March 12, 2013 |
With gas prices continuing a steady upward climb, you may be headed to the dealer in search of something less thirsty at the pump. But which cars' sticker price gives you the most bang for your buck? We asked Edmunds.com to look at the vehicles with the lowest sticker price per fuel-economy rating. The math was simple: divide the car's base price by its EPA rating for combined fuel economy. The result gives a look at how much each mile per gallon will cost you. Photos: Top 10 cars with lowest cost per mpg Topping the list is Ford's C-Max Energi.
January 24, 2014 |
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - In the film "12 Years a Slave," free black man Solomon Northup dreams of one thing during his long captivity in the antebellum South: returning to his family and home in Saratoga Springs. In the film, as Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, undergoes grueling labor and horrific punishment on a series of Southern plantations, Saratoga Springs becomes a promised land, its name uttered with a sense of longing and hope. Yet mention Northup's name to many locals in modern-day Saratoga Springs or ask about the memoir or movie that tells his story and they'll raise an eyebrow, largely unaware of the man and his legacy.
January 9, 2014 |
Yes, in Westeros winter is still coming. And this year, it'll get a little closer on April 6, when Season 4 of HBO's "Game of Thrones" begins. The fourth season of the sprawling, hugely popular series is expected to adapt the events from the second half of George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords," the third book in his in-progress fantasy series of novels. Fans will get their first peek at the new season this Sunday, just before the series premiere of HBO's highly anticipated Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson crime series, "True Detective.
February 2, 2014 |
Budweiser's heartwarming Super Bowl ad "Puppy Love" tells the story of a puppy's dogged determination to hang out with his favorite Budweiser Clydesdale horse - and the horse's reaction. The 60-second commercial - which was shot on horse ranches in Southern California a few weeks ago - posed challenges for the actors, crew members and animal trainers involved in the elaborate production. First, there were the majestic Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale horses. Then there were the puppies - eight puppies, all 10-weeks old when the commercial was shot - required to get the desired shots.
January 15, 2014 |
Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten isn't worried about the distribution prospects for the team's new cable network. "These things always get worked out," Kasten told the Los Angeles Times when asked about potential resistance Time Warner Cable -- the team's business partner on the channel -- might face in selling it to other distributors such as DirecTV and Cox Communications. Time Warner Cable, which is handling distribution for the Dodgers and shelled out more than $8 billion for a 25-year deal, is expected to start pitching it to other area distributors in the coming weeks.
January 18, 2014 |
Yeah, this isn't going to end well for you, Juan Pablo. America may have fallen for ABC's new "Bachelor" when the long-running reality show debuted with strong ratings this month, but I have a feeling the love affair will end swiftly after viewers get wind of what JuanPabs thinks about gay people. Here's what went down. Juan Pablo Galavis attended an ABC party Friday evening and made the rounds talking to various members of the media. (He posted some pictures from the event on his Twitter account.)
July 11, 2013 |
After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6. Sony Pictures, MGM and longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson made the official announcement Thursday morning, confirming news that had been widely reported as a strong possibility, then widely reported as not happening after Mendes himself said he wouldn't do it, over the previous few months. The movie, unofficially known as Bond 24, is to hit U.S. theaters on Nov. 6, 2015, and British screens two weeks before.
December 3, 2013 |
Hawaii officials have shut down an area of water just off the southern coast of Maui after a kayaker was killed in an apparent shark attack there Monday. It was the second such death in Maui this year, continuing a worrisome trend for Hawaii after a decade of relative quiet that has been disturbed by an increase in shark attacks over the last two years. On Monday, Patrick A. Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash., was fishing and kayaking with a friend somewhere between Maui and the tiny island of Molokini -- which is about 2 1/2 miles off Maui's south shore -- when his friend heard him cry out, according to the Maui County Police Department.
December 13, 2013 |
Superstar Beyonce did two astonishing things Thursday night: Release a complete album without any promotion or advance notice, and sample Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie, who lives part of the year in the U.S., is the author of the acclaimed 2013 novel "Americanah," a smart and surprisingly funny take on race and gender in contemporary society. In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, after the publication of "Half a Yellow Sun," a historical novel set during Nigeria's bloody Biafran war. Adichie appears on Beyonce's track "Flawless.
April 4, 2013 |
Lena Headey, who plays the scheming Queen Regent Cersei Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones," is reportedly claiming she is broke, with "less than $5" in her bank account. Headey's financial situation came to light as a result of husband Peter Loughran's making an emergency court filing in their divorce proceedings, according to TMZ. In July 2012, Headey, 39, filed for divorce from Loughran, an Irish musician, after five years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences.