How the Oscars (Already) Went Wrong — and How to Fix Them

I was probably a teenager when I first heard someone call the Oscars “our Super Bowl” — “our,” in that particular instance, meaning “drama kids,” the all-encompassing nickname for those of us who took Drama class, did school plays and musicals, probably sang in choir, and maybe even participated in forensics tournaments. (You had them […]

The rise of Bob Swan, who went from leading a notorious dot-com bust to becoming the new CEO of Intel (INTC)

Intel Intel has a new CEO in the form of Bob Swan, ending a search that started in the wake of former chief exec Brian Krzanich’s departure.  Swan had been interim CEO since Krzanich left in June 2018, and Intel’s CFO before that.  Before Intel, Swan had a long career in Silicon Valley and beyond: […]

The patients who said ‘f*ck cancer’ and went to Burning Man instead

Joel Balsam January 11, 2019 Share this article Deep in the Black Rock Desert—and arguably even deeper into the Burning man experience—a hardy crew of cancer patients are burying their diagnoses in the dust.  The sun is beating down over one of the most inhospitable places on the planet and I can’t remember the last […]

Naughty or Nice? 20 Characters Who Went From Good to Evil (or Vice-Versa)

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better not pout, wanna know why? We’ve got our eye on you, TV characters. In the spirit of the holiday season, TVLine got to thinking about some of our favorite shows and the people on them who started off one way, then wound up another. At […]

Kate Middleton and Prince William once went to this terrifying place on a royal tour

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s safety is of utter importance to the royal family. But that didn’t stop the couple once travelling to the most dangerous airport in the world. Paro Airport in Bhutan is tucked among the steep mountains of the Himalayas and is surrounded by sharp peaks of up to 18,000ft tall. Only […]

Prince William went on all-boys holiday to this country during Kate Middleton split

Prince William, 36, has been married to his wife Kate Middleton, 36, since 2011. The royal couple first met while studying at St Andrews University, before breaking up in 2007. A book, titled, The Duchess of Cambridge: How Kate Middleton Became A Future Queen, suggested they also broke up briefly in 2004. William chose to […]

How I went from testing a fancy new graphics card to shouting at Windows 10

Enlarge / The below article has nothing to do with a Surface Pro. But after my headaches, I wanted to smash any Windows logo with a mallet. (credit: Lora Machkovech) Sometimes at Ars Technica, a staffer has to call in “sick” for reasons other than illness, emergency, or hangover. Those are all poor working states, […]

Google once rejected this founder for a job — but then went on to acquire his first startup and partner with his 2nd

Pointy Irish entrepreneur Mark Cummins is the founder of Pointy, a startup that helps bricks-and-mortar retailers show what they have in stock online. Cummins is a serial entrepreneur and sold his first startup, visual search app Plink, to Google in 2010. Ironically, he was rejected for a job at Google years earlier as a graduate […]

33 years ago, rebels allegedly backed by Pablo Escobar stormed Colombia’s Palace of Justice — here’s how the terrifying siege went down

33 years ago, rebels allegedly backed by Pablo Escobar stormed Colombia’s Palace of Justice — here’s how the terrifying siege went down NOW WATCH: Pablo Escobar: The life and death of one of the biggest cocaine kingpins in history See Also: Share your opinion! Become a BI Insider today! The 50 best video games of […]

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase went on a bizarre rant after Ryan Tannehill came down with a mysterious, sudden injury and could not play

AP Photo/Steven Senne Brock Osweiler had to jump into the starting role on short notice after Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was a late scratch due to a shoulder injury. Osweiler played one of the best games of his career, leading the Dolphins to an overtime victory over the Chicago Bears. After the game, head […]