November 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Ray McClure was lucky enough not only to get hired as one of Twitter's first employees but to get some stock. When he left Twitter in 2007 after one year, McClure cashed out a bit at a time by selling his shares privately. He opened an art gallery with his wife. He bought a house in San Francisco, sold it several years later for a tidy profit, then bought another. And he hasn't had to work, spending the last year at home caring for his 18-month-old daughter. "It changed my life in a very positive way," McClure, 35, said.
November 10, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Usually, human rights activists and victims are on the same side of a conflict. But the case of Israel Arzate has put the two allies in opposite camps in Mexico, a reflection of how the absence of justice distorts reality in this violent country. Arzate, 28, was one of a small handful of people formally accused by authorities of perpetrating one of the most notorious massacres in recent Mexican history. Fifteen mostly young people were shot to death as they celebrated a soccer victory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez in January 2010.
November 6, 2013 |
Conan O'Brien, Betty White and Lisa Kudrow will be featured at USC's School of Cinematic Arts' Comedy@SCA Festival this Saturday and Sunday at USC. The second annual festival is part of the film school's Comedy@SCA initiative, an interdisciplinary program that trains students in the creation of comedic entertainment in film, TV and interactive media. The festival will feature panel discussions, including one on the Harvard Lampoon in Hollywood with O'Brien, producer Greg Daniel, ("The Office")
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November 5, 2013 |
Festival-goers can be seen on a video dancing to electronic music and cheering as a man becomes engulfed in flames during West Hollywood's annual Halloween carnival. Gilbert Estrada, 51, later died. The video posted on YouTube shows him lying unresponsive after the fire was extinguished. Detectives say it appears Estrada may have accidentally started the fire while trying to light a cigarette. As Estrada flails, some bystanders can be heard cheering. Others help put out the flames.
November 3, 2013 |
Comebacks of the year One superstar's return was widely expected, the other's somewhat surprising. The reactions in Chicago and Cleveland were identical: It's great to see you in something besides an Armani suit. Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum didn't just make their season debuts. They ignited the hopes of two cities by appearing in games for the first time since the spring of 2012. Rose scored 12 points in his first game and then made a gravity-defying, game-winning jumper against the New York Knicks two days later.
October 31, 2013 |
Boston loves its Red Sox, but after the team's World Series championship win Wednesday night at Fenway Park, many of the Boston faithful paid tribute to an entirely different sporting event, the Boston Marathon. Amid the jubilation outside Fenway, which saw fans running through the streets, jumping on top of cabs -- and in some cases smashing car windows -- others headed to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, where a terrorist attack sent the city into shock on April 15. Video from Boylston Street showed fans kneeling and posing for photos at the finish line laid over the street.