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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Venice/Toronto: Films Distribution Says 'Goodnight Mommy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    A genre connoisseur, Paris-based Films Distribution has swooped on world sales rights to "Goodnight Mommy," an intriguing combination of an unnerving chiller and production by Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl. World premiering in Venice Horizons, "Mommy"...

    Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust

    Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust
    Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back. But how does one show the willful obliteration of...

    Islamist militants on rise in Austria: government

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Authorities suspect around 130 people resident in Austria - most of them foreign nationals - have allied themselves with Islamist militants fighting abroad, officials in Vienna said on Friday, raising their estimate by nearly a third....

    Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester

    Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester
    Fashion designer Edith Flagg was on a trip to Switzerland in the mid-1960s when she encountered, in a shop, a knitted clothing fabric that had a resemblance to wool but didn't much wrinkle. "I said to the girl, 'What is this?'" Flagg said on the reality...