Danai Gurira’s Heartfelt People’s Choice Speech Is A Celebration Of Women As Superheroes
The recurring theme at 2018's E! People's Choice Awards, echoed in many acceptance speeches throughout the show on Sunday night (November 11), was gratefulness. That's standard fare at awards shows, sure, but this year's show took place in Santa Monica, just miles from where cataclysmic blazes have killed 31 people and charred 200,000 acres of…
Meet the CEO who once turned down $500 million offer for his startup — and just sold it for $8 billion
A little over six years ago, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith stared at a $500 million acquisition offer - half a billion dollars! - for his bootstrapped company doing $50 million in revenue... ...and turned it down. Instead, he decided to gamble he could grow his company far bigger and far more valuable. Qualtrics was on…
Comic book genius Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies at 95
Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the ascension…
‘Profoundly dismayed’: Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour
Amnesty International has stripped Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over her "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The UK-based human rights group on Monday said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Aung San Suu Kyi in 2009 during her 15-year house…
DeMar DeRozan’s Wake-Up Call
These days, DeMar DeRozan is putting pen to paper more often, scribbling notes and reminders when he can. The messages are his and his alone. "This is mine. This is mine," he says. He writes them as a means of claiming ownership over things in his life, no matter how small or trivial. Given how…