The X Factor is a popularity contest where the judges are free to make unpopular decisions. It’s a competition where a cute smile and gorgeous dimples go a long way and being the “hated judge” only raises a jury member’s profile.
The X Factor is a popularity contest where the judges are free to make unpopular decisions.
Now that Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby has shimmied over the foggy horizon, the Cannes Film Festival has plunged into the serious business of proving it is still the most important – not “one of the most important”, as some pundit mistakenly said this week – film festival in the world. First up, a day of bad girls
COROnation Street Civic Theatre, Auckland A giggling gaggle of women a third his age cluster around William Roache at the bar.
When Apple unveiled the iPad in January of 2010, it left a gaggle of other consumer-electronics companies suddenly anxious to get into the tablet game.
The young Syrian in the white undershirt cradled a toddler in his arms as he sat beneath a line of laundry strung up between two stout gum trees. He stared out from behind the rusty metal gate of the disused tobacco warehouse that is now home to hundreds of Syrian refugees, most of whom are from the flashpoint town of Jisr al-Shughour, some 40 kilometers south of the Turkish border
It is the early days of January 2010 and the Company forms to the front of the memorial display at the chapel of the forward operating base in Afghanistan, the backdrop for the small shrine the crossed staffs of an American flag and the regimental colors. An M4 rifle stands upright, its bayonet lodged into a felt covered wooden desk in front of the flags; the pistol grip facing the audience
Just a few years ago, Samsung was the brand you bought if you couldn’t afford Sony or Toshiba. Suddenly it’s the name that consumers all over the world–especially young ones–seek out for the most fun and stylish models of everything from cell phones to flat-panel plasma TVs.
On the top floor of an ugly office building in Mountain View, Calif., a dozen entrepreneurial dreams are taking flight. Raissa Nebie, a 31-year-old former investment banker from Ivory Coast, is putting the finishing touches on Spoondate, her top-secret dating site for food lovers