February 17, 2016 |
STAR Ryan Reynolds wasn't the only person to benefit with "Deadpool" breaking box office records this past weekend. Another is breakout star Brianna Hildebrand , who plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Hidebrand talked with Tattle comics correspondent Jerome Maida about her first film role, which she described as a "brother-sister" relationship onscreen with Reynolds' title character. "When I was young I thought my three older brothers were really cool and then as I got older . . . I thought they were a little like . . . douchebags," she said.
December 28, 2015
The Prize Who's in Charge of America's Schools? By Dale Russakoff Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 237 pages. $27 Reviewed by Barbara Hall Throughout the 1960s, Newark, N.J., was a city in trouble. Nowhere was that more apparent than in the city's 70 struggling schools. Dale Russakoff, author of The Pr ize, an excellent chronicle, identifies a "cycle of neglect and corruption" over decades that made a terrible situation worse. In 2010 then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, N.J. Gov. Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, joined in what became known as "the nighttime ride.
December 3, 2015 |
If you hear baby Max Zuckerberg crying, she's got a good reason. Her parents followed up her birth announcement with one that they were giving away 99 percent of their wealth. And even after that, daddy Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are still in the 1 percent. That's rich. The news came out in a Facebook post by daddy Mark that Priscilla gave birth last week to Max, and that Mark and Priscilla also plan to donate most of their wealth, $45 billion , to a new organization to tackle a broad range of the world's ills.
October 30, 2015
FACEBOOK is a little bit like Lord of the Flies , without the exotic island locale. It's a place where people can gang up on you in a virtual lynch mob if you stray from the communal orthodoxy, and they use the "like" button as rope. You have two choices: Be shamed into submission or slink away on a life raft. Mark Zuckerberg's lucrative social experiment started as a way for college students to meet, a/k/a hook-up. But when parents and grandparents staged an unexpected coup d'etat, filling the screen with pictures of meals they'd eaten at Olive Garden, the kids moved on and the adults (I use that term loosely)
October 23, 2015 |
Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. challenged his former roommate and ex-business partner in federal court Wednesday, a day after the man offered unflattering testimony against Fattah in his bank- and tax-fraud trial. In a tense cross-examination, Fattah - the 32-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) - confronted Matthew Amato, 33, about their efforts to launch a personal concierge service in 2005 and government allegations that they blew thousands of dollars they borrowed to support the business to outfit themselves with the trappings of a luxury life.
October 1, 2015 |
The day Mandy Edwards learned she was pregnant, in summer 2013, she texted her husband, Keats Rickard, a photo of a sesame seed and jotted, "We can talk about it later. " Edwards, 36 at the time, figured it would be safe to broadcast the news more widely after her first trimester. And when that marker passed, with an all-clear on the genetic testing and confirmation that the baby was a boy, the couple began to prepare a Facebook blast. Two days later, Edwards posted this instead: "It's kind of hard for me to put my business out there, especially with something so personal and painful, but . . . I had a miscarriage last night.
August 2, 2015 |
Zuckerberg to be a dad Now that his first issue, Facebook , has reached double digits (it was founded in 2004), Mark Zuckerberg has the time to raise a human child. The tech genius and social-media magnate on Friday said he and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl. Things haven't been easy for the couple. "We want to share one experience to start," Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page. "We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way. " Zuckerberg, who said sharing private stories unites people, added, "We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well.
October 22, 2014 |
Peter Thiel - a founder of online-payments giant PayPal , the first investor in Facebook , and deal partner of Tesla Motors boss Elon Musk - disrupts and provokes. He pays smart tech kids to drop out of blue-chip colleges like Stanford (where Thiel went) and MIT. And he praises monopoly as the righteous goal of every thinking businessperson. Germany-born Thiel, 47, gave the opening talk Monday at this week's Forbes Under 30 Summit , addressing 1,000 dark-clad young people at the Convention Center, only a few of whom raised hands when he asked if they'd read his book, Zero to One . Business isn't science, Thiel told the crowd.
July 8, 2014
WHEN I READ the article about Mrs. Krewson it made me sick. These two uniformed officers failed to take action because they didn't have a police radio. I'm sure both of them had cellphones. They probably were in court getting paid time and a half. They should be identified and disciplined for neglect of duty and cowardice. They put Krewson in danger. As for Lt. Sanford saying it was wise for the officers not to confront the suspectm, what's wrong with him? Somebody should tell him what real cops do. I recently retired from the Police Department after 44 years spending my last 28 years in homicide.
December 27, 2013 |
This is the year the social medium stopped being new and took its well-established place as an information source and cultural force - and farce. Not new anymore. Facebook, which turns 10, sort of, in February (when undergrad Mark Zuckerberg and pals launched Thefacebook.com at Harvard), is now a billion users strong. Its gewgaw, Instagram, the beautiful images-and-video site, passed 150 million in September. Meantime, Twitter is now big biz. At an estimated 462 million users in January, Twitter zapped past 500 million by June and now entertains an estimated 557 million registered users.