Month: November 2018

The Current Artisan Weekly: 11/25/2018

Apple Fending Off Antitrust Claims in Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case Apple v. Pepper, an antitrust suit placed against the company by a small group of individuals described only as iPhone owners. The lawsuit claims that Apple has created a virtual monopoly around the selling of apps, since they are the largest distributor of apps and take a 30% cut of app sales. Apple’s opponents argue that this eliminates or greatly diminished the possibility for competition and deprives developers of profits they rightfully deserve. Apple argues that their platform offers the largest...

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The Current Artisan Weekly: 11/11/2018

Stan Lee Dead at 95 Stan Lee, the creator of iconic Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Incredible Hulk, has reportedly died at home, at the age of 95. Lee is arguably the most famous personality in the comic book industry, and has been credited with helping comic books and superheroes enter the mainstream in the U.S. In recent years, Lee attended countless fan conventions, readings, and meet-and-greets. He also had featured cameos in many Marvel film adaptations. Despite the fact that many of Lee’s characters were created more than 50 years ago, they have continued...

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The Current Artisan Weekly: 11/4/2018

Opinion: The ‘Wreck it Ralph’ Sequel and Pre-Release Hype The sequel to 2012’s ‘Wreck it Ralph,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ is set for release on Thanksgiving weekend about two weeks from now. And in front of that release, we’re seeing a significant amount of advance press giving hints at the film’s tone and overall quality. Many outlets are predicting that the new Disney Animation feature will dominate its opening weekend, helped in part by the historically positive performance of family-oriented movies during holiday breaks. Following six years after the original film, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ feels in many ways...

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