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  • What Investing Icon Jack Bogle Gets Wrong about ETFs

    03/29/2015 7:47:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Doug Fabian
    John “Jack” Bogle is an icon in the investing industry. The founder of Vanguard and the “father” of index mutual fund investing has had a lot of good ideas over the years. Unfortunately, the ideas in his recent editorial in the Financial Times are not among those good ideas. According to Mr. Bogle, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are something that investors should “beware” of. As Bogle writes, “Mark me as a member of a small group of cohorts who are dubious about the utility of ETFs for long-term investors.” Bogle goes on to express some rather bad views about ETFs as...
  • The Top Ten Books People Lie About Reading

    02/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 396 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Have you ever lied about reading a book? Maybe you didn’t want to seem stupid in front of someone you respected. Maybe you rationalized it by reasoning that you had a familiarity with the book, or knew who the author was, or what the story was about, or had glanced at its Wikipedia page. Or maybe you had tried to read the book, even bought it and set it by your bed for months unopened, hoping that it would impart what was in it merely via proximity (if that worked, please email me).
  • Who Knew ‘Les Misérables’ Had a Christian Message?

    12/30/2012 7:05:20 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 39 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 30, 2012 | JP
    I first caught the musical “Les Misérables” back in 1987, when it made its U.S. debut on Broadway. My lasting memory of the Tony Award winning production, which enjoyed the third-longest run on the Great White Way after “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” is that much of the audience wept through Act II. As “Les Miserables” appears this holiday season on movie screens throughout the country, featuring the vocal talents of actors Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, among others, I now think the musical decidedly spiritual entertainment. It’s not that “Les Miz” has changed since...
  • vanity - has any one seen Django or Les Mis?

    12/25/2012 7:08:12 PM PST · by Perdogg · 107 replies
    Has any one seen Django or Les Mis? I am thinking about going to the movies this weekend. I know Les Mis is a musical but I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women. I like the music in Django, but I am not a fan of any of thr Obamatrons in the film. any insight to either movie?
  • Les Miserables: Film Review (Well-sung but bombastic screen version of the musical perennial)

    12/17/2012 9:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2012 | Todd McCarthy
    Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe sing -- and wage a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea -- in Tom Hooper's adaptation of the stage sensation. A gallery of stellar performers wages a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea and a laboriously repetitive visual approach in the big-screen version of the stage sensation Les Miserables. Victor Hugo's monumental 1862 novel about a decades-long manhunt, social inequality, family disruption, injustice and redemption started its musical life onstage in 1980 and has been around ever since, a history of success that bodes well for this lavish, star-laden film. But director Tom Hooper has...
  • Hugo was spied on by police

    09/25/2006 2:13:23 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 504+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | 25 Sept 2006 | Staff
    PARIS: Victor Hugo was a miserly money-grubber, poet Rimbaud "a monstrosity", and Verlaine "a worthless human being" - such are the verdicts on 19th-century French literary lions found in long-forgotten police files recently published in Paris. Even more startling than the unflattering portraits, says Bruno Fuligni, an employee at the National Assembly, or French parliament, who discovered the dust-covered files and compiled them into a book, is the vigour and thoroughness with which the most revered writers of that era were spied upon by snitches and secret police. "Beyond criminals and political figures, there are files on writers and artists....