February 4, 2006
PATRICK GOLDSTEIN'S thoughtful "Films Caught in Political Cross-Fire" [Jan. 31] quotes Jason Apuzzo, speaking of "Brokeback Mountain," "Munich," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "Crash" and "The Constant Gardener": "Let's face it, nobody's going to see these films." The lowest-grossing movie among those is "Good Night, and Good Luck" at $25 million. (Most of the rest have grossed around $50 million.) That translates to well over 3 million tickets sold, which roughly equals the prime-time audience for Fox News.
June 6, 2013 |
German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte has created two limited-edition mechanical watches to help support the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières . Starting this month, special versions of the Nomos Tangente 38 and Tangente 33 will be available in the U.S., with $100 from the sale of each watch ($2,140 and $1,840, respectively) going directly to support the U.S. branch of the international group. What sets the watches apart -- besides the limited-edition run of 1,000 pieces of each model -- are the following details: a red 12, the name “Doctors Without Borders” at the bottom of the white silver-plated dial and black, oxidized hands (instead of the Tangente's usual tempered blue ones)
April 24, 2011 |
"What if digital watches were as inventive and up to date as cellphones?" That question inspired watchmaker Donald Brewer to found Phosphor watches. And Brewer isn't the only watchmaker focused on creating timepieces that blend high tech with hip fashion. Here are four innovative timepieces priced from $150 to $118,500 that can make wearing time on your wrist fashionable and fun. Phosphor Appear Inspired by the old-fashioned, flip-dot time displays in train stations, the Appear's trademarked Micro-Magnetic Mechanical Digital (M3D)
August 8, 2012 |
Your browser does not support iframes. They were stuck back in the trainer's small office, trying to watch the Olympic live Internet feed of Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor's wife, Misty May-Treanor, attempting to win a third consecutive gold medal, all crowded around a small laptop. And then the feed froze. Treanor knew his wife and her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, had won the first set in their beach volleyball match Wednesday and were within two points in the second set from earning the gold medal when the Internet connection was lost.
March 11, 1992 |
Nearing the end of his first foreign visit since leaving office late last year, former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev waded in to glad-hand a group of well-wishers in the north German city of Guetersloh. He came away without his gold wristwatch, police said Tuesday.
October 3, 2010 |
Having survived the hype for the free-agent Class of 2010, hopefully by changing channels with your trusty remote.... Who's up for the hype for the Class of 2011? If you aren't, better change channels again or turn this page, because it's here, along with that for the Class of 2012. With everyone excited about their teams, the NBA preseason is usually a down time for trades, but this fall is more like the summer of 2011, moved up. The Carmelo Anthony watch, which may stand down for a few days, weeks or months after Denver almost traded him to New Jersey, is only the start.