It didn’t seem like too long ago that conservatives in the United States mocked the activism of liberal-minded Hollywood activists and the futility of their pursuits in far-off countries.
Film fans can already mark their calendars for the Academy Awards in 2014 and 2015. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that next year’s Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2
A threat about a St. Petersburg concert prompted the warnings from the embassy to Madonna and her staff after the pop icon called for the release of a band jailed for criticizing Vladimir Putin. The always controversial singer says she going ahead with the show. Russian authorities were stepping up security after a threat […]
France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
Russia’s famous Hermitage Museum has an unusual line of defense of the four-legged variety. The Guards of the Russian Crown Jewelry The most famous museum in Russia, the State Hermitage in the heart of Saint Petersburg, is guarded by 70 cats. Visitors don’t usually see these “employees” in the exhibition halls of […]
It’s quite remarkable, in hindsight, to think no one predicted the outcome of this stunt. As the Olympic torch splashed through the canoe slalom venue in Hertfordshire today on board a raft as part of its journey around the country, spraying water splashed out the famed Eternal Flame. Day 50 did not go smoothly for […]
When Russia sent shells raining down on Georgia, it seemed initially as if Vladimir Putin was savagely pursuing what he saw as Russian national interests. Moscow claimed Georgian aggression against Russian loyalists in South Ossetia and has objected to both Georgia’s bid to join NATO and the Pentagon’s arming and training of the Georgian military
Star cellists are a lot rarer than piano or violin virtuosos. A brilliant and virtually unknown cellist made an appearance in East Berlin last week that left listeners surprised and breathless.