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Mastering the art of jazz drumming wasn't the only objective on actor J.K. Simmons' mind when he signed on to play an abusive music teacher in the independent film "Whiplash." He also focused on co-star Miles Teller's face. "I mostly just wanted to do the best possible job of reddening Miles' cheeks while slapping him," the actor quipped in a recent interview.

That modern, fashion-conscious, educated young men and women are opting for careers as professional cooks, hotel managers and hospitality service was evident at the food festival at Frere Hall last weekend. Such job opportunities, once left to the lower-middle class, are now attracting boys and girls from well-to-do families. A few years ago you did not see college graduates selling gola-gunda, or cooking kababs and kachori, biryani and bun kabab.
Welcome to the utility industry's future - or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500-square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar panels.
Ghulam Muhammad sees words as images. His distinctive work and talent and his willingness to constantly evolve his work and reinvent himself brought him to this new world of visual language. One can witness his affection to his work in a solo show titled "Kutub Khana" at Sanat Gallery, Karachi in which he comments on the visual nature of printed language.
A new wristwatch is not something you buy every year. A look through old watch catalogues shows that despite small changes in style and trends, it's possible that a watch from 50 years ago could be considered stylish today. The important thing is that the watch is of high quality. Gold watches in particular are back in fashion.
Leopard-skin, flowers, polka dots and even bows are just a few of the pattern designs for fingernails that are proving popular as the worldwide nail-art craze grows.
Astronomers said Wednesday they had found the first-ever ringed planet beyond our Solar System, a super-world with a girdle of halos 200 times bigger than Saturn's. Called J1407b, the giant has a disk of 30-odd rings which is so vast that, had it been around Saturn, it would have dominated our night sky, the proud discoverers said.


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