Gabriel J. Torres Arana

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DoJ fines Japanese parts firms $740M in massive automotive price-fixing scandal

Nine Japanese suppliers have pleaded guilty in US court over charges of price fixing in the automotive parts industry, resulting in the Department of Justice doling out a total of $740 million of fines, according to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. The scandal, which has resulted in General Motors, Ford, …


Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

New Orleans

New York City Illustrations by Remko Heemskerk

Illustrations of New York.<p>Remko Heemskerk is a Dutch art director and illustrator. During his time in New York City in 2012/2013 he created this …

Digital Art

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

How to Write a Successful Hollywood Screenplay + The Morning Links

The latest Uproxx Video takes us into the thought process of how to write a successful Hollywood screenplay. New rule? Cast someone famous in China. True story, this video predated that story.<p><b>NOMINATE for Comments of the Week. FOLLOW Vince on Twitter. FAN US on Facebook. SUBSCRIBE to the</b> …

Watch Yasiel Puig make the most unbelievable throw of the season

Officially, Yasiel Puig did not throw out Bryce Harper in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night. But, really, he did — with a cannon of a throw from deep right field as Harper tried tagging for third base.<p>Third baseman Juan Uribe made the tag on Harper’s foot …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Manhattan Inside The Grand Canyon And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Globally, June 2013 ranked among top 5 warmest Junes on record

Last below-average temps for month of June were in 1976. If you’re younger than 28, you’ve never experienced a June with global temps below the 20th …

When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least.<p>It’s a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music are revered above all others, they were working in a time when the talent pool — the educated population …

With Project Spark, Everyone can be a Creator

'<p>Be a programmer. Be an artist. Be a level designer. Microsoft's upcoming game-creation tool aims to be everything you would need to create, evolve, and share your original worlds with others. And based on what I saw at E3 and Comic-Con 2013, Project Spark may actually reach its goal of being the … Liane Lane by Horst Architects

New York City

Obama weighs in on race, reluctantly

President Barack Obama’s agitation following the George Zimmerman verdict was apparent to people in the West Wing all week — so it was frustrating, if not surprising, to some in Obama’s circle that he waited nearly a week to express his feelings publicly.<p>Since his reelection, the nation’s first …