While the Republican nominees beat their drums and stomp their feet and whoop "class warfare," we're reminded of another kind of war on class: That is people's seeming inability to be decent and sophisticated online.
Some of us may think of movie stars and musicians as heroes. But as we continue our CNN Heroes series, we'd like to introduce you to the people they think of as heroes. We've asked some very familiar faces to share the spotlight.
MARKETS: Business is Back! April was such a charm! And here we are in May and the beat goes on. Like this on Wednesday: "Orders to U.S. factories surged in March by the largest amount in a year..." (Business is back!) TWX and YUM earnings were tasty and so we have another record for the Dow, crossing (Jordan) 13,200 for the first time. What was really nice to see was that the NAZ and S&P outpaced the Dow, because so much of the rally recently was big stocks outperforming (and playing catch up really with) the rest of the market. Finally the folks who've been saying that big caps looked cheap are looking smart.....Third time's a charm with Cablevision, right? Dolans are paying out $36.26 a share. Can you believe they originally offered $27 last fall? Good for the board to get up, stand up, get up for your rights!....Hey what are you doing this weekend, The (Kentucky) Derby or BRK's annual meeting? Hard to do both, trust me.....
In Wonderland, indeed. There's no other way to describe what it feels like to have won the ABA championship last Thursday, which the Vermont Frost Heaves did with a 143-95 defeat of the Texas Tycoons at the Barre Municipal Auditorium.
Poor little rich babe, scion of English movie-star royalty, AK-47-toting punkette bounty hunter: If Domino Harvey's life didn't already sound like a chicly garish girl-with-model- cheekbones-goes-slumming thriller, then a girl-with-model-cheekbones- goes-slumming thriller would have to be made to exploit it.
An important movie made with passion and skill but no particular artistry, "Hotel Rwanda" plays with far greater impact on the small screen, where the human story feels appropriately large and it's harder to escape the film's accusing glare.
"Beauty Shop," a spin-off of the spiky and popular "Barbershop" comedies, places the ladies in the center shampoo chair, and I went into it hoping for the same sort of buzz -- for the gossipy, rambunctious kick of neighborhood hairstylists saying whatever pops into their heads, manners (and good taste) be damned.