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2008-08-20 06:00:37

By Fiona Shepherd HENRY ROLLINS **** GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT (VENUE 14) HENRY Rollins, hardcore punk rock icon of 30 years' standing, in the comedy section of the Fringe brochure - who saw that coming? Of course, Rollins could steamroller all those pussy comedians with one spit-flecked roar of riotous wrath but, increasingly, his acclaimed spoken-word show comes over more like an attention-craving stand-up set. His act is still far closer in spirit to Mark Thomas's erudite campaigning than...

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2008-07-28 14:10:00

Investor concerns over Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs health have been put to rest since it was reported Saturday that he does not have recurrent cancer or a life-threatening health issue. New York Times journalist Joe Nocera wrote in his column: "While his health problems amounted to a good deal more than 'a common bug,' they weren't life-threatening and he doesn't have a recurrence of cancer." Nocera spoke personally to Jobs about his health. Neither Jobs nor an Apple spokesman have yet to...

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2008-07-24 06:15:00

By Jefferson Graham Is Steve Jobs healthy or not? Apple's refusal to address the health of its CEO -- who was diagnosed with and survived pancreatic cancer in 2004 -- has ignited a firestorm this week. Following an Apple executive's comment Monday that Jobs' health was a "private matter," bloggers and Wall Street tech analysts have dissected every word from the company's earnings call and have begun speculating about what a Jobs-less Apple would be like. "Like it or not, this is the...

2008-07-23 00:00:46

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The towering role of Steve Jobs at Apple was underscored this week when concerns about his health contributed to a sudden plunge the company's stock. Apple shares recovered significantly on Tuesday, but Wall Street's worries spotlight the enormous importance of Jobs to Apple and spur questions about the company's responsibility to address the recurring rumors regarding his health. For weeks, analysts and investors have been jittery about why the Apple chief executive...

2008-07-20 06:00:27

By Niz Proskocil, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 20--Nebraska native Ryan Goeller wants to expose American ears to Dutch hip-hop. Goeller, who moved from Omaha to Austin, Texas, in 2002, runs a hip-hop record label called Beats Broke. "My friends were making better music than what was for sale," Goeller said about his decision to start the label. Beats Broke recently issued its second release, "Progressions," by Utrecht, Netherlands-based Arts the Beatdoctor. The recording is a...

2006-03-29 23:12:08

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is a long way from punk rock singer to Mark Twain-style commentator, but pop culture pundit Henry Rollins wants to go there. The 45-year-old's career has morphed from singer in punk rock band Black Flag to outspoken writer, publisher, actor and host of "The Henry Rollins Show" which debuts its second season on U.S. cable TV network The Independent Film Channel on Saturday. "It would be great to finish out as a low-budget Mark Twain,"...

2006-03-28 08:34:38

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is a long way from punk rock singer to Mark Twain-style commentator, but pop culture pundit Henry Rollins wants to go there. The 45-year-old's career has morphed from singer in punk rock band Black Flag to outspoken writer, publisher, actor and host of "The Henry Rollins Show" which debuts its second season on U.S. cable TV network The Independent Film Channel on Saturday. "It would be great to finish out as a low-budget Mark Twain,"...

2006-01-25 11:05:00

By Duncan Martell SAN FRANCISCO -- Steve Jobs could be the 21st century Walt Disney, helping the media giant Disney founded to regain its lost lead in animated films. Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday it would buy Pixar Animation Studios Inc. for $7.4 billion in stock, giving Jobs one of the largest share holdings and a seat on the board. The Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios is nearly a household name as the founder and chief executive of Apple Computer Inc,, where he has...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.