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February 24, 2013 | By John Horn
Ben Affleck may have been snubbed for directing it, but "Argo" certainly wasn't slighted at the Academy Awards, winning best picture in Sunday night's ceremony. In beating Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" for the top Oscar honor in the 85th annual ceremony, "Argo" became the first movie since 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy" to collect the best picture statuette without its director being nominated for making it. Although "Argo's" win was not a surprise, the introduction of the best picture by First Lady Michelle Obama was unexpected.
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BUSINESS
August 23, 2012
2013 Cadillac XTS Base price: $44,995 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $62,300; XTS AWD Platinum Powertrain: 3.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and manual mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,800 rpm Torque: 264 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 4,215 pounds Wheelbase: 111.7 inches Overall length: 202 inches EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/26 highway...
BUSINESS
May 3, 2012
2013 Infiniti JX Base price: $41,400 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $55,175; AWD model with premium, theater, deluxe touring and driver assistance packages. Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC V-6 engine; continuously-variable transmission with simulated manual mode Horsepower: 265 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 248 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm 0-60: 7.9 seconds, according to Motor Trend magazine Curb weight: 4,419 pounds Wheelbase: 114.2 inches Overall length: 196.4 inches EPA fuel economy: 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway Final thoughts: Crosses over into comfort for the whole family
BUSINESS
December 27, 2012
2013 Ford Fusion Base price: $22,495 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $30,680, Fusion SE Powertrain: 1.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine; six-speed automatic transmission Horsepower: 178 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 184 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm 0-60 : 8.0 seconds, according to Motor Trend Curb weight: 3,421 pounds Wheelbase: 112.2 inches Overall length: 191.7 inches...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013
  BEST PICTURE "Argo" |  Review "Django Unchained" "Life of Pi" |  Review "Lincoln" |  Review "Zero Dark Thirty" "Les Miserables" "Silver Linings Playbook" |  Review "Beasts of the Southern Wild" "Amour" BEST DIRECTOR Ang Lee, "Life of Pi Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln" David O. Russell , "Silver Linings Playbook" Michael Haneke, "Amour" ...
NEWS
September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Haider Ackermann, who presented his spring-summer 2013 collection Saturday morning at Paris Fashion Week, knows how to set a romantic scene. A single crackling overhead light at the top of the runway, spoken word and jazz on the soundtrack, and models walking ever slowly in clothes that look like they are dripping off their bodies. It's no wonder his pal Tilda Swinton is so devoted. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Sexy as hell. East meets West, masculine meets feminine.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2013 | By John Horn and Amy Kaufman
PARK CITY, Utah -- In a deal for about $2 million, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the drama “Fruitvale,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival, according to a person close to the film who was not authorized to speak on the record. The deal comes as Relativity Media bought Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sexual obsession story “Don Jon's Addiction” for about $4 million. “Fruitvale” is based on the 2009 shooting of 22-year-old African American father Oscar Grant by a BART police officer in Oakland, an event that sparked outrage among community activists.
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