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Kelly & Cal

Kelly & Cal<p>We gave it an <b>A</b><p>The biggest takeaway from <b>Kelly & Cal</b>, a wonderfully honest and tender film about the bitter pill of adulthood, is …

Filmmaking

Tastier, Healthier, And Animal-Free: Can Ethan Brown Reinvent Meat?

Beyond Meat wants to change the world, one protein fiber at a time.<p>Imagine that you had to describe meat to someone who’s never encountered the stuff. It would be hard to do because meat is, you know, meat. You’d begin with where it comes from–the muscles and flesh of chickens, cows, pigs, etc. …

How “Empire Records” Became The Unlikely Film Of A Generation

Engineered to be the teen-movie equivalent of the mid-'90s alt-rock zeitgeist, Empire Records flopped in the theaters, only to become a cult classic a generation later. For the first time, the people who made the movie talk about how it came together, why it bombed, and how it found its second life.<p>…

The Sad, Dark End of the British Empire

Scottish independence could be the final insult.<p>During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain had dominion over so many portions of the Earth it was said, famously, that “the sun never set on the British Empire.” Since the end of World War II, however, that sun has been steadily dipping toward …

Pictures of the Week 9.4.14

Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking: Should You Be Worried?

Reports made over the weekend that intimate photos of celebrities were hacked serve as a vivid reminder about Internet security and the question of whether the vast majority of Internet users are also vulnerable to such an attack.<p>"Are you any less secure than you were a month ago? The answer is …

ISIS video shows beheading of Steven Sotloff

A video that shows the beheading of American Steven Sotloff was delivered as a "second message to America" to halt airstrikes in Iraq, following through on a threat to kill the journalist.<p>In the video posted Tuesday online, Sotloff says -- in a message surely scripted by his captors -- that he is …

China earthquake death toll rises

The death toll from the earthquake that hit China's south-western province of Yunnan rose to nearly 600 people on Wednesday.<p>Rescue efforts in the remote region, where the 6.1-magnitude quake struck on Sunday, were badly hampered by traffic and landslides blocking roads.<p>Residents said school …

Ebola death toll rises; emergency in Liberia

The husband of an American woman infected with Ebola imagines he should be beside himself with worry but instead finds comfort in God's grace.<p>His wife, Nancy Writebol, is one of two patients being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.<p>She arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, just days after …

Review: 'Into The Storm' Is 'Twister' For The Climate Change Era

Thumbnail - <i>Into the Storm</i> is visually dazzling and mostly successful in updating the disaster film for the YouTube age, but it is marred by contrived characters and icky politics.<p>On a purely technical level, <i>Into the Storm</i> delivers. The special effects work is basically flawless, and you absolutely …

Why Money and Inexperience Are Escalating Sexism at Startups

<b>It’s a story we’ve come to know well</b>: A freewheeling, young startup founder captures the zeitgeist with a smart idea and attracts investors who are …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Clowns

The red-nosed pros at the 2014 World Clown Association annual convention know you think they're creepy. How does a maligned and misunderstood centuries-old art form survive bad PR and cultural decline?<p>“In our hearts, we’ve been burned.”<p>A spry woman stands before a large, carpeted hotel conference …

The death of privacy

We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been winnowed away to the realm of the shameful and secret. To quote ex-tabloid hack Paul McMullan, "privacy is for paedos". Insidiously, through small concessions that only mounted up over …

NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

Disturbing video captures the NYPD arresting a woman as she shouts that she needs her oxygen<p>Denise Stewart, a 48-year-old Brooklyn woman was dragged by NYPD from her apartment and arrested in the late hours of July 13, New York Daily News reported. The grandmother had just taken a shower and was …

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America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

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Has Kim Kardashian And Paris Hilton's Long-Rumored Feud Finally Come To An End?

They posed for one photo in Ibiza that was heard 'round the world.

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10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

US spy plane in ‘Top Gun’ game of chicken over Russian air space day after MH17 shot down

American Air Force jet evaded Russian radar by flying into Swedish airspace without permission<p>An American spy plane engaged in a Cold War-era aerial game of chicken over Russia a day after the downing of Malaysian Flight 17 by rebels in Ukraine.<p>The US State Department confirmed that the RC-135 …

Michael Petrie Convicted of Killing Mother and Living with Her Corpse for 6 Months

It all started with a simple request.<p>Maureen Petrie, 67, asked her 32-year-old son Michael to take his lunch dishes into the kitchen. According to …

Real Estate Oversupply Becoming Bigger Problem For China

If you build it they will come. Eventually. That’s been the mantra of Chinese real estate developers and their lenders who have been throwing them buckets filled with yuan for the past several years. Now, an oversupply problem in second and third tier cities promises to derail the economy by as …

5 Easy and Summery Weeknight Dinners

5 easy weeknight dinners to make for the rest of the summer<p><b>In the summer, dinner's all about seasonal ingredients and a quick stint in the kitchen.</b> Sit down to a spicy lobster and tomato pasta, serve a crunchy squash side, and master our formula for foolproof skewers with these light, simple …

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Is an associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree?

More parents are sending their children to two-year colleges, but will this negatively impact their children’s future earning power?<p>According to …

Timelapse of Dormant ‘Rose of Jericho’ Plants Exploding to Life After Exposure to Water | Colossal

<p>The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme …