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  • Television Learned the Wrong Lessons From The Sopranos

    The elderly Uncle Junior is in his armchair, facing down a disloyal male relation. In the next episode Junior will get his hand stuck in the garbage disposal for six hours, but for now he has the dignity of a retired king, which is what he is. He holds up one hand, and says: “I’m in no shape for disharmony.” After mainlining the entire Sopranos oeuvre this last week, Junior’s seated pronouncement is the moment that has stayed with me. Not the first time we see Tony take joy in strangling a man,...

    The New Republic
  • AJ Michalka learned her lessons for ‘Schooled’

    It's not difficult for AJ Michalka to think about the special teachers in her life while playing an educator in the new ABC comedy "Schooled." So much of her own time in school took place while working on the Sony Studios lot, where she's filming "The Goldbergs"' spinoff series. Michalka has been appearing on television shows since she was 11, including appearances on "Passions," "Oliver Beene," "The Guardian," "Birds of Prey," "General Hospital" and "Six Feet Under" while she was going to...

  • Kass: Lessons Learned From Apple's Collapse

    Submitted by Doug Kass * Apple's abrupt and sizable preannouncement heralds the end of the company's growth and best days* Apple pushed the envelope of demand elasticity * The miss is a sign that the dangerous path of China/U.S. trade negotiations may lead the U.S. into recession "For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to...

    Zero Hedge
  • Sharing the lessons learned during the 2013 Colorado flood

    Hurricanes and tropical storms on the coasts tend to get countrywide airtime for their intensity and impact, but floods in the central part of the U.S. also cause significant damage and disruption. That is certainly true for the Front Range of Colorado. In 1864, a massive flood from the Poudre River destroyed the Camp Collins military post in LaPorte. In 1997, the Spring Creek flood caused $200M in damages and five deaths, when 10-14 inches of rain fell in a 31-hour period. Most recently, in...
  • What Lessons Can We Learn From The 2013 Government Shutdown?

    NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Steel, who was Press Secretary for Speaker Boehner during the 2013 government shutdown, about the current government shutdown that is in its 14th day.
  • Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Comedians About Branding

    Comedians are unsung heroes of society. Their work keeps us humble, grounded and helps us see certain issues from a different perspective, all while putting a smile on our faces. Comedians and video marketers have more in common than you might think. Both need a recognizable voice, awareness of current events and a granular understanding

  • Kyl reflects on lesson learned from Kavanaugh hearings

    Retired Sen. Jon Kyl says Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings should teach senators that they have to take special effort to avoid making such hearings appear too political.