Yep, the classic movie that charmed us with the story of Dorothy, Toto, flying monkeys, ruby slippers, munchkins, a wicked witch and the yellow brick road—turned 75 this year. The whimsical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Frank Morgan as the Wizard and little Terry as Toto.
By Delilah Jean Williams on Oct 25, 2014
Located in Calabria, southern Italy, Tropea is a fascinating destination. With palaces hanging from sheer cliffs, a monastery perched on a rocky hill and gorgeous sandy beaches, Tropea has much to offer the visitor. Besides the beach with that turquoise, clear water, Tropea has a popular swimming area, situated on a reef in the Gulf of St. Euphemia. This well-known spot is connected with the mainl
By Anne Sewell on Oct 25, 2014
There are any number of ways of evaluating candidates running for office, from hearing them talk about the important issues of the day to viewing their commercials and visiting their websites, to name a few. In the digital age, there are now new ways of figuring out who likes who and who's talking about who, and Facebook, of course, plays a role in the communication game. With Election Day set for
By John Michael Spinelli on Oct 25, 2014
After Thursday night's convincing win over the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos have emerged as the clear-cut frontrunners in the AFC -- in the eyes of the media, at least. Something you may have heard since the primetime defeat of their AFC West rivals is that the Broncos have constructed an "all-star team." It makes sense, as the Broncos could send a double-digit number of players to the P
By Matthew Shovlin on Oct 25, 2014
Science & Tech
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a stage at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China Tuesday and spoke to a crowd in Mandarin. Facebook, of course, is nearly completely banned in the country infamously averse to free speech, but Zuckerberg might have charmed the powers that be by speaking in the local language. The crowd of business students, who could all speak English, greeted Zuckerberg’s efforts
By Barry Eitel on Oct 25, 2014
Asian carp is a species of fish that was imported to US waterways in the 1970s to clean out problem algae in the central Midwest, but the cure soon became more of a problem than the disease. Asian carp have been called everything from the “Gengis Khan of bottom feeders” to the “locusts of our waterways.” The invasive fish caused so much concern that in 2007, the US Department of Interior declared
By Delilah Jean Williams on Oct 24, 2014
From “American Beauty” to “House of Cards,” actor Kevin Spacey knows a thing or two about telling stories. Spacey’s storytelling savvy easily translates to content marketing, which will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming DMA2014. “The audience has spoken. They want stories. They’re dying for stories,” Spacey told attendees at the recent Content Marketing World conference in Cleveland. In a k
By John Egan on Oct 24, 2014
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