August 15, 2013 |
We learn in the opening moments of "Herblock: The Black & the White" that when famed Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block (best known by the signature in the film's title) was young, he drew a chalk caricature of Kaiser Wilhelm on the sidewalk, taking pleasure in the notion that his neighbors would be walking over it. Block never lost the glee that came from creating images that would stir the pot and champion causes close to his heart. Michael Stevens' (son of filmmaker George Stevens Jr.)
August 14, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley may be best-known for its consumer technology companies. But software is definitely not just for consumers anymore. The latest entrant: Slack, a flashy new service that makes it easier for co-workers to communicate and collaborate from Stewart Butterfield, founder of a startup in Vancouver, Canada, called Tiny Speck. Companies selling software to businesses are in the midst of a renaissance here. Designers who grew up on the Web have touched off a wave of innovation, rejecting clunky software in favor of stylish, simple tools that mimic the familiar templates of Facebook and Google.
August 12, 2013 |
Austin Dillon was tapped to drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in place of the injured Tony Stewart at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Dillon, 23, currently leads the title standings in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series, and he was the 2011 champion in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. He's also the grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. "I've watched Austin for many years and at each stage of his racing career he's been successful," Stewart, co-owner of his Stewart-Haas Racing team, said in a statement.
August 6, 2013 |
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart broke his right leg Monday night while competing in a sprint-car race in Iowa, his Stewart-Haas Racing team said. Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and was in contention for a fourth, but he'll miss the next Cup race Sunday in Watkins Glen, N.Y. A replacement for Stewart at Watkins Glen -- where he holds the record for most Cup wins with five -- has not yet been determined, nor was it clear...
July 31, 2013 |
After a hectic week in which Tony Stewart's driver Ryan Newman won NASCAR's Brickyard 400 and Stewart's dirt track in Ohio held a NASCAR truck race that drew raves, one might think Stewart would chill out for a day or two. But that's not Tony Stewart, who will race just about anything with four wheels and on nearly any day of the week. So Stewart was back in a sprint-car race Monday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, when the 42-year-old's car suddenly flipped end-over-end several times.
July 31, 2013 |
Hey, Kristen Stewart, tell the paparazzi how you really feel. The "On the Road" star, who's never been a fan of this particular shade of limelight, went berserk when a shutterbug tried get an informative glimpse of the 23-year-old actress as she was standing by a Los Angeles building Monday, according to TMZ, which obtained the footage. Stewart colorfully told the photographer - in a manner that isn't fit to repeat on this particular news site - to go away. When he asked her why, she didn't hold back.
July 30, 2013 |
Remember when Katy Perry crashed a wedding rehearsal with Robert Pattinson last May, just after he broke up with "Twilight" costar Kristen Stewart? No? Well, they did, and the rumor mill went into overdrive over the potential new couple. It turns out the singer turned "Smurfs 2" star reached out to Stewart about the whole scandal to make it clear that she wasn't going after the "Twilight" heartthrob. Perry, 28, said she was doing nothing more than consoling a friend after his breakup.
July 19, 2013 |
"Big Brother" houseguest Candice Stewart could be playing a very crafty game against her fellow houseguests who have made racist comments about her. Or not. Stewart, who is black, was moved to tears during last Sunday's episode when she was teased during a racially charged confrontation with two white houseguests, Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman. Gries had flipped Stewart's mattress off the bed and mocked her with a stereotypical black female accent, while Zimmerman got in Stewart's face, daring her to respond.
June 26, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- She may not have made it quite yet, but Brit Morin is well on her way to crafting a lifestyle brand that resonates with Silicon Valley engineers and stay-at-home moms alike, do-it-yourselfers who share a longing to be creative in an increasingly prefabricated world. The 27-year-old San Francisco entrepreneur, who's been called "the Martha Stewart of high tech," has now raised millions of dollars from investors (including Morin's former high-powered boss, Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer)
June 7, 2013 |
Somewhere in South London, there's a storage unit that's a veritable time capsule of John Oliver's life, circa 2006. That's when, as a young comedian on the rise in the U.K., he got a call from "The Daily Show. " He landed in New York on a Sunday and made his debut as the show's "Senior British Correspondent" the very next day. Assuming he'd be fired within a month, he had signed only a four-week lease. Seven years later, if there's anyone at "The Daily Show" who ought to feel secure in his job, it's Oliver: On Monday, the Cambridge-educated comedian will begin a summer-long stint as host when Jon Stewart takes a leave of absence to direct his first feature film, "Rosewater.