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  • Mega-passes hit slopes

     Mega-passes hit slopes
    The ski resort world seems to be mirroring the American corporate landscape, with the "big boys" buying up smaller resorts through mergers and acquisitions. But before you bemoan the loss of "your" independent ski hill, keep in mind that such corporate...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run. The 18-year-old American showed impressive balance...
  • Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games. “It is a black day...
  • Kim Kardashian's $500,000 Vienna ball date reportedly goes awry

    A half-million bucks for a date night at a fancy party doesn't sound like hard work — but Kim Kardashian's deal to accompany billionaire Richard Lugner to the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria doesn't seem to have played out very well. Lugner, who over...
  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling,...
  • MipTV: First Hand Films Inks Deals On 'Sound of Torture,' 'Footprints of War' and 'Shadows of Liberty'

    Switzerland-based First Hand Films has closed a flurry of deals across its slate of polically-engaged one-offs and docu series, including "Footprints of War," "Sound of Torture" and "Shadows of Liberty." Japan's NHK and Latin America's Telesur bought...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern crashes in Austria

    Anyone who questions the danger of ski jumping needs only to look at video of three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern in Tauplitz, Austria, on Friday. Training for a World Cup event, Morgenstern lost control in midflight, arms flailing and legs...
  • Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety keep on winning

    Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety keep on winning
    Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety didn't take much of a break after the Sochi Games. They simply put their gold medals in a safe place and set out to make more memories. The whirlwind continued Saturday for America's heroes when...
  • A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow

    A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow
    SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games. It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her...
  • Early Moser art glass is most prized today

    Q: I inherited this vase from my mother but know nothing about it. Here are images, including the Japanese signature on the bottom. Info? A: The glass vase seen in an image is a tall cylinder with crimped top and bottom. We have no details on size, but...