May 18, 2012 |
Did you notice that Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page updated as he rang the Nasdaq bell Friday morning? Well, that was an "epic" hack. It started with a lunchtime kibbitz and a Facebook post on Monday, Facebook software engineer David Garcia wrote on TechCrunch. Garcia said he posted on his Facebook page, "We should totally hack the button so it pushes an open graph action, 'Mark Rang the NASDAQ bell.'" The very first comment was an unequivocal sign of approval from the big guy himself: "It would be epic if you pulled that off. " With that, Garcia got to work searching for the solution.
September 20, 2013 |
Mike and Anne Howard met in 2006, married in 2011 and left New York to begin their honeymoon on Jan. 22, 2012. No big deal, right? Except that more than 600 days and 28 countries later, the honeymoon continues. They were headed into the Irish countryside by camper-van the last time I checked, and were thinking of coming home to the U.S. - from Turkey - just in time for Thanksgiving. So it'll be a 650-day honeymoon, more or less. He is 36, from Pennsylvania; she is 31, from Hollywood.
June 28, 2012 |
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Greg Heule fought fires for 28 years, but none compares to the furious blaze that raced down the mountains and into neighborhoods of Colorado Springs this week, destroying hundreds of homes. “This one is an epic fire for the city,” said Huele, a retired veteran of the Colorado Springs Fire Department who is a spokesman for the 1,200 firefighters battling the Waldo Canyon fire . “It's an epic fire for Colorado simply because we've never had a fire that impacted a large city like this in this magnitude.” Evacuation orders have forced more than 32,000 people in the state's second-largest city to pack up their belongings and leave their homes.
June 29, 2012 |
When we interviewed M83's Anthony Gonzalez earlier this year, the French epic-electronica producer mentioned film work as a major new goal. Recounting a trip to Joshua Tree, he said: " You just drive for an hour, and it's like being in a sci-fi movie out there, which was perfect for the kind of music I make. " He can now check "sci-fi epic score-writing" off that list -- he's been tapped to compose original music for Tom Cruise's new thriller, "Oblivion. " The Playlist reports that the film's director, Joseph Kosinski, who previously helmed"Tron: Legacy"(which had an original score by another French electronica act, Daft Punk)
June 7, 2011 |
Once upon a time, viewers turned to cable television for edgy, interesting characters and nuanced storytelling, and to the summer multiplex for epics and fantasies, gladiators and knights in armor. Not so much anymore. A wave of episodic series built around empires of yore, whether real or imagined, are pulling in big ratings for such networks as HBO, Showtime and Starz. Why now and to whom do these epics appeal? We turned to top execs at each network and found that their answers fell into a few compelling categories.
February 14, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Epic Records Chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid has apologized to the family of slain civil rights figure Emmett Till and his label is working to remove from circulation a remix of the track "Karate Chop" by Atlanta rapper Future that included a vulgar sexual reference by fellow rapper Lil Wayne invoking Till's name. “Just ended a conversation with L.A. Reid, CEO of Epic,” reads a recent post on the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Facebook page.