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September 12, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A 30-plus-minute recap of Tomorrowland, a popular electronic music festival in Belgium, is garnering notice on YouTube. The highly produced video that features vignettes from the live music performance with popular tracks, inclulding Avicci's "Wake Me Up" and Martin Garrix's "Animalsaas" has attracted more than 2 million views, making it one of the top four trending videos on YouTube on Thursday morning. The Tomorrowland video serves to promote the upcoming TomorrowWorld concert Sept.
January 7, 2013
Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood "Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers "Life of Pi" | Thomas Fisher, Susan Macleod, Guillaume Rocheron, Bill Westenhofer | Winner "The Avengers" | Susan Pickett, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams "Battleship" | Grady Cofer,...
January 23, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed their films. And yet, books remain in the mix. Here's your guide to the books behind the movies that are taking Sundance by storm. Movie: " Two Mothers " Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, and James Frechevile Plot: Two close friends secretly carry on affairs with each other's sons Based on: A short story by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing.
December 13, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
It's that time of year again. Yes, yes, the holidays. But in addition to garlands and lights, lists of highlights from the previous 12 months abound. Facebook has its " Most Talked About in 2013 " list, Tumblr has a whole blog dedicated to " Year in Review ," and Instagram released top trends and posts of 2013 . Twitter also isn't letting us forget what we tweeted about this year. It breaks down 2013 by month and by four topics: news, entertainment, sports and showcase.
January 31, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
A comedy about the first year of marriage, a documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, and Joss Whedon's adaptation of a Shakespeare play are among the eclectic mix of 109 films set to screen at this year's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Thursday. "I Give It a Year," which makes its North American premiere at the Texas festival, is the directorial debut of "Borat" and "Bruno" screenwriter Dan Mazer, and stars Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall and Simon Baker in a comedy about falling out of marital love.
January 3, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
That Audi would launch the fire-breathing S8 to compete with German mega-sedans, including the Mercedes-Benz S63 and the BMW Alpina B7, isn't a surprise. That the S8 would provide a viable alternative to its distant cousin -- the Porsche Panamera Turbo -- is. And it does this for $30,000 less. The S8 is the latest S model from Audi. It sits atop the brand's hierarchy of sedans and coupes; only the R8 V-10 supercar has more horsepower. The full-size sedan joins the recently introduced S6, S7 and RS5, giving Audi a compelling mix of competitors to take on Mercedes' AMG line and BMW's M series.
January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
November 17, 2011 | By David Undercoffler
Word on the street was, Lincoln was going to use this year's L.A. Auto Show to introduce a new design language and that it was to be a departure from what they use now, known as the waterfall grille. So imagine one's surprise when Lincoln unveiled its updated 2013 MKS flagship sedan and the grille -- and indeed the whole car -- looked nearly identical. This minor difference is like saying you're going to give a guy in a chalk-stripe suit a makeover, putting him in a pinstripe suit and calling it a day. But despite the mild change to the look, Lincoln says many exterior pieces are new. These include the aforementioned grille as well as the hood, headlamps, alloy wheels, LED taillights and exhaust tips.
July 26, 2012
2013 Acura ILX Base price: $26,795 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $32,295; ILX Tech Powertrain: 2.0-liter, SOHC four-cylinder engine; five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 150 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 140 pound-feet at 4,300 rpm Curb weight: 2,970 pounds Wheelbase: 105.1 inches Overall length: 179.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 24 mpg city/35 highway Observed fuel economy:...
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...
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