Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – After weeks of ferocious fightingUkrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country’s east to move to stronger positions, a regional official said Friday, the four-month mark in Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, comes after relentless Russian bombardment that … Read more

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

NEW YORK (AP) – After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his last film score. “At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford – who’s quite a … Read more

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now A $ 7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $ 7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible … Read more

This dividend fund is down 3% vs. S & P’s 20% drop. Here are its top stock picks

By now even the most ardent tech and growth-stock enthusiasts realize the bull market is over. John Kornitzer’s approach to selecting high-quality stocks for the Buffalo Flexible Income Fund is one that has worked well during the bear market. High inflation, uncertainty in so many industries amid supply-chain issues and labor shortages, the Federal Reserve’s … Read more

A Review Of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.Photo: Warner Bros. There’s undeniably something appealing about artists who can’t be anyone but themselves — especially filmmakers who bring 100 percent of their personality to every project, whether or not it needs that much. Baz Luhrmann is one of those artists, and it should have made … Read more

More Companies Start to Rescind Job Offers

Businesses in several different industries are rescinding job offers they made just a few months ago, in a sign the tightest labor market in decades may be showing cracks. Companies including Twitter Inc.. real-estate brokerage Redfin Corp. and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. have rescinded offers in recent weeks. Employers in other pockets of the … Read more

‘Elvis’ and Austin Butler feel the temperature rising: Review

On the day of Austin Butler’s final screen test for “Elvis,” director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him. Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs. Against the odds, Butler had emerged as the unlikely favorite to land the role … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg shows early metaverse headsets Mirror Lake, Holocake

The company formerly known as Facebook is going to spend $ 10 billion this year on research and development on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, including computerized glasses or headsets. On Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off how much progress the social media company has made towards that goal by revealing many of … Read more

Racism could ruin metaverse if tech doesn’t improve diversity now

The tech industry’s disappointing track record on issues of diversity could have serious consequences when the metaverse comes along. For years, tens of millions of people of color have endured unwelcome experiences on social media platforms built by mostly white and male tech CEOS, including harassment and hate speech. Many users have also had their … Read more