Movies with complicated endings

Some people have asked me what’s the difference between a complex ending and an ambiguous ending. An ambiguous ending doesn’t commit. It’s the worst. It says nothing, means nothing. It’s a refusal to engage. The usual endings you find in movies do commit; they end on a particular note. A complex ending ends on a  

Sleep in New Canaan’s Glass House for $30,000

Forget diamonds. This holiday season, glass is in. Neiman Marcus unveiled its 87th Christmas Book on Tuesday,  and among the offerings is an overnight stay in the Philip Johnson Glass House in New

Congress less popular than dog poop

A new survey from the group Public Policy Polling shows that Congress’ approval rating has fallen to just 8 percent in the wake of partial government shut down. The liberal-leaning PPP also compared

Barista gets girl’s number, sends bizarre video selfie

You got someone’s number? Congratulations! Now the next step is to … make a really weird video selfie to Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”? So the story is 20-year-old Californian model Piper Kennedy gave her phone number to a Starbucks barista named Brody in Los Angeles on Oct. 1, according to RyanSeacrest.com. Brody then  

Virginity obsession is focus of new documentary

When Therese Shechter set out to film a documentary about female sexuality, she wanted to focus on slut-shaming. But as she interviewed more sources she realized that shame is a double-edged sword and shifted the theme to the society’s obsession with virginity. “How to Lose Your Virginity,” the just-released film by Women Make Movies, is  

Neil deGrasse Tyson drops some science on ‘Gravity’

Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took to Twitter to fact-check the new Warner Bros. film, “Gravity,” starting Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The results are, predictably, entertaining: [<a href=”//storify.com/preovolos/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-gravity” target=”_blank”>View the story “Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘Gravity'” on Storify</a>]

‘Carrie’ prank terrifies coffee shop patrons

Stephen King fans may take such a trick in stride, but the folks at this New York City coffee shop didn’t know what was coming when a pissed off patron broke out her “telekenetic” powers. CBSNews

Telekinesis prank horrifies coffee shop customers

A team of pranksters taught customers at a New York coffee shop a valuable lesson: don’t spill coffee on Carrie’s Macbook. Titled the “Telekinetic Coffee Shop,” the YouTube video shows the team setting up the Stephen King-themed prank by attaching an actor to movable hidden wires, setting up furniture to be moved by remote control