Some of our readers reacted harshly to a photo we recently published on the front page of the newspaper.
The Feb. 27 photo featured a small boy feeding popcorn to some ducks at Culler Lake in Baker Park.
The reason, as some of our readers astutely pointed out, is that feeding ducks is not only a municipal infraction, but also can be dangerous to the water fowl for a long list of reasons.
The day before we published the photo I reviewed it and was warned by several staff members, ... read more
Well, this is important. Dish Network and Disney made a deal this week, and it might just change a whole bunch of stuff throughout the Internet TV landscape. In short, the satellite television provider bought the rights to offer up ABC, ESPN and the Disney Channel on an Internet platform. Think about what you get from owning an Apple TV, a Roku or a Chromecast. Substitute that for the aforementioned three networks. And boom. That's what you got.
But here's the thing: Dish is already in negotiations ... read more
The title of this post reads like the murder answer in a game of Clue and as such I intend to explain how this marketing/PR trick was so successful for Samsung.
I didn’t watch the Oscars, I never do, but I was surprised how many photos of celebs walking the carpet that I came across just by being logged into Facebook. The most notable was the selfie taken by Bradley Cooper at the urging of Ellen Degeneres which shows both of them surrounded by other Celebs like Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and ... read more
DIRECTED BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Werner Herzog, William H. Macy, Darren Criss, Mae Whitman, Mandy Patinkin, Jennifer Grey, Stanley Tucci, Elijah Wood, Ronan Farrow, Zach Callison
Jiro Horikoshi loves airplanes. All his young life all he wanted to be when he grew up was an airplane pilot, but due to his poor eyesight that ends up being impossible. When a vivid dream inspires him to shift his focus ... read more
Every homeowner knows that there’s always maintenance work which needs to be done to keep their building in good shape. Historic houses are no different! If anything, they can require more maintenance due to their age and the amount of visitor traffic they experience. So, the Pry house and barn are undergoing some repairs and restoration work this winter, courtesy of their owner, the National Park Service.
– Winter is a good time for these repairs, while the house is closed to visitors. ... read more
What’s been clear from the beginning is that local boys, Signs Point East love to groove as a live band. From their very early days in 2012 at the old Mick’s on West Patrick, it’s been evident that a large part of the band’s sound, full of dance-able bass lines, guitar solos, and sing-able hooks is tailored to performing live on stage.
Signs Point East coin a sound that runs tangent to the jam band scene, but that is clearly not in the same circle considering most of their songs stick ... read more
Social media has become a great way for companies to add value to their products and brands in new, exciting, and sometimes unexpected ways. Instagram, in particular, has a great deal of potential when it comes to encouraging interaction with customers. Of course, knowing how to encourage fans to interact with your social media channel isn’t exactly straightforward. It requires no small amount of creativity and patience. Here’s how to get started.
Very briefly, it’s worth ... read more
In like a lion out like a ... well, out like a something. March is here and it's not any warmer and snow is still on the ground and it doesn't feel like spring is right around the corner and St. Patrick's Day is less than two weeks away and Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday and blah, blah, blah, blah.
Indeed, it's about time this doozy of a winter is supposed to be winding down. Whether or not it actually will ... well, heels crossed, as Claire Underwood would say. Either way, the dawn of a ... read more
Back in January 2012, GameInformer magazine published their January issue (#225) with an interesting cover. It displayed the various characters of South Park standing at the edge of a lake looking down at their reflections.
The reason for this cover was because it highlighted the newly announced game from South Park Digital Studios and THQ entitled South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Fast forward to early February 2014 and forgo the changing of the guard with the publisher of the game (now, ... read more
In their on-going search for a perpetual-motion machine, auto manufacturers are experimenting with all kinds of propulsion schemes designed to use less gasoline. The goal, of course, is to use no gasoline at all while still producing Interstate-highway performance for commuting.
High-performance electric cars that meet this requirement are in production and are on the horizon. The current drawback is that electrics are rather expensive.
Gasoline-electric hybrids like the Toyota Prius have been ... read more