Karamo Brown :: OWNing Your Life

By Joel Martens | Oct 24
It has been a long, long ride since "The Real World" launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show's host city, Philadelphia, in 2004. But look how far he's come. Brown opens up about his journey.

Rudi Gernreich: A Fashion Revolutionary

By Andy Smith | Oct 24
"The two most important pieces of the Mid-Twentieth Century design are Yves St. Laurent's beatnik alligator jacket and Rudi Gernreich's topless swimsuit." -Cameron Silver

Rural Areas Seek Piece of Subprime-Loan Settlement

By Hope Yen | Oct 24
Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.

Ouija

By Jake Mulligan | Oct 24
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.

Force Majeur

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.

Artisanal Ciders Give Growers New Revenue Stream

By Mary Esch | Oct 24
With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for artisanal brews.

Citizenfour

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
"Citizenfour" more than doubles down on Poitras' earlier films, which have never flinched from dangerous, dismaying subjects and failed (or failing) states afflicted by, or propped up by, thug rule. In this case, the thugs are our own security agencies.

John Wick

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Judging from the trailer, "John Wick" is a taut, atmospheric thriller. Judging from the film itself, it's a comedy -- but then again, this is a Keanu Reeves vehicle.

White Bird in A Blizzard

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, Greg Araki ("The Doom Generation") adapts and directs the '80s period film "White Bird in a Blizzard" with a bit more accessibility than previous efforts.

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.