If you follow the stock market or the business news, you’ve seen two companies dominating the headlines this week: Herbalife and J.C. Penny. And while it might seem that these two companies have nothing in common, they are, in fact, connected by one thing; or more accurately, by one man.
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three very different stories of survival, one of which is a reboot ("Jurassic Park 3D"), one of which is a remake ("Evil Dead"), and one of which is a serious documentary ("No Place on Earth").
The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Kristen Meinzer, Takeaway culture producer, and Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, review this week's major releases and discuss the legacy of film critic Roger Ebert.
For 45 years, Roger Ebert was a critical tour de force. As film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, as half of the review dreamteam, Siskel and Ebert and the Movies, and, in his later life, as a prolific blogger, Ebert reached generations of film-goers even after he lost the ability to speak.
For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church’s policy has been to ordain men — and never women — as priests. Some call it tradition, but as Father Roy Bourgeois sees it, it’s plain and simple sexism.
Most indexes that measure business environments around the world rate places like the United States, Singapore, and Japan, very highly. But in fact, we fall dramatically behind places like sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America, China, and Brazil when it comes to entrepreneurship. How do developing countries foster entrepreneurship in a way that the first world doesn’t?
Dark matter makes up more than 80 percent of the matter in the universe. But up until now, it’s eluded scientists. Yesterday, however, NASA announced a possible breakthrough. A particle detector mounted on the International Space Station may have detected dark matter. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains.
From a very young age, we’re told to be honest, to tell the truth, and not to cheat. In most cases, we know when we’re breaking those rules. But in others, it’s not always so clear. Take, for example, journalism in the digital age.
On Monday, lawmakers in Connecticut announced plans to overhaul the state's gun laws. Several gun manufacturers have their homes in Connecticut. If the new proposed gun legislation passes, how will it affect their businesses?
Takeaway listeners told us the jobs they’d invent if they could. We talk with one whose dream involves toilets, and with another who might be able to help her to turn her toilet dreams into reality.
More and more trailblazers and education experts are saying that the future of work will rely on entrepreneurship, rather than old-fashioned employment. Rather than applying for jobs, we’ll be making up our own jobs. So if you could invent your own job out of thin air, what would it be?
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently wrote a piece highlighting the spirit of innovation that future generations will need to "find" jobs. But what will these jobs look like? And how can an average person create these jobs for themselves?
This week's Movie Date podcast explores the complexities of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the cultural implications of "The Host," the role of geometry in romantic entanglements, and the race of ninjas in ancient Japan. Along the way, Rafer and Kristen ask: What the hell is going on at this moment on screen? Is that a good guy or bad guy? And can I make out during this film?
Is it a doctor’s responsibility to tell you if a disease is written on your genetic code? And if so, do you really want him or her to tell you? Thanks to new guidelines by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, this may soon be a reality for many Americans. Last week, the national organization – made up of genetics specialists – published a report urging doctors who sequence a patient’s full set of genes to also test them 24 genetic conditions, and alert the patient, regardless of the patient’s wishes to know or not.
Is the fight for gay rights really akin to the civil rights movement? On The Takeaway, a black pastor says yes and a gay scholar says no. What do you think?
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer points out a certain animated character's skimpy clothing, Kristen admits to more than Rafer can handle, and both of them sing the praises of Olivia Newton-John. It's all in honor of this weekend's big releases: "Admission," "The Croods," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
Over the past few days, we’ve been talking about the changing world of work in America; from older Americans who are working beyond traditional retirement age to childcare workers who are trying to strike a work-life balance to those struggling to get by earlier today.
Movie fans have some plenty to choose from this weekend, including a comedy, some animation, and a takedown of the White House by North Korean terrorists.
We continue our thread on gender roles, work, and home life with a look at educated, independent women who choose to leave the workforce to raise their children. Self-proclaimed feminist stay-at-home moms, these women face a whole new set of challenges — and judgments — as they make parenting their primary job.
For working parents, achieving this balance means finding the time — and energy — to spend with their children after work. But what if caring for children is a part of your day job?