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  1. Sony Pictures has 'no further release plans' for 'The Interview,' studio saysRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Los Angeles Times

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" after the nation's major theater chains said they would not screen the film. The action came as U.S. intelligence officials confirmed widespread speculation that the North Korean government was behind the devastating cyber attack, which has hobbled Sony Pictures and spread fear throughout the entertainment industry.


  2. Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | WBTV

    Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview." The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken by hacker leaks and intimidations over the last several weeks by an anonymous group calling itself Guardians of Peace.


  3. Why College Classes Are Using 'The Simpsons'Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Switched

    Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses.


  4. Sony cancels 'The Interview' release after threats following cyberattackRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | CIO

    Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack. "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release," Sony said in a statement sent to reporters.


  5. AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hackingRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, 1st AD Jonathan Watson, DP Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." Photo: Ed Araquel, AP A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta.


  6. Plans For North Korea Movie Starring Steve Carell ScrappedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    According to, plans for a "paranoid thriller" set in North Korea and starring Steve Carell have been scrapped in the wake of a cyber attack against Sony Pictures that eventually led to the postponement of "The Interview." A source close to the project confirmed that production company New Regency had stopped development on the untitled film after Twentieth Century Fox pulled distribution plans.


  7. Top theater chains cancel 'The Interview' showingsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release. Regal Cinemas, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark have each pulled the movie.


  8. Link: sony-hackers-make-threats-in-first.htmlRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Fresno Bee

    And the financial toll is adding up too. Threats of violence against movie theaters.


  9. Commentary: Oil takes a nose dive - why? What does it mean?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Caribbean News Now!

    By David L Evans Ph D Oil is a life-blood for industry and manufacturing, be it for fuel, plastics and the diverse products made from them. Of these the one uppermost in people's minds is oil as an energy source, be it for vehicles, planes or electricity generation.


  10. The Caribbean Writer announces Volume 28 prizewinnersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Caribbean News Now!

    The Caribbean Writer has announced its 2014 annual prize winners for Volume 28, which highlights time, place and memories. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize for new or emerging writers.


  11. WSBK 2015 P.I. Daily ScheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MCNEWS

    WSBK 2015 P.I. Daily Schedule - February's Hottest High Speed Date with Wall to Wall Racing at Phillip Island for WSBK 2015 All is set for February's hottest high speed date with the launch today of the agenda for the opening round of the FIM Superbike World Championship, Phillip Island Swann round, at Australia's thrilling Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. Wall to wall racing is what world superbikes is all about and if you love motorcycles and world class sport, a ticket to the supers is the perfect Christmas gift for yourself - or for your mate.


  12. Sony cancels parody film as N. Korea suspected over hackRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Korea Herald

    Sony Pictures abruptly canceled Wednesday the release of the comedy which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers, reportedly suspected to be ordered by Pyongyang. The Hollywood studio announced the decision after the majority of US theater chains said they would not screen "The Interview" about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.


  13. Thursday, Jan. 22: "Social Dance 1-8: Index"Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Brooklyn Paper

    Big 'Rig': The Regina Opera Company performs one of Verdi's most popular operas, "Rigoletto," at Regina Hall in Dyker Heights through Nov. 25. Choreographer Moriah Evans explores, in an eight part installment, how people dance together, and build social relationships through choreographic pathways that are known and practiced in dancing. You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post.


  14. Your Town Stevens Point's Thriving Art SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WSAW

    ... art, it's everywhere," she said. "There is not a weekend in the year that you're not able to do something with the arts." Thorson is the director for the public Riverfront Arts Center, also featuring artwork from local and regional artists of all ...


  15. Canadian chain postpones 'The Interview' showingsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Cineplex joins other top North American theater chains that have altered their plans after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy. Pat Marshall, a Cineplex spokeswoman, said Wednesday that "Cineplex takes seriously its commitment to the freedom of artistic expression, but we want to reassure our guests and staff that their safety and security is our No.


  16. Top conductors departing San Diego Opera and San Diego SymphonyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Los Angeles Times

    San Diego Opera patrons gathering at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego in April. The top conductors of the San Diego Opera and the San Diego Symphony will be departing their respective organizations in the months to come.


  17. To mark the Aga Khan's 78th birthday, here's a look at his museum in TorontoRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Star Online

    The Aga Khan Museum Toronto is designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki while the Ismaili Centre is designed by Indian architect Charles Correa. Both buildings are connected by the reflective gardens of Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic.


  18. Quelle surprise! Football firebrand Eric Cantona now a fancy watchmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Star Online

    Ex-Manchester United legend 'King Eric'-turned actor-now turned designer has created an Invictus Morphos timepiece for Hautlence's 10th anniversary. When independent watch brand Hautlence made its debut in 2004, there were 35 brands launching that year.


  19. How a legal pad covered in doodles saved Detroit's art museum, and what you should see thereRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    This undated image provided by the Detroit Institute of Arts shows Tintoretto's "The Dreams of Men," a mid-16th century oil on canvas installed on a ceiling at the museum in Detroit. The ceiling was designed specifically for the piece, and the Italian government made it a condition of sale that the painting could never leave the building.


  20. Alameda letters: Man lost in accident will be sorely missedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

    A good man was killed Dec. 11 at the intersection of Grand Street and Otis Avenue. He was in a crosswalk and was wearing a neon vest and lighted wristband.