CNN’S IRAN CORRESPONDENT: World Thinks That America Doesn’t Have A ‘Moral Leg To Stand On’ [VIDEO]. And as Ace notes, “This Is CNN: Oh, they did cover the Iran rallies. The pro-government Iran rallies, I mean.” Meanwhile, as Stephen Miller writes at Fox News, “The New York Times simply described the protests as economic grievances, […]
It's time to remember the other losses of 2017. Let's remember those who left, who bequeathed a lot to us - in life, culture, and science.
In November 2017, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander got married in Italy and the model recently shared all the details from her big day including what she surprised her husband with.
К весне этого года в ВВС оставалось 56 самолетов С-5 из 131, закупленных между 1968 и 1989 годами. Теперь в планах возвращение модернизированного варианта С-5M. В ВВС хотят доводить до операционного состояния по два самолета в год на протяжении четырех лет, начиная с 2018 года. У модернизированных самолетов в наличии новые двигатели, авионика, кабина пилотов.
Chinese online lending startup Lexin turns in a respectable first day of trading in New York, pushing back the concerns over China curbs on this fast-growing market.
QUESTIONS ASKED: Did Rosie O’Donnell Offer a Bribe to Senators? Beyond that, Ace asks: Question: Isn’t there something wrong with people who have this level of emotion and ego invested in who wins this or that in politics? People have only a finite reservoir of #Caring, as Kurt Schlicter calls it. You cannot care passionately […]
The £580,000 Arts Council England funding will support new initiative to find and develop black and minority ethnic, disabled and LGBTQ writersA new literary agency, which aims to discover “the next generation of diverse writers” and “blow open the pipeline” for them, is being launched by the editor of The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla, with more than £500,000 in funding from Arts Council England (ACE).The Good Agency, the brainchild of author Shukla and literary agent and Julia Kingsford, intends to work with “exceptional” writers who identify as black and minority ethnic, working class, disabled or LGBTQ. It will “identify, nurture and promote” these authors, with the intention of making the UK’s literary landscape more representative. Continue reading...
The teen riff on Les Liaisons Dangereuses is now an off-Broadway stage show complete with signature cocktailsOnstage at a cabaret club in New York’s Greenwich Village, a teenage girl wearing a red hoodie and knee-socks realises that she has just had her first orgasm. Naturally, she breaks into Ace of Base’s hit single I Saw the Sign. This is Cruel Intentions – The Musical, an adaptation of the 1999 teen riff on Les Liaisons Dangereuses, now receiving a run at (Le) Poisson Rouge. It is the latest 90s film to become a stage musical, joining comedies such as Heathers, Muriel’s Wedding and Groundhog Day. A melodrama of adolescent jealousy and lust, it has a 90s jukebox score that sets the climactic fight scene to a medley of Meredith Brooks’ Bitch and REM’s Losing My Religion. Continue reading...
The franchise’s terrific new instalment offers up complex female characters and dialogue that aces the Bechdel test, while still hitting all the classic marksThe Last Jedi stormed into cinemas at the weekend as the most triumphantly feminist Star Wars film yet. While The Force Awakens and Rogue One had terrific heroines, they were isolated, and barely spoke to other women. Writer-director Rian Johnson has delivered a film that’s funny, exciting, spiritual and true to the original essence of the series while also having well-rounded female characters who actually interact with one another. Both in terms of women and non-white characters, there’s a celebratory inclusiveness that seems entirely in the Jedi spirit. If you haven’t seen it, very mild spoilers are ahead. Rey (Daisy Ridley) is feeling the first stirrings of the Force and has gone in search of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is living as a hermit on a remote island. The dynamic between them is complex and constantly evolving: these are no awe-struck pupil and saintly teacher archetypes. Rey’s character is as developed as any in the series, and bears no relation to her gender. Back at the Resistance HQ, General Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) is calmly calling the shots while her composed Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) is skeptical of our trigger-happy hero, Poe (Oscar Isaac). There are complex dynamics at work here, and gender seems significant in this case: the different sexes have varying approaches to military strategy, and it’s thought-provoking stuff. Continue reading...
New figures show that fewer UK writers earn enough to live on, as ACE blames falling sales of literary fiction on the recession and the rise of smartphonesThe image of the impoverished writer scratching out their masterwork in a freezing garret remains as true today as it was a century ago, according to a new report commissioned by Arts Council England (ACE), which revealed that collapsing sales, book prices and advances mean few can support themselves through writing alone.The report found that print sales of literary fiction are significantly below where they stood in the mid-noughties and that the price of the average literary fiction book has fallen in real terms in the last 15 years. Continue reading...
Deliciously surreal funk, squelchy soft rock, fart noise and a homage to his cat: ace of bass Thundercat’s breakthrough album travels from consciousness to conscience• More on the best albums of 2017• More on the best culture of 2017When the world outside is weird, let’s hear it for an album that processes it with absurdist humour and George Clinton-shaped surrealism. Drunk is the third release by LA jazz dude Steve Bruner, AKA Thundercat, and has finally taken him from being a kooky bass-playing Robin to super-producer Flying Lotus’s Batman all the way to headline solo artist and one of this year’s breakthrough names. It says a lot of his credentials that he convinced soft-rock heavyweights Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins to appear on an album that features fart noises and song dedicated to a pet puss called Turbo Tron Over 9000 Baby Jesus Sally. Or that Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Kamasi Washington and Wiz Khalifa guest star. But this 23-track odyssey has also punctured mainstream consciousness because it’s deliriously funky. Related: Thundercat on breakout album Drunk, laughing at racism – and his 'sexy cat', Tron Continue reading...
Roger Federer earns $50 million-plus annually from his endorsement partners, more than any athlete in the world. A new multi-year extension with premium Swiss chocolate brand Lindt will net the tennis ace more than $20 million.
If I could point to one individual that has aced the coaching carousel and plans to finish with elegance it has to be University of Central Florida football head coach Scott Frost. He is a shining example of someone in sports that is choosing to honor the time he has left with his current team.
Former Arts Council England deputy chief executive was only candidate for all-white board rejected by culture secretary last yearThe government has appointed Althea Efunshile, a former deputy chief executive of Arts Council England (ACE), to the board of Channel 4, in a dramatic U-turn after the culture secretary blocked her appointment a year ago in favour of four white men.Efunshile was the only one of five candidates for Channel 4’s board rejected by Karen Bradley in November 2016. Continue reading...
There is a time and place for everything. This is especially true when it comes to how we dress for certain events. Steer clear of cleavage at these places.
Kris Osborn Security, Air Force F-35s and F-16s flew over the region in a transparent attempt to show combat readiness to North Korea. While Marine Corps F-35B aircraft have been deployed to Japan for months, this new deployment is the first US Pacific Command operational tasking for the Air Forces’ F-35A; it is designed to build upon the F-35s debut in the Indo-Asia-Pacific at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition earlier in November, service officials said. For the first time, US Air Force F-35A's put on a show of force over the Korean peninsula as part of a recent VIGILANT ACE joint training exercise in the Pacific, coming shortly after the deployment of 12 F-35A’s to Japan for a six-month rotation, service officials said. Air Force F-35s and F-16s flew over the region in a transparent attempt to show combat readiness to North Korea. “It’s important we train in these types of settings, because it gives us a chance to step back and approach a potential wartime scenario in a controlled environment,” said Shoemaker. “The mental rehearsal of options is just as important, if not more so, than how we actually end up responding in these exercises,” Col. David Shoemaker, 8th FW commander, said in statement from Pacific Air Forces. Recommended: Why Doesn't America Kill Kim Jong Un? Recommended: 1.2 Million Casualties: If North Korea Attacked Los Angeles with a Nuclear Weapon Recommended: Uzi: The Israeli Machine Gun That Conquered the World While service officials describe the move as a routine deployment, called a Theater Security Package, the current tensions with North Korea are by no means lost on the Air Force and other Pentagon planners – who are preparing to demonstrate F-35 power, technology and combat readiness in a series of upcoming exercises. Read full article
GOOD: Blinded By Her Husband, Muslim Woman Aces Law School And Finds Success At DLA Piper.
Глава группы дружбы Госдумы и парламента Северной Кореи Казбек Тайсаев сообщил, что сейчас "под ружьем" в КНДР находятся два миллиона военнослужащих, и еще около 4 миллионов могут быть призваны в 2-3 дня.
GREAT MOMENTS IN DISPASSIONATE MEDIA OBJECTIVITY: “Hillary, please don’t reject romance novels — you are a romance novel heroine” states a headline that actually ran in the Washington Post yesterday. Shades of the embarrassing Dear Leader fanfic published by the New York Times in early 2009 and headlined “Sometimes a President Is Just a President,” […]