Biden and Trump are just two sides of the same misogynistic coin | Arwa Mahdawi

Donald Trumps disdain for women manifests itself in crass braggadocio, while Joe Bidens is in the form of patronizing paternalism Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. other Democratic candidates, Biden announced he 2016 report by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, an anti-abortion organization, asserts that since 1976 the amendment is responsible for over two million births. The Hyde amendment hasnt just compelled women to give birth against their wishes; it has killed them. Bidens blithe avowal that there were sufficient monies and circumstances to help poor women access abortions in the past insults the memory of women like tried to prevent rape and incest exceptions from being added to it.) But …

‘I had to honour him’: the friends who finished Avicii’s final album

After the EDM star died aged 28 last year, his family decided that his album Tim should be completed. How did the chosen collaborators handle such a sensitive task? Last summer, a carefully chosen group of producers was given a challenging task to complete Bergling bombastic, Technicolor dance music that has dominated the charts in this decade. His 2013 song Wake Me Up, with soul singer Aloe Blacc, spent 26 weeks at No 1 on the US Billboard dance singles chart and was for a time the most-streamed song in Spotify history. Bergling became one of the worlds highest-paid DJs and collaborated with Madonna, Coldplay and Nile Rogers, who called him one of the greatest natural melody writers Ive ever …

Every episode of Black Mirror ranked!

When Charlie Brookers series gets it right, its mix of sci-fi and satire is like nothing else on our screens. Heres its 23 episodes so far, from worst to best 23. Black Museum A compilation of half-thought-out, sub-Saw morality tales that tread so much worn ground (a womans consciousness is transferred into an abandoned toy, a murderer is turned into a hologram that can be repeatedly electrocuted) that it teeters on the edge of self-parody. Plus, and this is rare for Black Mirror, its so pleased with itself that you just want to punch it. 21. Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too Miley Cyrus in Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too. Photograph: Netflix Miley Cyrus plays Britney Spears, had Britney inexplicably decided …

Court battles and cash hassles: Woodstock 50 loses its stardust

Organisers are still upbeat but the future of festival to mark events anniversary is increasingly uncertain It was billed as the pulled the plug on $30m of backing in April. A series of subsequent court orders first found that Dentsu Aegis did not have the right to cancel the event, and subsequently that festival organisers could not stop their former financial backer from being involved in the planning the event. If nothing else, the legal dramas played out in court are in the spirit of Woodstocks previous incarnations in 1969, 1994 and 1999, marked respectively by love, mud and violence. But Marc Kasowitz, lawyer for Woodstock 50s organiser Michael Lang, Poughkeepsie Journal last week: Woodstock will prevail. Theres little certainty …

Trump bids farewell and thank you to the greatest generation

(CNN)President Donald Trump met the moment, perfectly, with words that summoned poetry from their simplicity. A group of now hollow-cheeked veterans, wearing medals proudly on their chests, and baseball caps bearing their battle honors, absorbed the applause. Three comrades directly behind Trump’s podium huddled under one blanket — as if in a long-ago fox hole. Any visit to the killing grounds of Normandy is humbling and inspiring. When world leaders gather to mark historic anniversaries emotions become even more intense. The names, ages and home states of the fallen etched on their graves nearby encapsulates the random horror of a world war. But there was something different, even more poignant, and final about the D-Day anniversary commemorations this year. Trump, …

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Art of Worldbuilding

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm from Star Wars creator George Lucas for $4 billion in 2012, many fans had the same thought: Disney's got to make a theme park set in the galaxy far, far away. It's the peanut-butter-in-chocolate of worldbuilding: The creative minds at Lucasfilm know how to build cinematic universes; Disney's Imagineering team knows how to construct fantastical lands IRL. If the Mouse House didn't build Star Wars worlds at its theme parks, it would be a huge missed opportunity. Today, nearly seven years later, the first of those worlds opened its doors. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now a fully functioning "land" at Disney's Anaheim park. Its twin will open at the company's Florida resort later this year. …

How long should you stay at a job if you aren’t being promoted?

Career advancement is a major factor in employee satisfaction. And while promotions have to be earned, employees shouldn’t linger too long at a company if they aren’t climbing the career ladder fast enough. “If you aren’t moving up after three years, there is a problem,” he said. Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid supercar is also its most powerful More women are joining Fortune 500 boards than ever before Should you text with your boss? And if your boss did set benchmarks, but then the goal posts keep changing — that’s also a red flag. “If they do this and it becomes a pattern, that would be a big clue that they are never going to give this to me,” said Klaus. …

Artist Whose Painting Got Mistaken For A Van Gogh Creates Adorable Starry Night Dog Series (30 Pics)

Her Starry Night Dogs series imagines a world in which our beloved four-legged friends sat for van Gogh. Much like her previous works, each portrait features the familiar Starry Night sky rendered in the thick brushstrokes characteristic of Post-Impressionism. And while spiraling clouds and sparkling stars are still there, Trier often adds a little bit of her own, mostly experimenting with color. #1 Aja has been a professional, full-time artist since 2003 and started her business, Sagittarius Gallery, the same year. She went to art college at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA with a concentration in painting. Her fascination with Vincent van Gogh, however, started even earlier. “We had a lot of art books in the house when …

Rebecca Solnit: ‘Every protest shifts the world’s balance’

Two hundred years after the Peterloo massacre, which led to the founding of the Manchester Guardian, protest is shaping our political moment. Where do we go from here? Scale it up and its revolution; scale it down and its individual non-cooperation that may be seen as nothing more than obstinacy or malingering or not seen at all. What we call protest identifies one aspect of popular power and resistance, a force so woven into history and everyday life that you miss a lot of its impact if you focus only on groups of people taking stands in public places. But people taking such stands have changed the world over and over, toppled regimes, won rights, terrified tyrants, stopped pipelines and …

Best films of 2019 so far

Charlize Theron flips into funny with Seth Rogen, Mel Gibson picks Vince Vaughn as his accomplice and Avengers reach their Endgame the finest movies yet this year released in the UK The Favourite A New Years Day release date in the UK for Yorgos Lanthimoss period romp kicked the year off in fine style; Olivia Colmans Oscar win two months later was the crowning glory. What we said: A reminder that the idea of royalty as polite and picturesquely sentimental is something that came in with Queen Victoria: The Favourite is more punk than that. Its a rousingly nasty, bleary, hungover punchup. Read the full review An Impossible Love A daughters life is shaped by her fathers arrogance and her …

People Are Sharing The Most Unflattering Pics Of Their Pets And Its Hilarious (30 Pics)

In the digital age of always putting your most photogenic shots out there, Twitter user Baby_b0nes decided to switch things up by asking her followers to share the” least flattering” photos of their pets and boy did they deliver. Scroll down to check out some hilarious animals hitting all the wrong angles and don’t forget to upvote your favs! According to research, it is likely that the culture of keeping pets began thousands of years ago, with our human ancestors capturing young wolves and domesticating them. The reason for adopting these furry predators was probably not for their cute faces, but because they were useful for hunting. Over time, these wolves evolved into a tamer species – dogs. According to …

Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News

Call of Duty is back, Apple's ready to unveil some new software, and New York is prepared to say goodbye to the MetroCard. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines A new Call of Duty game is out, and it has a confusing name If you're a big fan, you remember the legendary Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Just to make things confusing, the franchise is dropping a new installment with a funny name. It's called—wait for it—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It's grim, morally ambiguous, and comes out on October 25. New York is ready to ditch the MetroCard Starting today, New York enters the 21st century of transportation and allows …

Cantina Talk: Meet the New New Class of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Hello, and welcome to a new edition of Cantina Talk, WIRED's look at everything happening in the world of Star Wars. But first: If you haven't already read it, open another tab immediately and bookmark this oral history of Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, because, really, there are some droids in there you've probably been looking for. But if you're not in the mood for revisiting the way the movies looked a long time ago, perhaps you'll be happier with these glimpses of what's to come. The Next Movie Is About Millennials, Kind Of Source: The man behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams Probable accuracy: The thing with thematic descriptors is, who can really say what …

Snooki Claps Back At Criticism Over Postpartum Fitness Goals Just Days After Giving Birth – Perez Hilton

Listen up mommy-shaming trolls: Snooki is not apologizing for her fitness goals! Just four days after On Monday, the 31-year-old, born Nicole Polizzi, shared the confident mirror selfie with her millions of followers on Instagram. Describing her plans for getting back in shape after giving birth, she “Why is there so much pressure to bounce back? Why is there so much focus on how flat a new moms belly is?” This feels like a good time to chime in and add that it’s 100 percent a woman’s exclusive right to decide how she feels about her own body. In response to the backlash, Snooki edited her original post caption to add: THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ADVICE ON HOW TO DEAL …

How Chella Man Became His Own Superhero

Photos by Laurel Golio Chella Man, a 20-year-old artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has never seen his identities reflected authentically on-screen, let alone in a blockbuster, as a deaf, transgender, Chinese and Jewish person. And yet, a superhero he’ll be when he suits up for the second season of “Titans” as the mute crime fighter Jericho and makes history as the first disabled trans masculine actor to join the DC universe. Scarlett Johansson) should inhabit which roles.  As his star continues to rise, Chella remains fiercely committed to making his communities proud and becoming the role model for young LGBTQ folks he never had growing up. Before he blasts off, we caught up with Chella to talk about what …

25 Most Unique Airbnbs Around The World

#2 Skylodge Adventure Suites In Peru If you really wish to run away for everything, this Airbnb is perfect for you. Located in the mountains of Peru, this Skylodge lets you spend some very much deserved time alone. One night at this Airbnb costs around $581. #4 5 Floor Bamboo Palace In Abiansemal, Bali Unfortunately, this mind-blowing bamboo Airbnb is not available to book for the next few years. But according to Airbnb, this house comes with your own personal maid and you can even book a chef that will cook you food throughout your stay. #6 Private Island In Sunny Hvaler, Norway Sometimes you just get so sick of people, all you need is your own private island. So, …