Writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have spent much of the past decade championing their too-weird-to-make-up account describing how “Keane” portraits of saucer-eyed urchins became America’s biggest art brand in the 1960s. Re-teaming with Tim Burton, who directed their Ed Wood screenplay about the famously bad filmmaker, Alexander and Karszewski saw Big Eyes as another chance to explore the role of critically reviled artists who operate beyond conventional boundaries of “good taste.” advertisement advertisement In Big Eyes, out December 25, Amy Adams plays shy single mom Margaret, who meets fellow painter Walter Keane, portrayed by Christoph Waltz, in beatnik-era San Francisco. Within months, portraits of large-eyed children, modeled on Margaret’s daughter Jane, became a nation-wide sensation thanks to Walter Keane’s marketing acumen. SPOILER ALERT. As the money rolls in, there’s just one problem: Walter Keane claims … [Read more...] about Capturing The Artist And The Marketing Whiz Behind “Big Eyes”
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Peering out from the observation deck of the World Trade Center’s south tower was unlike anything else in New York City. There, some 1,300 feet in the sky, the entire length of Manhattan stretched out before you, flanked by the East and Hudson rivers, the Statue of Liberty looking like a distant toy soldier. Dutch artist William Verstraeten wants to recreate that view from the tower–or rather, the tower’s ghost–in a giant art installation. The effect would be something like walking on air. advertisement advertisement Verstraeten has proposed building a 45-foot-by-80-foot dome frescoed in high-resolution panoramic photographs that’ve been snapped from the vantage point of the old observation deck. A mirrored floor would reflect the panorama, laying out a bird’s-eye view of the city like a carpet under your feet. Step across the floor, and you’d have the sensation of floating above the felled towers, the footprints a dizzying 1,300 feet … [Read more...] about Proposed 9/11 Memorial Would Simulate Walking On Air, Above Ground Zero
Ride-hailing firm Uber has just pumped in Rs 1,767 crore, or around $250 million, in its Indian arm. This is the single largest investment by the San Francisco-headquartered company that has invested close to $2 billion in India since it entered the country in August 2013.Uber is reportedly going to spend the money for both its ride-hailing business that directly competes with Ola, and the food delivery arm Uber Eats which competes with Swiggy and Zomato.The fact that part of Uber’s fresh investments in India will go to Uber Eats shows that the ride-sharing firm has failed to get a buyer for its food delivery business. In February, Uber was reportedly selling its most recent success in India Uber Eats to Swiggy and Amazon. That was before Uber hit public markets to raise money through a new share sale.Close For the time being, Uber will continue to burn cash to keep Uber Eats floating. This investment comes at a time when Zomato has decided to bring down its regular cash burn and … [Read more...] about Shared Mobility | Uber’s single largest investment in India is just a step towards its bigger dream
As legalization spread throughout the states, marijuana emerged as the big new food ingredient of 2014. In Seattle, a marijuana restaurant opened for customers. Don’t want to make the trek? Residents of states where marijuana is legal can also get a buzz from Legal’s line of cannabis-infused beverages. Meanwhile, Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley’s sons, attracted attention last year not only for his new marijuana business, but also for his successful coffee company. advertisement advertisement A number of stories also examined the future of food, from Soylent-like meals and devices that can scan food for nutrients to grilled cheese delivered by parachute and other on-demand meals. In the meantime, Americans are still struggling to figure out the food system (we thought they might figure it out after last year’s list, but no)–in fact, most people don’t know what “organic” means even though they’re willing to pay more for it. … [Read more...] about The 11 Most Delicious Food Stories Of 2014
Home for the holidays takes on a whole new, depressing meaning when businesses layoff employees during December. advertisement advertisement Losing your livelihood during the “happiest time of the year” is pretty awful for employees, so why would a company be so Scrooge-like? We asked several HR professionals to weigh in on whether or not it’s acceptable, or advisable, to conduct layoffs during the holiday season, and if so, how to do it compassionately. They had a lot to say. Why Companies Conduct Layoffs During The Holidays The vast majority of organizations run on a calendar year budget, explains Steve Spires, a managing director of outplacement solutions with BPI group, and year-end coincides with the need to achieve year-end numbers. “Business cycles are agnostic, and focused on results without bias, emotion, nor sentimentality,” says Jason Hanold, managing partner at executive search firm Hanold Associates. Because companies may want to … [Read more...] about Fired For The Holidays: Is It Acceptable For Businesses To Downsize In December?