper is really "based on actual events", then you'll probably swallow anything. You'll believe that little plastic dolls can throw grown women to the sky, that cumbersome 1970s cameras were ideally suited …

Calvary review – 'a terrific black comedy that touches greatness'

Brendan Gleeson surpasses himself as a priest threatened with crucifixion in John Michael McDonagh's follow-up to The Guard<p><i>Calvary</i>, the terrific new film from writer-director John Michael McDonagh, is a whodunnit with a difference, a black comedy with aspirations, merrily lifting its name from the …

Is This Rihanna's Vogue Brazil Cover? We Sure Hope So!

While everybody was busy drooling over these bottomless photos of Rihanna posing for an undisclosed French magazine, fansite RihannaDaily.com managed to get their hands on what appears to be Riri's Vogue Brazil May 2014 cover.<p>The sexy singer goes topless and covers up in a big straw sunhat, printed …

The Raid 2's director: 'The nicer the place the more I want to destroy it'

In a plush hotel filled with business being done, the director Gareth Evans is surrounded by cut glass and burnished wood. This feels ill-fated. In Evans's thrilling, symphonically violent films, things rarely end well for the furniture. His latest, The Raid 2: Berandal, features a nightclub scene …

This 22 Jump Street Trailer Is Giving Us A Bromantic Buzz

Photo: Via YouTube.<p>Well, Leo, you had your fun. But, it's time to put Jonah Hill back where he belongs — in the shorts-fondling clutches of one …