January 22, 2010 |
As a wildly successful television producer, "ER's" John Wells has enough playing-around money to finance independent films, having traveled to the Sundance Film Festival with "One Hour Photo," "An American Crime" and "Savage Grace." But Wells also knows the personal toll -- a relative lost his job and then his home -- of the nation's economic collapse. With "The Company Men," Wells brings the two together. In his feature film directing debut, Wells has made a movie that starts where "Up in the Air" stops: "The Company Men," starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner, follows highly paid executives caught in the unforgiving downsizing of a fictional Massachusetts shipbuilding firm -- the layoffs are designed to boost the company's stock price -- and how they try to manage without something to do between 9 and 5. Premiering at what will likely be a packed Sundance acquisition screening tonight, Wells' drama is not only an indictment of corporate greed (jobs at GTX may be slashed, but an extravagant new corporate headquarters and the Degas paintings for the $22-million-a-year chief executive are exempt)
June 26, 1992 |
Whose responsibility is safe sex? We know the answer to that--in theory. But when it really comes down to it, between a man and a woman, who's going to make sure a condom is used? I have the luxury of pondering the question from the vantage point of a long, monogamous marriage. I don't have to worry about how to introduce the concept of protection without throwing cold water on passion or offending a new partner.
November 26, 2013 |
Less than two months after it rejected a proposal from rival Jos. A. Bank to be taken over, Men's Wearhouse turned the tables Tuesday. Men's Warehouse is offering to buy Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. for $55 a share, for an estimated value of $1.2 billion. "We believe we are the right acquiror for this combination and that our experienced management team is best positioned to execute the integration of our companies," said said Bill Sechrest,...
February 28, 2014 |
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. rejected Men's Wearhouse latest acquisition offer late Thursday, calling it "inadequate" but agreed to meet with its rival to discuss a possible merger, heightening a months-long takeover battle between the retailers. Since September, the two menswear companies have been engaged in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. initially offered to buy Men's Wearhouse but was rebuffed. Men's Wearhouse turned the tables and offered to buy Jos. A. Bank, kicking off more expensive acquisition offers and a series of maneuvers (a lawsuit and a proposed deal by Jos. A. Bank to buy Eddie Bauer, another retail firm)
November 3, 1991
Until recently, scant research has been devoted to fathers' relationships with their children, although mothers' roles have received a great deal of attention. Encouraged by organizations such as the American Psychological Assn., more researchers--especially men--are exploring the relationships between men and their children, starting from before birth to old age.
June 18, 2012 |
Though"Men in Black 3"struggled to make it to the big screen, the third installment in the sci-fi comedy franchise has had no trouble at the box office. This past weekend, the movie starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin surged past the $500-million milestone at the worldwide box office. Distributor Sony Pictures said the movie has grossed approximately $391.6 million from 79 foreign countries, performing best in Japan and Russia. Combined with the film's estimated domestic tally of $152.7 million, the movie has now collected about $544.3 million globally.
December 13, 2012 |
Women now make up more than half of the U.S. population with driver's licenses and that has big implications for the auto industry and traffic safety, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. And that's not because of the old misconception that women are worse drivers than men, according to the university, which looked at driving data from 1963 through 2010. "Females are more likely than males to purchase smaller, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles than males," said Michael Sivak, a transportation professor at the university.
December 19, 2011 |
How fast do you have to walk to stay ahead of the Grim Reaper? About 3 miles an hour. Australian researchers used the mythical character as a device to determine what walking speeds allow older men to outpace death. The results were published recently in the British Medical Journal's Christmas issue. They clocked walking speeds of 1,705 men from a mixed demographic pool and followed them for six to 21 years. The average walking speed was about 2.9 feet per second. Also, in that time there were 266 deaths among the participants.
May 4, 1990 |
On a sunny winter day, Tom Julian stood on the tailored grounds of the Dana Point Resort and decided that it would be the perfect setting for a photo shoot. He liked the hotel's Cape Cod feel. He liked the ocean. He liked the park. But most of all, he liked Orange County's warm climate and clear skies. As associate fashion director of the Men's Fashion Assn. of America in New York, Julian helps assemble press kits of spring and fall menswear for newspapers and magazines across the country.
May 30, 2013 |
Junior forward Jallen Messersmith of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he is gay, making him the first U.S. men's college basketball player to say he is gay while he is still playing. Messersmith later gave a longer interview to Outsports.com and said he wanted to come out to help other gay athletes feel comfortable about who they are. "When I started coming out, I didn't have anyone to look to for advice or to see how their story went," Messersmith said.