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‘The Whale’: Darren Aronofsky Sets His Next Movie at A24, Brendan Fraser Starring

Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream) is teaming up with A24 for the first time on a new movie called The Whale. The film will be an adaptation of playwright Samuel D. Hunter‘s 2012 stage play of the same name, with Hunter on board to write the screenplay. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Doom Patrol) is attached to star. Discussing Film first broke the news about Aronofsky’s next movie, and Deadline later revealed that Fraser will star. Here’s a description of the story: On the outs...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Drama, Casting, Noah, Adaptation, Steven Soderbergh, Darren-Aronofsky, A24, The Whale, Hunter, Darren, Fraser, Black Swan, Brendan-Fraser


Black Swan: A hot-rodded Honda CB900 with Ducati parts

The Honda CB900F was respectable forty years ago, but today it’s outgunned by sportbikes that are lighter, quicker and better equipped. But what if you gave the venerable CB new running gear and a bored out motor? NCT Motorcycles have just done that—and modernized its looks, too. This 1980 model Honda CB900F arrived at the Austrian shop with a concept from its owner. He named it ‘Black Swan’ after the black swan theory: a metaphor for something unexpected that has a big impact. NCT took th...
Tags: David, Motorcycles, Ducati, Slovenia, Honda, Salzburg, Exif, Pirelli, Brembo, NCT, Black Swan, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Keihin, NCT Motorcycles


Insider Retail: Amazon has its biggest-ever Prime Day, how PepsiCo is tracking consumer preferences, and a look at the lucrative world of retail arbitrage

Portable fire pits and disposable campfire sales are booming. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Happy Friday!It's me, Shoshy Ciment, coming at you with another jam-packed edition of Insider Retail, Business Insider's weekly round-up of everything that's happening in restaurants and retail. If you haven't already subscribed, click here to do so and make your Fridays instantly more exciting. There's a lot going on this week. Here's what you need to know: Amazon has its biggest-ever Prime ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Ebay, Trends, Pepsico, Alex, Reuters, Afp, Macy, Moody, Dunkin, Black Swan, Olivier Douliery, Charlie O Shea, Shoshy Ciment, Getty Images Happy


Selena Gomez, 21 Laps & STX Team for Horror-Thriller Dollhouse

Selena Gomez, 21 Laps & STX team for horror-thriller Dollhouse STXfilms has announced it is partnering with Billboard Chart-Topper and 2017 Woman of the Year Selena Gomez (Dolittle) and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment to develop and potentially star in a new horror-thriller entitled Dollhouse. RELATED: Hotel Transylvania 4 Set for 2021 Debut with Selena Gomez Returning PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = P...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, New York City, Netflix, Levy, Selena Gomez, Hulu, Darren Aronofsky, Sony Pictures Animation, Martin Short, Dan, Blake, Gomez, Shawn, Magna Carta, Selena


Nassim Nicholas Taleb to speak at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020

Business Insider Business Insider is proud to announce that Nassim Nicholas Taleb will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.Taleb is an American statistician whose academic work focuses on issues connected with probability, randomness and uncertainty. The only thing we can be sure of in the future is crisis, he claims, but that turbulence can become our strength.In his bestselling book "Black Swan: The Impact of the ...
Tags: Trends, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swan, Taleb, Antifragile Taleb, Business Insider Global Trends Festival


The Morning Watch: ‘Big Hero 6’ From Storyboard to Screen, Stuntmen React to ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see how a sequence from Big Hero 6 evolved from the storyboards to the final animation. Plus, see how stuntmen react to sword fight sequences from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and The Last Samurai, and see ...
Tags: Movies, Big Hero 6, Baymax, Center Stage, Billy Elliot, Washington Ballet, Black Swan, Rob Roy, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Hiro, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Julie Kent, San Fransokyo, The Red Shoes, The Morning Watch


Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance

Buhle Ngaba’s ‘Swan Song’, showing online at the virtual National Arts Festival, explores the rawness of heartbreak, and of life The post Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Film, Theatre, Dance, Friday, Openaccess, Heartbreak, Black Swan, Swan Song, National Arts Festival, the Other, Buhle Ngaba


Credit-card data is broken. Here's how hedge funds and banks are trying to retool one of the original alt-data trades.

Credit-card data is one of the original alternative-data streams used by hedge funds and other investors. But the pandemic has disrupted consumer spending habits, and data vendors have been forced to do more hand-holding with clients. Banks are using techniques like post-stratification weighting and "swarming" to help make sense of data.  For more stories, sign up for our Wall Street Insider newsletter. One of the earliest and most popular forms of alternative data is proving more difficult t...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Bloomberg, Barclays, Fan, Ubs, Nielsen, Gucci, Business Insider, Jain, Ascential, Pepsi, Kuznetsova, Kristina, Black Swan, Nassim Taleb




Things we took for granted, pre-coronavirus

Plying my commercial real estate craft remotely certainly has its advantages. My commute is now 15 seconds – even when I encounter a traffic jam — the grandkid’s playthings. Never is there a line at the coffee maker. I’ve three potties from which to choose – with only two residents. Food is always available, which can lead to the spread of Dunlap — as in my belly dun lapped over my belt. But with this extra time on my hands, I’ve reflected on things we took for granted pre-COVID-19. Indulge me, ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Sport, Soccer, Steve Carell, Houston, Disneyland, PPP, Buchanan, Los Angeles County, Allen, Dunlap, Black Swan, Michael Scott, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services


Moving positively towards the needs emerging from Context Shock

Click to enlarge Change has become the constant. That 'what comes next is unknown,' is the only known.No organisation should rush to start the desperate clamber back to their 'new', but diminished, normal in the face of this reality.In your rush, you may miss the fact that the context of your customers' needs - and those of your employees' - has radically altered. In your rush you may learn very quickly how to do things you've never had to do before (eg how MS Teams works, how to run a wo...
Tags: Publishing, Black Swan, David Cushman, New Better, Responsive Organisation


6 startup CEOs explain their strategy for making sure that layoffs are only ever a last resort in a recession, from slashing expenses to asking employees what kind of pay cut they can afford

The coronavirus crisis forced startups to scramble for ways to cut costs, including drastic headcount reductions. But some startup CEOs and founders have opted to make layoffs a last option as they try to survive the crash. Some have even vowed not to cut anyone. We talked to 6 CEOs and founders who have made protecting their employees' jobs a priority in navigating the downturn. Emil Mikhailov, CEO of XIX, a San Francisco visual AI startup, told his employees: "Think about the pay cut you can...
Tags: China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Munich, Silicon Valley, Panama, Chen, Backblaze, Black Swan, Kang, Gleb Budman, Budman, Girish Mathrubootham, Mikhailov


29 tech startup founders and CEOs share their biggest challenges as they face a recession and their strategies for overcoming them: 'We are now wartime CEOs'

The coronavirus crisis is an unexpected blow to many enterprise startups. Some CEOs have experienced previous downturns, including the Great Recession in 2008 and the tech dot-com crash in 2000. Others are facing a major crisis as a business leader for the first ime.  We reached out to 29 tech startup CEOs and founders to hear their fears and strategies as they navigate this global crisis. As Drift CEO David Cancel put it: "We are now wartime CEOs."  A few leaders vowed to try their best to pr...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, New York, China, Boston, Time, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Munich, Canada, Zenefits, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Venezuela


29 tech startup founders and CEOs share their fears and strategies for navigating the coronavirus crash: 'We are now wartime CEOs'

The coronavirus crisis is an unexpected blow to many enterprise startups. Some CEOs have experienced previous downturns, including the Great Recession in 2008 and the tech dot-com crash in 2000. Others are facing a major crisis as a business leader for the first ime.  We reached out to 29 tech startup CEOs and founders to hear their fears and strategies as they navigate this global crisis. As Drift CEO David Cancel put it: "We are now wartime CEOs."  A few leaders vowed to try their best to pr...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, New York, China, Boston, Time, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Munich, Zenefits, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Venezuela, Dell


This CEO says that Sequoia Capital inadvertently started a 'herd mentality' that caused startups to rush to cut jobs when it warned them about the devastating business effects of the coronavirus crisis

On March 5th, legendary venture capital firm Sequoia Capital published the now-infamous "Black Swan" letter, warning startups of the coronavirus crisis.  A startup CEO now criticizes the letter, saying it sparked a "herd mentality" that's leading startups to become too focused on cutting headcount. Sequoia's letter had pinpointed areas that startups should evaluate, including headcount, saying "this might be a time to evaluate critically whether you can do more with less and raise productivity...
Tags: New York, Trends, Sequoia Capital, Sequoia, Business Insider, Sapphire Ventures, Don, Levin, John Chambers, Black Swan, Brightfield, Jesse Levin, Sequoia The Black Swan


This CEOs says that Sequoia Capital inadvertently started a 'herd mentality' that caused startups to rush to cut jobs when it warned them about the devastating business effects of the coronavirus crisis

On March 5th, legendary venture capital firm Sequoia Capital published the now-infamous "Black Swan" letter, warning startups of the coronavirus crisis.  A startup CEO now criticizes the letter, saying it sparked a "herd mentality" that's leading startups to become too focused on cutting headcount. Sequoia's letter had pinpointed areas that startups should evaluate, including headcount, saying "this might be a time to evaluate critically whether you can do more with less and raise productivity...
Tags: New York, Trends, Louisiana, Sequoia Capital, Sequoia, Business Insider, Sapphire Ventures, Don, Levin, John Chambers, Black Swan, Brightfield, Jesse Levin, Sequoia The Black Swan


Silicon Valley's startups are facing the biggest crisis in a generation. Here's what venture capital investors are telling founders they need to do to survive.

We asked venture capitalists to share one piece of advice for startups to help them weather the coronavirus and its effects on the health of their business. Tech investors from Greycroft, Menlo Ventures, and Mayfield pitched in. Many of them warned of a potential downturn that could make it harder for startups to raise new funding. They are telling portfolio companies to cut costs, shrink plans for growth, and maintain focus to conserve capital. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For young...
Tags: China, Trends, Green, Silicon Valley, SoftBank Capital, Sequoia Capital, Click, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Greylock, Emergence Capital, Bay Area, Ho, Don, Brown, Murphy


'Brace for turbulence': Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital calls coronavirus the 'Black Swan of 2020' that every startup founder needs to prepare for

Sequoia Capital, the prestigious VC firm that famously warned startups about the 2008 financial crisis, published a memo on Thursday urging startup founders to prepare for business disruptions. The memo was titled "Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020," a reference to an unpredictable, game-changing event.  "It will take considerable time — perhaps several quarters — before we can be confident that the virus has been contained," the memo read.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, China, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Houston, Sequoia Capital, Darwin, Sequoia, Fed, Reuters, PitchBook


BTS Goes Into the Woods With James Corden for ‘Black Swan’ Live TV Debut (Watch)

BTS took James Corden back into the woods for the live television premiere of the group’s new “Black Swan,” unfolding on a deep-forest set two nights after their Grammys debut, which was also the subject of a short interview on the late-night show. Speaking of their appearance on the Grammys, the group said, “Everything about […]
Tags: News, Ashton Kutcher, James Corden, Grammys, Bts, Black Swan, The Late Late Show with James Corden


The Morning Watch: Examining Movie Tattoos, Remembering ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a tattoo artist takes a look at some prominent tattoos on characters in movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hangover Part II, Blade, and more in order to determine whether they truly look authen...
Tags: Movies, Sesame Street, Snl, Jackie-Chan, Aquaman, Moana, Black Swan, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Blade, David Harbour, Mikey Day, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Keith Bang Bang McCurdy, The Morning Watch, Streeter Seidell


Natalie Portman Is Finally Done Playing The Girl Next Door

For a long time, the public wouldn't let Portman grow up. But ever since "Black Swan," she's refused to listen.
Tags: News, Natalie Portman, Portman, Black Swan


‘A Star Is Born’ Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Arrested for Assault

“A Star Is Born” cinematographer Matthew Libatique, who received an Oscar nomination for 2010’s “Black Swan,” was reportedly arrested on Tuesday for assaulting public officials in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland. Libatique, who was in town attending the Camerimage Film Festival, allegedly attacked paramedics and police at a hotel where the DP was said to […]
Tags: News, Global, Matthew Libatique, Black Swan, Libatique, Bydgoszcz Poland, DP


Here’s The Trailer For Natalie Portman’s Pop Star Drama Vox Lux

Vox Lux has just gotten its first official trailer. The Brady Corbet-directed movie, which stars Natalie Portman as a pop star, will be out on 12/7, and it got good reviews when it debuted at the Venice Film Festival last month. It looks pretty nuts! Black Swan but make it pop! Here's the … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Natalie Portman, Black Swan, Brady Corbet, Vox Lux, Pop Star Drama Vox Lux


Review: Swan Wand, Mini Swan Wand + Swan Curve

When I hear the word “swan,” I think of a few things. Grace. Elegance. The color white. Bjork. Overwrought symbols of romance. Ostentatious pool floaties. And, because the folds of my brain are lined with a freakishly encyclopedic knowledge of sex toys, I think of a line of rechargeable vibrators called Swan. Swan is not the manufacturer. The toys are actually produced by BMS Factory, a company that prefers to mysteriously hide behind the names of their various toy lines. They make the favorab...
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2 Final Episodes Of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Are On The Way — Get The Details

Anthony Bourdain fans have a drop of good news in this squall of mourning. This past Sunday, CNN aired the already-scheduled episode of Parts Unknown just two days after learning of its star's tragic death. Bourdain died before completing the episode he was working on in France, but there are still two already finished at the time. Thankfully, CNN has now announced they will air them as intended. Video: Watch Bono Pay Tribute To The Late Anthony Bourdain During U2 Concert The first, airing June ...
Tags: Celebs, France, Cnn, New Orleans, Darren Aronofsky, Bhutan, Anthony Bourdain, Bourdain, Black Swan


Pacific Northwest Ballet: Love & Ballet Discount Tickets 50% off! Starting at $25!

Pacific Northwest Ballet – Love & Ballet Discount Tickets  Goldstar, one of our favorite sites for discounted entertainment options, is offering discounted tickets to the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Love & Ballet performance. Tickets start at $25 (reg $50) – $43.50 (reg $84) & prices vary depending on where your seats are. The Love & Ballet performance will be at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Here are the dates of the Love & Ballet performances: Friday June 1 at 7:30pm Saturday June 2nd at 2...
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Natalie Portman is right to criticize Israel: A reader explains

After the 'Black Swan' actress declined to attend a ceremony in her honor, she was the target of backlash. But she's right to denounce Israel's practices, says one reader.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Israel, Usa Today, Natalie Portman, Black Swan




'Jennifer Lawrence Acts Like A Female Impersonator': See The Best & Worst Critics Have To Say In Our Red Sparrow Review Roundup!

Will Jennifer Lawrence suffer yet another flop at the box office this weekend?? Look, we all know Red Sparrow is no match for Black Panther, but it isn't exactly in the same budget range either. It's the type of grownup thriller that gets the audience looking for more provocative, pensive fare. At least, it's supposed to be. Related: J.Law Overshares About Darren Aronofsky Relationship & Chris Pratt Rumors! Based on which reviews you read, this is either a sexy, slow burn spy thriller or an abso...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Aronofsky, New York Daily News, Lawrence, San Francisco Chronicle, Boris, Natasha, Black Swan, Mick LaSalle, Alonso Duralde, Owen Gleiberman, LA FEMME NIKITA, Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune, Sara Stewart


The Guy Who Helps Hollywood Celebrities Resemble Professional Ballet Dancers

Kurt Froman trained Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman for Black Swan, and more recently he's been training Jennifer Lawrence for the upcoming Red Sparrow. "One of the biggest things, I think, for a non-dancer is just understanding dancers hold their arms from their backs. ... When I was working with Jen, as well as with […]
Tags: Art, Jennifer Lawrence, Dance, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Jen, Black Swan, 01.21.18, Kurt Froman