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4 hrs ago | Townhall

Piketty's Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Why do statists make so many mistakes with data? Paul Krugman, for instance, has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France , Estonia , Germany , and the United Kingdom .


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Tax, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

'Boyhood' shows that director Richard Linklater is the most gifted director of his generation

'Boyhood' character Mason and actor Ellar Coltrane both came of age during the dozen years over which the film was shot.


Related Topix: Texas, Harry Potter, Movies, Entertainment

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Top 25 Harry Potter Characters

With J.K. Rowling releasing a new Harry Potter short story this week featuring all-grown-up versions of Harry, Ron and Hermione , fans of the Wizarding World have been feeling magical.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Authors


Barely Related: Harry Potter in his 30s, Seth Rogen's war

Oh, yes, Friday. Oh. Yes . Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Seth Rogen, Authors, J.K. Rowling, Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games, North Korea, World News, Asia

a Harry Pottera werewolf actor found dead in Californiaa s Death Valley

Although a cause of death has yet to be determined, sheriff's officials said it appears his death was not the result of foul play.


Related Topix: Dave Legeno, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter

The Press-Enterprise

Death Valley: - Harry Potter' actor found dead

Dave Legeno, seen here playing the role of Fenrir Greyback in "Harry Potter: The Half-Blood Prince," was found dead in Death Valley on Thursday, July 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Death Valley, CA, Inyo County, CA


'Harry Potter' actor dead in desert

The 50-year-old British actor, who played werewolf villain Fenrir Greyback in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," and both parts one and two of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" died while hiking near Death Valley, California, said the Inyo County Sheriff's Office.


Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter, Death Valley, CA

Dave Legeno dead: Latest tributes and reaction after Harry Potter actor dies aged 50

The Demons Never Die star wrote: "Saddened to hear of the death of David Legeno .


Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter, Dave Legeno, Buckinghamshire County, England, United Kingdom,

I4U Future Technology News

Steve Jobs Did not See the App Store Value

It may seem hard to believe, but when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world, he was especially proud of the fact that it didn't really support apps.


Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Steve Jobs, Google, Startups, Social Software

The Pordland Mercury

What the Hell's Happening in the World?

The internet! There's so much out there, especially when it comes to food and drink stuff - here are a few things that hit the radar recently.


Related Topix: Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain, Life, Food, Chefs, Honey

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Jodie Foster On 'Orange Is The New Black' Directing Emmy...

Jodie Foster is carving out a nice, new career as a TV director. Though she hit a bump with her last feature directorial, the Mel Gibson drama, The Beaver , she rebounded today with an Emmy nomination for her comedy series helming work on the third episode of Jenji Kohan's Orange Is the New Black entitled "Lesbian Request Denied".


Related Topix: The Beaver, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Orange is the New Black, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Taxi Driver, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern


'Unbroken' Trailer Puts Angelina Jolie Front And Center In The 2015 Oscar Race

All right, everyone. Pack it up. Time to go home. The Oscar race is over. Or at least that's the way the new trailer for Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort , "Unbroken," makes it seem.


Related Topix: Unbroken

New York Daily News

'Wild' trailer released: Reese Witherspoon goes on epic journey

The first official trailer for the Oscar winner's upcoming drama "Wild" was released Thursday.


Related Topix: Wild, Movies, Entertainment

New Hampshire Public Radio -

10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

If you asked mystery fans to name the most important novel of the past decade, most would say, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - and they'd be right.


Related Topix: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, History in the News

Watch! First trailer for Jolie's Unbroken

The film, which is based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption , chronicles the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who enlisted in the US Army Air Forces during WWII.


Related Topix: Unbroken

USA Today

Book Buzz: 'Unbroken' rises after Zamperini's death

Coverage of the death of Louis Zamperini at age 97 on July 2 dramatically boosted sales of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book about the Olympian and World War II hero.


Related Topix: Unbroken, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Entertainment

International Business Times

Pottermore Web Site Up and Running Again after Crashing Due to J.K....

Potterheads or fans of Harry Potter and other characters written by J.K. Rowling can heave a sigh of relief because the Web site is up and running again after briefly crashing due to the author's new Harry Potter update about Dumbledore's Army on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Now Toronto

Doc Of The Dead

Zombies have never been more popular in our culture, and Alexandre Philippe is here to find out why, chatting with the likes of George A. Romero, Simon Pegg, World War Z author Max Brooks and Walking Dead makeup artist Greg Nicotero about the mass appeal of the living dead.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Thriller, Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, World War Z

Wall Street Journal

Why Piketty's Wealth Data Are Worthless

No book on economics in recent times has received such a glowing initial reception as Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Christian Science Monitor

Costco removes, then puts back, the book 'America' by conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza

Costco faced protests after deciding to take the book " America : Imagine a World Without Her" by Dinesh D'Souza out of its stores.


Related Topix: Retail, Costco Wholesale, Obama's America, Rush Limbaugh