The night began, as many evenings all over the world do, with a Netflix search. advertisement advertisement My wife and I had been going over our mental movie databases for a film our kids would like that was not Clueless. I say that only because we’d all watched Clueless and enjoyed it together several times already. We, the parents, were aware of many, many other films that are also excellent and are not Clueless. We were hoping to prove this concept to the kids. And that’s when it popped into my head: The Black Stallion. Released in 1979, the film had inspired and transfixed me at a time when I was finally—finally—old enough to begin seeing movies in the theater. On the big screen. And here was a movie that needed the biggest of screens: a quiet, meditative, gorgeously shot love story about a boy and his Arabian horse. The film featured a young actor named Kelly Reno, playing the boy, Alec, with an impossibly cute, freckled, and expressive face. … [Read more...] about We’ve Discovered Netflix’s Biggest Blindspot: The Works of Teri Garr
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“It’s the creatives, stupid.” advertisement advertisement On the August evening that opens the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Kevin Spacey is giving the keynote speech, a jeremiad against his hosts delivered with all the fervor of a Tea Party populist railing against Washington. The Oscar-winning thespian looks like a politician, his hair perfectly in place and his suit a somber charcoal. He emotes like a politician, too, as he launches into a withering takedown of the traditional way that Hollywood makes television, lambasting everything from the pilot process to TV executives (“those network people”) who are always “sticking their fingers in creative decisions and having opinions about everything.” And like the scheming pol he plays on House of Cards, the Netflix drama whose first season debuted in February 2013 and for which Spacey earned an Emmy nomination, Spacey offers his speech in silky soundbites uttered in his … [Read more...] about Netflix: The Red Menace
Gaurav GargSilver found a new high in September at Rs 50,672 per kg only to slide. Despite uncertainties surrounding the commodity market, it made a brief recovery in the festival month of October but didn’t come close to Rs 50,000. Let's take a look at the factors that may push silver prices to Rs 50,000 again in the new year.Gold and silver are the safe-haven destinations for investors troubled with economic conditions and worried about the uncertainties of equity markets. The stock markets are at all-time highs. If we look at US, Asian and European markets, they continue to push higher with every passing day.Close We do have an ongoing threat of a trade war between the US and China, but there is hope that the two countries are closing in on phase of an agreement. However, there is a growing concern about the direction of the global economy, which seems to be trading sideways. A continuation of this movement over the next year will give a natural lift to the price of silver. … [Read more...] about What will it take for silver to scale Mt 50k in 2020?
Food writer Mark Bittman, one of America’s most vocal proponents for part-time veganism, has joined The Purple Carrot, a plant-based meal-kit startup. advertisement advertisement Bittman becomes a partner and the company’s chief innovation officer. The Boston-based company—which launched last year, delivering to 25 states on the East Coast—also announced today it is expanding operations to the West Coast, thanks to a new distribution center in Los Angeles that will serve California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. “With this 10-year history I have of advocating for part-time veganism, this company is exactly right,” Bittman told Fast Company. “I feel like a lot of people want to eat more plant-based food but don’t know how, and this is a solution. If you do this, you know that two or three nights a week, you’ll be eating plant-based food.” In his new role, Bittman will be be … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Joins The Purple Carrot, Makes It Easier For You To Eat Your Vegetables
The Andhra Pradesh cabinet on December 11 approved a draft bill that proposes death penalty for rape convicts and mandates disposal of cases of atrocities against women within 21 days.The move comes barely a fortnight after a 27-year-old vet was gang raped, murdered and her body burnt by the culprits.Under the proposed bill, death penalty has been prescribed for rape. Where cognizable evidence is established in such cases, the amended law prescribes completion of investigation in seven days and court trial in subsequent 14 days so as to award punishment within 21 days.The existing law permits trial in such cases in four months.Close The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, also approved the draft 'AP Special Court for Specified Offences Against Women and Children Act, 2019.' Under this act, special courts will be set up in each of the 13 districts to try cases of atrocities against women and children like rape, sexual harassment, acid attacks and harassment through … [Read more...] about Andhra cabinet approves bill to give death penalty to rapists, dispose of cases within 21 days