Boris Johnson Blanks Trump Meeting on Day of Extraordinary Snubs for the President

LONDONThe frontrunner to become unprecedented step of announcing that on Tuesday he would address the crowd of protesters who argue that the president should never have been invited to Britain in the first place. The double snub, by the two men who are expected to be leading Britains main political parties by the end of the year, came after As The Daily Beast reported, Trump did not see many protesters outside Buckingham Palace on day one of the trip because police shunted demonstrators away from the entrance to the palace where Trump drove in and where the banks of cameras were beaming happy photos to the rest of the world. The anti-Trump voices were hidden behind the walls of a …

Gato Roboto and Dig Dog put pixelated pets to work in gleeful gaming homages

Drawing inspiration from games of yore but with dog and cat protagonists that signal light adventures rather than grim, dark ones, Gato Roboto and Dig Dog are easy to recommend to anyone looking to waste a couple hours this weekend. Not only that, but the latter was developed in a fascinating and inspiring way. Both games share a 1-bit aesthetic that goes back many years but most recently was popularized by the inimitable Downwell and recently used to wonderful effect in both Return of the Obra Dinn and Minit. This is a limitation that frees the developer from certain concerns while also challenging them to present the player with all the information they need with only two colors, or in …

Here’s Where To Find Pride Parades Around The Country & Celebrate Love

Burak Kara/Getty Images News/Getty Images Where Are Pride Parades In 2019? You Won’t Have Far To Go By Shelby Black a day ago Summer is heating up, and you know what that means: Pride season is upon us. During the year, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies gather together to celebrate that love is love, no matter your sexuality or gender identity. In case you’re asking when and where are the 2019 Pride parades? We’ve got you covered with a list of events. June represents Pride month, where people can celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. From June to even October, cities all across the United States host a number of Pride-themed events in order to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Of …

Neil and Katya on Strictly and ‘surviving’

And now they’re preparing another show of unity by staging Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream, telling the story of how they met, fought to become World Latin champions – and fell in love. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charles Venn, who competed on Strictly in 2018, will narrate Somnium Survive is what they appear to have done. Despite recent testing times, the Strictly couple, who’ve been married for six years, come across as relaxed, happy and excited about what lies ahead. They laugh, poke fun at and interrupt each other as they recount their partnership – one, they explain, which happened by chance. Katya (full name Ekaterina Andreevna Sokolova) was born in St Petersburg, the daughter of a wealthy Russian …

Mindy Kaling: I was so embarrassed about being a diversity hire

The star of The Office and The Mindy Project has defied typecasting by writing her own roles and working very hard. She talks about Late Night, her new film with Emma Thompson, remaking Four Weddings, and her own real life rom-com Oh my God, I cant believe youre doing it again, youre insane! I love it! But youre insane! Mindy Kaling cackles when she spots me waiting for her in a central London hallway and points to my large pregnant stomach. Kaling and I first met when I Inside Out, and I was doing some interviews while pregnant. Whereas most celebrities have forgotten the face of the journalist who interviewed them before they have even left the room, let alone …

Why Tales of the City is still a revolutionary show

Armistead Maupins creation has been rebooted for a new generation. Laura Linney and its makers talk LGBTQ life on TV For five decades, Tales of the City has been life-affirming, life-changing and even life-saving. Tales of the City, which first came to the small screen as a pioneering Channel 4 miniseries in 1993, and has been revived sporadically ever since. Over the past 25 years it would bubble up, says Tales of the City received critical acclaim and high ratings but attracted protests and threats from religious fundamentalists around the country. The network bowed to the pressure and pulled out of funding a sequel. I was just shocked. I was so surprised, in a very naive, Mary Ann Singleton way, …

Philippines ships 69 containers of rubbish back to Canada

Container ship M/V Bavaria, with tons of garbage on board, has left Subic Bay on a 20-day journey to Vancouver The Philippines has followed through on its threat to send 1,500 tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish back on a boat to Canada, ending a six-year dispute between the two countries. Wilma Eisma, administrator of Subic Bay freeport, confirmed that the 69 containers of garbage had been loaded overnight on the container ship M/V Bavaria, which left on a 20-day journey to the Canadian port city of Vancouver, via Taiwan. Eisma said the the move ended a sordid chapter in our history. The dispatch of the Canadian rubbish, which had been sitting in two Philippine ports since 2013 and 2014 while …

‘No one buys albums’: why pop stars are selling cannabis

From Jenny Lewis to Margo Price, pot is musics new money-spinner. And its targeting women Bid farewell to the merch stand mainstays of T-shirts and tote bags and say hello to pops latest money-spinner: weed. Noted musical marijuana enthusiasts Willie Nelson and the High Times are now getting involved. Many artists sell clothes or shoes, some sell wine and beer, others advertise for fast-food companies, explains Margo Price, who has a strain named after her last album All American Made. Me, Im into selling a plant that God grows, she says. Currently, Prices product is only available on her merch table in California, but its proving popular. From what I understand, its selling very well! she says, and shes hoping …

Valencia shock Barcelona in Copa del Rey final despite Messis best efforts

Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup success By the end here in Seville they could take it no more, but the suffering was worth it and they made it. Somewhere in the madness a whistle blew and Valencia became Copa del Rey winners. For the first time in 1,456 days, Barcelona are not the cup winners. There will be consequences at the Camp Nou, changes. Lionel Messis second-half goal was not enough to cancel out strikes from Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno and a league title is not enough for a club like this. For Valencia, the cup is …

Father Is Stoked To Find A Review About His Son Taking Care Of An Autistic Child At Work

One of the toughest parts of being a parent is knowing how to raise your children to be kind, helpful and emphatic people. While not everyone succeeds, there are many who are extremely proud of their children and their ability to be good people. Since these days parents can’t help but share the achievement of their kids online, from time to time the stories of parents being stunned by their children’s compassion goes viral. Recently, a father who goes by his DJ name James Flibble, shared a moment he realized he raised his son right. James’ 18-year-old son, Jacob, recently started a job at a Clarks store. A couple of days ago he received praise from his employer after a …

SARS Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s some background information about SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome. Since 2004, there have been no known cases of SARS reported anywhere in the world. There were 8,098 confirmed cases of SARS from November 2002 to July 2003, with 774 deaths. Timeline:November 16, 2002 – What will become known as SARS is first reported in Foshan, China. November 2002-February 2003 – Five people die and more than 300 are reported ill of SARS in Guangdong province, China. February 15-22, 2003 – Liu Jianlun develops SARS symptoms on a trip from Huang Xingchu in the Guangdong province to visit family in Hong Kong. He is considered patient zero, or the first person to die of the disease. He infects people at …

US women’s soccer team caps off send-off series with 3-0 win over Mexico

United States forward Mallory Pugh (2) scoring a goal as Mexico’s Cecilia Santiago (1), Daniela Espinosa (7), Joana Robles (8) and Yamile Franco (17) tried to stop her. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) A poor clearance from Mexico’s goalie, Cecilia Santiago, fell into the feet of Heath, whose quick footwork got her around one defender and the ball into the back of the net. The defending World Cup champions went into the game 2-0 in their send-off series after beating New Zealand and South Africa earlier this month. U.S. SOCCER STAR MEGAN RAPINOE SAYS SHE WILL ‘PROBABLY NEVER SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AGAIN’ Coach Jill Ellis, who made some unexpected changes at halftime by moving various players into different defensive positions, said …

This Pride Month Tribute To Judy Garland Has A Very Important Aim

LGBTQ Pride Month tradition this weekend in New York after a two-year hiatus.  Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater Saturday and, as in previous years, promises to be a one-night-only song-and-dance spectacle, featuring performances by Brittain Ashford, Kat Cunning, Matt Doyle and Nathan Lee Graham, among others. Justin Sayre, will benefit the As its title suggests, the show is a tribute to Judy Garland, who died 50 years ago this month. Beloved by queer audiences during her lifetime, the legendary stage and screen star has enjoyed mythical, if her funeral took place June 27, 1969, less than 24 hours before Sociopolitical impact aside, “Night of a Thousand Judys” is simply intended as a celebration of Garland’s artistry and the iconic performances …

Robert Mueller Speaks, Amazons New Echo Show, and More News

Robert Mueller breaks his silence, Amazon unveils a new device with more privacy features, and we pontificate on the philanthropy of billionaires. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines Robert Mueller finally speaks We all learned what Robert Mueller's voice actually sounds like when the special counsel made a surprise appearance this morning to discuss his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether the president obstructed justice. Summarizing his findings, Mueller explained that DOJ policy precluded his team from charging a sitting president with a crime, and that "if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that." Mueller ended his …

Optimization Smackdown: Hustle Porn vs. Zen Porn

This story is part of a series on how we make time—from productivity hacks and long walks to altering the function of our own circadian clocks. Melody Wilding’s hair had started falling out. Her heart fluttered wildly in her chest even in moments of calm, and on the weekends she felt too drained to get out of bed. “I was 20 years old,” she says, “but I felt 70.” The problem wasn’t depression or disease or anything pharmaceutically fixable. It was burnout: a totalizing exhaustion created by Wildling’s self-described “typical type A, overachiever personality” and its hyperdisciplined fixation on productivity. Her mind told her to do more, but her body had had enough. The quest for self-optimization has long consumed …