SoulCycle Devotees Talk Boycotting The Popular Studio Over Trump Fundraiser

Devotees of fitness behemoths SoulCycle, both of which have cult-like followings, are angry over news that Stephen Ross, chairman of the company that owns both brands, plans to host aDonald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign in the Hamptons this weekend. The Washington Post The event ― and the rhetoric put forth by its guest of honor ― is in stark contrast to the A public relations team for SoulCycle and Equinox brands was quick to issue a response a note from SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan, she calls Ross a “passive investor” and stated the brand “in no way endorses” the event.  issued a statement, which was shared on Twitter,  Not everyone is Chrissy Teigen and actress Wilson Cruz Echevarria launched a “Equinox has portrayed …

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 …

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 …

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.“ …

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 ;

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 …

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 …

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth separate, People reports

(CNN)Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split less than a year after they married, according to a report by People. “Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED,” she captioned one post. Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Aug 10, 2019 at 7:03am PDT The singer has been traveling in Italy in recent days. rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby ⚓️ A post shared by Kaitlynn Carter (@kaitlynn) on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:08pm PDT It had seemed things were going well for the couple. Cyrus recently told Howard Stern on his SIRIUSXM Satellite show that she loved Hemsworth even more after he saved their animals from a wildfire in …

‘I wouldn’t admit I was from Luton’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer England cricketer Monty Panesar tells 5 Live he wants people to stop criticising his hometown of Luton “When I used to play cricket and people would ask me where I was from, I’d say Bedford.” Growing up, former England cricketer Monty Panesar would not always admit he came from Luton. “I was literally thinking I need to get out of Luton; it’s dull, it’s grey, nothing is there apart from the Vauxhall plant and the airport,” he said. Panesar’s feelings towards Luton were echoed in the media. The town has twice been voted the worst place to live – once in a 2004 poll for The Idler magazine, and again in …

Twitter locks out McConnell’s campaign for posting video of calls for violence at his home

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., over the weekend. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) In a livestream video of the protest, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm, standing with other demonstrators outside McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck” rather than fracturing his shoulder. “Just stab the m—– f—– in the heart,” Helm said, after a fellow demonstrator referenced a McConnell voodoo doll. Helm told the Lousville Courier-Journal in an interview on Wednesday that she had no regrets. ACTRESS UNDER FIRE FOR ‘SICK’ TWEET DIRECTED AT MCCONNELL “McConnell doesn’t care about people who actually do break their necks, who need insulin, who need …

Frank Turner excavates history’s forgotten women

When he first started making music with hardcore punk band Million Dead, Frank Turner refused to join the nightly ritual of tour bus debauchery. “I have a vivid memory of being in Belgium,” he recalls. “People were drinking anything that wasn’t nailed to the floor and I was sat on my bunk, reading my notes.” It’s not that the singer had a puritanical streak – far from it – but the tour clashed with a deadline for Turner’s history degree, so every night, he’d hunker down to research the British-Bulgarian tobacco trade in the 1930s. The paper eventually earned him a first-class honour – but his subsequent decision to quit and pursue music left his tutor unimpressed. Image copyright Getty …

In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China’s actions in Xinjiang and Tibet

Hong Kong (CNN)The gleaming white bullet train whips through the Chinese countryside, past endless construction sites and new towns. Kashmir and Xinjiang share many similarities. Both have long been regions of disputed sovereignty, where a predominantly Muslim minority has pushed against control by a non-Muslim state, and both are now facing increased pressure in countries once committed to multiethnic pluralities that have taken a turn for majoritarian assimilation. Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang have been minoritized in many cities and faced increased competition for jobs from Han migrants. At the same time, they have been subjected to draconian surveillance and policing, with up to 2 million people detained in what critics call “re-education camps,” according to expert estimates. Uyghur activists have …

Donald Trump’s Speech After Mass Shootings Was Empty And Disingenuous

Donald Trump spoke to the nation Monday after at least 31 people died in mass shootings in cities over the weekend. called on the country to stamp out racism and hatred and fight the dark corners of the internet where such ideologies are allowed to flourish. Here’s a look at Trump’s speech ― and what he didn’t say about his own role in fanning the flames of hatred. Trump spent the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, even after news broke of Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas. Hours after the tragedy,  View this post on Instagram A post shared by SND321 (@snd321) on Jul 21, 2019 at 5:29am PDT “You also had some In 2016, he repeatedly …

‘Something needs to be done’: A conversation about guns and race in America

(CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, Liliana Bustos, a 27-year-old waitress in El Paso, Texas, brought her 2-year-old son to see the growing memorial outside the Walmart commemorating the 22 people killed in the mass shooting there on Saturday. Andre Ortiz and his fiancée Caysee Brown frequent Dayton’s Oregon entertainment district where the shooting took place. Ortiz, 34, and Brown, 36, knew one of the victims, Lola Oglesby. “It feels a little different to even leave the house these days,” said Brown. “It just doesn’t feel like you can go anywhere. Can’t go to Walmart. Can’t go to church. Can’t go to a movie theater without the fear of something happening or something going wrong.” Ortiz said he’s had to talk with the …

Here’s how reporters are covering the aftermath of an anti-Latino hate crime

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. We need more of this: CBS has been calling Saturday’s shooting “the worst attack on Latinos in modern American history.” On the “CBS Evening News,” correspondent David Begnaud visited a local Catholic church and interviewed residents. “We’re not all rapists and animals” the way “someone has depicted us,” Ruben Torres told Begnaud. These two headlines from the Los Angeles Times also caught my attention: “For Latinos, El Paso is a devastating new low in a Trump era” and “‘We were safe until he started talking’: El Paso residents respond to President Trump.” Both stories featured local voices …

Horrible Histories author ‘a fish out of water’

So you might assume that after writing more than 60 Horrible Histories books and seeing them adapted into West End shows, a Bafta-winning TV series, a major film and an art exhibition, Deary would firmly consider himself part of the literary elite. He doesn’t. “In the publishing industry, I’m a fish out of water,” he says. “I don’t do literary festivals. And I don’t mix with the literati.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cast of Horrible Histories: The Movie at its premiere last month The new stage show, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Four, opens at London’s Apollo Theatre this week and runs until the end of the month – perfectly timed to catch the English school …