- The New Yorker 00:57July 11, 2020At the Pearly GatesBarry Blitt’s Kvetchbook cartoon depicts St. Peter at the gates of Heaven, screening would-be entrants for symptoms of COVID-19.
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- The New Yorker 23:58July 10, 2020The Unstrung Power of Elaine Stritch in “Original Cast Album: Company”Richard Brody writes that D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary of the cast-album recording for Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” thrillingly illuminates three art forms.
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- The Daily Beast 23:34July 10, 2020The National Enquirer’s David Pecker ‘Tried to Extort Me,’ Claims Theme Park PromoterStephanie KeithWith all the seamy accusations of greed, bad faith, and extortion—plus a cameo appearance by Donald Trump and a tic-tac-toe-playing chicken—it’s a saga worthy of the National Enquirer.“It’s been a tough time for me and my family,” theme park impresario Robin Turner told The Daily Beast concerning the demise last year, after a decade of planning, of “National Enquirer Live!,” a much-touted attraction inspired and licensed by the supermarket tabloid, with locations in the tourist destinations of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri.“We’ve just been in a damn firestorm,” Turner added, describing a financial debacle in which David Pecker, the chairman and CEO of the Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., allegedly played a decisive role.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- Breaking Defense 22:50July 10, 2020Iridium Publicly Threatens Lawsuit To Overturn FCC’s Ligado Vote“I think there’s some very compelling petitions for reconsideration before the FCC right now, so I’m hoping that they would hit the pause button,” says Iridium’s legal rep Robert McDowell.
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- Coindesk 22:00July 10, 2020You Can’t Fight Outrage Culture With More Outrage, Feat. Michael KriegerFor a decade, Liberty Blitzkrieg has been an essential alternative financial and cultural voice. Here’s why it’s ending.
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- Mashable 21:29July 10, 2020The medieval cover of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' is a bopIf Dolly Parton was spurned by a man in 1374, here's what "Jolene" would have sounded like.
Singer Hildegard von Blingin', a YouTuber who covers pop songs in the style of a medieval bard, covered Dolly Parton's haunting love song with some lyrical twists. Sure Jolene was doing Dolly dirty, but to do all that in the midst of a plague, the crusades, and feudal oppression? That's just rude.
"He talketh of thee in his sleep, and alas I cannot keep," she croons. "From weeping when I hear thy name Jolene."
Hildegard von Blingin's other medieval bangers include Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie," Radiohead's "Creep," and Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." And all of them, unsurprisingly, pop off. Read more...More about Viral Videos, Dolly Parton, Medieval, Culture, and Web Culture
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- Huffington Post UK 21:00July 10, 2020What Is Cancel Culture?
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- Guardian 19:47July 10, 2020Michaela Coel: 'Like Arabella, I realised my life was about to change forever'The actor and writer mined her own dark experiences of assault and racism for the BBC hit drama I May Destroy YouMichaela Coel’s drama I May Destroy You has passed the point where we argue about whether it is a hit. The story of Arabella, a young London writer who’s drugged and raped, and embarks on a quest for justice and self-knowledge, has been a passport for millions of BBC viewers into a world of shifting boundaries around sexual consent, generational clashes, social media addiction and drugs.Coel, 32, stars, writes and co-directs the drama, which has also launched on America’s HBO. The scrutiny means she’s been prodded to excavate her own past, after she was drugged and assaulted by an unknown assailant in her 20s. So, to Coel the same question that Arabella’s friend asks her on-screen character: why return to the worst of days with such punishing intensity? Continue reading...
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- The Daily Beast 19:43July 10, 2020Fox News Pundit: Trump Doesn’t ‘Love’ Confederacy, He Just Defends It From ‘Cancel Culture’Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen insisted that President Donald Trump’s continued embrace of Confederate memorials and bases named after Lost Cause generals has nothing to do with any “love” for the Confederacy but rather the desire to defend them from “cancel culture.”Thiessen, a Washington Post columnist who recently held court with Trump for an obsequious interview, appeared Friday on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom to discuss some of the revelations from his friendly chat with the president.Besides claiming Trump is apparently unconcerned about his plummeting poll numbers because the president “remains confident” due to his own internal polling, Thiessen weighed in on Trump’s rock-steady defense of Confederate statues and monuments.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- Breitbart News 19:00July 10, 2020Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Complaints About 'Cancel Culture'Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) mocked complaints about "cancel culture," saying that those complaining were speaking out of a sense of "entitlement."
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- The New Yorker 18:49July 10, 2020“Grosse Fatigue” Tells the Story of Life on EarthKyle Chayka reviews the video-art short film “Grosse Fatigue,” by Camille Henrot, which is streaming on YouTube until July 16th, as part of an online exhibition called “Video Lives,” from the Museum of Modern Art.
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- Huffington Post UK 18:02July 10, 2020At Least 16 Homeless People Have Died After Contracting Covid-19 In England
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- Guardian 17:04July 10, 2020Swan Lake in the bath and a quarantine Elvis: dazzling lockdown danceWith venues closed, choreographers including Mark Morris have been creating increasingly inventive work at homeHottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance onlineChoreographer Corey Baker’s Swan Lake, reimagined in the bath, is a total delight. Made for the BBC, which goes some way to explaining why its production values are so much higher than all the other Zoom dance vids out there, Baker enlisted a cast of 27 top-flight swans, performing in their bathtubs from Houston to Hong Kong, all choreographed remotely. It’s slick, tongue-in-cheek, and full of invention and clever effects, including a Busby Berkeley-style kaleidoscope of legs. But it also has intricate choreography and drama (thanks, Tchaikovsky!), not to mention some smart tiling. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:10July 10, 2020I spent the night in a New York hotel that made 3 core changes to help guests feel safe during the pandemic — and I think it sets a good model for beachfront hotels everywhereKatie Warren/Business Insider Sound View Greenport is a boutique beachfront hotel just under 100 miles from New York City.
Opened as a modest roadside motel in 1953, Sound View was recently renovated into a chic boutique hotel.
I spent a night at Sound View at the end of May as Long Island was starting to reopen amid the pandemic.
I found that the hotel made swift changes to help guests feel safe and pivoted its offerings to take full advantage of one of its best assets: the private beach.
Everything became reservation-only, from the guest rooms to beach loungers to a spot at the pool.
The hotel also started delivering its restaurant meals and craft cocktails straight to guests' beach tables and installed a pop-up beach bar with a fire pit.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sound View Greenport is less than 100 miles from New York City, but it feels like another world.
Set near the very end of the North Fork of Long Island, the 55-room boutique hotel manages to feel both modern and like a throwback to an earlier era. Opened as a 10-room roadside motel in 1953, the Sound View was bought in 2016 by Eagle Point Hotel Partners and transformed with the help of a Brooklyn-based design firm.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in AmericaSee Also:I spent a weekend in hotels, motels, and resorts for the first time in 3 months. Here are 5 ways the experience was different than before the pandemic.Home prices are set to plummet in the next year on the new coronavirus spike — here's how much and which markets are most at riskAn architecture studio designed a luxury underground bunker to prepare for the next pandemic, and it has an indoor pool that's meant to mimic the experience of swimming in the sea. Take a look inside.SEE ALSO: I spent a weekend in hotels, motels, and resorts for the first time in 3 months. Here are 5 ways the experience was different than before the pandemic.
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- Business Insider 16:05July 10, 2020Behind the scenes of TV's most iconic shows about the ultra-rich: 3 set designers dish on how they brought the penthouses and oceanfront mansions of 'Succession,' 'Big Little Lies,' and more to lifeFrom "Succession" to "Big Little Lies," a slew of recent shows have offered a glimpse into how the 1% lives.
Business Insider spoke to the set decorators and designers behind those shows to find out how, exactly, they make their rich characters look so, well, rich.
For the California-based "Big Little Lies," set decorator Amy Wells said the team devised a simple rule: The closer a character's house was to the water, the greater their wealth.
Michael Shaw, production designer for seasons one and two of Showtime's "Billions," says they worked to create a world where effort of any kind has been taken away.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you want to see how one percenters live right now, just turn on the TV.
From the hedge funders of "Billions" to the media moguls of "Succession," the TV anchors of "The Morning Show" to the murderous California clique in "Big Little Lies," a slew of recent shows offers a glimpse into the lives and homes of the uber-rich.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Tax Day is now July 15 — this is what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first timeSee Also:The LA-based interior designer who has worked with the Kardashians, Cher, and Ozzy Osbourne reveals how he creates homes for the ultra-wealthy11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in Asia, really isHome prices are set to plummet in the next year on the new coronavirus spike — here's how much and which markets are most at riskSEE ALSO: Luxury real estate is taking on a whole new look because of the pandemic. Here's what you can expect to start seeing in houses, apartments, and outdoor spaces.
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- Guardian 16:00July 10, 2020Myra DuBois: 'Kate Winslet's boobs in Titanic always make me chuckle'The comedian, drag act and entertainer on the things that make her laugh the mostWhen an inebriated Antony Costa from Blue urinated on a cash machine outside a post office near Covent Garden. He was stood up for that, and I did laugh. The cash machine is no longer there but I believe that’s unrelated to the aforementioned piddling. Continue reading...
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- WIRED Business 16:00July 10, 2020Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?Plus: A tough review of IBM’s PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.
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- Business Insider 16:00July 10, 2020How luxury suitcase company Zero Halliburton is dealing with a world without travel: Deepening its ecommerce efforts and increasing its philanthropic footprintZero Halliburton Tom Nelson joined the luggage company Zero Halliburton in 2017 to help rebrand the company for the next generation of travelers.
But he is now dealing with the coronavirus and a world where travel has ceased.
A new collection was just launched in January, and luckily shipments to warehouses and stores were made before the pandemic arrived.
Right now, Zero Halliburton is focused on its eCommerce and charitable activities. It wants to develop a closer relationship with customers, and hopes they remember that it did its part during this crisis.
Nelson relayed a favorite quote about handling a crisis: 'hand-wringing is not an effective strategy.'
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A typical year might see the jet set summer in St. Tropez, spend a few weeks in the Hamptons, head to an art fair in Basel, or toast to a few sunsets on a yacht somewhere in the Grenadines.
And in a typical year, that's where the luxury luggage company Zero Halliburton would come in — or, would have come in. It specializes in producing sturdy luggage made to withstand frequent travel. But then the pandemic hit. And there were no more trips to the rivieras or even simple car rides down the street.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What it's like inside North Korea's controversial restaurant chainSee Also:A new luxury hotel is opening up in the Sedona desert next year, and it features 40 cube-shaped guest pods that appear to float above the ground. Take a look inside.An architecture studio designed a luxury underground bunker to prepare for the next pandemic, and it has an indoor pool that's meant to mimic the experience of swimming in the sea. Take a look inside.I spent a weekend in hotels, motels, and resorts for the first time in 3 months. Here are 5 ways the experience was different than before the pandemic.SEE ALSO: How small luxury retail businesses throughout the world are handling the pandemic — and their hopes for what comes next
DON'T MISS: Amazon is teaming up with Vogue for an online store showcasing independent luxury designers, but some say it signals a 'bleak' future for fashion
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- Guardian 15:00July 10, 2020'A language of secrets': how My Brilliant Friend revolutionised female friendship on TVHBO’s adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels is not the first series to portray friendship between women, but it does so with a rare sense of emotion and complexity During lockdown, I have found myself experiencing a peculiar nostalgia. With less cultural and social stimulation outside of my immediate environment, my mind feels unfettered. I have been flooded by memories of childhood, which I experience in a way that is almost tangible. The friendships that we form in the early years of our lives may not always endure, but they retain a psychological potency that follows us into adulthood.Friendships between girls, particularly, can involve a possessiveness and – as well as a deep, complicit intimacy – a shared language, often of subtle rebellion, and a competitiveness that can manifest itself in cruelty. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 14:00July 10, 2020Theatres that made us: from the Watermill to the BushContinuing our series on great venues, choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and actor Paterson Joseph are among those celebrating their essential role Continue reading...
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- Guardian 13:56July 10, 2020Little Voice review – Apple's music comedy hits a bum noteA wannabe singer struggles to find success, love and half-decent dialogue in a vomit-inducing drama that’s cutesy, kooky – and totally unwatchable“This is our time – stop sitting it out!”“You’re just afraid!” Continue reading...
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- Guardian 13:00July 10, 2020Amy Winehouse, Glastonbury 2004: coaxing rainbows from the cloudsSinging the witty songs from her first album in her wildly idiosyncratic voice, Winehouse had the crowd – and the elements – utterly in thrall to herRead all of the pieces in the 20 iconic festival sets seriesIt was Glastonbury, so it was raining. It wasn’t the deluge of the day before, which had reduced the main field to a mud bath for Paul McCartney’s headline set, but the light drizzle was still a heavy disincentive to leave the cosy late-afternoon canvas bar and trudge through the sludge to the other side of the site. Unless you had a very good reason, which I did.I had been blown away by Amy Winehouse’s debut album, Frank, the previous autumn. At the time we were enduring a minor plague of tastefully soulful, jazz-flecked young female vocalists – Norah Jones, Katie Melua, the late Eva Cassidy – but Frank confirmed that here was something else entirely: an original voice. Continue reading...
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- The New Yorker 13:00July 10, 2020How to Draw a ChildThe New Yorker’s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, speak with the cartoonist Emily Flake about how to draw children.
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- Huffington Post UK 11:45July 10, 2020Police In England And Wales Face Review Into Possible Racial Bias
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- Guardian 11:09July 10, 2020Standup has thrived without subsidy but now comedy clubs need urgent support | Joe LycettA new study suggests more than three-quarters of our comedy venues face permanent closure – we must save themOne Saturday in my late teens I went to the Glee Club in my home town of Birmingham to see a mixed bill of standup with my friends. On the bill that night was the great Canadian comic Tom Stade and we watched as he turned us – essentially a room of drunks – into willing puppets, intoxicated by the pure and human pleasure of shared laughter. From that point on I didn’t want to be anywhere else but in a comedy club.I went to Manchester University and got a job selling ice-creams in a theatre on the weekends. Most Saturdays after my shift I’d walk to the Comedy Store to get my standup hit. Thanks to the generosity of Gareth the soundman I would sit at the back of the late show for free, watching sharp minds cajole and amaze their audiences, engaging with them in a way that was raw and human and true. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 11:00July 10, 2020From Easy Rider to Sightseers: 10 of the best road trip moviesFreedom, nihilism, countercultural subversion: let these cinematic road trips transport you somewhere far, far awayModern Toss on road trip movies ... The freedom of the open road, far from social, moral and economic strictures, is at the heart of the road movie, a theme it borrowed from the western. So in Dennis Hopper’s ramshackle but hugely influential 1969 drama, he and Peter Fonda’s LA hippy bikers naturally want to hit the road, but their “trip” descends into a nihilistic, countercultural subversion of that frontier spirit. Amazon/YouTube (£) Continue reading...
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- Guardian 10:00July 10, 2020Sam Neill: 'Twitter has become toxic. We don't need someone else shouting'The veteran film star has been cheering people up online during lockdown. He talks about the mini-films he has been posting, the joy of wine – and why he is returning to Jurassic ParkUnusually in this year of shuttered cinemas, Sam Neill is the star of a No 1 box-office smash. The film in question, Jurassic Park, was first released in 1993, and has played exclusively at drive-in cinemas this year, but a chart-topper is a chart-topper. “Isn’t that funny?” says the 72-year-old, stroking his impressive white beard and speaking via Zoom from Sydney, where he has been holed up throughout lockdown with his girlfriend, the political TV journalist Laura Tingle, far from his own home in New Zealand. “And here’s the other thing I discovered,” he continues. “Which Australian film of mine do you think is the most successful in terms of box office?”Perhaps it was My Brilliant Career, the 1979 period drama that inspired James Mason to pay Neill’s way to the UK to boost his prospects. It worked, by the way: Neill, who was born in Northern Ireland but had been living in New Zealand since he was seven, won the lead in the third Omen movie, The Final Conflict, where he played the son of Satan as if he were the loneliest man in the world. Or maybe his biggest Australian money-spinner was A Cry in the Dark, in which he and Meryl Streep did some of their fiercest work as the real-life couple falsely accused of killing their own baby and blaming it on dingoes. There was Aussie money, too, in Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning The Piano, featuring Neill as a cuckolded colonialist. But no: each of these, he reveals, was roundly trounced at the box office by Peter Rabbit, a US-Australian co-production, in which Neill wore a fat-suit to play a curmudgeonly farmer. “I wouldn’t have guessed myself,” he says, eyes twinkling with mischief. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 08:00July 10, 2020André Holland takes on Richard II – podcasts of the weekWNYC offers four days of Shakespearean delights, starring the Moonlight actor. Plus: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is an all-star thrillerFree Shakespeare on the Radio (from 13 Jul)With venues across the globe still shuttered, New York’s public radio station WNYC and arts organisation The Public Theater have teamed up to bring their annual open-air Shakespeare performance to the airwaves. Broadcast from Monday to Thursday this week and also released as a podcast, their production of Richard II is led by Moonlight’s André Holland in the title role, and features a cast predominately made up of people of colour. And with its themes of societal chaos and woeful leadership, its message is sure to cut through some 400 years on. Hannah J Davies Continue reading...
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- Guardian 08:00July 10, 2020Ellie Goulding: 'I was made to feel vulnerable, like a sexual object'Knocked off course by anxiety and an album she didn’t believe in, the singer is back after five years away with a bold new sound – and an urge to speak outEllie Goulding has spent the coronavirus lockdown holed up in what is essentially the world’s nicest student house. Her art dealer husband Caspar Jopling is studying an MBA at Oxford University – he is on the boat race team, Clark Kentishly nerd-handsome and ripped – and she has been at his lovely old cottage in the surrounding countryside. You get the feeling the only noodles to have crossed the threshold are wholewheat udon rather than Super or Pot.When I arrive, she ushers me back out, desperate for a constitutional. As we turn off the road on to a deserted footpath, she pulls her hood down perhaps unconsciously: the celebrity leaving incognito mode. We tramp up and down a lane of brambles and bushes, chatting about TikTok. Continue reading...
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- The Daily Beast 05:35July 10, 2020Tucker Carlson Praises ‘Brave’ Couple Who Painted Over BLM MuralFox NewsFox News’ Tucker Carlson on Thursday night hosted the white California couple who are facing hate crime charges for painting over a Black Lives Matter street mural, praising them for their bravery while insisting they merely covered over “graffiti” that shouldn’t have been there in the first place.Last weekend, David Nelson and Nicole Anderson spread black paint over a yellow BLM mural displayed on the street in front of the Martinez, California, courthouse. After video of an angry Anderson painting over the sign—which was approved by the city authorities—went viral, police announced the pair had been charged with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime, for their actions.Carlson, who has repeatedly described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “terror organization” and a “pandemic,” immediately lauded the couple, saying they destroyed “nothing” yet have been charged with a hate crime.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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- The New Yorker 02:00July 10, 2020“The Old Guard,” Reviewed: Warriors Who Can Never Die, or Free Themselves from Genre ConstraintsRichard Brody reviews “The Old Guard,” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Netflix drama, starring Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthias Schoenaerts, and KiKi Layne, and based on a comic-book series by Greg Rucka and and Leandro Fernández.
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- Business Insider 00:58July 10, 2020Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey just announced he will be funding a universal basic income experiment that could affect up to 7 million peopleOn Thursday, Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter, announced he is working with 14 American mayors to fund universal basic income (UBI) trials in their cities.
The pilot programs will be run city by city and have not yet launched.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang helped bring the idea of universal basic income into the mainstream and is funding his own UBI pilot program.
Proponents say guaranteed incomes could help close America's growing wealth gap, while others say they could compound America's financial crisis by encouraging people to stop working.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Billionaire Jack Dorsey, the cofounder of Twitter, is spending millions to experiment with universal basic income.
Dorsey's experiment is part of a larger initiative called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. On Thursday, the group announced the program could impact as many as 7 million Americans across 14 different cities, including Los Angeles; Atlanta; Newark, New Jersey; and Jackson, Mississippi. The involved mayors say they plan to launch guaranteed income pilot programs in their cities at an unspecified future date and lobby federal lawyers to consider a national one, too.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:A new luxury hotel is opening up in the Sedona desert next year, and it features 40 cube-shaped guest pods that appear to float above the ground. Take a look inside.11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in Asia, really isThe founders of Panda Express built a $3 billion fortune off of the Chinese food empire. Here's why the first-generation immigrants say the key to achieving the American dream is giving back.SEE ALSO: The founders of Panda Express built a $3 billion fortune off of the Chinese food empire. Here's why the first-generation immigrants say the key to achieving the American dream is giving back.
DON'T MISS: Lin-Manuel Miranda has made millions off 'Hamilton' in its 5-year run. Here's how the composer makes and spends his fortune, from luxury Manhattan real estate to philanthropic work in Puerto Rico.
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- The Daily Beast 00:34July 10, 2020Sports Illustrated Goes to War With Its Owner The MavenJoe RaedleThe owner of the Sports Illustrated brand is about to go to war with the controversial tech and media company that has owned the rights to operate the magazine for less than a year.A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Daily Beast that Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the brand-management company that owns the intellectual property of Sports Illustrated, is examining The Maven’s rights under the license to operate the Sports Illustrated media business—potentially removing the legendary sports brand entirely out of the hands of the controversial Seattle-based media company.A spokesman for ABG told The Daily Beast the company does not comment on their relationships with their “nearly 1,000 valued licensees across the world.” A Maven spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- Business Insider 00:17July 10, 2020DJ Steve Aoki and designer Samata Pattinson dig into the impact music has on the clothes we wear — and what it would take to make sustainable fashion the new 'It' lookAxelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor / Getty Images Music and streetwear could have the ability to popularize sustainable fashion among the masses. DJ Steve Aoki spoke about the power music has at the second Fashinnovation conference, held on June 5 and June 8, where industry experts gathered to discuss the future of sustainability in the fashion industry. Designer Samata Pattinson, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress, believes there could be a link between music, fashion, and the sustainable fashion movement.
She believes if popular fashion — such as streetwear — embraced sustainability, it could have a massive impact on both the fashion industry and consumers.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Imagine, for a moment, a world where rappers wrote rap songs about eco-friendly fashion.
Those rappers, many of whom are currently the drivers of streetwear culture, could become the spokespeople for a greener environment. Streetwear brands might jump on the bandwagon, maybe making sweaters out of hemp and t-shirts out of organic cotton.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:A new luxury hotel is opening up in the Sedona desert next year, and it features 40 cube-shaped guest pods that appear to float above the ground. Take a look inside.11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in Asia, really isThe LA-based interior designer who has worked with the Kardashians, Cher, and Ozzy Osbourne reveals how he creates homes for the ultra-wealthySEE ALSO: A millennial and his Gen Z sister used a $20,000 grant to launch a line of swimsuits made from recycled plastic bottles, and it marks the next generation of sustainable fashion
DON'T MISS: The CEO of Bluemercury explains how her luxury beauty company adapted its innovative, hands-on retail strategy to survive in a digital-first world amid the pandemic
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- Guardian 00:00July 10, 2020There She Goes review – sensitive parenting comedy with a spiky edgeWonderful writing and excellent performances from David Tennant and Jessica Hynes make this frank series about a couple raising a disabled daughter a treat There She Goes crept out on BBC Four in 2018, but this second series is getting a BBC Two boost, and deservedly so. Created and written by Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, and based on their experience of having a child with a chromosomal disorder, it is a gentle comedy with a disarming frankness. David Tennant and Jessica Hynes play Simon and Emily, the parents of Ben and Rosie, who is, according to the doctor who diagnoses her as a young child, “severely learning-disabled”. As with the first series, the story cuts between two timelines, which gives it a certain briskness. This time, we go back and forth between Rosie as an 11-year-old, as she prepares for the sports day at her special school, and Rosie as a toddler, about to be diagnosed with something, although the specifics continue to elude her doctors.There are plenty of new series that emphasise the unglamorous reality of being a parent, and they find their sweet spot in the parental grind. But the humour here is more convincing than most. As an 11-year-old, Rosie is learning to communicate. On a trip to the library, where boisterousness is not always welcome, Rosie says “mama” for the first time. (Simon’s aggrieved insistence that “dada” must be harder is one of many very funny lines.) At home, she shakes her head for the first time, and then keeps doing it, and keeps doing it. “It’s like she thinks everything you’re suggesting is shit,” says Simon, drily. Continue reading...
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- The Daily Beast 23:39July 9, 2020Online Retailer Shein Stops Selling ‘Buddhist Swastika’ Necklace Following Outragevia SheinFast fashion e-tailer Shein is best recognized for its cheap summer dresses, prolific clothing drops, YouTube videos, and now, a certain swastika necklace. On Thursday, @HereForTheTea2, an Instagram account which dutifully chronicles influencer drama, posted a screenshot from the brand’s website. It appeared to show a “Metal Swastika Pendant Necklace” available for the small price of $2.50.After the public call-out drew criticism on Instagram and Twitter, it only took Shein a few hours to scrub the product from its site.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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- Business Insider 22:25July 9, 2020A Beverly Hills mansion replete with COVID-19-era amenities like a coronavirus cleaning room and a 'Zoom room' is on the market for $18 million. Take a look inside.Anthony Barcelo, Barcelo Photography Inc A Beverly Hills home is on the market with coronavirus-era modifications like a room stocked with face masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer.
The property is currently on the market for $18.7 million.
The house also has perks like a wine cellar, pool, and a partnership with the iconic Beverly Hills hotel that offers "house-service" for the first three months.
Rochelle Maize and Pate Stevens of Nourmand & Associates have the listing.
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A Beverly Hills mansion is on the market for $18.7 million. The property is replete with some classic, sought-after features like a wine cellar and a waterfall — and some new coronavirus-era amenities, too.
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The home was built by luxury developers Sen Properties and has an exclusive partnership with the iconic 5-star Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard.
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Rochelle Maize and Pate Stevens of Nourmand & Associates have the listing.
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Built in 2012, the home sprawls across 12,000 square feet.
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See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I took a virtual drawing class taught by professors for $75 — and while I enjoyed it and would take it again, I understand why college students don't want to spend another semester onlineAn architecture studio designed a luxury underground bunker to prepare for the next pandemic, and it has an indoor pool that's meant to mimic the experience of swimming in the sea. Take a look inside.The LA-based interior designer who has worked with the Kardashians, Cher, and Ozzy Osbourne reveals how he creates homes for the ultra-wealthySEE ALSO: An architecture studio designed a luxury underground bunker to prepare for the next pandemic, and it has an indoor pool that's meant to mimic the experience of swimming in the sea. Take a look inside.
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- The New Yorker 22:00July 9, 2020A Visitor to Ireland Finds Ballet in the Ancient Sport of HurlingBrian Dillon writes about “People of the Mud,” a new book by the Dominican-American photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez focussed on the Irish sport of hurling.
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- Business Insider 21:37July 9, 2020TikTok users are reporting that all their video views and like counts have reset to zeroVideo views and like counts on TikTok have mysteriously disappeared from the app.
Users on Thursday afternoon noticed that the numbers of likes and views, which usually appear on videos, had all reset to zero.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Swayze Valentine is the only female treating fighters' cuts and bruises inside the UFC octagonSee Also:US government is investigating TikTok for failing to change how it collects children's personal information following last year's $5.7 million privacy fineWhy India banned 59 apps including the wildly popular TikTok over a geopolitical dispute with ChinaJudi Dench is just like us: She uses TikTok to break up the monotony of coronavirus quarantine
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- The Daily Beast 20:59July 9, 2020Fox News Anchor Sandra Smith Forced to Quickly Pivot When Trump Spox Goes on Bizarro Biden RantFox News anchor Sandra Smith quickly jumped in and interrupted Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley on Thursday when he went on an absolutely off-the-rails tangent about former Vice President Joe Biden and what the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will say in a debate performance.In recent days, Republicans and conservative pundits have suggested that Biden is looking to skip the presidential debates, focusing largely on a New York Times opinion column that urged the ex-veep to make a couple of demands before debating President Donald Trump.Interviewing Gidley on Thursday morning’s America’s Newsroom, Smith brought up the Times piece while noting that veteran Democratic strategist James Carville “flipped the script” and claimed that it was Trump who wouldn’t show.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- Business Insider 20:46July 9, 2020A new luxury hotel is opening up in the Sedona desert next year, and it features 40 cube-shaped guest pods that appear to float above the ground. Take a look inside.A luxury hotel consisting of 40 cube-shaped guest atriums in the Sedona desert is set to open in early 2021.
Elevated above the ground on steel frames, the atriums look as if they're floating in mid-air.
No cars are alllowed on the three-acre property; instead, guests can ride around the hotel's network of 'wellness trails' in two-person electric vehicles or take a guided hiking tour through nearby Coconino National Forest.
Here's an early look at the hotel, Ambiente, which comes with a lagoon-like pool and boasts sweeping views of Sedona's red rock formations.
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Ambiente Hotel, a luxury, carless resort consisting of 40 cube-shaped guest atriums hidden away in the Sedona desert, is set to open in early 2021.
Jennifer May and Colleen Tebrake of Two Sister Bosses, a Sedona-based luxury development company, are developing the project in conjunction with ASUL Architects.
Source: Ambiente Hotel
Elevated on steel piers, the suites appear to float above the ground.
Source: Ambiente Hotel
Reflective, bronze-tinted floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of Sedona's famous red rock formations and Coconino National Forest from the inside while camouflaging the suites from the outside.
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See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:An architecture studio designed a luxury underground bunker to prepare for the next pandemic, and it has an indoor pool that's meant to mimic the experience of swimming in the sea. Take a look inside.The LA-based interior designer who has worked with the Kardashians, Cher, and Ozzy Osbourne reveals how he creates homes for the ultra-wealthyYoga lawns, giant chess, and glamping wagons: These are the 10 most popular campsites and RV resorts across the US right nowSEE ALSO: Look inside the luxury hotel built out of 1950s train cars that will sit atop a historic bridge in the heart of South Africa's biggest national park
NOW READ: The producer of the cult classic movie 'American Psycho' designed a home in Joshua Tree that looks like a fallen skyscraper, and it's almost entirely covered in mirrors. Take a look inside.
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- The Daily Beast 20:43July 9, 2020Fox Contributor Won’t ‘Comply’ With Mask Orders While Fox News Publicly Urges Mask-WearingFox News contributor Dan Bongino declared this week that he “will not comply” with his country’s mandatory mask orders, boasting on his podcast that he will tell those mandating masks amid a deadly pandemic to “shove it right up your ass.”The network that employs him as a paid pundit, meanwhile, has recently been airing ads publicly urging viewers to wear face coverings to stem the spread of the virus.During Wednesday’s broadcast of The Dan Bongino Show, the fervently pro-Trump host complained that the Florida county where he resides had unanimously passed a face-covering law that will remain in effect for a month. Much like the rest of Florida, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking in Martin County.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- The Daily Beast 19:51July 9, 2020Tucker Carlson Finds Tammy Duckworth ‘Unimpressive.’ So Who Does He Find ‘Impressive’?Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyNearly all of the attention is focused on Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson calling Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth—an Iraq War veteran who lost both of her legs in combat—a “coward” and a “fraud” who “hates America,” but don’t forget: He also called her an “unimpressive person.”If you have the unfortunate brain rot that comes with working in, regularly covering, or watching cable news then you likely recognize “unimpressive” as one of the insults most frequently deployed by Carlson in his nightly unhinged-paleoconservatism-but-with-boyish-charm diatribes. A common setup during Carlson’s rants about various Fox News bogeymen and women—Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Biden, James Comey, various CNN anchors, take a guess and you’re probably right—is to tell viewers that they are “expected” to find this villain “impressive” but, Carlson assures you, they are “not impressive.” The barb is sometimes airdropped, almost like a tic, into the middle of sentences (“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—not impressive—has imposed…”). Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- Huffington Post UK 19:17July 9, 2020Beauty Salons, Spas And Tattooists Can Reopen On Monday July 13
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- Huffington Post UK 19:12July 9, 2020Gyms And Swimming Pools To Reopen On July 25 As Covid-19 Lockdown Eased
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- Huffington Post UK 19:01July 9, 2020Outdoor Theatre And Music Can Resume From July 11, Culture Secretary Reveals
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- Forbes 18:49July 9, 2020Why You’re Seeing So Many New Flavors of Cold Brew Coffee This SummerFor years in the specialty coffee business, cold brew was in the shadow of espresso. Not any more.
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- The Guardian(UK) 18:36July 9, 2020Anish Kapoor says art gallery 'tokenism' with diversity must endSculptor criticises ‘lip service paid to cultural representation’ as own exhibition at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, nears launchArt galleries must stop paying lip service to work from around the world and use the unique opportunity created by Black Lives Matter and the Covid-19 crises to completely alter their approach, the artist Anish Kapoor said.As he prepared to open the UK’s first large-scale art exhibition since the lockdown began in March, Kapoor delivered blistering criticism of the museum world. “Contemporary museums, they need to stop tokenism. Collect an Iranian artist here, a South African artist there or whatever. They need to really begin to try to properly take on … what is contemporary culture today? How do we represent it in objects in our museums. It is not straightforward. But tokenism can’t happen any longer.” Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 18:24July 9, 2020'The Sims' game has been turned into a reality show, and players are competing for $100,000 (EA)The Sims/YouTube The popular computer game "The Sims" is getting a reality show later this month.
"The Sims Spark'd" debuts July 17, and will feature contestants competing for $100,000 to show off their creativity and storytelling capabilities.
"The Sims" has been around for 20 years, and is wildly popular thanks to its accessibility and ease to play.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Sims" is the latest video game to turn its virtual world into a real-life competition.
Electronic Arts, the company behind the wildly popular computer game, has unveiled the launch of a new reality game show where contestants play "The Sims" to compete for a $100,000 grand prize. The show, called "The Sims Spark'd," will pit players against each other in a series of challenges to show off their design and storytelling prowess within the game.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequenceSee Also:Judi Dench is just like us: She uses TikTok to break up the monotony of coronavirus quarantine4 times that major tech companies, from Apple to Google and Amazon, tried and failed to break into video gamesThe standard price for video games may be increasing to $70 for the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox, ending 15 years of $60 gamesSEE ALSO: TikTok's new CEO is facing his first big challenge after India banned the app and left TikTok's thousands of Indian employees stuck in limbo
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- Business Insider 18:23July 9, 2020The ultra-wealthy are dropping up to $30,000 on personal golf courses in their backyards, and it's just the latest quarantine home amenityIPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty Images A cohort of ultra-wealthy people has been increasingly looking to install backyard putting greens during quarantine, The Wall Street Journal's Beth DeCarbo reported.
It's not the only outdoor amenity they have their eyes on: living walls and expanded outdoor spaces are also in high demand amid lockdown.
When it comes to interiors, the wealthy are giving space the "double" treatment, expanding pantries and laundry rooms for more storage.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quarantine is looking green for the ultra-wealthy.
Some have been practicing their backswing right from their backyard and having home putting greens installed on their properties, The Wall Street Journal's Beth DeCarbo reported. Paul Johnson, owner of Tour Greens Mid-Atlantic, which installs backyard putting greens in the northeast, told DeCarbo that inquiries increased from eight or nine per week to 15 per day when the pandemic first hit.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:Yoga lawns, giant chess, and glamping wagons: These are the 10 most popular campsites and RV resorts across the US right nowThe top 25 recession-proof cities in the USA full-floor penthouse in the Miami building where David and Victoria Beckham bought a $20 million pad in April is now on the market. Take a look inside.SEE ALSO: The pandemic has disrupted how the wealthiest Americans allocate the $7 trillion they spend in a quarter. Their hobby choices are already shaking the economy.
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