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Tehran Unfetters Cellphones, And The Pictures Start Flowing
Thomas Erdbrink, The New York Times | Iran Cellphones Unleashed | September 2, 2014

Some days ago, Mahdi Taghizadeh did something he never thought he would — at least, not in Iran. He took a screen shot and shared the image with his followers on Twitter. “They were all excited,” Mr. Taghizadeh, an Internet entrepreneur, said. “Finally." Mr. Taghizadeh’s small triumph on the sidewalk of a Tehran street was among the first tangible results of a rare victory for Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani...

New Documentary Bares Crazy Drama Between The Burt's Bees Founders
Richard Feloni, Business Insider via Slate | About Burt's Bees | September 1, 2014

If you’re familiar with the Burt’s Bees brand of lip balms and moisturizing lotions, you may be surprised to learn two things: The bearded man in the brand’s logo is a real guy named Burt (who was born Ingram Berg Shavitz) and despite its small-business image, the company is owned by the Clorox Corp...

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"Alpha House: Season 1" Coming To Blu-Ray
Steven Cohen, High-Def Digest | Season 1 On Blu-Ray | August 25, 2014

In an early announcement to retailers, Amazon is preparing 'Alpha House: Season 1' for Blu-ray on September 16...

Alpha House, New TV Show Starring John Goodman, Films Tomorrow In Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay
Ned Berke, Sheepshead Bites | Filming A.H. | August 20, 2014

Cast and crew will be taking over the street tomorrow, with filming at 296 West End Avenue from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m....

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