GE Still Wrestles With a Big Problem: GE Capital

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BBC pay: Men still dominate star salaries list

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From Software Boss Hints That a New Armored Core Is Still in Development

From Software president, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has hinted that a new Armored Core game is still in development, despite the lack of an E3 announcement.

The studio announced that it was working on three games back in 2016, and Miyazaki confirmed that Armored Core was in development at the time.

However, at E3 2018, the developer announced its new VR title, Déraciné, new Souls-like samurai game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and a collaboration with Devolver to re-release cult Xbox mech game Metal Wolf Chaos.

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Ten years later, players, caddies, observers still marvel at Tiger’s 2008 win

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LeBron-KD rivalry still one-sided, but the sides have changed

After regularly losing to LeBron James in OKC, Kevin Durant has dominated with the Warriors. Flipping the script won’t be easy for James.
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Steph looks like the MVP, but LeBron probably still is

Steph Curry is bringing extra magic to the court despite LeBron James’ transcendent performances in Cleveland’s losing efforts.
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Barnwell: Best fits for 15 NFL free agents still on market

The best fit for Dez Bryant? Aaron Rodgers would love him in Green Bay. Here are the ideal landing spots for 15 unsigned veterans.
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Profile: David Sedaris Leaves His Audiences Weeping. And Still Wanting More.

He loves the crowds, the crowds love him, and his appearances attract hundreds and even thousands of fans. On the eve of publication of his new book, “Calypso,” the love fest continues.
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There’s no stopping LeBron — but the Celtics are still in the way

The Celtics acknowledge the powerhouse that is LeBron James, and their plan is simple: Control what you can control.
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Grande: Bomb attack ‘still so heavy on my heart’

Ariana Grande has described the Manchester Arena bomb attack as the “absolute worst of humanity” in an interview nearly a year on from the atrocity.
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Books of The Times: In ‘The Restless Wave,’ John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional

In his latest and likely last book, McCain expresses concern about the state of the union, but generally stops short of calling out President Trump.
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People Are Still Paying $165 For An Intimate Night Of Music With Woody Allen

As the Me Too movement continues to reverberate, fans are still lining up to see Allen play his clarinet at a posh New York hotel.
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Ravens draft QB Jackson; Flacco still starter

The Ravens traded back into the first round for Lamar Jackson, selecting the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the 32nd overall pick.
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Gmail still lacks these important features

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Lowe: Do Anthony Davis and the Pelicans still need DeMarcus Cousins?

Cousins will be a free agent this summer. Zach Lowe examines how New Orleans’ postseason success changes the calculus for re-signing the injured All-Star center.
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Pitching greats still missing that one big thing

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Unbuttoned: James Comey Still Looks the Part

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No Kawhi comeback? Spurs still like chances against Warriors

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"American Idol" Contestant Noah Davis Still Loves Alpacas

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NFL free-agency reset: Best remaining players, teams still in the QB market, more

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Reid: I’m still unsigned because of protests

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Women Still Rule the Coyote Ugly Saloon, 25 Years Later

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Still ‘Hangry’? Teen Snowboarding Star Chloe Kim on What Her First Post-Olympics Meal Might Be

It seems there’s no rest — or food — for an Olympic gold medalist.

Minutes after earning first place in a nearly perfect performance at the women’s halfpipe event in the Water Games on Tuesday morning (Monday night stateside) — and just a few hours after saying she was getting “hangry” on the hill — 17-year-old U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim said she still hadn’t had a bite to eat.

So what would she chow down on to celebrate her medal, if she had a second to herself?

“Burgers, fries, maybe some Hawaiian pizza,” she tells PEOPLE, her latter choice almost immediately stirring a tiny bit of controversy online from die-hard haters of pineapple and ham and tomato sauce together.

Kim knows from food, just to judge by her Twitter, where her missives the last few days have playfully riffed on her dietary habits.

Between her runs Tuesday in the halfpipe final, Kim tweeted, “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry.” (A follower responded, “um aren’t u on the top of a mountain rn.”)

Earlier in the week, she shared she “could be down for some ice cream rn,” triggering a mini-viral moment during which NBC polled its followers on what kind of ice cream she should get.

To that she responded, “Cookies & Cream is some good stuff. If anyone can get me some to the village thatd be dope.”

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“I’m so nervous!!!!!!!” Kim tweeted on Monday, adding minutes later, “Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro.”

The playful posts are another piece of Kim’s rapidly increasing fame. Speaking to reporters after competing on Tuesday — as ever with her blend of calm and charisma, spiked by demonstrable enthusiasm; aka, being a teenager — she said her followers on Instagram have about doubled since she traveled to South Korea.

“My Twitter’s been blowing up because of the tweets that I tweeted yesterday,” she said, knowingly, at a news conference later Tuesday, referring to her riffs on what she was and was not eating.

RELATED VIDEO: How Snowboarder Chloe Kim Is Poised to Dominate the Winter Olympics — at Just 17!

Asked by PEOPLE if she was ready to be known as a foodie Internet personality, it seems Kim is not (understandably) going to leave the snow behind — but she’s not going to abandon any new fans.

She says, “I’m just here to inspire.”

The 2018 Winter Olympics are airing live on NBC. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.


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Sleeping Dogs Movie Still Happening

The film adaptation of Sleeping Dogs was announced last year, with Donnie Yen set to play the leading role – Wei Shen in the game. We haven’t heard anything on the project for some time, but Yen has confirmed the movie is still happening.

“Sometimes great things take a bit of time,” Yen wrote, in a post on his Instagram account.

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Is Penguins-Capitals still the NHL’s biggest rivalry?

It’s compelling theater whenever Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin face off, but have their bouts become a one-sided feud? Meanwhile, Flames-Kings offers plenty of heat, Chicago-Nashville is smoldering and there’s bad blood between the New York teams again.
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MTV’s The Challenge Status Check: Which Couples Are Still Together?

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GDP Grew 2.6% at Year End, Slowing a Bit but Still Steady

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Telli Swift Wants “The Ring” From Deontay Wilder But He’s Still on the Fence About Marriage on WAGS Atlanta

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Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

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Traveling to Cuba Is (Still) Easier Than You Think

Even with the latest round of changes to the U.S.-Cuba tourism policy, American vacationers can still legally visit. Our reporter sets out on a weeklong cycling trip in the Cuban countryside.
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Colo. Mom Arrested After Dead Baby Found in Backyard With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

A 23-year-old woman is behind bars in Colorado where authorities have accused her of killing her newborn child, PEOPLE confirms.

A statement from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office alleges a lifeless infant was found Tuesday evening in the backyard of her residence.

“Dispatch received reports of what a citizen believed to be a lifeless infant left in her back yard” in Highlands Ranch, the statement alleges.

According to police, the umbilical cord was still attached to the baby.

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Detectives were summoned to the scene, and, “through investigative leads,” they identified Camille Wasinger-Konrad as “a suspect” in the baby’s murder.

The statement does not indicate what led investigators to Wasinger-Konrad.

Deputies arrested Wasinger-Konrad on suspicion of murdering her newborn baby.

She remains in custody at the Douglas County Detention Center on a no-bond hold.

The cause and manner of death has yet to be determined, but an autopsy is being performed by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office.

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“This is an open and active investigation,” the statement reads, noting all of the evidence authorities have amassed against Wasinger-Konrad has been turned over to prosecutors. “We’ve asked that the charge of murder in the first degree be filed against Wasinger-Konrad.”

Wasinger-Konrad has not entered a plea. It was unclear Thursday if she has retained legal counsel who could comment on her behalf.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s statement ends with a reminder that the Colorado Safe Haven Law allows a parent to hand over an infant, up to 72 hours old, to an employee at any fire station or hospital with no questions asked.

As long as the baby is unharmed, the parent will not be prosecuted for abandonment.


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Are the Penguins still a top Stanley Cup contender?

Sidney Crosby & Co. started the season as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup — for a third straight time. Things haven’t gone well, leaving us to wonder if their window of legitimate contention has closed. Here’s what the underlying numbers say.
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‘He’s still part of the Boston family.’ What IT means to the Celtics

Isaiah Thomas spent just two-plus seasons in green, but Boston’s “King in the Fourth” left a Celtics legacy that goes beyond the basketball court.
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As the Winter Classic turns 10, here’s why we’re still watching

The novelty of watching professional hockey outdoors — it might be snowing! — hasn’t worn off. But that’s not the only reason we’re hyped for another edition of the NHL’s New Year’s Day showcase.
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Orr’s iconic goal in 1970 still top NHL moment

At age 9, Wayne Gretzky watched in awe as Bobby Orr scored in overtime to win the Stanley Cup in 1970 for the Bruins, beating Blues goaltender Glenn Hall and leaping through the air to celebrate what has become the most iconic goal in NHL history.
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Barnwell: Todd Gurley’s surging case for MVP, and why the GOAT still has an edge

The Rams running back has had a historically great December, and the MVP race appears to be down to two. Here’s how Todd Gurley could win — and how Tom Brady could hold him off.
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Which player will people still talk about 100 years from now?

The centennial of the NHL’s first game got us thinking about the legacy today’s stars will leave. Sidney Crosby has all those Cups and Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s greatest scorers, but there’s something mythical about hockey’s most famous mullet.
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OKC still searching for answers: ‘It’s gotta stop’

The Thunder dropped another stunning game Monday night while playing on their home floor against a Hornets team standing 13th in the Eastern Conference.
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Jahlil Okafor, cast aside by the resurgent 76ers as trade calls continue to fall on deaf ears, says he understands the NBA is a business. “But in my eyes,” he adds, “I don’t know if it’s good business.”
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Modern Love: Looking for the ‘Bad Mother?’ She’s Still Here

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Anna Faris Says Ex Chris Pratt ‘Still Cracks Me Up All the Time’

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have nothing but love for each other.

Faris, 40, opens up about her relationship with Pratt, 38, since their split, in this week’s PEOPLE issue. “We’ll always have each other and be incredible friends,” says the Mom star.

“There is still so much laughter in our lives together, and he is so proud of me, still,” she adds. “We watched each other grow, and he still cracks me up all the time. And I think I crack him up  — unless he’s a really good actor and great at faking laughter.”

The pair announced their decision to separate after eight years of marriage in August. The two share 5-year-old son, Jack.

“It’s understandable that people seemed so invested in our happiness together,” Faris says of the public’s reaction to their split. “All I can say about that is, it’s all true, that we truly adore each other, and we love each other, I think it still comes through.”

Faris’ new book Unqualified (out later this month) includes details of how the former couple fell in love making their movie Take Me Home Tonight, their spur-of-the-moment marriage in Bali and the birth of their son.

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“At first I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is crazy timing,’” she says of the book coming out just months after the split. “Now it sort of feels like maybe in a way everything that’s happened helps bring it full circle.”

Pratt even penned the foreword of the book.

Along with singing her praises, the Jurassic World star writes in the book that he and Faris will be “just fine” and plan to move forward by continuing to “amicably co-parent a human” together.

“I am so grateful that he contributed to the book,” says Faris. “Chris and I are really great friends, and I think that we always will be.”

Unqualified hits shelves Oct. 24.


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‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?

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Critic’s Notebook: Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. But Hollywood Still Has a Problem.

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Tomb Raider: Less sexy, more action – still dull?

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For Amazon, Can Two Headquarters Still Equal One Culture?

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Leah Remini Still Struggles with Guilt for Going to Therapy — Because She Says Scientology Opposes It

Four years after abruptly leaving the controversial church of Scientology, Leah Remini says she’s still adjusting.

“You rebuild slowly. It doesn’t happen overnight,” the actress, 47, says in the new issue of PEOPLE. “It’s a learning process; it’s changing the way you think.”

Indeed, Remini was in the church for more than 30 years before she walked away in 2013 with husband Angelo Pagán, 59, daughter Sofia, 13, and mother Vicki. And her post-Scientology life has been challenging.

The star has been seeing a therapist now for two years, which she says is difficult because of how her former church views psychiatry.

“I have that guilty conscience,” Remini says. “If I make the most minor transgression” of a Scientology rule, like being rude or losing her temper, “I call my therapist and go, ‘I should be punished for this; I need you to reprimand me.’ She’s like, ‘No, that’s not what therapy is.’ ”

“We really have no debate with a psychologist. We do have issues with psychiatrists who subject patients, especially children, to dangerous procedures and drugs,” a Scientology spokesperson wrote in a statement to PEOPLE.

Last year, Remini launched the Emmy-nominated A&E docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Now in its second season, the show follows Remini as she shares fellow ex-Scientologists’ stories, including allegations of abuse within the church.

“It is Remini who is the attacker,” the Scientology spokesperson wrote. “Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her, casting herself in her drama as the ‘victim’ so she could cash in on her false narrative while savaging her friends and those who helped her most of her life.” (The Church’s full response is at leahreminiaftermath.com.)

For more on Leah Remini and her battle against Scientology, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

In addition to the A&E show, Remini will return to comedy this fall, reuniting with her King of Queens costar Kevin James in Kevin Can Wait on CBS Sept. 25. While she’s filming the show in her native New York City, her husband and daughter will stay in L.A. but make frequent visits to the east coast.

“If I didn’t have my family,” says Remini, “I don’t know what I would do.”


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50 Years On, Living In The Museum Is Still Kids’ Ultimate Fantasy

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Mayweather on McGregor: ‘Racism still exists’ (Yahoo Sports)

Floyd Mayweather on Conor McGregor’s racial comments: 'It's totally disrespectful'

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Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs Says Notorious B.I.G.’s Death Is Still a ‘Heavy Weight to Wear’

It’s been 20 years since The Notorious B.I.G.’s was killed in a drive-by shooting, but Sean “Diddy” Combs is still deeply affected by his friend’s death.

“That’s something that’s life-changing,” Combs, 47, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue. “It’s a real heavy weight to wear on yourself.”

In 1993, the music mogul launched Bad Boy Records, and the duo’s careers skyrocketed after the release of Biggie Smalls‘ debut studio album Ready to Die.

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But just as Smalls (born Christopher Wallace) was gearing up for the release of his second album in early 1997, he was murdered on March 9 after leaving an industry after party with Combs, whose new film Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (produced by Live Nation and available now on Apple Music) shares how Biggie’s death fueled the tight family at the label.

“You get guilt when you lose a friend,” says Combs, who’s a father of six. “It could’ve been you. You have to deal with that. It’s a heavy thing.”

Last month, the star hit the Billboard Music Awards stage with Wallace’s son, Christopher Jordan “C.J.” Wallace, 20, in Las Vegas to honor the late rapper and “was able to release” some of his burden.

“His son is grown up, mature, classy just a great person,” says Combs. “To see that we had a loss but it all worked out, it took some of the stress . I was able to pass the legacy to him and now he can carry it on.”


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Gigi Hadid Is Still Very Into Pajamas And Heels

While you were sleeping, Gigi Hadid was removing buttons from her loungewear and adding high heels, succumbing again to the pajamas-as-outerwear trend.

The model emerged from her apartment in New York City on Friday wearing the low-necked, high-waisted pajama set of our most confusing dreams, along with some teetering white boots

It’s not the first time she’s rocked sleepwear with heels. 

Pajamas have been a fashion trend for several years now, but Hadid and her crew seem to be embracing loungewear extra hard lately, and they’re taking it to a new level by adding heels ― something Selena Gomez was doing way back in 2015

Not gonna lie, we’d rather see some crisp, white sneakers with these getups. 

Even Rihanna recently fell for the PJs-and-heels trend, sporting a silky robe-style wrap and fluffy heeled sandals at this year’s Met Gala after party. 

No matter who tries it, we just can’t get into this trend. But to each her own look — and to all, a good night. 

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Drew and Jonathan Scott Aren’t the Stars of Their Latest Show, But You’ll Still Want to Watch — Here’s Why

Drew and Jonathan Scott are coming to you in a new show — this time from behind the lens.

The 39-year-old twins and their production company, Scott Brothers Entertainment, are releasing the first series they’ve created that doesn’t star the massively popular siblings. Set to premiere June 19th on Discovery Family, Reno, Set Go! follows hosts Cheryl Torrenueva and Roger Morin as they secretly renovate homes for people in need.

Reno, Set, Go! is a terrific show with a ton of heart and something the family can enjoy together,” Jonathan tells PEOPLE.

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“Cheryl and Roger were wonderful to work with and are a blast to watch,” Drew adds.

Designer Torrenueva and contractor Morin, who Drew promises are “a blast to watch,” team up in each episode to give an unsuspecting homeowner, who’s been nominated by a spouse or family member, a room refresh in under 36 hours.

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From a couple that’s struggling financially as they save for costly fertility treatments to a single dad who needs a man cave, each story will inevitably leave viewers teary eyed. Don’t believe us? Try to get through the exclusive preview above without scrambling for a tissue.

Reno, Set, Go! premieres with two back-to-back episodes on June 19th at 10:00 p.m. ET on Discovery Family.


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Ice Cube Will Still Make His Appearance On Bill Maher This Week

On Monday, a spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told HuffPost that he would be dropping out of his upcoming appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” amid the host’s recent controversy. Now, a representative for Ice Cube has confirmed that the musician will not be canceling his own appearance for this Friday’s episode.

“Ice Cube will still appear on Bill Maher this Friday as scheduled to talk about the release of ‘Death Certificate: 25th Anniversary’ edition, an album that was recorded in the wake of the Rodney King beating in 1991, which sadly, speaks to many of the same race issues that we as a society are still dealing with today,” the spokesperson for Ice Cube told HuffPost over email.

This comes after a TMZ report early this morning claimed Ice Cube would not bail on the appearance. The apparent reason was so that he could have a part in discussing the controversy.

During Maher’s show last Friday, the host joked that he was a “house n****r” while responding to a statement by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). While in conversation, the senator had invited Maher to “work in the fields” of his represented state. In a rare move for the comedian, Maher later apologized and called his use of the term “offensive.” 

Ice Cube is the second person to indicate he would still appear on “Real Time.”

Symone Sanders, an activist and former national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, told HuffPost she also plans to attend.

“I am still planning on doing the show Friday,” she wrote in an email. “I thought Maher’s comment, Ben Sasse’s reaction and the crowd’s applause were all equally distasteful, inappropriate and offensive. I am glad Maher too recognized as such and issued an apology.”

Sen. Franken chose to cancel his upcoming appearance given the use of the “n-word.”

“Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive, which is why he made the decision not to appear on the next episode of ‘Real Time,’” Franken’s spokesperson had said in an emailed statement. “He was glad to see Bill, who the Senator considers to be a good friend, apologize and express sincere regret for his comment.” 

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Nicole Kidman in Cannes: ‘I still act like I’m 21’

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ABG Still Hopeful Varvatos Deal Can Be Struck

NEW YORK — Authentic Brands Group is “taking a breather” in its ongoing negotiations to buy the John Varvatos brand, but its chief executive officer is hopeful that a deal can eventually be completed.
Jamie Salter, ceo of ABG, told WWD, “We love the brand, we think it’s great. There were just some issues we couldn’t work through.”
Sources say that includes working with existing licensees and negotiating severance packages.
Although Varvatos is losing a reported $ 15 million a year, ABG operates under a licensing model and if it strips the overhead from the brand, it can be economically viable.
Varvatos, which has reported sales of $ 325 million at retail, can be profitable if operated under a “consolidation model,” Salter believes. But if a deal cannot immediately be worked out, he said ABG will work with Varvatos’ majority owner, Lion Capital, to expand the label, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Salter stressed that Lion is also a part owner of ABG, with a 21.5 percent stake, so “the seller is also the buyer. So they have to be happy with the deal we make.”
“If can get everything worked out, we’ll do the deal. If not, I’ll will help my partner make John Varvatos do well,”

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The Apocalypse May Be Nigh, But Zombies Still Have To Date

Don’t let the “looming” zombie apocalypse destroy your dating game.

When the walking dead begin roaming across America, hook up with the zomBAE of your life via the #ZombiePersonalAds hashtag on Twitter.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Is Still Coming Out on Wii U

The Nintendo Switch might be out and performing strongly, but that doesn’t mean the Wii U has been forgotten, and nor has Darksiders. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is going to be released on Wii U on May 23.

Costing $ 20 / £15 / €20, the remaster of the original Darksiders comes with an HD resolution update and improvements to performance.

If you’re not up to speed with the story, War, the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, has been accused of inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. The end of the world was brought about prematurely as demonic forces took over the Earth.

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Rita Moreno Still Keeps a Photo of Marlon Brando in her Bedroom: ‘He was the Lust of My Life’

 

Rita Moreno‘s iconic and eclectic career is the stuff of Hollywood legends — and so is her 5,500-square-foot, multilevel contemporary home.

Nestled in the Berkeley Hills and overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Moreno — who moved into the three-bedroom, thre-and-a-half bath home with her late husband Leonard Gordon 16 years ago — has decorated the space in colorful ways to reflect her Puerto Rican heritage, world travels and family, which includes respectful nods to the “lust” and “love” of her life: ex-Marlon Brando and Gordon, her husband of 45 years.

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Moreno’s romantic tokens are in her favorite room in the house, the bedroom. The 85-year-old’s tribute to her torrid 8-year affair with Brando, whom she met at age 22 on the set of the Napoleon biopic Désirée, is a framed black and white photo of the Godfather actor in his prime.

“Why that picture of Marlon Brando? Because he was a big love of mine in my life,” says Moreno matter-of-factly. “This one, it’s almost seems like a vignette out of a movie, so that’s why it’s there. He was the lust of my life and that over there is the love of my life,” admits Moreno, gesturing to a framed photo of her with her husband, pictured in an embrace, in silhouette. “This was taken by a very famous fashion photographer at the time, it is a really special photo. I just love it because even though we are silhouetted, you can still see features, which I think is so special. A special photo in a special room for a special mama.”

Moreno, who is currently appearing in Netflix’s One Day at a Time reboot as scene-stealing grandmother Lydia, says she designed the room with love, affection and warmth, including the textured wallpaper she used on the walls called grasscloth.

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“I love this room, I can never get tired of it, I get excited to be in it again when I come home again after months away, I just adore being in here,” she says. “Everything that I want, I have right here. You give me a little crockpot and I could live here. I very often do.”

For much more on Moreno’s colorful Berkeley Hills contemporary and an inside look at celebrity homes, please pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday.


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Why Kristina From ‘The Bachelor’ Still Thinks Nick Didn’t Give Her A Fair Shot

One of the most universally beloved contestants on Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor” was undoubtedly Kristina Schulman. The 24-year-old Kentucky dental hygienist won over Bachelor Nation when she spoke movingly about her childhood in Russia and her eventual adoption and emigration to the United States. 

HuffPost’s Here To Make Friends podcast got a chance to speak with Kristina about how she ended up on the show, her take on all the Corinne-Taylor drama, what it was like to have her immigration story air during such a politically-charged moment, what it was like to be on a news blackout during election season, and why she might be taking a permanent break from margaritas.

She also explained that she still believes that Nick didn’t give her a fair chance. “Our time came so late,” she said. “And I’m the type of person to try it all before I really call it quits. And to this day I feel like I’m left with, ‘what if?,’ but I’ve come to terms with it.”

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Do people love “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” or do they love to hate these shows? It’s unclear. But here at “Here to Make Friends,” we both love and love to hate them — and we love to snarkily dissect each episode in vivid detail. Podcast edited by Nick Offenberg.

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Logan appears to be Hugh Jackman’s final bow as Wolverine (and a very good one too), but it might not have been so if the Marvel comics universe wasn’t as fragmented as it is in the movie world.

Speaking to ScreenRant, Jackman explained that, had there been a chance to appear in an Avengers movie, things might have ended differently:

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,” Jackman said, “it certainly would have made me pause. That’s for sure. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out

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Is America Still A Nation of Immigrants?

The letter below was originally written after 9/11 as an open letter to a relative of mine who had worries about migrating to America. But it feels that it is especially relevant to our time. So here it is, revised.

Dear Cousin,

What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is it still worth coming, you ask, and is the American dream still possible?

Your questions gave me pause. Who from Vietnam, after all, would have thought to ask them a few years back? Didn’t the American dream, or rather the dream of coming to America, cause the movement of millions in our homeland, and stir the soul of many millions more? It breaks my heart then to hear that you might not come. It is to me the worst news yet about my adopted country.

Yet it’s undeniable. The nation of immigrants is turning its back on immigrants once more. The immigrant’s hold on American soil has become increasingly tenuous. Even citizens now face a barrage of hate speech and many are being attacked in a rising wave of hate crimes. In schools, white students scream “build the wall” at their classmates who are Mexicans or Muslims.

“Build the wall” has become a racist mantra chanted by many around the country against non-whites.

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Cousin, have you heard the metaphor of the canary in the coal mine? When it stops singing, it means the oxygen has run out, providing a warning to all.

In America, and in the context of a free and open society, often the immigrant is that canary. In economic down times he is often the first to be blamed. And amid the ongoing US war against terrorism, he is fast becoming a scapegoat.

After the 2016 election that ushered in Donald Trump as President of the United States, many hate-crime related incidents occurred in which the President’s name was invoked by the perpetrators, as if to sanction the violence and verbal abuse.

In the name of protection and security, immigrants’ rights are being eroded as I write. Foreign students and workers tremble. I’ve seen an old South Asian man whose hands shook at the airport when he gave his green card to immigration officers, fearing sudden arrest and deportation. I know an undocumented college student at Berkeley — he was brought to the US when he was three years old — who now fakes his address on any application for fear of being deported.

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‘I have my hopes’

Yet I have my hopes. Americans rallied at airports in protest when Trump signed an executive order to keep certain groups of people out of the country, including green card holders. The protest against the new tyranny is strong and ongoing. I have hope to that the damage Trump is creating both at home and abroad can be mitigated by his growing unpopularity. After all, he is dismantling international institutions that have been in place since World War II, potentially returning the world to a state of competing nations with hard borders, high tariffs, trade wars, and gun boat diplomacy, turning against the forces of globalization.

And worse, in turning against America’s liberal values and our identity as a nation of immigrant, we are losing our strength in diversity.

Over the years I find it beneficial to look at this country through two different lenses: America versus the United States. The United States is a sovereign nation with permanent interests that is currently waging a war on terrorism. And it will trample upon innocents in its path, be it at home or abroad, if need be, in order to win it. In the process, the newcomer to this country, one without a voice and resources, often becomes collateral damage.

America, on the other hand, has everything you and I ever dreamed of: transparency, freedom, democracy, opportunity, due process, fair play and the promise of progress. America is where you work hard and earn respect.

The two versions exist in a kind of complex dance. In good times, America leads. In bad times, America is forgotten and the United States dances alone. These days, I fear that to be a patriotic immigrant is to love the ideals of America despite what the United States is doing in the name of security.

While I understand the logic of permanent interests, if America is destroyed in the process, then what is the use? And as far as I am concerned the only good patriotism is a civilized one. Blind patriotism always leads to bloody ends. To be patriotic is to dare ask questions. Must rights be abused in the name of security? Is it truly the country’s interest to demonize its minorities and its newcomers?

Dear cousin, I hope I haven’t completely frightened you, but the situation requires honesty. To reach American shores these days is a much more difficult undertaking, with fewer ready-made promises on the horizon.

I still want you to make this difficult journey, but you must be prepared for the challenges ahead. And I’ll let you in on a secret about this American dream you spoke so fondly of: it is you who must renew it. Without you, who dream the American dream, the country is in danger of becoming old. Without your energy, we would weaken. Even if we don’t know it yet, we all desperately need to be reborn through your eyes.

So, is the American Dream still alive? No, cousin, not really. Not without you at the table. Not without you prospering. Not without you.

Andrew Lam is an editor at New America Media in San Francisco and the author of “Birds of Paradise Lost,” a collection of stories about Vietnamese refugees in San Francisco, “East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres,” a book of essays on East-West relations, and a memoir, “Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.”

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FF7 Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 ‘Still Have a Way to Go’

Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura has provided an update on the development state of both games, saying they “still have a way to go” before either title is ready for release.

When asked about Kingdom Hearts III in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (via Gematsu), Nomura said “there are still worlds untouched” and that “production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off.”

With regard to how Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming along, Nomura said they are “steadily progressing on production,” before apologizing “that the wait will be be a bit longer for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.” He then went on to assure fans that he “will make a game that will meet your expectations.”

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Rob Kardashian Claims Blac Chyna Won’t Let Him See Baby Dream, Still Refers to Her as His ‘Woman’

Rob Kardashian has taken to Instagram to plead with Blac Chyna to let him see their newborn daughter Dream after she left their shared home.

After Kardashian, 29, shared footage of empty rooms in his home and claimed Chyna “took the baby, took the whole nursery we built” on Saturday, he began posting memes people had created of the couple’s apparent breakup.

“Bring Dream back to her Dad please,” Kardashian captioned one meme that depicts Chyna, 28, “stealing Christmas” dressed as the Grinch with their daughter Dream and Chyna’s 4-year-old son King (from her previous relationship with Tyga) in her bag. “She blocked me or else I would ask to see her and she has the guard gate not letting me in the gate either. I just miss baby Dream.” (In a since-deleted post, Chyna said Kardashian could come see Dream if he wanted to because he “knows where we are.”)

In another post that shows Kardashian standing alone in an empty house, he claims that although he’s sharing the comical memes, the situation is anything but humorous.

“This is all very real and serious to me and I’m trying to cheer myself up with these and they are making me laugh. So relax,” he wrote. “This wasn’t fake or some publicity stunt. Trust me. My one month old beautiful baby girl got taken from me along with my wife who left me. Been upset for days so relax. This is all very real in my life. I don’t play when it comes to my woman and my baby.”

Kardashian’s most recent post was a collage of photos of his daughter.

“Pretty Dream,” he captioned the photos. “Miss u pretty mama.”

Chyna also appeared to regain control of her Instagram account after it was hacked on Saturday, sharing a photo of her children to promote the special episode of Rob & Chyna featuring Dream’s birth.

The anonymous hacker claimed she had left Kardashian and they were going to “expose” the reality star and how she was using Kardashian while allegedly cheating on him with other men. The hacker then began to share private messages and text conversations allegedly between Chyna and her lawyer, Jaden Smith and rapper Young Thug — although they didn’t appear to show any signs of infidelity on Chyna’s part.

Chyna later confirmed that the conversations were true, and even implied that Kardashian was behind the hack in a since-deleted post.


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Tom Hanks can’t get enough of how good his butt looked while starring as the titular character in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump.”

“I had worked out quite a bit, it was all about running and I must say my buttocks, as Forrest would say, were as firm as tinned hams,” he told “The Graham Norton Show” in footage aired in the United Kingdom on Friday.

Hanks noted how his wife, Rita Wilson, reacts each time she sees the movie on cable television. “I want to see that one scene where you’re running away from the camera, and we can look at that fine Hanks ass!”

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If you’d lost interest in “How To Get Away With Murder” over the last season or two amid the spinning cheerleaders, dizzying flashbacks, flash forwards and those incestuous siblings who ruined Season 2, we forgive you. Things got pretty convoluted there.

But the ABC drama delivered one of its finest hours on Thursday night when it was finally revealed who was under the sheet and found dead in the fire that destroyed Annalise Keating’s home. 

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the midseason finale of “HTGAWM” titled “Who’s Dead?”

The tragic life of law student Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch) was cut short in Thursday night’s episode when his half-burned body was found in the fire during the closing moments of the midseason finale. No, seriously. Like Two-Face-Harvey-Dent-style kind of burned. 

This marks the most major death on the series to date since Annalise’s husband Sam was killed in Season 1. “HTGAWM” was always twisty, but we never expected them to off one of the main characters in such a gruesome fashion.

The audience was led to believe Wes was alive and well just two episodes before when we flashed forward to him seemingly selling Annalise out to detectives who were hellbent on pinning a murder on the law professor. But “HTGAWM” has always skillfully used time as disorienting plot device and revealed that this exchange occurred before the fire. 

To make matters even worse, we discovered Wes had been killed prior to the explosion, setting up a whole new mystery for the back half of Season 3. 

Oh, puppy, we hardly knew you. 

Fans promptly freaked out on social media to express their varying degrees of shook-ness after Shondaland claimed another beloved character to roam the TV afterlife with McDreamy and the rest of the “Grey’s Anatomy” cast. 

Watch HuffPost’s “Thursday on Friday” at 1 p.m. ET Friday to catch our interview with Alfred Enoch. 

“How To Get Away With Murder” returns Jan. 19.

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Why Feminism Still Needs To Be Called Feminism

This post originally appeared on Bustle.

By JR Thorpe

Leaving aside the maniacs of the Men’s Rights Movement for a minute, even people committed to women’s rights have raised the sacrilegious idea in recent years that the f-word is old-fashioned and needs to be retired for something newer, snappier, and more inclusive. Quick, somebody hire a marketing department. Can we sum up an entire equality movement in an emoji? But all joking aside, should the word “feminism” be replaced?

I say no way — and understanding where the word “feminism” came from is a necessary ingredient to understanding why other words just can’t quite compete. Humanism, equalism, and other ideas have been suggested as replacements, by people as prominent as Meryl Streep, but if they really want a word that’s all about fighting for the rights of women in the world, “feminism” is the best we’ve got, and there are good historical reasons as to why.

So here’s why you shouldn’t throw away your “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” T-shirt or alter it to another word. The history of “feminism” as a word is a slightly twisted one, and it has some unexpected moments — just like the waves of feminism itself. Words are strangely powerful things. Let’s take a look at how the term feminism came to be — and why it needs to stay.

Where The Word Feminism Came From

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In a case of quite peculiar irony, the word “feminism,” used by generations of women to explain their struggle for equal rights and opportunities, was coined by a dude. Charles Fourier was a French socialist philosopher of radical principles in the 19th century, and his term “feminisme” is the basis for today’s term in English. And Fourier’s own peculiarities have led to some people wondering if it’s the right word at all.

Fourier didn’t advocate for complete gender equality because, in his world, the sexes were too seriously biologically different to be treated the same. He was also a utopian thinker, and his conception of “ideal” human life was something like a Grand Budapest Hotel-like commune where workers changed their occupation up to eight times a day to avoid monotony. (Look, if we had to get rid of all the words in English that were coined by strange white dudes, we’d likely not have much to talk about.)

Luckily, his “feminisme” was quickly co-opted by activists, and started to show up in English. Hilariously, its first appearance was in The UK Daily News in the 1890s, “what our Paris Correspondent describes as a ‘Feminist’ group… in the French Chamber of Deputies,” as a warning that the ideology could be extremely dangerous. And it came to the U.S. a decade or so later in an article by the French suffragist Madeline Pelletier (who, by the way, dressed fabulously in men’s suits and bowler hats, and was the first female French psychiatrist).

Another interesting thing about the history of the word “feminism” is that, while huge swaths of women in history worked for feminist goals like women’s voting rights and access to education, self-identification as a “feminist” was relatively rare until midway through the 20th century. People like Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn’t use the word. The real boom for the word “feminist” in English came with feminism’s “second wave,” in the ’60s and ’70s. It’s far newer in the mouths of English-speakers than you might think: only 50 or so years old.

The Current Controversy Over The F-Word

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The word “feminism” has encountered a lot of chatter recently about whether it’s “outmoded” or needs to be “upgraded” — or, indeed, phased out. The arguments range from the utterly ridiculous (“sexism has been solved, we’ve got the vote, what’s everybody complaining about”) to the more serious.

Feminism is accused as a term of being old-fashioned, aggressive, insufficiently inclusive, not doing enough to solve sexism, and carrying too much baggage. People have suggested alternatives, like “humanism” or “equalism” — but I think we need to hang onto feminism as a word, problematic as it is. Here’s why.

Why “Humanism” Isn’t A Good Replacement

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“Humanism” has been tossed around as a possible replacement for “feminist,” on the grounds that it sounds the same but seems more inclusive of humanity as a whole. Sarah Jessica Parker has said, for instance, that “I’m not a feminist, I’m a humanist.” So has Meryl Streep. The problem? Being a humanist isn’t just a declaration that you’re in favor of all people everywhere having the same rights. It’s its own philosophical category, and using it willy-nilly without understanding its meaning is problematic.

Humanism is, essentially, the belief that the source of human values isn’t God, but humanity itself — particularly our capacity to be rational. It’s also a celebration of human life and the individual, and it’s existed as a philosophical tradition since the Enlightenment in Europe. According to the New World Encyclopedia,

Humanism refers to any perspective which is committed to the centrality and interests of human beings. It also refers to a belief that reason and autonomy are the basic aspects of human existence, and that the foundation for ethics and society is autonomy and moral equality.

It’s a great perspective — humanist wedding ceremonies are understandably popular — but it doesn’t mean that you’re focusing on the rights of every human. As Jarrah Hodge over at Gender Focus explains, humanism “includes a commitment to the rational and scientific and a rejection of the idea of divine and supernatural powers.” It’s not about rights or equal opportunities, or at least not centrally, and using it in that context seriously misuses the term. Humanists Against Feminism is a genuine thing that exists.

I do get that it’s more a fun turn of phrase than an actual position, but if there’s one thing you know if you’re a committed feminist, it’s that words matter. (It’s not that Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t a philosophical humanist, either. Maybe she is!)

Why “Equalist” Isn’t As Useful Either


The whole essence of feminism is that it focuses on the disadvantages and inequality of one particular group: women. Which is why saying “But I believe in the equality of everybody!” is kind of missing the point.

Just because you believe everybody should have the same rights doesn’t mean they do. This is the key bit: feminism is about tackling the world as it actually is, where one particular gender group is being discriminated against. While the end result, hopefully, is equality for all, what’s happening right now is an environment of wide-ranging discrimination against women, and that needs to be addressed for equality to be created. Saying you’re an “equalist” is like saying you believe in a world of well-built houses when half the materials used to make houses are burnt or rotten. The house can’t be built unless those materials are fixed.

To Be More Inclusive, We Need To Change Feminism Itself, Not The Word Feminism

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Using the word “feminism” shouldn’t prevent people from seeing other aspects of inequality within the movement. The whole concept of “intersectional feminism” was founded to try and broaden our understanding of discrimination against women, and make it clear that sexism is inextricably linked to race, class, and other factors.

The famous idea of “womanism,” as coined by author Alice Walker, is an attempt to answer one bit of this exclusionary issue — how can women of color feel comfortable and heard in a movement hugely dominated, throughout history, by white women? It’s an ongoing conversation, and it’s important for everybody to have a space where they feel their struggle is the focus. But replacing feminism with something that doesn’t acknowledge anybody’s struggle? In my opinion, that is taking it too far.

The Bottom Line


Part of the word feminism’s value is in its history. It’s a word that acknowledges the past struggles of people who’ve fought, sometimes against truly horrendous opposition, for the same values, even if they didn’t use the same term. From proto-feminists through to the suffragettes, the Gloria Steinems and the people protecting Planned Parenthoods, it’s a word that wears its history prominently — and a great deal of that history needs to be celebrated, even if it’s complicated (which it often is). Remembering doesn’t mean that you agree with all of it, just that you know it’s there.

It’s also, frankly, the best word we’ve got. It is, in its purest form, about improving the status of women as a group in the world — and there is no way in which that struggle is even close to over. The UN estimates that increasing women’s participation in the workforce and giving them equal pay worldwide would raise the world economy’s value by $ 17 trillion. Yep. That’s trillions.

It may be seen by some as an “aggressive” term, but when you’re faced with situations like constant everyday misogynist bullying, a rape rate increase of 29 percent in the U.K. in the past year, 15 million girls worldwide being forced into marriage as children every year, and countless other bits of evidence that women are still second-class citizens, it’s necessary to be aggressive.

Feminism needs to acknowledge and give status to people who aren’t just white, middle-class, cis, and able-bodied, but at least we’re beginning to have that conversation openly. And, frankly, there’s no other word in the world that does what it does and encapsulates what it means — at least not yet. Long live the f-word.

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The Rectangle Is Still Golden

Despite recent claims, the golden ratio is more interesting than ever.

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“It’s bullshit.”

That’s how Fast Company summed up the golden ratio in April. According to writer John Brownlee, that mainstay of art appreciation classes and junior-high geometry is “total nonsense,” “an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn.”

Interest goes back to ancient Greece or even earlier. In 300 BC, Euclid explained that the “golden ratio,” or Phi, occurs when a line can be divided into two segments so that the ratio of the overall line to the longer segment matches the ratio of the longer to the shorter. Subtract a square from a golden rectangle, and what remains is another golden rectangle, and so on and so on. Astronomer Johannes Kepler called Phi geometry’s “precious jewel,” and Renaissance artists considered it the “divine proportion.” The golden rectangle appears — or is said to appear — in works of art and architecture throughout history.

“Many designers don’t use it,” complains Brownlee, “and if they do, they vastly discount its importance.” After acknowledging that “greats like Le Corbusier” used the golden ratio in their work, he devotes nearly a third of his article to quoting architects and designers who don’t: “It’s important as a tool, but not a rule” (Yves Béhar). What “rule” does he mean? As an architect with 25 years of experience, I don’t recall anyone ever suggesting that the golden rectangle should be considered aesthetic law or even a common technique. Generally architects associate it with a few historical structures, such as the Parthenon, whose façade approximates the ratio. That was 2,500 years ago.

Nevertheless, Brownlee’s chief concern with the golden rectangle is that “there’s no science to really back it up.” The Stanford mathematics professor Keith Devlin tells him, “Strictly speaking, it’s impossible for anything in the real-world to fall into the golden ratio, because it’s an irrational number,” one that cannot be represented as terminating or repeating decimals. Phi is rounded off as 1.618, but its true value is 1.618033988749894848204586834… (ad infinitum). It’s like Pi, writes Brownlee: “Just as it’s impossible to find a perfect circle in the real world, the golden ratio cannot strictly be applied to any real world object. It’s always going to be a little off.”

Reading this, you might think that satisfying circles don’t exist “in the real world.” What do you think of the rose window at Notre Dame, or the oculus of the Pantheon? Their arithmetic imperfection drives you crazy, right?

“Those who believe the golden ratio is the hidden math behind beauty,” Brownlee declares, “are falling for a 150-year-old scam.” He doesn’t fully explain the “scam” or exactly who is falling for it, but regardless he blames two people — the Renaissance mathematician Luca Pacioli and the 19th-Century psychologist Adolf Zeising. Yet, they were less interested in the “real world” than they were in what Zeising called “the spiritual ideal of beauty” and Pacioli, a Franciscan friar, referred to as “heavenly virtue”: “We expect in this most useful discourse God himself to come.” Phi’s irrationality doesn’t refute their interest–it explains it. The golden ratio intrigued them because it hints at infinity, invoking a Platonic order that transcends earthly experience.

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In the 1870s, Gustav Fechner asked 350 people to choose which rectangles they liked most. 76 percent preferred the three closest to the golden ratio, and half those chose the one closest to Phi. Illustration by the author.

Brownlee doesn’t mention Gustav Fechner, the German physicist and psychologist who in the 1870s was the first to attempt an empirical study of whether people have an aesthetic preference for the golden rectangle. When he showed ten rectangles of various proportions to a few hundred people, 76 percent preferred the three most similar to the golden ratio, while half that group preferred the closest approximation of Phi (1.62). Mario Livio, whom Brownlee names as “the guy who literally wrote the book on the golden ratio,” writes that experiments attempting to repeat Fechner’s results have been inconclusive, but he points to a 1980 study demonstrating “moderately good evidence for the phenomenon which Fechner championed.” A widely cited 1995 paper shows that much of the criticism of Fechner’s experiment is clouded by “erroneous beliefs” about his procedures and concludes that “there seems to be, in fact, real psychological effects associated with the golden section.” In 2007, neuroscientists at the University of Parma found that images very close to the golden ratio stimulated more activity in parts of the brain associated with emotion.

If that’s true, what accounts for it? Why would we prefer certain proportions over others? In the 1960s, a group of American psychologists offered an intriguing explanation — that the golden ratio relates to the shape of the human visual field. We prefer the image, so the theory goes, because it most matches the frame around our picture of the world. This came to be known as the “perimetric hypothesis.”

In 2009, Duke engineering professor Adrian Bejan offered proof. According to his calculations, the human eyes can scan an image fastest when its shape is a golden rectangle. Why is this important? As with many cultural and aesthetic preferences, there’s an evolutionary explanation: The more quickly early humans could process their surroundings, the safer they were. “The shape of the image matters to how the image is perceived, understood and recorded,” explains Bejan, who found that for a given area the proportions most quickly processed are closest to the golden rectangle. They aid the flow of information “from the plane to the brain.”

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In 2009, a Duke Professor proved that ratios close to Phi can be processed by the eye and brain more quickly. After Adrian Bejan, et al.

But, insists Brownlee, images in the “real world” are not precise golden rectangles: “The iPad’s 3:2 display, or the 16:9 display on your HDTV all ‘float around it’… It’s always going to be a little off.'” According to Bejan, “a little off” is precisely the point. Because proportions similar to the golden ratio occur in very large numbers, he explains, they are a natural phenomena, so they obey the laws of nature — the laws physics — not necessarily the laws of mathematics: “The physics phenomenon is not Phi itself. No one has found and measured Phi on an object in nature… The physics phenomenon is the emergence of shapes that resemble Phi.” Figures that appeal to us need not match a mathematically perfect image, since we naturally seek out shapes that come close.

Yet, Brownlee claims there is no scientific evidence to support “the notion that the golden ratio had any bearing on why we find certain objects like the Parthenon or the Mona Lisa aesthetically pleasing.” If he did his homework, no doubt he came across Bejan’s work. “The physics basis for the human preference for rectangular frames that ‘resemble’ the golden ratio is easy to find on Google,” Bejan tells me. “So he must have skipped it on purpose, to fit his narrative.”

Should the golden ratio be applied as a “rule” to govern all design? No, but behind such techniques is a growing wealth of research that can help designers understand better why people treasure some things and not others. As one example, the golden ratio shows how the mechanics of attraction can help us create images, objects and places that resonate with more people and create greater lasting value.

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Cartoons and humor make a good pair. Add a side of feminism and you get Rebecca Cohen’s spot-on illustrations.

The cartoonist, who lives in Berkeley, Calif., spreads a feminist message on her Tumblr with illustrations that are both comedic and relatable.

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Cohen explained that her blend of cartoons, comedy and feminism grabs people’s attention and helps break down the stereotypes she’s encountered.

“Feminists get a bad rap as having no sense of humor, and I want to counter that image,” she said in an email to The Huffington Post.

Cohen is also the mind behind Gyno-Star, a female superhero she invented in high school who fights “the forces of evil and male chauvinism.”

Though the cartoons have an obvious layer of humor, Cohen’s work takes on serious issues women face, such as sexual assault. She also uses her work to highlight women making a difference. One of her recent cartoons, for instance, features Bree Newsome, the woman who took down the Confederate flag in South Carolina.

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As for her feminist influences, Cohen looks to activists. She also finds inspiration in the “amazing network of feminists online.”

“Hearing from trans women and women of color and women with disabilities and women who live their lives at all these different intersections of oppression — that has hugely influenced and expanded the way I think about feminism,” she said.

Aside from this supportive community, Cohen said she’s gotten her share of hate for her work. “Just read my Twitter mentions,” she said. But no comment, tweet or message will stand in her way.

“If someone wants to look me in the eye and tell me that all people have the same rights and opportunities and nobody in this country is facing discrimination, they’re welcome to try.”

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John Oliver does a great segment called, How Is THIS Still A Thing? If you’ve never watched Mr. Oliver, you may want to check it out — perhaps start with this one about the Commonwealth Games. From the moment I started laughing hysterically over this three-minute video: Daylight Saving Time: How is This Still A Thing? I was hooked.

Immediately, I started thinking of my own “How Is This Still A Thing?” scenarios. The bridal shower was the first thing that came to mind. I took notes. I started writing. I asked around. I found that no one — young, old or in between, really liked attending a bridal shower, but I was still too much of a wus to write the piece. My friend’s daughter was engaged. Might there be a bridal shower in my future? Might I be giving the bridal shower?

But now my friend’s daughter’s is on her honeymoon, there was (gratefully) no bridal shower, and I am safe (I think) to tell it as I see it.

If you are like me, you’ve probably been invited to a wedding (or eight) this summer, right?

You are, of course, appropriately thrilled for the couple. Weddings are awesome, so you had no problem reserving, say, your last three-day weekend of the summer — to travel to Detroit for the festivities. You “happily” also spent last weekend (the really beautiful one) traveling to the engagement party in Nowheresville, Illinois.

So when the evite comes from Aunt Rose, even though no travel is required, if you are like me (hopefully you are nicer), maybe this is the first thing that runs through your mind:

“Really, what the F$ $ k could they possibly want with me now?”

And then you realize that, of course … they want you to attend the bridal shower!

And maybe you think, “Really? Is there yet another gift giving opportunity that requires my butt to be somewhere other than a beach chair on a beautiful Sunday afternoon?”

So what’s the deal with the bridal shower?

According to Miss Abigail, the custom goes back a long way — it grew out of dowry practice. Legend has it that in the early 1800s, a beautiful Dutch girl gave her heart to a very poor, but very good-hearted, village miller.

Everyone in the town loved and was happy for the couple … everyone except for the girl’s very mean father, who insisted that the girl not marry the miller, but instead marry a very rich, fat, old, ugly guy. If she married for true love, her father threatened, she would lose her dowry.

So the people from the village each thought of a gift they could contribute to the couple to make up a dowry, so she could marry for love. They “showered” her with gifts, giving her a finer dowry than her father ever could! True love prevailed, and the bridal “shower” tradition was born.

Happy story right?

But none of this makes sense any more. Today, bridal showers are totally superfluous and “mostly joyless” (a recent description from my good friend who attended one the other day) events. It’s not about the love — it’s just about getting more “stuff.” It’s passé, defunct, it’s totally lame.

None of the brides I know have dowries. They have jobs. Many of them damn good ones. They can afford lots of stuff on their own, and most receive a slew of lovely things as engagement and wedding gifts. Do they really need more?

Other than the mother of the bride, and perhaps the bride herself (after all, it is her turn — she had to suffer through her friends’ showers) no one really wants to be there. Because why would anyone want to be inside from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on a beautiful Saturday in May watching a fully grown adult open gifts?

All of the brides I know have been living on their own for years — with their partners, or with girlfriends, or on their own. They have matching wine glasses, nicer underwear, and a better Nespresso machine than I do.

So Really, how is this still a thing?

How many occasions do we need to talk, eat, drink and gather together to honor the bride? The wedding, the engagement party, and for the young ones — the bachelorette party … isn’t that enough of a commitment of both time and money?

Does anyone really want to play a “get to know you game?”

Does any adult really want to sit around and watch another adult awkwardly open gifts?

“OMG a Scan Pan? How did you know?”

“Um … because you registered for it?” When did this not become the tackiest thing ever?

Is there such a thing as an “awesome” bridal shower? I don’t think there is enough alcohol in the world…

So, Mr. Oliver, please — take this on. Because, really, Bridal showers? How is THIS still a thing?

P.S. I probably don’t have to worry about getting invited to many bridal showers in the future, but if by chance the invitation was in the mail when this post was published (I am so screwed) … I was JK about all this. I’d love to attend. Where did you say the bride registered?

 

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