January 7, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched his next act : a mobile app called Jelly. Like his fellow Twitter founders, Stone isn't the least bit interested in taking early retirement. Jack Dorsey is running mobile payments start-up Square, and Evan Williams is building the publishing platform Medium. Jelly is a new app for iOS and Android with which people ask and answer questions with images. They can ask the questions of people who are in their existing social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, or people they know outside of those social networks.
January 7, 2014 |
"In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. " And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone. Last week, the magazine posted a mini-manifesto titled " Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For . " After confirming it wasn't a parody, conservative critics launched a brutal assault on its author, Jesse A. Myerson. Myerson's essay captures nearly everything the unconverted despise about left-wing youth culture, starting with the assumption that being authentically young requires being theatrically left wing.
January 7, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- After months of secrecy, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has taken the wraps off Jelly , a new question-and-answer app for iOS and Android. The app is designed to give people answers from their social networks and will compete with similar services such as Quora. You can download Jelly by going to the company's website. What distinguishes Jelly: You can ask questions with images. Jelly is focused on images, which Stone says “add depth and context to any question.” You can crop an image, zoom in on something, even draw on the image to ask your question.
December 20, 2013 |
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new android ears. #getlucky "Spring Breakers" soundtrack: Dubstep 'n inst. score capturing spirit of moment just as 'Singles,' '16 Candles' & 'Apocalypse Now' before. Earl Sweatshirt, "Doris": Odd Future rapper's work marked arrival of smart LA voice "in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted like Clark Gable.
December 20, 2013 |
If you're looking for a move that will get your butt "tight and right," this is it, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on her Extreme Bootcamp app for iPhone and iPad. What it does The squat with a lateral kick works your glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings, and done quickly enough, it gets your heart rate up to torch calories too. What to do From a standing position with feet shoulder-width apart, lower into a squat, with your weight in your heels, making sure your knees don't extend past the tips of your shoes and your back isn't hunched over.
December 12, 2013 |
Susan Sarandon has an award-season trick in her arsenal: pot. The Oscar-nominated actress stopped by Bravo's late-night gab fest "Watch What Happens Live!" along with actor Ralph Fiennes when host Andy Cohen enlisted her in a game of "Plead the Fifth," which requires his guest to answer three questions and let only one go unanswered by pleading the Fifth Amendment. "Name one major Hollywood event that you showed up to stoned," Cohen asked her. "Only one?!" the legalized marijuana advocate asked in knee-slapping laughter.
November 19, 2013 |
Well, it took only 48 years, but Bob Dylan and his camp have finally come up with an official music video for “Like A Rolling Stone.” His breakthrough was a 1965 hit that gave him his first Top 10 single while shattering the rules for what was acceptable on AM Top 40 radio at the time. With its dazzling display of lyric wizardry and driving blues-rock backing - Dylan had recently and controversially "gone electric" - and clocking in at a full six minutes in an age when radio hits rarely ran more than three, “Like A Rolling Stone” played a key role in the evolution of pop music from sheer entertainment into a bona fide art form.
November 18, 2013 |
Well, hello, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone! "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" castmates and lovebirds stepped out together during a photo call at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday in Culver City. While their film doesn't hit theaters until May 2, the pair made an appearance with costar Jamie Foxx, who plays supervillain Electro in the upcoming flick, and members of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They took pictures as a twosome, with Foxx and with the kids. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The last time they made an official red-carpet appearance together was about six months ago for opening night of "Brits Off Broadway: Bull.
November 15, 2013 |
Robert Stone has long been a big-picture novelist. "Dog Soldiers," which won a 1975 National Book Award, involves a "journalist of sorts" who tries to smuggle three kilos of heroin to Northern California from Saigon; the magnificent "Damascus Gate" (1998), meanwhile, offers a kaleidoscopic look at Jerusalem as millennial proving ground. And yet over the last 15 years or so Stone appears to have lost his way a bit, pulling back from these epic landscapes to offer stories that are narrower, even small.
November 13, 2013 |
The formula for a successful British band is simple: Grow up together in an industrial town (in this case, Manchester), wow 'em in London, win over Europe and Asia and then shred the music charts in America for the really big money. After getting tantalizingly close, the Stone Roses never made it in America, burning brightly across the pond in the late 1980s and early 1990s before famously flaming out. As the new documentary "The Stone Roses: Made of Stone" makes clear, the Roses were the Manchester band conquering Britain, Europe and Japan, more so than contemporaries Happy Mondays and the Charlatans and years before Oasis came along.