NY TIMES ANOINTS ex-Silicon Valley exec Carly Fiorina as a rising star: “Republicans in Iowa are starting to swoon over her. She’s generating headlines and steady crowds, and has been interrupted by several standing ovations. Others at the back of the pack, like Donald Trump, are flustered.”
GET THIS: China’s bootleg Segway company is making a segue into the Segway market by buying the real Segway company, says EpochTimes.com. After Segway sued Ninebot for theft of intellectual property, the defendant purchased the plaintiff. “Chinese companies can copy a product, make it cheaper, then use the profits to buy out the original struggling U.S. company”. Hooray for capitalism.
A PLAY WITH MUSIC called McQueen, which portrays the designer during a bout of depression and attempts to explain his suicide, opened in London last week for a limited run–and drew critical praise. “I can see why McQueen’s family is happy with it,” writes nymag.com. “This play gives us access to Lee himself–and the wicked laugh, impulsive anger, and sensitive soul that went with him.”
THE MIDBURN FESTIVAL in Israel’s Negev desert, copied from Burning Man, had 6,000 revellers pitching tents last week for 5 days of “communal life style, radical self-expression in art and dance,” says The Guardian. Food and beverages cannot be bought or sold, only shared free. B.Y.O.Water, 5 liters per day. At the end, exhibits were torched. (Is the moon in the 7th House?)