November 5, 2012 |
New regulations on city limo drivers could force a shutdown of on-demand car service Uber, and the company isn't taking it lying down. Under a proposed change to city ordinances made by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Uber's limo services, Uber Black, would no longer be able to use electronic measuring devices to calculate fare--a staple of the company's service--nor would they be able to charge based on time or distance....
October 31, 2011 |
Sam Mack played in the NBA for 10 seasons for five teams. But while his old teams aren't playing right now, Mack still is. He's a member of the American Basketball Association's Chicago Steam. Last season the Steam were the Midwest Regional ABA champs and Mack was an all-star. With the increasing likelihood that the Bulls won't play this year, the Steam are hoping basketball fans will turn their attention to the ABA. RedEye chatted with Mack about the ABA and the NBA lockout. What should NBA fans know about the ABA?
February 1, 2013 |
"Sesame Street" is spoofing its fellow PBS show "Downton Abbey" on Feb. 4 with "Upside Downton Abbey. " As you can see in the clip above, the Dowager Countess and butler Mr. Carson are having some issues with the topsy turvy take on the British series. Carson just can't seem to get the Countess her tea, or crumpets, before they fall to the ceiling. Things get back to normal with she agrees to the change the name of the estate to Right Side Upton Abbey. Guest stars scheduled to appear in the 43rd season of "Sesame Street" include Kristen Bell, Jon Hamm, Matt...
May 14, 2014 |
Oh no, the cats versus dogs debate just got more fiery. A video quickly gaining steam online shows a cat heroically chasing off a viscious dog after it attacks and drags away a young boy on a bike. "My Cat Saved My Son" is the title of the video that captured the attack yesterday. The video already has the notorious "301+ views" YouTube tag, meaning it is quickly gaining eyeballs and that people love a good heroic cat. According to the KERO news station in Bakersfield, Calif., the boy's mother said he needed a few stitches...
November 22, 2011 |
*** (out of four) “Hey, kids! Wouldn't you love to see a movie that touches on the early days of filmmaking? You might learn about how frames are spliced together to create an illusion on screen! And there's lots of steam coming out of pipes and trains. In 3-D!” Fine. So this dignified family adventure from Martin Scorsese - yes, that Martin Scorsese - doesn't scream “Huge hit with short-attention-span kids,” despite the presence of, uh, some fun-looking wind-up toys.
April 11, 2013 |
**1/2 (out of four) Smash together “Inception,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” with director Danny Boyle's (“Slumdog Millionaire”) typically pulsing style, and what do you get? Overstimulated, that's what. In the engrossing and silly heist thriller “Trance,” art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) can't seem to remember where he left a valuable painting. For good reason: During a robbery, Simon stashed the painting somewhere safe, but the subsequent head-bashing from lead criminal Frank (Vincent...