February 11, 2013 |
Episodes of "Under the Dome," a highly anticipated CBS mini-series based on Stephen King's best-selling book will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video service days after their debut on the network. CBS ordered 13 episodes of the drama about a small town that wakes up one day to find itself under a mysterious dome that no can escape from. Amazon will be able to offer episodes for streaming four days after they appear on the network. CBS is often very protective of its content when it comes to online distribution.
March 10, 2011
Real gold or not? Give it a guess. Here's a clue: The dome rises about 60 feet and is about 60 feet in diameter. Assuming the shape is spherical, the surface area is about 5,600 square feet. That's a lot of gold. Ready for the answer? It falls somewhere between yes and no. The exterior of the dome is made of an aluminum and bronze alloy, but it's covered in gold leaf (176 pounds of it), compliments of King Hussein of Jordan. The Dome of the Rock stands in the Temple Mount area of Jerusalem's Old City.
May 8, 2012 |
Tom Brady typically garners the most attention when he's wearing his football helmet. At Monday's Met Gala, however, it was his exposed dome that had tongues wagging. Gisele Bundchen's husband rocked a rather tall, angular new haircut that received what we'll generously call mixed reviews. Shorn on the sides and slicked into what some outlets are labeling a faux-hawk (we retired the expression after Maddox Jolie-Pitt perfected it), the 'do is generating backlash from sports blogs and mockery from celeb outlets.
November 29, 2012 |
Two of the biggest names in showbiz, Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, will team up next summer on CBS. The network announced Thursday that it has ordered 13 episodes of “Under the Dome,” a drama adapted from King's 2009 novel about a small New England town suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by a transparent dome, from Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. In addition to writing the source material, King is on board as an executive producer. "Under the Dome" will launch in summer 2013 with a premiere episode directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish-language adaptation of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” CBS appears intent on turning “Under the Dome” into a summer television event by making it available across multiple platforms shortly after the network broadcast.
August 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Washington is once again worried about leaks - in this case, real ones from 1,300 cracks in the Capitol dome. Warning that Capitol visitors are at risk of being struck by falling objects, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday appealed to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to support $61 million in repairs to the structure. "There is a time and a place to debate federal spending and the proper role of government, but most Americans believe that when your house has a leaky roof, you pay to fix the roof," wrote Schumer, who chairs the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees the Capitol complex.
November 21, 1993
As a former homeless advocate for Fuller Theological Seminary, and currently a relocation/quality of life consultant interested in alternative forms of housing, I applaud the efforts of Ted Hayes to erect his new village with dome housing (Nov. 6). But what hit me was the price tag for the small dome shelters, $6,500 each. That is what my 15-year-old, 20-foot RV cost me, in which we roam all over the West in doing research. And we have solar electricity (cost additional $500), running water and refrigeration, among other amenities.