Star Wars meets the runway, TWC and Comcast hooked up, and more to know this week

rodarte fashion week star wars dressesLooks like money can buy love and it can happen for brands as well this Valentine’s Day. Comcast purchased Time Warner Cable for over $45 million, combining the two largest cable providers in the U.S. What will happen to the customers on both sides? Read more on The Washington Post.

Nerdy made its vogue debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Rodarte, a global fashion line known for their work in Black Swan, went full throttle on the runway with Star Wars-inspired designs and silhouettes, along with screen prints of our favorite characters. See photos from the collection here on The Gothamist.

Obama’s house is no place for spoilers. The U.S. President tweeted yesterday that he plans on watching season 2 of House of Cards which just made its way onto Netflix today. I suggest he stays away from the NSA office if he truly doesn’t want to know what happened.


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New boss to battle is dyslexia. This week, Current Biology released a new study that further confirms why children should play video games or at least children with dyslexia, the developmental reading disorder. Read NPR’s take on the findings here.

Robocop stands its ground, Winter’s Tale is stale. Two anticipated movies came out on the silver screen this week, though it looks like neither is living up to fans’ hopes and dreams. However, Robocop has this reviewer at i09 defending its honor to the older film. And The Boston Globe is unimpressed with the 1983 book-now-movie from Mark Helprin.

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