Editorial Director, http://nymag.com

Japanese equities: Share buybacks and rising dividends

investmentweek.co.uk — If Japanese companies fully embrace higher shareholder returns, strong upside to the Japanese market can be expected, explains Ben Williams, investment director at GAM.,Investment,Japan / Far East,Equities ,Japan,global equities,MSCI,S&P 500,quantitative-easing,QE ,S&P

Gein’s Family Giftshop - Volume 1 review

timeout.com — Read Time Out's review of Gein's Family Giftshop - Volume 1 at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Plus read more Edinburgh Fringe reviews from comedy and theatre.

Will share buybacks start 'snowball effect' in Japan?

investmentweek.co.uk — A recent spate of share buybacks among companies jostling to prove they can reward shareholders shows Japanese companies are finally ready to be shareholder-friendly, explains GAM Japan manager Ben Williams.,Japan / Far East ,Japan,fund manager views,GAM

Tedfest London: what to expect

timeout.com — Want an excuse to dress up as a priest and shout 'feck' among likeminded eejits? Ah, go on. 'Father Ted' festival Tedfest started on the Aran island of Inis Mór - the actual Craggy Island - back in 2007. Since then it's grown into a hugely popular annual party.

The formerly fat physician

David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live

timeout.com — It's been ten years since 'The Office' left our screens, but David Brent's Comic Relief skits and YouTube videos earlier this year have proved that the public...

Oceanografia Liquidator Knows Narcos’ Bikes Best: Mexico Credit

bloomberg.com — The fate of some Oceanografia SA bondholders now rests with a Mexican government agency more accustomed to selling SUVs and jewelry seized from drug dealers and tax cheats. Mexico, which took control of the oil contractor on Feb. 28 after Citigroup Inc.

Free comedy gigs: free for all?

timeout.com — The best things in life are free, so they say. But then, 'they' also say you get what you pay for. A few years ago, the free comedy circuit was just a handful of open mic nights. Now, there are slickly run shows featuring line-ups of very good quality, where donations are often encouraged at the end of the gig.

Couple bags 'monstor' gator in Putnam County

jacksonville.com — Ben Williams has been hunting gators for a long time and already has one in Florida's top-10 record book. So when he and wife Louann spotted a big one around daybreak Wednesday in the northern reaches of Lake George, he knew it was right up there.

The 10 most paranoid thrillers of the ’70s

theprodigalguide.com — We might think of '70s cinema as the era of Spielberg, Scorcese and the birth of the blockbuster, but it was the profusion of paranoid conspiracy thrillers that really embodied the period.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @grossman: TV biz is changing right before our eyes. When the great @TVMoJoe writes, you should read. His latest from @vulture: vulture.com/2014/10/cbs-hb…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @TUSK81: Non-white voters favoring Dems by 62%. Don't say we didn't try to warn you about your demographic crisis, @GOP. nymag.com/daily/intellig…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @leighalexander: "rando amateurs rationalizing their misogyny": it's not 'censorship' to ignore you nymag.com/thecut/2014/10…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @brianstelter: <3 New Yorkers. Neighbor of the infected doctor: "I'm not concerned. I've had no fluid exchange with my neighbors." http:…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Hello_Tailor: omg @abrahamjoseph just published this very long and important thing about John Constantine. vulture.com/2014/10/secret…

Oct 23, 2014

@zinoman freud may be right or wrong, but it ain't a tautology

Oct 23, 2014

@zinoman that and the video store definition are tautologies tho

Oct 23, 2014

RT @rachelking: This is the scariest thing I've ever read. RT @thescienceofus What It’s Like to Be Cripplingly Afraid of Vomiting nymag.com/scienceofus/20…

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