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Ten Secretly Excellent Cheesy Horror Movies of the 70s and 80s

newsweek.com — New Century Vista Film Company The platonic ideal of a cheesy horror movie from the 1970s or 1980s has between five and six-and-a-half stars on IMDB and an intermittently active message board. It received no critical acclaim of which to speak, though maybe Roger Ebert proclaimed it a solid bet "for genre obsessives only."
Oct 31, 2014

My only New Year's resolution is to watch more bad horror movies from the 70s/80s. I wrote up some of my faves. bit.ly/1wO8KtS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @tenaciouspm: .@zzzzaaaacccchhh @dogstoevsky and I put together this list of rad, cheesy horror films for your pleasure/nightmares. bit.ly/1wO8KtS

Oct 31, 2014

.@zzzzaaaacccchhh @dogstoevsky and I put together this list of rad, cheesy horror films for your pleasure/nightmares. bit.ly/1wO8KtS

Oct 31, 2014

"Once you watch Bad Taste, you will be as shocked as I am that they ever let Peter Jackson near a movie camera again" newsweek.com/ten-secretly-g…

'Blurred Lines' Dispute Is Going to Court

newsweek.com — Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, the pair behind 2013 monster hit "Blurred Lines," lost round one in the legal dispute versus Marvin Gaye's family, who insist that the two cribbed the song from Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up." U.S.
Oct 31, 2014

I am enjoying the mental picture of a judge sitting down to scrutinize the sheet music of Blurred Lines. bit.ly/1yMlHUv

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jimpoco: Let's get it on: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost round one in the legal dispute versus Marvin Gaye’s family newsweek.com/blurred-lines-…

Oct 31, 2014

Let's get it on: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost round one in the legal dispute versus Marvin Gaye’s family newsweek.com/blurred-lines-…

Many Top Israelis Agree That Netanyahu's 'Gutless'

newsweek.com — It's a truism that Israelis say nasty things about themselves and their leaders that American politicians can never say, lest they rile up the U.S. pro-Israel lobby and see their campaign donations evaporate. Take the "chickenshit" kerfuffle, the latest flap in the notoriously acrimonious relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Two Words of Advice for the Lakers' Kobe Bryant: Just Shoot!

newsweek.com — Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports We have seen enough. We have seen too much. It is only Halloween and the Los Angeles Lakers, the greatest franchise in NBA history west of Beacon Hill, have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Hyperbole?
newsweek.com — Hungary will shelve plans to introduce a tax on internet data traffic that has generated big protests over the past week, and will revisit regulating and taxing money made online next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. A provision that extended a telecommunications tax to online data traffic will be withdrawn, Orban said.
Oct 31, 2014

Hungarian PM is now renegging on his contraversial tax after mass protests buff.ly/1G2xCCg pic.twitter.com/NL0sXYDOnH

North Korea Sets Out Stall To Become the Next Holiday Destination. Just Don't Question the Rules...

newsweek.com — North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)/Reuters North Korea's first tour operator will have a shop at a tourism fair in London this weekend, running "safe and economically friendly" trips to the world's most isolated country. Tourism in North Korea is notoriously difficult, with travel only permitted if you are part of a guided tour.
Oct 31, 2014

We'll always have #Pyongyang: North Korea’s first tour operator will have a shop at a tourism fair in London. newsweek.com/north-korea-ne…

newsweek.com — In 1926, the crime novelist Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days causing a media frenzy - but no one knows why
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Original Gone Girl: In 1926, crime novelist Agatha Christie disappeared & caused media frenzy – but no one knows why— http://…

newsweek.com — Nearly 5,000 people have died from Ebola since the current outbreak of the virus began sweeping through Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. But thousands of others have survived infection. The wide range of outcomes is still not entirely understood, but new research published Thursday in Science suggests that genetic factors have something to do with it.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @sziv14: Why do some people die from Ebola and others survive? New research on mice points to genetic factors. bit.ly/1wL0Gdh @Newsweek

Can We Rely on the Private Sector to Halt Malaria in Africa?

newsweek.com — Aid organizations are selling discount drugs directly to shopkeepers in hopes of quelling the parasitic disease

Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity?

newsweek.com — Are the vast sums that companies pay to bring workers closer together worth it?
Oct 31, 2014

Corporate games: Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity? newsweek.com/2014/11/07/do-…

newsweek.com — Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France's hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural "Islamisation". Four kebab houses opened last month in Blois, bringing the total to over a dozen in the pretty Loire valley town where tourists come to see the castle.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Newsweek: France's hard right seizes on growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural "Islamisation"— bit.ly/1vazX5N pic.twitter.com/1mY64sfcFb

newsweek.com — Mia Love is staring out at a sea of white faces. Just as she did the night before, and the night before that.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SethAMandel: Smart take, fellas RT @Newsweek: Mia Love tries to be the first Republican woman in Congress — bit.ly/1wFOASy pic.twitter.com/p8Dywx7j6V

Oct 30, 2014

@chrisshort RT @Newsweek: Mia Love tries to be the first Republican woman in Congress — bit.ly/1wFOASy pic.twitter.com/pGWSGjm5eS

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Film Series Explaining Economy Makes Cotton Candy Out of Spinach

newsweek.com — Cinelan and Vulcan Productions Morgan Spurlock is best known for surviving-barely-on McDonald's burgers for a month in his documentary Super Size Me. His latest challenge may be tougher still: making economics interesting.

Agatha Christie: The Original 'Gone Girl' and the Misleading Clues

newsweek.com — In 1926, the crime novelist Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days causing a media frenzy - but no one knows why
Oct 31, 2014

Agatha Christie: The Original 'Gone Girl' and the Misleading Clues newsweek.com/2014/11/07/ori…

The Black Market Trade for Endangered Animals Flourishes on the Web

newsweek.com — On a May morning in 2008, a team of biologists doing some fieldwork in Borneo sat down to eat their lunch, only to notice a visitor in their midst. An odd lizard, partially concealed in some leaf litter, blinked back at them from a shallow creek bed.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @RachelNuwer: Some of the rarest species on earth are being traded on Facebook @newsweek feature on illegal wildlife & the internet http…

Oct 31, 2014

A year after scientists found the earless monitor lizard, the 'holy grail of herpetology,' it was for sale online. newsweek.com/2014/11/07/ext…

Oct 31, 2014

At $10 billion a year, illegal wildlife trade is the 5th largest contraband trade, ranking just after narcotics. newsweek.com/2014/11/07/ext…

Oct 31, 2014

Rhino horn, the medicinal equivalent of eating fingernails or hair, fetches its weight in gold—$30,000 per pound. newsweek.com/2014/11/07/ext…

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'E-stonia' Attempts to Become the Uber of Economies by Introducing Virtual Residency

newsweek.com — Imagine if you could simply live somewhere else, digitally. Imagine if it didn't involve Second Life-style role play. It's about to happen. Later this year, Estonia will become the world's first country to offer foreigners e-residency. Some 6,000 people filed ­early-bird applications within the first 24 hours.
Oct 31, 2014

While I love stories about #Estonia, I have no idea what the phrase "the Uber of Economies" is supposed to mean. newsweek.com/2014/11/07/est…

Oct 30, 2014

Estonia is going to become the world’s first country to offer foreigners e-residency. bit.ly/1q4nVcz

Oct 30, 2014

'E-stonia' Attempts to Become the Uber of Economies by Introducing Virtual Residency newsweek.com/2014/11/07/est…

newsweek.com — The greatest fight I ever had was the Thrilla in Manila against Joe Frazier in 1975. But the greatest thing I ever did was not going to Vietnam. People said to me, "Boy, you've got a lot of nerve." I said, "You're going to Vietnam, you're probably going to get killed.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Muhammad Ali remembers the Rumble in the Jungle — by Muhammad Ali bit.ly/1vlKAm8 pic.twitter.com/rY6cpqdd5H

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Muhammad Ali remembers the Rumble in the Jungle — by Muhammad Ali bit.ly/1vlKAm8 pic.twitter.com/rY6cpqdd5H

newsweek.com — The San Francisco Giants clinched their third World Series title in five years Wednesday after they beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7. As in 2010 and 2012, joyful celebrations devolved into mayhem with bouts of violence in the streets occurring late into the night.
Oct 30, 2014

Phew. Glad they didn't lose MT @Newsweek: crazy photos of San Francisco after Giants’ win bit.ly/1vkS4Wv pic.twitter.com/MBro3l7LEk

Oct 30, 2014

the mission. RT @Newsweek You need to see these crazy photos of Mayhem in SF after Giants’ World Series win bit.ly/1vkS4Wv