The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Pulse 2: Afterlife
Pulse 2: Afterlife is a 2008 horror film. It is a straight-to-DVD sequel to 2006 film Pulse; the film is directed by Joel Soisson. The majority of the film's sets are photographs, with the actors inserted in; the film was followed by Pulse 3: Invasion. Stephen and his daughter Justine run from a wireless internet ghost of Michelle, Stephen's late wife; the father and daughter stay at Stephen's cabin, away from the city. A short while after they get there, Stephen's girlfriend Marta arrives; as Stephen and Marta are about to get intimate, a laptop sitting on the table turns on, revealing continuous emails to Stephen from Michelle. Marta ends up hitting the laptop with a golf club, but while everyone is asleep Stephen picks up the laptop and sends an e-mail to Michelle, causing her to appear at the cabin. Michelle kills Marta, they are stopped by a man dressed in red, who commands Stephen at gunpoint to take him to a computer supply store and find a processor for him. With the processor, the man plans to find a solution for the world.
Once Stephen completes this, the man gives him red tape and Stephen and Justine keep driving. They stop in the middle of a road, he and Justine fall asleep, but Stephen wakes up in the middle of the night to find the passenger-side door open and Justine missing. He manages to get Justine back before she touches her mother's ghost and they race back to the car; the next day, Stephen peeks through the tape and sees a bus destined to a refugee camp where wireless computer signals cannot reach. He and Justine get out, he tells her to run straight to the bus; as they are about to reach it, Michelle appears. Stephen convinces his daughter that she should get on the bus and sacrifices himself to Michelle, saying that if she did not want to be lonely, she should take him and not their daughter; as she is about to touch his face, she disappears with a smile. Stephen is relieved and thanks her. Marta backs off and Michelle is shown standing there smiling. Justine is safely in the bus with other escapees unscathed.
Jamie Bamber as Stephen Georgina Rylance as Michelle Karley Scott Collins as Justine Boti Bliss as Marta Todd Giebenhain as Man in Red Lee Garlington as Aunt Carmen The Weinstein Company released Pulse 2: Afterlife in the United States on September 30, 2008. Bloody Disgusting rated it 1/5 stars and called it one of the worst sequels made, as it has strayed far from the original Japanese film, has distractingly bad special effects, poor directing. Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "If you thought it couldn’t get any worse, guess again." Michael Zupan rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "Poor pacing,'Colorforms' green screen effects, some bad acting from the supporting cast, all play a hand in making this film fall apart." Pulse 2: Afterlife on IMDb Pulse 2: Afterlife at Rotten Tomatoes
Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds
Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds is a 2008 American horror comedy film and a sequel to the 2005 film Feast. The film was written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton; the film was followed by Feast III: The Happy Finish. Biker Queen, twin sister of Harley Mom, discovers the severed arm of her sister from the previous film. Upon discovering the surviving Bartender, she tortures him into telling her, he points her to a town where he lives. She takes him with her to the town. Prior to the events of the first film, the town was overrun by the monsters. A pair of small Mexican wrestlers named Thunder and Lightning were attacked by the monsters and Lightning's girlfriend was killed. Inside the jail, a "Hobo" was in a cell for dealing methamphetamine and questioned where his school bus is at; the Sheriff taunted him before being killed. A car salesman named Slasher found evidence of his wife cheating with one of his employees and escaped the monsters. Biker Queen and four of her friends arrive in the deserted town with the Bartender, ignoring the dead bodies as they look for Bozo and cross paths with Slasher, his wife Secrets and the man she has an affair with, Greg.
The group is attacked by a monster, which kills one of Tot Girl. The others and the Bartender make their way to Bozo's apartment, where they encounter Honey Pie, the girl who left the group from the first movie behind at the bar. Bartender brutally knocks Honey Pie out of the window and onto the street. Honey Pie goes into hiding. Slasher and Secrets receive a call from the wrestlers, but before they find them they are ambushed by the bikers. Both groups get to a garage where their grandmother are hiding; the group tries to make it to the jail, but the hobo has sealed himself in. As the wrestlers try to fashion a skeleton key for the jail house, Greg dissects one of the monsters, gravely injuring the wrestlers' grandmother when the creature vomits, they discover an eye in the creature's intestines that acts like an alarm system, cause it to make a terrifying howl in the process. As a result, more monsters swarm the garage; the brothers return with the key but the group must go to the roof to escape the monsters.
The survivors on the roof hears a baby crying, trapped inside a station wagon Slasher sold prior to the attack. The next morning, Greg tries to save the baby, but when he encounters a monster and his plan backfires, he throws the baby to the air, leaving him to the monster to eat as a distraction when he has trouble escaping. Meanwhile, Honey Pie, who has spent the night trapped in a store, is ambushed by one of the monsters, she manages to knock it out and uses its claws to make a hole in the bullet-proof glass of the store's door. As she is getting out, the monster starts to chase her down the street. Trapped on the roof, the group sacrifices Splat Girl to the monsters and fashion a catapult with Biker Queen's motorcycle and the biker girls' clothes. Using the wrestlers' gravely injured grandmother to test it, they cause her to smash into a wall and die. Thunder gets onto the catapult but is thrown into the street where he is attacked by the monsters and disemboweled. Greg is severely injured when the bike's tailpipe flies into his head.
Meanwhile, Lightning crosses the street under the protection of a trash can. Thunder, missing his legs, crawls away. Lightning reaches the jail house, but as he opens the door the hobo throws a stick of dynamite out. Lightning ducks down in the trashcan to protect himself from the explosion and is launched across the street. Honey Pie, who made it to the border of the town, is injured by flying shrapnel from the trashcan and falls to the floor dead; the others watch. Honey Pie gets up, grabs her gun and screams in anguish. Jenny Wade as Honey Pie Clu Gulager as Bartender Diane Ayala Goldner as Biker Queen Martin Klebba as Thunder Carl Anthony Payne as Slasher Tom Gulager as Greg Hanna Putnam as Secrets Juan Longoria Garcia as Lightning William Prael as Hobo Judah Friedlander as Beer Guy Chelsea Richards as Tat Girl Melissa Reed as Tit Girl Linda MacKinnon as Abuela Marc Macaulay as The Sheriff Cassie Shea Watson as Splat Girl Katie Supple Callais as Tot Girl Josh Blue as Short Bus Gus Kent Jude Bernard as Puker Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds on IMDb
Feast III: The Happy Finish
Feast III: The Happy Finish is a 2009 American horror comedy film and the third installment of the Feast trilogy. The film was released, direct to DVD, on February 17, 2009. Honey Pie is mauled and beheaded by a monster who digests and excretes her head. Lightning stumbles off; the remaining survivors are attacked by monsters on the roof of the building they are hiding on. Thunder is seen still alive and crawling away after being disemboweled, but is run over by a man named Shitkicker. Shitkicker enters; the rooftop survivors make their way to the jail, where Hobo attempts to kill them, but gets beaten by the biker girls. Greg reveals. Shitkicker is accidentally shot in the head by Secrets; the gunshot alerts the monsters. The group decides to run to the used car lot. Once they exit, Slasher runs a different way from the group, trips Hobo as a distraction for the monsters. While a monster begins to eat one of Hobo's legs, Slasher runs towards a metal storage unit; the monster lets Hobo go and resumes to go after Slasher, joined by Tat and Tit Girl of the biker women.
Inside the unit, they meet about a dozen survivors who proceed to gang up and beat Slasher for ripping them off with his car deals. Slasher stands against the back wall. A monsters spots a hole Slasher is standing in front of and uses the hole to rape Slasher, impregnating him. A monster immediately bursts through Slasher's stomach, giving birth to a Slasher hybrid, killing the dozen survivors inside the unit. Meanwhile, Secrets and Bartender find the wounded Lightning and take him with them. Biker Queen frees the biker girls and they run from the Slasher/Monster Hybrid, they follow Hobo down a hole, in an attempt to hide inside his buried school bus/meth lab. Monsters kill Tit Girl. Biker Queen is able to get the bus started and as they leave, Tat Girl sets the Hobo and a monster on fire who fall out the back of the bus; the bus emerges from underground with Biker Queen and Tat Girl intending to abandon the remaining survivors, however the bus dies just as the other survivors catch up. The monsters swarm the bus, but the group is saved by a man named Short Bus Gus, who has the ability to repel the monsters.
He leads the survivors into the sewers in an attempt to reach the big city. While working their way through the sewers, Tat Girl is killed by infected townies; the survivors are about to be killed by the infected until another survivor known as Jean Claude Segal saves them. Jean Claude tries to lead the survivors to the surface when he is attacked by a monster and has one of his arms bitten off; the survivors are separated into two groups, Jean Claude and Bartender, Biker Queen, Greg and Short Bus Gus. While trying to cauterize one of Jean Claude's wounds, Bartender accidentally blows off his remaining arm; the other group of survivors finds the Hive, a gigantic rave with infected townies and monsters who spew their vomit on the people, causing horrible mutation and insanity. The survivors are reunited but are spotted by an infected townie and Biker Queen is infected. Jean Claude volunteers to stay behind to fight off infected townies to give the survivors a chance to escape. Jean Claude manages to fend off the infected townies for a short while before being ripped in half.
Short Bus Gus finds out that it has been his malfunctioning hearing aid, repelling the monsters and is impaled by a monster. The Slasher monster catches up with the group and kills the attacking monster and forcibly removes the pipe lodged in Greg's head, killing him. Secrets is insane with grief and savagely attacks the Slasher Hybrid, killing him with the same pipe, lodged in Greg's head. Biker Queen takes off with one of the monsters, setting off its internal alarm system in an attempt to draw the monsters away from the remaining survivors. Bartender tells Secrets and Lightning that they are the only survivors left and that they have to repopulate now. Secrets looks up just as the foot of a giant robot crushes her, as well as Lightning, walks away. Bartender walks towards the camera and murmurs, "Goddamn it". Jenny Wade as Honey Pie Clu Gulager as Bartender Diane Ayala Goldner as Biker Queen Josh Blue as Short Bus Gus Martin Klebba as Thunder Carl Anthony Payne as Slasher Tom Gulager as Greg Swank Hanna Putnam as Secrets Juan Longoria Garcia as Lightning William Prael as Hobo John Allen Nelson as Shitkicker Craig Henningsen as Jean Claude Segal Chelsea Richards as Tat Girl Melissa Reed as Tit Girl Steve Barton of Bloody Disgusting rated it 3/5 stars and wrote that despite not being as crazy as the second film, it is "still one hell of a good ride".
Brad Miska of Bloody Disgusting rated it 4/5 stars and wrote, "While Feast II felt nothing like the first film, Feast III somehow managed to recapture the entire aesthetics of the original." Feast III: The Happy Finish on IMDb
William Martin "Clu" Gulager is an American television and film actor and director. He first became known for his work in television, appearing in the co-starring role of William H. Bonney in the 1960–62 NBC television series The Tall Man and as Emmett Ryker in another NBC Western series, The Virginian. Gulager's first major film role was in Don Siegel's The Killers, followed by a supporting part in the racing film Winning opposite Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. In the 1980s, Gulager appeared in several horror films, such as The Initiation and the zombie comedy The Return of the Living Dead. In 2005, he appeared in the horror film Feast, as well as its sequels, he appeared in the critically acclaimed independent film Tangerine. Gulager directed the short film A Day with the Boys, nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. Gulager was born in Holdenville, the son of John Delancy Gulager, an actor before settling down to practice law in nearby Muskogee.
His paternal grandmother, Martha Schrimsher Gulager, was a sister of Mary Scrimshaw, the mother of Will Rogers, making Gulager and Rogers first cousins, once removed. He has Cherokee Indian ancestry, his Cherokee nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time of his birth. From 1946 to 1948, Gulager served in the United States Marine Corps. After attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Gulager transferred to Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he won a 1-year scholarship to study abroad, where he worked under Jean Louis Barrault, an internationally known French actor and director. In 1952, he returned to Baylor. In 1960, he married an Arkansan; the couple had two sons, including film director John Gulager, remained married until her death in 2003. In 1958, Gulager appeared as Roy Carter in the episode "The Return of Roy Carter" in the Western television series Have Gun-Will Travel starring Richard Boone.
In the spring of 1959, Gulager appeared as Tommy Pavlock in the episode "The Immigrant" of NBC's series The Lawless Years, a 1920s crime drama. In the fall of 1959, he appeared in the episode "The Temple of the Swinging Doll" of NBC's short-lived espionage drama Five Fingers, starring David Hedison. On June 3, 1959, he guest-starred as the unscrupulous photographer Elliott Garrison in "The Andrew Hale Story" on NBC's Wagon Train. On October 11, 1959, Gulager appeared as a U. S. Navy sailor in the "Appointment at Eleven" episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and again as an escaped convict in "Pen Pal" on November 1, 1960. On The Untouchables, he played the role of real-life vicious mob killer Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. Gulager was hailed for his utterly chilling performance as the psychopathic Coll. Late in 1959, he was cast as Beau Chandler in the episode "Jessie Quinn" of the NBC Western series Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin and Burt Reynolds; the episode is a tale of intrigue involving the Texas Revolution.
Capt. Holden attempts to send weapons to Sam Houston, but forces of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in Mexico threaten to blow up Holden's vessel, the Enterprise. From 1960-62, Gulager played Billy the Kid in The Tall Man opposite Barry Sullivan as Sheriff Pat Garrett; the episodes portray Billy as a sympathetic character without resorting to the "misunderstood young man" theme used in such films as The Outlaw and The Left Handed Gun. In 1961, Gulager guest-starred in another NBC Western, Whispering Smith, Audie Murphy's only attempt at series television. Gulager portrayed Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker from 1964 to 1968 on The Virginian, the 90-minute Western series in which he starred with James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Roberta Shore, Randy Boone, Gary Clarke, Diane Roter. Gulager appeared more than 60 times in other roles in film and television, including the film Winning and the CBS series Three for the Road, he appeared several times on NBC's Bonanza. He starred with Lee Marvin, Ronald Reagan, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson in The Killers, teaming with Marvin as a pair of ruthless hit men.
Gulager appeared notably in The Last Picture Show. In 1977, long after his role on The Virginian, he appeared in Rod Taylor's unsuccessful NBC Western series, The Oregon Trail, in the episode "The Army Deserter". Gulager played the boss of Susan Sarandon in a 1977 film drama, The Other Side of Midnight. In 1981, he co-starred opposite Oscar Award-winner Jane Wyman, along with some newer younger actors Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses, Jamie Rose, in the pilot episode of The Vintage Years for the male lead role of Angela Channing's long-suffering nephew, Chase Gioberti, when he was not rehired to continue with his role, Robert Foxworth, took over the role, until his firing in 1987, he appeared in his son John Gulager's Feast series of films as a shotgun-toting bartender, had a role in the 2012 film Piranha 3DD. He was a featured player in director John Landis' darkly comedic 1985 film noir satire, Into The Night, a film rife with insider Hollywood cameos, as an FBI agent, courier of a cache of clandestine funds, which he grudgingly delivers to secure the safety of the film's two romantic leads.
In an example of the film's dry humor, their characters find they are not in a position to object as the agent/courier angrily pilfers as many packets of bills from the treasure trove as he can resentful
He Was a Quiet Man
He Was a Quiet Man is a 2007 drama film and directed by Frank Cappello and film stars Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, Jamison Jones, William H. Macy. Bob Maconel is an insignificant office worker. On one bad day, Bob is about to go on a murderous rampage when his coworker Ralf Coleman beats him to it, shooting up the office and killing several people. Bob shoots Coleman dead with the gun, he finds Venessa, a pretty executive he has never had the courage to talk to, wounded on the floor, saves her life. The former invisible nobody is thrown into the spotlight of public notice, he is considered a hero by those he wished to murder, his boss, Gene Shelby, promotes Bob to "VP of Creative Thinking" and gives him all the perks of higher management. Meanwhile, he visits Venessa, now a quadriplegic. Venessa asks Bob to let her roll down a subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Bob debates whether or not to go through with it, scrawling "should I finish what Coleman started?", on a piece of paper.
Bob agrees, takes Venessa out for one last night on the town before letting her end her life. At the crucial moment, however, he cannot bring himself to let go of her chair, as he has fallen in love with her, they discover that she can wiggle her little finger, providing hope that she may recover, they become romantically involved. Bob is still trapped by the demons of his past and fears that as soon as Venessa recovers, she will leave him, he becomes insecure when he finds out that Venessa and Shelby were once lovers. The company psychiatrist reveals that he knows Bob wrote the note about Coleman, that Bob was only promoted so management could keep an eye on him. Bob flies into a rage, gets into a fight with two coworkers, storms out, he returns home to find Shelby visiting Venessa with gifts. Once Shelby leaves, Bob demands to know. However, Bob finds photos of Shelby and Venessa together. Bob goes back to the office, bringing his gun with him, it is revealed that Bob has been hallucinating all of the events since just before the initial shooting.
This time, he is in the same position as Coleman was, only instead of killing his coworkers, he shoots himself in front of Venessa. The last scenes show police searching his house to find a note that reads "you may ask why I did what I did... but what choice did you give me? How else could I have gotten your attention?" In the news, reporters interview his neighbors, who say that "he was a quiet man." Christian Slater as Bob Maconel Elisha Cuthbert as Venessa Parks William H. Macy as Gene Shelby Sascha Knopf as Paula Metzler David Wells as Ralf Coleman Jamison Jones as Scott Harper Michael DeLuise as Detective Sorenson Anzu Lawson as Nancy Felt John Gulager as Goldie / Maurice Gregory Frankie Lou Thorn as Jessica Light Randolph Mantooth as Dr. Willis Greg Baker as Copy Boy Sewell Whitney as Derrick Miles May 1, 2007. Best Cinematography at the Newport Film Festival June 11, 2007. Best Director at the Jackson Hole Film Festival June 5, 2007. Best Feature at Seattle's True Independent Film Festival October 9, 2009.
Best Actor at Goa True Film Festival Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 79% based on reviews from 19 critics. The DVD version contains two alternate endings of the story. In a first alternate ending, the lead-up to the shooting reveals that Bob is indeed the shooter and intends to shoot Venessa, but before he can fire a shot, Bob is himself shot several times in the chest; the scene reveals Coleman to be the hero in this ending. As Bob lies on the floor and his vision fades to black, he sees coworkers standing over him, with Venessa being the last coworker, mouthing the words "I love you" before he dies. In a second alternate ending, all events of the first alternate ending come to pass; as Bob's vision fades to black and he sees Venessa mouth the words "I love you," a faint beeping sound is heard. The scene flashes to Bob, sitting in his cubicle, going through a normal day with the shooting having never taken place. Venessa walks by his cubicle and comments on the hula-dancing figurine on Bob's desk.
Bob removes a notebook from his desk drawer, notes that today, Venessa loved his hula girl. The image pans out to reveal a meticulously detailed log of all inconsequential events and interactions with Venessa over the course of months; the book closes to the end credits. Official site He Was a Quiet Man on IMDb He Was a Quiet Man at Rotten Tomatoes He Was a Quiet Man at Metacritic He Was a Quiet Man at AllMovie