Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up. advertisement advertisement If this summer at the movies has taught us anything–aside from the fact that Jay-Z was huge in the 1920s–it’s that it isn’t so easy to write a summer movie blockbuster. Just ask the writers of such box office and critical flops as The Lone Ranger, After Earth, and The Hangover Part 3. Actually, instead of doing that, we called up Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, writer-producers of Star Trek Into Darkness, our pick for the best action movie of the summer (and we’re not alone in that assessment). The longtime writing partners’ impressive track record includes the previous Star Trek movie, Mission: Impossible 3, a couple of Transformers movies, and next year’s Spider-Man sequel. They also produced the summer sleeper hit, Now You See Me. Amidst a couple of Star Trek Into Darkness spoilers (you have seen it by now, right?), they laid … [Read more...] about How to Write and Produce a Summer Movie Blockbuster
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is also the mahant of the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, was named star campaigner by the BJP. He addressed 74 rallies across four out of the five poll-bound states, with the maximum – 26 – being in Rajasthan.Adityanath’s total tally is the highest for any star campaigner of the BJP, higher than even Prime Minister Narendra Modi in terms of rallies for these assembly elections.In fact, despite losing Gorakhpur bypolls to Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad, Adityanath was made the star campaigner for Karnataka Assembly Polls that were held earlier this year.Close However, looking at the results of the elections in these five states, it seems Yogi’s magic couldn’t charm the electorate, at least not as much as he had expected. related news Yogi Adityanath says Nankana Sahib to follow Kartarpur Sahib Ayodhya verdict: Centre in full swing to form trust for Ram temple construction, Hindu … [Read more...] about Is star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s magic spell wearing off?
The Trump administration is set to issue a 90-day extension of a license on Monday allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said.Reuters reported Friday that an initial extension of around two weeks was expected and a longer extension was in the works, but had not yet been finalized due to regulatory hurdles. Over the weekend, the Trump administration's plans changed and it now plans to renew the temporary extension for the same 90-day period as it did in August, the sources said.After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the U.S. Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a move aimed at minimizing disruption for its customers, many of which operate networks in rural America.Close The extension will be announced Monday, when the earlier reprieve is set to expire, the sources said. The sources declined to be … [Read more...] about US expected to grant Huawei 90-day license extension today: Sources
“Yesterday, I left my wallet at home,” says Chancelor Bennett, aka Chance the Rapper. It’s 9 p.m. on a fall evening at a Chicago recording studio, and he and his bandmates are packing up for the night. Four days from now, they will put on their biggest show of the year, at the city’s United Center. advertisement advertisement Bennett sits next to me in high-waisted track pants and a fitted tee. He admits to feeling a little overwhelmed by having a new baby at home and a new tour to prepare for, and yesterday was proof. He had taken his 4-year-old daughter, Kensli, to Dunkin’ for a rare treat before school. It was the first day all week that he had been able to do morning drop-off, and he’d wanted it to feel special. She picked out a glistening, sprinkle-topped chocolate doughnut, and he realized his pocket was empty. “It’s just a crazy letdown for a child,” he says, shaking his head, clearly still unable to forgive … [Read more...] about Chance the Rapper has nothing to fear but FOMO itself
Marie Kondo’s fashion sensibilities veer toward minimalism, but she does wear many hats. She’s a best-selling author, most recently of a children’s book. She’s the star of a hugely popular Netflix show. She’s launched a program that allows consultants to be certified in the KonMari approach to home organization. And starting today, she’s adding a new title to her resume: e-commerce entrepreneur. advertisement advertisement Over the last few months, Kondo has been quietly building her online presence through her KonMari website, which features a blog about tidying along with details about her consultant network. Now, there’s an online shop where Kondo curates around 150 products from other brands. Everything on the site is an expression of Kondo’s philosophy and methodology, which she laid out in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which was first translated into English in 2014 and became an instant hit in the … [Read more...] about The next phase of Marie Kondo’s empire is here