Book Excerpt: Two Young Lives Collide in ‘The Current’

Tim Johnston’s debut novel, 2015’s Descent, was both a critical success and a New York Times bestseller — so anticipation is obviously high for his newest book, The Current (out this week from Algonquin Books), a story of loss, survival, and buried secrets. But the ambitious author is up for the challenge. “The Current may differ […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Old Man and the Gun’

Fresh starring roles for familiar faces are in the new release spotlight this week, and though the vehicles vary — a new entry in a horror franchise and a modest, indie character drama — the results are just as pleasing. We’ve also got a controversial new documentary, a horror drama that you might’ve slept on, […]

Book Excerpt: Revisiting ‘Pine Barrens’ with ‘The Sopranos Sessions’

On January 10, 1999, HBO debuted The Sopranos — and kicked off a cultural revolution. The series, created by David Chase, sprung from the one-joke concept of “gangster goes to therapy” (there was apparently something in the air; two months later, the feature film Analyze This explored the same idea) but quickly proved itself as much more. […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘The Oath,’ ‘Annihilation’

This week’s best new releases couldn’t be further apart: a breakneck political satire on one hand, the meditative final film from an Iranian master on the other. And on your streaming services, we have one of last year’s best movies, a classic comedy, and a shoulda-been-a-classic as well. Let’s dive in: ON NETFLIX Monty Python […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

‘The question is … what’s NOT on sale?’: Gap’s email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Getty Images Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it’s increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there.  In Gap Inc.‘s most recent earnings statement, it reported that same-store sales for its namesake brand were down 7%, while its sister brands Old Navy and Banana Republic reported a 4% and 2% increase, […]

I didn’t think the $1 billion hotel considered ‘the most luxurious in the world’ could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong.

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, was recently named the “best hotel in the world” by the Ultratravel Awards. The Burj has frequently been called “the world’s first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers and […]

Take that, Trump! Russia finishes ‘The Wall’ on Crimea-Ukraine border (VIDEO)

While certain politicians are still having difficulties getting their walls built, Russia has announced it had finished a border barrier between Ukraine and Crimea. Construction took just over a year and less than $ 3 million. Bids for building the two-meter tall, 60-kilometer long fence separating the peninsula from Ukraine opened in September 2017. The […]

‘The Office’ Producer Mike Schur Explains How the Series Survived a Doomed First Season

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more beloved comedy series than The Office. Fans are endlessly watching reruns now that they’re playing on Comedy Central all the time, and they’ve also watched the series over and over again as one of the most popular library titles on Netflix. But The Office wasn’t always a hit. […]