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In Theaters:

The best that's in theaters, streaming on Netflix, and on DVD.<p><b>There's rarely a better month</b> for entertainment than December, and this year is no exception, as award-worthy films hit theaters and some of the summer's most high-profile releases make their way to home video and streaming services. …

ABC To Win May Sweep For First Time In 14 Years

With just three nights left to count, ABC will win its first May sweep in 14 years after finishing first in the demo on each of the final five weeks …

Quiet Moments Along the Streets of NYC’s Chinatown

New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has a knack for transforming a normally bustling location into a quiet and contemplative scene. In all of his work, he eliminates people from his compositions and concentrates on the structures and architecture throughout a place. This approach results in …

New York City

The Big New $50 Billion TV Deal Has Nothing To Do With TV

AT&T's interest in DirecTV is less about strategic fit and more about gaining access to the satellite operator's massive cash flow.<p>On the surface, AT&T's potential $50 billion deal to acquire DirecTV is being driven by a need to bulk up to better compete with the looming Comcast-Time Warner Cable …

What Content Marketing Needs to Rule in the Post-Advertising Age

It has been seven years since digital became social… and media changed forever. We all agree interruption as a marketing strategy is dead.<p>But adland …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

President Obama Mentioned 9/11 Ten Times in His Speech Today. Then He Called Edward Snowden "Sensational."

This is not about a phone call before 9/11. This is about pride and fear.<p><b>President Obama mentioned 9/11</b> ten times in his speech today. He mentioned Edward Snowden once. He called Snowden's leaks "sensational."<p>"One of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar, made a phone call," he begins, at one point.<p>…

Some of My Best Friends Are Probably Gay

I'm against gay marriage because the Bible clearly states that a man can live inside a giant fish.<p>But seriously, folks...<p>Same-sex marriage is legal in many states now. And we're all still doing fine. Society hasn't crumbled to the ground. And everyone knows that it wasn't <i>gay</i> people who devalued and …

An average NFL game: more than 100 commercials and just 11 minutes of play

For five months of the year, the National Football League dominates Sundays in the United States; it’s more popular than church.<p>The NFL’s popularity is all the more remarkable when you inspect the fare it has to offer each week on television. An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and …

Fear of a Black President

As a candidate, Barack Obama said we needed to reckon with race and with America’s original sin, slavery. But as our first black president, he has avoided mention of race almost entirely. In having to be “twice as good” and “half as black,” Obama reveals the false promise and double standard of …

Nvidia’s bold plan to conquer new graphics territory: Licensing its chips

Seemingly out of nowhere tonight, graphics chip-maker Nvidia has announced one of the biggest changes to its business in some time: It will begin licensing its new Kepler GPU core — as well as future designs — to third-party companies.<p>The move will give Nvidia a completely new source of revenue, …