Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

July 4, 2017

Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor…


The Billions at Stake in Britains Biggest-Ever Divorce

July 4, 2017

An extraordinary insight into the life of a couple widely regarded as among Britains most vulgar billionaires–Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt–was on public display this week, as the opening salvos in their mammoth 5.5bn ($7.1bn) divorce battle were fired in Londons family court. It has been widely reported that the divorce could result in Britains biggest ever settlement. Petra, the cherished eldest child of Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire founder of…


How the internet turned harmless prank videos into a terrible embarrassment

July 1, 2017

Image: MASHABLE COMPOSITE: SAMUEL CORUM/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES/YOUTUBE “It’s just a prank!” What started as a playful trend has turned into an embarrassment for the internet. It’s not “just” a prank anymore. Prank videos were once the darling of YouTube. But somewhere between the classic gags of surprising someone with an airhorn under their chair and the recent death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz, who was shot in the chest during a…


The Perfect Emmys Ballot: The TV Shows and Actors Who Should Be Nominated

June 26, 2017

At no other time is the blessing and the curse of there being so much good television out thereexcept for maybe when Im bleary-eyed watching hours of screeners for a deadlinethan when its time to whittle down the literally hundreds of deserving shows and actors to a measly six or seven nominated for TV awards. And that is precisely why its so goddamn infuriating each year when freaking House of…


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June 24, 2017

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‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. A collection of framed Beatles record covers adorn the living room wall of the house where 25-year-old government contractor Reality Winner lived until late last week. One room is empty, save for a rug where she practices yoga, a book titled The Art of Peace and prayer beads. In her bedroom, a blanket with a giant picture of the Pokemon Pikachu is laid neatly on her bed. It…


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the…


Election 2017: The area of Scotland where two votes are taking place – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Voters in one part of Scotland will be choosing their MSP as well as their MP on 8 June. Here’s all you need to know about the by-election in Ettrick, Roxburgh and Selkirk. Why two elections? Under previous boundaries, as Roxburgh and Berwickshire, it was won by Lib Dem Euan Robson in 1999 and 2003, with the Conservatives in second place each of those years. Mr Lamont then dethroned Mr…


8th grade students refuse to take a photo with Speaker Ryan because they just don’t like him

May 29, 2017

Image: win mcnamee/Getty Images Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Wasshington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker Paul Ryan. Under normal circumstances, many students would leap…


Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

May 28, 2017

“It’s not a living wage if you cannot afford to live anywhere on that wage.” Where can I afford to live? BBC Calculator Shortfall According to the housing charity Shelter, there are now half a million people in the UK in the same situation as Nadine: people who have jobs, but who still have to borrow money for the rent. That amounts to one in three renters who are on…


Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON With President Donald Trumps approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: impeachment. In focus groups in swing districts and in Georgia-06 (where a special election is being held this June) where we do think…


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May 17, 2017

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Sheryl Sandberg Calls for U.S. Policy Changes to Aid Working Mothers

May 15, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg used a Mother's Day post on Facebook to advocate for a higher minimum wage, paid family leave and other policies she said would benefit American women. The Facebook Inc. chief operating officer said companies can't resolve social issues on their own and that the government needs to step in. In addition to higher wages and paid time off for parents, she said the U.S. must ensure child care is more affordable….


Why the radical history of Mother’s Day matters today

May 14, 2017

The Women's March is honoring the roots of Mother's Day with this new campaign.Image: Women’s March If you thought Mother’s Day started out as a ploy by greeting card companies to pocket your hard-earned money, you’re in for a big surprise. Though the annual American holiday became a commercial affair years after its founding, it actually began in 1905 as a way to honor the legacy of activist Ann Reeves…