Trump’s Plan For A 4th Of July Celebration Starring Himself Is Reportedly In The Works

Donald Trump is going full steam ahead with a plan he mentioned months ago to take over the traditional feature a speech by him, The Washington Post reported. Trump and Interior Secretary taken charge” of the celebration, according to the Post. The fireworks launch will be moved from the Mall to West Potomac Park under the new scheme. And Trump has made “tentative” plans to deliver a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Trump first mentioned his plans in February in a tweet, bizarrely urging followers  to “HOLD THE DATE” — as if that had never occurred before to vacationing Americans. He promised then an “address by your favorite President, me!”  mocked by critics who accused Trump of hijacking a …

Here Is Your Zodiac Signs Horoscope For A Bright, Fun, And Vibrant May

A.T. Nunez Updated May 8, 2019 By Daria Shevtsova April showers bring May flowers and this month will be the result of the seeds you have planted throughout the year. Be ready for unexpected surprised, reunions and lots of fun. Full Moon in Scorpio is happening on the 18th and the Sun moves to Gemini on the 21st. May will be a vibrant and fun month. Aries – You will experience Taurus Season with a lot of joy and excitement. With Venus currently in your sign, all eyes are on you, especially with those in the second deacon. Pampering yourself, eating good food and experiencing the joys and excitement that life has to bring will be on your mind right …

It’s not enough to break up Big Tech. We need to imagine a better alternative | Evgeny Morozov

Presenting tech companies as Americas greatest menace may appeal to voters, but it does little to chart an alternative future As Facebook all but pleads guilty to a severe form of data addiction, confessing its digital sins and promising to reinvent itself as a privacy-worshiping denizen of the global village, the foundations of Big Techs cultural hegemony appear to be crumbling. Most surprisingly, its in the United States, Silicon Valleys home territory, where they seem to be the weakest. Even in these times of extreme polarization, Trump, who has habitual outbursts against censorship by social media platforms, eagerly joins left-wing politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in presenting Big Tech as Americas greatest menace The recent call by Chris …

‘Everything was just lies’: how alleged sex cult Nxivm deceived its victims

As the trial of the groups founder, Keith Raniere, begins, experts say people attracted to change are vulnerable to manipulative cultish group behavior The federal courthouse in Brooklyn provided a bland judicial setting for some startling testimony this week, as Nxivm member Clare Bronfman, the Seagram liquor heiress, over a shared interest in competitive showjumping. Bronfman, she said, offered to help bring her horse to the US so Sylvie, then 18, could improve her riding. That was around 2003, a time when, she said, she didnt have a strong sense of my own direction. Over time, Sylvie told the court, she began to feel dependent on Bronfman. She was introduced to Nxivm. Soon her thoughts turned to restricting her intake …

Baskin-Robbins’ New Flavor Of The Month Is A Seriously Chocolatey Treat

Baskin-Robbins Baskin-Robbins’ May 2019 Flavor Of The Month Is A Seriously Chocolatey Treat By Mehak Anwar a day ago Summer is almost here, y’all, and you know what that means: it will be ice cream time all the time. If you’re as big of an ice cream fan as I am, you’ll probably be excited to hear about Baskin-Robbins’ new in-store treats for May that will have you running to the specialty ice cream shop no matter where you live. The most exciting part of the new May items is Baskin-Robbins’ May 2019 Flavor of the Month, especially if you’re a fan of chocolate and cheeesecake. Baskin-Robbins’ May Flavor of the Month is the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, because you …

Sunseeker Rose’s New Wine Is The Insta-Worthy Sip You Need This Summer

Sunseeker Rosé Here’s Where To Get Sunseeker Rose Wine For The Prettiest Happy Hour Pour By Mehak Anwar a day ago Do you love wine, summertime, and super Instagram-friendly drinks? If you answered yes to all three, you’ll definitely want to snag a bottle of new Sunseeker Rosé, which tastes as good as it looks. Here’s where to get Sunseeker Rosé wine for the prettiest — and tastiest — happy hour summer pour. But first, a little background about this sunset-colored sip. Sunseeker Rosé is a light pink California wine that was released in March 2019. The wine has flavor notes like raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, and red apple for a sweet and fruity taste. If that sounds good, wait until …

Google’s $399 iPhone Killer, A Bold CIA Privacy Move, and More News

Google unveiled a $399 phone, the CIA is making friends with anonymity, and we've got some kids tips to boot. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Google announced some new phones At Google's I/O conference today, the company delivered announcements on everything from inclusion promises to a new Nest hub. But the most significant news was probably the Google Pixel 3A and 3XL. Starting at $399, the Pixel 3A could bring in a whole new market of consumers who want premium phones complete with features like a nice camera, a good battery life, and Google Assistant but don't have $1,000 to burn. The CIA has set up shop on … Tor? The anonymity service …

Cantina Talk: George Lucas Worked on the Rise of Skywalker Story

It would stand to reason that the weeks following Star Wars Celebration would be light on Star Wars news, considering those five days gave the fans a movie title, a new trailer, lots of details about the Mandalorian TV show and the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park attraction, and all kinds of other smaller tidbits. And yet, there's been a steady stream of news ever since. It is a May the Fourth miracle? Doesn't matter; we'll take it. Your full roundup of Star Wars news is below. Before we go any further, however, we need to note the sad passing of Peter Mayhew, the man who brought Chewbacca to life. He appeared in five Star Wars movies as the …

We Photographed 19 People With Limb Differences Aged From 2 To 54 In Body Confidence Shoot

On April, 19 Zebedee Models from ages 2 to 54 took part in this stunning body confidence shoot with photographer Elise Dumontet. All the Zebedee models have either been born with a limb difference or had an amputation, the images are a celebration of their self-love and their body acceptance. Whether their difference is acquired (through cancer, meningitis, accident, diabetes, ex-veterans) or congenital, they really don’t want to fall on their feet anymore, they simply want to be able to stand tall, with and/or without prosthetics. We all know positive representation matters, be it in the arts, in fashion or in the media. And yet, these guys can probably count on their fingers how many times they’ve seen themselves being …

What Game of Thrones Got Wrong About Sansa Stark and Abuse

Editors Note: This piece contains a survivors account of rape and touches on abuse and trauma. If you ask survivors what has made them strong, you can be sure most wont credit the harms they suffered or the assailants who harmed them. Yet Sansa Stark in Night King and the Army of the Dead. Sansa approaches Ser Sandor Clegane, AKA the Hound, and they Blackwater, an episode in Season 2. He follows with, None of it would have happened if youd left Kings Landing with me. No Littlefinger. No Ramsay. None of it. In response, she covers his hand with her own and says, Without Littlefinger and Ramsay and the rest, I would have stayed a little bird all my …

Trump Pits Florida Against Puerto Rico Over Emergency Aid: ‘They Don’t Like Me’

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. ― President Puerto Rico at a rally  The Trump administration plans to provide 90% of federal emergency cleanup funds to the state of Florida to help with repair after Hurricane Michael struck last October, Trump said at his rally in Panama City Beach, Florida. Aware of complaints about a lack of disaster relief funding, the president blamed Democratic lawmakers and told his supporters, “You’re getting your money one way or the other.” once again demonizing the island of Puerto Rico, which continues to struggle after Hurricane Maria hit in 2017, causing an estimated 3,000 deaths. “It’s the most money we’ve really given to anybody. We’ve never given $91 billion to a state,” he said. Congress provided …

Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Got Married In Vegas

I really never anticipated that I would be thinking about the Jonas Brothers this much in 2019, but life is crazy sometimes. Obviously, everyone was losing their minds when they released their comeback single “Sucker,” but things aren’t slowing down. Just in the past 24 hours, they announced their first tour in nearly a decade, performed at the Billboard Music Awards, and had a wedding. That’s right, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner tied the knot last night in Las Vegas, after attending the BBMAs together. We’ve got the Game of Thrones predictions on lock this season, but this was one plot twist we definitely didn’t see coming. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have been together since late 2016, and they first announced …

Where the streets have cool names: Wu-Tang Clan and Obama honored from NY to LA

Hip-hop group honored with Staten Island district in their name while former president gets own boulevard in Los Angeles They are very different honorees and they were immortalized in places thousands of miles apart, on opposite coasts, but the exuberant celebrations and the infectious sense of occasion were shared. While part of the New York City borough of Staten Island was named Wu-Tang Clan District this weekend, after the hardcore hip-hop group some of whose members hail from the area, a street in Los Angeles was named dubbed Wu-Tang Clan District. This is a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our own hometown heroes, the young men who put Staten Island on the map internationally. They overcame …

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned in elaborate three-day celebration

(CNN)Thailand has crowned its new king in a $31 million three-day celebration that comes almost 69 years to the day since the last coronation. He also delivered his first royal command as King, saying, “I shall continue, preserve, and build upon the royal legacy and shall reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the people forever.” In some ways, Thitinan said the celebrations are likely to be relatively “modest” compared with those for the late King’s 60th anniversary in 2006, when the Sultan of Brunei, the Emperor of Japan, and Queen Elizabeth’s son Prince Andrew traveled to Bangkok for the occasion. This time, no foreign dignitaries have been invited. Who is King Vajiralongkorn? King Vajiralongkorn studied in Australia …

Im Still Mad About the Dark Game of Thrones Lighting

NEWSLETTERS The Daily Beasts Obsessed Everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. By Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy This week: Invoicing Game of Thrones for my new glasses. The best performance on TV this week. A new documentary that will make you cry. Gaying out over the Tony nominations. The Channing Tatum photo everyone needs to see. Game of Thrones Needs to Lighten Up A constant refrain of my Game of Thrones coverage is the insistence that you dont have to know what is going on to enjoy the show. I had no idea HBO would take that so literally. Fans waited eight years …