Today, if you saw that Justin Bieber got arrested drag-racing,” Mr. McClintock said, “and you saw in the picture that he had on a cool red shirt, then you can go online and find that cool red shirt and have it delivered to you in two days from some boutique in Los Angeles.
Box office analysts posited on Sunday that the target audience, young men, simply had little interest in seeing Mary Shelley’s undead monster re-imagined as an action hero; abysmal reviews didn’t help.
Fifty years ago, Mr. Miller said, a family of four could make a decent living off 250 cows. These days, it would take more than twice as many for the same family to earn the same amount of money, he said.
Ginger Reid, 44, waited for eight hours to see her son, Ross, 11, who was stuck on a bus. He had only a quarter of a cookie someone shared with him to eat. He and other children were rescued when a group of fathers made their way down a hill on foot and took the boys to cars that whisked them to a parking lot, where Mrs. Reid was waiting with pizza.
In addition to forming a so-called Ring of Steel — a special security cordon for people and vehicles — in the area around Sochi, Russia plans to deploy a security force of 40,000 people and set up six missile-defense systems, among other measures.
Before thongs and silicone and spray tans made women’s wrestling the overtly sexualized spectacle that is now orchestrated by W.W.E., Ms. Young was among the most famous in a colorful cast of women who first rose to prominence in the 1940s, in part because World War II reduced the number of men who wrestled professionally.