Mark Mawstons best photograph: Yoko Ono’s electrifying power

She came on stage with a black silk bag over her head and walked straight into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The crowd were in raptures I took this shot of Yoko Ono 14 years ago, in 2005 at bagism a practice she and Lennon engaged in as a way to deindividualise speakers and emphasise their message by wearing a nondescript bag over their heads. So she came out with this black silk bag obscuring her vision, and walked straight into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The crowd were in raptures. In a split second when I managed to take my eyes off her, I realised that Sean Lennon, her and Johns son, was …

What they really think: America seen through the world’s travel warnings

(CNN)If your friends and allies won’t tell you what they really think, check their travel advisories. Warnings about terrorism and mass shootings Canada, which is right up there alongside the US in terms of gun ownership, advises its citizens to “take normal security precautions” in the US, and notes that “incidents of mass shooting occur, but account for a small percentage of homicide deaths in the country.” “The likelihood of a tourist being a victim of such a (mass shooting) incident is low,” adds Canada. Although US gun homicide rates far outpace those of fellow wealthy countries, the likelihood of any individual being a victim of such an incident remains statistically low, though no less horrifying. New Zealand, itself the …

Trump wanted gamers to support him. Now hes blaming them for gun massacres | Van Badham

With increasing numbers of people bleeding to death in US streets, the president has to find someone something anything! to blame Scientific studies gun massacre deaths of another not Toledo) Ohio. Why scapegoat video games and demonise the people who play them? My dudes, why not? Its established that science, expertise, evidence and the truth are walk in and buy one at Walmart, a local store, a gun show or from a friend or neighbour. You can petty felon or an extremist who dreams of a Just before the 2016 election, he dared those second-amendment people remember? to act against Hillary Clinton if she attempted legislative gun control. The New York Times reported: Mr Trump and his campaign did not …

SE Cupp: Our gun laws make it too damn easy for haters to kill

(CNN)It’s been one week since 31 people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. It’s worth pointing out that those two shootings followed another, one week earlier, in Gilroy, California, where three people, including a 6-year-old and a 13-year-old, were killed by an angry guy with a gun. But I am no longer a NRA member. Being right no longer feels righteous. Because in the wake of more mass shootings, acts of senseless violence that sent innocent people running for their lives, leaving children orphaned and loved ones dead on the ground, I know we must do something about guns. We have a problem in this country — and the problem is hate. One of …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …

A chilling sign of today’s America

(CNN)Even in a week of bleak headlines, the one about the soaring sales of bulletproof backpacks for kids stood out. Other diagnoses of the problem pointed at mental illness and video games, to explain the carnage. But Peter Ambler, an El Paso native who’s the executive director of the Giffords gun safety organization, said this is just a distraction. “There is no evidence that our country has significantly higher rates of would-be terrorists than other developed countries,” Ambler wrote. “We also have comparable rates of mental illness to similarly developed countries — and we should also never forget the vast majority of people with a mental health diagnosis are not dangerous to others. What we have is weak gun laws.“ …

50 Memes That Make Fun Of The Idea That Video Games Cause Violence

Some myths have more lives than cats and Mario combined. That’s the way plenty of us feel whenever we see someone blaming video games for every new armed atrocity that shocks the world. Look, we get it, video games are an easy target. It’s far easier to blame them for somebody acting violently than it is to confront the tangled, messy, complex web of interrelated reasons that’s actually at fault. But it doesn’t mean that we should power down our critical thinking, just because we want easy answers. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and other politicians recently used video games as a scapegoat to (at least in part) explain the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. …

‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight without giving them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how parents can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her three-year-old girl was on the chubby side, Begum was surprised. I didnt think she was at all; I had felt like my children werent eating enough. She did, however, accept an invitation to join a six-week healthy parenting programme called 2% of those aged five to one-third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, yet many adults dont see …

Sarah Silverman Was Fired Recently From Movie For Blackface Photo

Sarah Silverman’s Comedy Central show featuring her in blackface recently cost her a job. The comedian told “The Bill Simmons Podcast” that she got dropped from an upcoming film. posted Aug. 8. (Listen to the audio clip below.) In the episode below, her character wears blackface after arguing with a Black person about whether it’s “harder” to be Jewish or Black. She attracts scorn from many people she encounters. As for the recent lost project, Silverman said filmmakers hired someone else, who she described as “wonderful” but also as someone “who has never stuck their neck out.” Silverman expressed regret for the episode in a  h/t Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

Fight and flight: how Glow continues to show women at their best and worst

In the third season of Netflixs consistently entertaining comedy series about female wrestlers, characters are allowed to be messy in and out of the ring In the opening scene of season three of Glow, the Netflix comedy about a group of misfit actors who end up becoming female wrestlers, an interviewer speaks with the co-leads Debbie and Ruth about their shows exciting move to Las Vegas. Both women are dressed as their respective wrestling personas, Liberty Bell, the beautiful all-American girl defending the USA and Zoya the Destroyer, her slinky nemesis from Soviet Russia. True to their parts, Liberty Bell delightedly extols the wonders of Vegas while Zoya complains that the glitzy town is a revolting display of capitalism. Then, …

The Kitchen review star cast can’t save undercooked DC Comics disaster

Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss struggle to rise above a cartoonish and shoddily constructed crime drama The Kitchen, a late summer, female-led adaptation of a little-known DC comic, is the worst kind of bad movie. Thats because it has all the ingredients of a good movie, from a juicy premise to a stellar cast, yet its assembled with such staggering incompetency that from the very first scene it boils over into one star territory, all promise evaporating from the screen. The boredom and confusion that then follows is backgrounded by an almost angry frustration that someone could get something so potentially thrilling so very, very wrong. That someone would seem to be Andrea Berloff, the Oscar-nominated co-writer of …

Why Are You Still Doing Bikram Yoga?

This fall, dozens more will pay the same amount for a teacher training in Acapulco, Mexico. Choudhury and his students ― the majority of whom are women ― will spend nine weeks at a Sheraton resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast, equipped with an 18-hole golf course, pools, bars, restaurants and “an outstanding wellness area,” according to the program description. It’s bizarre to me that people still go to these trainings. Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor “Teacher Training was intense and demanding,” the lawsuit says. “Unbeknownst to [Lawler], Bikram Choudhury referred to them as ‘one big brainwashing session.’” “It’s bizarre to me that people still go to these trainings. I find it very hard to understand how someone could look [at the …

This Is The First 100 Percent Confirmed Video Of A Fully Working Flying Saucer

We finally have the first absolutely 100 percent confirmed sighting of a fully functional flying saucer. Before you cancel your attempt to naruto run at Area 51 to find an alien version, we should probably mention that this particular flying saucer was created by humans. A team of scientists and engineers in Romania has developed a first of its kind, hyper-maneuverable flying saucer. Demonstrating an ADIFO (All Direction Flying Object) prototype, the team says a full-scale model would create “a new and revolutionary flight paradigm”, and fly like the UFOs depicted in fiction for decades. At low altitudes and speeds, the saucer uses ducted fans, as you’d see in a normal quadrocopter. At higher speeds and altitudes, it uses jet engines loaded …

An American great: Michiko Kakutani reflects on Toni Morrison’s legacy

Toni Morrison historical imagination and remarkable gifts of language made her one of the most influential writers of her generation In novels spanning several hundred years of history, Toni Morrison used her historical imagination and her remarkable gifts of language to chronicle the horrors of slavery and Jim Crow, and their continuing fallout on the everyday lives of black Americans. Violent, heart-wrenching events occur in her fiction: a runaway slave named Sethe cuts the throat of her baby daughter with a handsaw to spare her the fate she suffered herself as a slave ( The Death of Truth. The paperback edition will be released on 22 August.

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Splitting Up After 8 Months Of Marriage

Miley Cyrus and It’s “what’s best,” a rep for the couple said in a statement. agreed to separate at this time,” said the statement. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers.” A sad-looking Cyrus, 26, appeared in a Instagram post Saturday clearly not wearing her wedding ring. It was taken while the singer was on vacation in Italy with pal Kaitlynn Carter, Brody Jenner’s ex, noted People magazine, which was the first to report the breakup. Hemsworth and Cyrus met in 2009 while filming “The Last Song.” They were soon dating and made their red-carpet debut as a couple in 2010.  sexual attraction to women.  came …

Trevor Noah: Fox News seems to forget that guns are everywhere in America

Late-night hosts address the coverage of mass gun violence in America, from Fox News distractions to Trumps visit to El Paso Trevor Noah On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah continued to address this weekends deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, as he debunked conservative commentators attempts to distract from the issue of guns. While many legislators are seeking to expand background checks, reinstate the assault weapons ban or ban high-capacity magazines, according to [former Arkanasas governor Mike] Huckabee and many people on the right, the real problem in America is not access to guns, its a lack of access to God. pic.twitter.com/IfMk5UeUZP the New York Timess Original Article : HERE ;