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Hawks GM Danny Ferry had another race-related incident

NBA The comments Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made about Luol Deng might not be his first foray into racially insensitive remarks. Ferry said on a conference call with minority owners that Deng “has a little African in him” and promoted stereotypes about African heritage. There was a debate about whether those words were Ferry’s own, but, at the end of his day, they still came out of his mouth. (UPDATE: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the audio.)  MORE: George’s ill-fated tweet | M...
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Britain's Non-Recognition of Africa-Administered Vaccines Regrettable - AU

By Ayenat Mersie and George ObulutsaNAIROBI (Reuters) - The African Union's (AU) top health official called Britain's lack of recognition for...
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11 Movies Like Pulp Fiction That Are Definitely Worth Watching

"Pulp Fiction" was one of the most influential films of the '90s. While Quentin Tarantino had announced himself two years prior with "Reservoir Dogs," his 1994 follow up generated buzz that was unprecedented for independent films. It was a critical moment for film distribution, in which indie films proved they could become mainstream smash hits, and broader audiences showed they were open to non-Hollywood stories."Pulp Fiction" can't be pinned to just one genre. Tarantino incorporated elements o...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Abc, California, Mexico, Fbi, Arkansas, Palmer, Sydney, David O Russell, Miami, Philadelphia, Lulu, Cia


Northampton firm which supplied a robe to Prince George reopens after fire

A gift firm relocates its 120-strong workforce to a new site after its headquarters burned down.
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Orson Welles' Directed Films Ranked Worst To Best

Surveying Welles' filmography as a whole, some trends emerge. It's easy to see that Welles was a fan of Shakespeare, particularly the Bard's characters who author their own undoing. Whenever Welles portrays relationships, his characters evince betrayal, hypocrisy, and deception. He returns to the turn of the 19th into the 20th century repeatedly, an unexpectedly early era for a man born in 1915.He was also remarkably prolific. Even after winnowing his filmography down to the projects he directed...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Hollywood, Movies, California, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, Ireland, Shanghai, Norman Foster, Pablo Picasso, Venice, Rupert Murdoch, Shakespeare, Othello


How Star Wars: Visions Embraces And Reinvents The Franchise's Long-Held Values [Interview]

When "Star Wars: A New Hope" released in 1977, audiences were blown away by the original adventure tale. And it is original, in as much as any story idea is. But the American space opera has always had the cinema of Akira Kurosawa coursing through its veins. In crafting his epic, George Lucas leaned heavily on Kurosawa's 1958 samurai picture "The Hidden Fortress," down to mimicked lensing and particular shots. Now, decades, several sequels, three prequels, and a ton of spinoffs and merchandising...
Tags: Star Wars, Japan, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Spain, Akira Kurosawa, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, James, Kurosawa, George, Waugh, Kanako, James Waugh


Star Wars Editor Marcia Lucas Was Furious With Sequel Series, Cried Over The Prequels

When you watch enough movies, the dirty little secret that nobody ever really wants to acknowledge starts to emerge. The vast majority of films aren't terrible or masterpieces -- they're merely okay. Some good stuff, some bad, all combining to make an unspectacular 2.5 out of 5 star film. That's just the way it is! But when it comes to some diehard fans of blockbuster franchises like, say, "Star Wars," suddenly all of that conventional wisdom goes out the window and becomes replaced with charged...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Ilm, Leia, Kennedy, Lucas, Luke Skywalker


Owners of a Dog Shot by Police in Maryland Want Answers

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dayri Amaya was in her bedroom one night in early June when she heard a knock on her door and voices on the other side announcing themselves as the Prince George’s County police.
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Photos: Who were the protesters who showed up to the Justice for J6 rally in DC

A participant in the Justice for J6 rally. Alan Chin for Insider Capitol police and other law enforcement authorities were on high alert for a rally supporting January 6 rioters. In the end, police officers and journalists outnumbered the 150 to 200 protesters who attended the Justice for J6 rally. Photographer Alan Chin was there to document the scene and talk to the protesters. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice for J6 rally began at noon on Saturday in front o...
Tags: Justice, Maryland, Montana, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Mall, Andrea Bocelli, Trump, George, Capitol


Clippers’ Steve Ballmer optimistic about short- and long-term prospects

LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer said he surveyed everyone he could think of about the Clippers’ new arena plans, Kawhi Leonard included. The team’s owner asked his star for his reaction to the innovative scoreboard they’re planning to install in the Intuit Dome, which is slated to open in 2024. That scoreboard is, to borrow Ballmer’s description: “A two-sided, oval-shaped halo scoreboard – first in basketball! – that will circle the top of the bowl, gleaming with 44,000 square feet of LED lights!” T...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, Reggie Jackson, Phoenix, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, Kevin Durant


Enjoying the unexpected delights of a night of music at the Los Angeles County Arboretum

The last concert of summer was my first time back at the Pasadena Pops since George died. It was also the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Searching for a parking space on a side street near the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Sara and I got an unexpected surprise. Peacocks. Confident and aloof, they wandered up and down the street oblivious to the danger of being hit by a car. It was the ultimate innocence. They believed they were safe in their own territory. “We were once peacocks,” ...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Sara, George, Michael Feinstein, Rosh Hashana, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Pasadena Pops, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Senior Moments, Los Angeles County Arboretum Sara


Shutter Island Ending Explained: Scorsese's Psychological Thriller Delivers A Masterful Twist

If you saw "Shutter Island" in the theater back in February 2010, you may have come away feeling like you had just watched the first great movie of the new decade ... or you may have been disappointed. Or perhaps you were simply left confused by the movie's third-act plot twists and ending.People coming to "Shutter Island" on streaming services or digital platforms in the 2020s will have their own range of emotions. This film marked the fourth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and h...
Tags: Chuck, Movies, Boston, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Catholic, Scorsese, Patricia Clarkson, Mark Ruffalo, Teddy, Martin Scorsese, Dolores, George, Andrew, Rachel, DiCaprio


Seeing Steinbeck anew

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a streaming webcast of the stage version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Streaming webcasts of theatrical performances are growing increasingly scarce as Broadway producers and drama companies begin opening their doors once more. Yet their value remains undiminished, for streaming video gives regional companies a national profile and makes shows available to viewers who either find it difficult to go to the theater o...
Tags: Art, Connecticut, Broadway, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, George, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Westport Country Playhouse, Lennie, Brian Hutchison, Mark Lamos, Lamos, Mark Mineart


Prince William has the sweetest picture of Prince George and Prince Philip in his office

The Duke of Cambridge took to Instagram on Friday morning to promote a new book about the...
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Prince William has the sweetest picture of Prince George and Prince Philip is his office

The Duke of Cambridge took to Instagram on Friday morning to promote a new book about the...
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The 20 Best Villains From Non-Comic Book Movies Ranked

You ever notice that there aren't that many articles breaking down the best heroes in cinematic history? That's because, at some basic level, heroes are all similar: They all have the same noble inclinations and can usually be counted on to do the right thing. Otherwise, they wouldn't be heroes. Villains, on the other hand, are deliciously varied; every antagonist is evil in their own unique way. The baddies we list here run the gamut from the ultimately redeemable to completely unrepentant, fro...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Obama, Disney, Paddington, Darth Vader, Annie, Jeremy, Hannibal Lecter, Allison Williams, Norman, Donald Trump, Alfred Hitchcock, MMA


The problem with looking happy at work

Boris is the wise ol’ founder of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! There’s a Seinfeld episode where George explains how he ‘works’ without actually doing anything. When Elaine and Jerry ask him how he gets away with doing nothing, he shares his simple trick: look serious and annoyed, and people will assume you’re busy. We...
Tags: Startups, George, Boris, Jerry, Elaine, Growth Quarters


OPINION/SPARE CHANGE: George Wein's impact on music cannot be overstated

There's so much I will miss about George ... the doctor's son from Newton, Mass.        [Author: Newport Daily News]
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The 20 Best Kids Movies Of All Time

There's a common misconception that children's cinema, like children's television and children's literature, doesn't have to be good. Sure, kids may not be the most discerning consumers of media -- just ask any parent who has been forced to watch "Caillou" ad nauseum. But although they don't have as much experience as moviegoers, and they might not necessarily be able to articulate why a film is good or bad, children certainly know when they see something that provokes an emotional response. And...
Tags: England, London, Movies, California, Robin Williams, Boston, Macaulay Culkin, Southeast Asia, Roald Dahl, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Debbie Reynolds, Paddington, Maine


Prince George to learn impressive new skill as he returns to school

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's eldest children, Prince George and Princess...
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Finalists for 2021 Webster Awards Announced

The finalists in the 16 different categories for the 2021 Webster Awards, Western Canada's preeminent journalism awards, were announced today.  The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C.  All finalists will be celebrated, and the one winner in each category will be announced during the November 3rd online awards ceremony, 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  This online event is free for everyone to watch and can be accessed at this web address: https://www.ohboy.ca/websterawards2021 Subm...
Tags: Advertising, Canada, Art and design, Vancouver, Victoria, West Coast, Whistler, Globe, Cbc, George, Kim Bolan, Mec, UBC, Western Canada, CBC Vancouver, Serena Renner


SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments


Mizuno T22 Wedge

Mizuno Golf announces the new T22 wedge line. The T22 wedge features a smaller profile and is geared toward the better player. The T22 wedges are available in four grinds, three finishes and 13 loft/bounce options MSRP $159.95. Available Oct. 14 Today, Mizuno Golf unveiled a new wedge line, the T22. While Mizuno’s buttery-forged irons cause much of the golfing public to view Mizuno as the iron company, many of these same golfers do not approach Mizuno’s other club offerings with the same adora...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Jamie Foxx, Lindsay Lohan, Don, George, Taylormade, Mizuno, Wedge, Blue Ion, Scotty Cameron, MyGolfSpy, Vokey, Mizuno Golf, Bootsie, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More


A Dog is an Antidote to Quite a Lot

From Every Dog Is a Rescue Dog by John Dickerson in Atlantic:The walk is the basic unit of the human-and-dog commerce of unconditional love. We take care of George and George takes care of us. No matter how awful the day, or how awful I am behaving at any given moment, George doesn’t care. He finds me smoldering in my chair and dashes to my lap. Every dog is a rescue dog.This isn’t mere sentiment. Scientists have studied the matter and found that when humans and dogs interact, stress levels i...
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Travels with George review: Washington, America’s original sin … and its divided present

In what seems a valedictory to his work on the American revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick considers the legacy of the first president – and of slavery “George Washington slept here” used to be a common sign along the eastern seaboard, even giving rise to a film starring Jack Benny. Related: ‘America is not a perfect country’: David Rubenstein on Trump, Biden and a nation’s troubled history Continue reading...
Tags: Books, America, Culture, Slavery, Jack Benny, George Washington, George, David Rubenstein, Nathaniel Philbrick, Washington America, Trump Biden, History books


George vs. Lewis | PH Footnote

Once upon a time, Hamilton was the young upstart - now he'll have one as a teammate. What happens next?
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The Power Of The Dog Review: Jane Campion's Stunning Neo-Western Has A Career-Best Performance From Benedict Cumberbatch [TIFF 2021]

"What kind of man would I be if I didn't help my mother?" So says Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) at the start of "The Power of the Dog," Jane Campion's quiet-yet-menacing neo-Western. We hear Peter say these words before we've even met him, and it will take almost the entire film before we find out what they truly mean. With this moment, Campion, adapting the novel by Thomas Savage, is setting a trap. The entire film feels like that; like something hypnotizing us, lulling us in, ready to strike us dow...
Tags: Reviews, Mountains, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Montana, Netflix, Yale, New Zealand, Cumberbatch, Peter, Rose, George, Phil, Jane Campion, Campion, Dunst


Barris custom auto shop to leave San Fernando Valley (and take Batmobile with it)

I was looking at the Batmobile. It was at rest in broad daylight in a showroom in the San Fernando Valley, as if one might wander in, kick the tires and sign the papers to take it home. George Barris, car customizer supreme, designed the Batmobile for the 1960s TV show. He had about three weeks to modify a Futura concept car with its bubble-like cockpits into the finned car that ferried Adam West and Burt Ward around Gotham City. Barris Kustom Industries, in North Hollywood since 1961, will ...
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The Chilling True Story Behind The Amityville Horror

It is perhaps the most famous haunted house in American history: 112 Ocean Avenue, a Dutch Colonial house situated in Amityville, Long Island. In 1974, a young man named Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six members of his family. A year later, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into the house -- only to flee after 28 days, claiming the house was haunted. The story first inspired a book and then a movie, both called "The Amityville Horror." And this was no mere ghost story, oh n...
Tags: Movies, Ed, People Magazine, Ryan Reynolds, Melissa, George, Daniel, Kathy, Allison, Lutz, Marc, Ocean Avenue, James Brolin, Amityville Horror, Jay Anson, Amityville


The 12 best new books to read in September, according to Amazon editors

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. According to Amazon's book editors, the best new books to read in September include works from Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead, and Anderson Cooper. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Looking for new books to read? Amazon's book editors have picked their top new books for September. This month's selections include Sally Rooney's latest release and a historical story from Anderson Cooper. Fo...
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