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  • “Net neutrality is the secret sauce that has made the internet awesome”

    “Net neutrality is the secret sauce that has made the internet awesome”

    A net neutrality expert on how today’s FCC vote will change the internet as we know it. The internet as we know it is about to change drastically. Net neutrality — the standard that internet service providers, or ISPs, must treat all traffic equally — will most likely be repealed today in a vote at […] More

  • Republicans are paying a price for their extremism

    Republicans are paying a price for their extremism

    The GOP’s self-destructive primaries have cost it a lot of power, particularly in the Senate. It’s an article of faith among many Democrats that Republicans have somehow escaped the electoral consequences for the increasing extremism of their party. Doug Jones’s narrow victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday night looked, to many liberals, like a rare […] More

  • Image: Russia Forms Huge Non-state Pension Fund in $9B Merger

    Russia’s Central Bank to Form Biggest Non-state Pension Fund with $9 Bln Merger -sources

    Russia’s central bank is preparing to merge three pension funds run by bailed out bank Otkritie to create the biggest non-state pension fund in Russia, while guaranteeing payouts to their 7.7 million members, three people with knowledge of the matter said. The funds had been indirectly controlled by Otkritie Holding, the former parent of Otkritie […] More

  • Image: Disney-Fox Aftermath: A Roaring Mouse Could Force Rivals to Get Bigger

    A Roaring Mouse Could Force Rivals to Get Bigger

    It’s not a small world, after all. The Walt Disney Company, stocked to the gills with ESPN, the ABC television network, the Pixar studio, and the Marvel superhero franchise, was already a giant. Now it has turned into a behemoth — and rivals across a number of spaces could feel new pressure to compete. When […] More

  • What Roy Moore’s loss can tell us about American evangelicals’ future

    What Roy Moore’s loss can tell us about American evangelicals’ future

    Moore’s defeat highlighted the changing face of evangelical America along racial and age lines. Alabama — a state that Donald Trump won by almost 28 percentage points — elected a Democratic senator in Tuesday’s special election, rejecting Trump’s preferred candidate, a Christian theocrat who was, in recent weeks, accused of sexual misconduct with numerous teenage […] More

  • Image: Spotify Price Tag Rises Ahead of Filing for NYSE Listing

    Spotify Price Tag Rises Ahead of Filing for NYSE Listing

    The value of music streaming service Spotify, which is planning a stock market listing, has grown around 20 percent to at least $19 billion in the past few months, outperforming U.S. and European tech indexes, sources familiar with the matter said. The most recent private trades in the Swedish company have taken place at above […] More

  • What Disney’s acquisition of Fox means for Marvel’s superhero movies

    What Disney’s acquisition of Fox means for Marvel’s superhero movies

    The X-Men movies could become more consistent, but also less creative. In 2012, the most expensive punch in Marvel history was thrown. Emma Frost, co-leader of the X-Men, went up against Tony Stark, the smart-mouthed brain of the Avengers. Stark tasered Frost first, rendering her telepathy useless, but in doing so he activated her secondary […] More

  • How Hallmark took over your TV every Christmas

    How Hallmark took over your TV every Christmas

    The cheesy spectaculars are big business — and make Hallmark the top cable network among most women. There is a place where it’s always Christmas. Where there is always snow on the ground, where togetherness is the word to live by, where the horrors of the world reliably subside amid the flurries of a beautiful […] More

  • A’s, Cardinals complete deal for Piscotty

    The A’s and Cardinals completed a trade on Thursday for Stephen Piscotty, who will fill Oakland’s need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder. View the Original Article More

  • Image: AP Explains: What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does it Matter?

    What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does it Matter?

    “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, […] More

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Partner On Actor’s Addiction Struggles

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Partner On Actor’s Addiction Struggles

    Getty Image Philip Seymour Hoffman’s partner Mimi O’Donnell opened up about the actor’s struggles with addiction in a moving essay for Vogue. The Boogie Nights and The Master star, who made bad movies good (Along Came Polly) and good movies great (Happiness), passed away from a heroin overdose on February 2, 2014, but his issues […] More

  • Wrestler Brandi Rhodes Was Always a Straight Shooter

    Wrestler Brandi Rhodes Was Always a Straight Shooter

    There is life after WWE. Just ask Brandi Rhodes. She and her husband Cody Rhodes sought and received their release from the sports-entertainment giant in May 2016, and have been the hottest spousal duo in pro wrestling since. Cody (now competing under that eponym) has This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Wrestler Brandi Rhodes Was […] More

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