It Was Never Love, We Were Just Fucked Up On Each Other

Natalia Vela Updated October 3, 2019 By God & Man We were against the wall in the foyer of his apartment. I was wearing a black mini skirt, an off-the-shoulder burgundy top with flared sleeves, and my favorite pair of boots — black, high-heeled, and thigh high. In Lana Del Rey fashion, I had done my hair up real big, beauty queen style. The lipstick painting my mouth matched my blouse and the color that would form on the bruises he’d leave on my backside and in between my thighs later. Fuck it, I was dressed to kill, though we weren’t going anywhere. Underneath that futile outfit, I was dressed for the real occasion. I had unironically whored myself up …

Amazon, Walmart confront Indias slowing economy as holiday season growth stalls

Even India’s biggest festive season, featuring blinding marketing blitzkrieg and heavy discounts from Amazon India and Walmart’s Flipkart, has failed to escape the pains of slowing economy. Online retailers in India sold goods worth $3 billion in the six-day festive sale that concluded last week, growing at an impressive 30% since last year, according to research firm RedSeer. The catch? A year before, the growth rate stood at 93%. Forrester projected online retailers in India to generate about $4.8 billion in sales between September 25 and October 29. Satish Meena, an analyst at the research firm, said about 80% of these projected sales — $3.84 billion — were expected to occur between September 29 and October 4. For Amazon India, …

The budding industry of cannabis tech

Brian Kateman It’s worth noting at this point that many of the health benefits of CBD and cannabis in general are not scientifically proven in statistically significant, peer-reviewed studies. This is for a number of reasons, most significantly that marijuana is still a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law in the U.S., making legality an issue in its study.

Trump raised Biden with Xi in June call housed in highly secure server

Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump suggested without prompting that China should investigate Joe Biden and his son, he thrust another political grudge into what was already the world’s most complicated and consequential relationship. The White House record of that call was later stored in the highly secured electronic system used to house a now-infamous phone call with Ukraine’s President and which helped spark a whistleblower complaint that’s led Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Asked earlier this week about Trump’s call with Xi, the White House did not deny that he raised Biden. “World leaders need to be able to speak freely in their conversations with the President–that is a key component to effective diplomacy. And that is …

How Extinction Rebellion put the world on red alert

The radical group has galvanised young and old. But in the year since it formed, what has life been like inside the movement? In the last week alone, members of Extinction Rebellion have been described as ecoradicals ignoring our economic doom (Times), a bloody mess (Daily Telegraph). They have been accused of tried to paint the Treasury red using 1,800 litres of fake blood and an old fire engine with a sign reading stop funding climate death. While its actions may seem controversial in some quarters, Extinction Rebellions rise and influence have undoubtedly been extraordinary, galvanising young and old across party lines. Last October, the journalist and activist George Monbiot introduced the group in the national press, a homegrown movement …

Prada in the desert: how a fake luxury boutique became a Texas landmark

For the first time in almost 15 years, the artists Elmgreen & Dragset have returned to an installation they expected to just disappear When the Land Art of the 60s and 70s. In the absence of modern social media, it would quietly erode into the landscape before anyone ever really got a chance to see it. It would exist more as documentation and a rumor, Dragset recalled, and at some point just disappear. But rather than fade away, Prada Marfa defied the artists expectations, mutating into a cultural sensation over the years. It appeared on The Simpsons and in Elmgreen & Dragset: Sculptures, at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. The exhibition surveys a partnership that has, since 1995, produced …

Maisie Williams Says Playing Arya Stark Made Her Feel ‘Kind Of Ashamed’ About Her Body! – Perez Hilton

The 22-year-old actress opened up to Vogue about how it wasn’t easy playing the not-so-posh Game of Thrones character — who was, throughout a good portion of the show, disguised as a boy — while she was becoming a woman IRL. “Even though I was like 16, 18, I was still looking like 12,14. A couple of seasons in the middle, maybe around season 2 or 3, my body started to mature and I started to like, become a woman.” “Arya was still very much trying to be disguised as a boy, and I had really short hair and they would constantly cover me in dirt and shade my nose so it looked really broad and I look really manly. …

34 One-Sentence Things Ive Learned From 34 Years Of Life

Megan Minutillo Updated October 5, 2019 By Kira Schwarz 1. It’s a gift. 2. Start each day with gratitude – not for the big things, but for the tiny bits of joy that are all around you. I promise they’re there if you stop long enough to pay attention. 3. Embrace your laugh lines – they are souvenirs of beautiful memories. 4. Grey hair is in fashion – you don’t have to dye it if you don’t want to. 5. Always say “yes” to travel – the world has so much for you to discover. 6. Always say “yes” to cozy nights in with your beloved – quiet times on the couch provide a landscape for discovery, too. 7. Remember, …

Enable beaten by Waldgeist to miss historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

(CNN)Shock and a large dose of disappointment fell on Longchamp as favorite Enable fell agonizingly short in her historic quest for a third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gasps and groans from the packed Longchamp grandstand told the story as the Andre-Fabre-trained Waldgeist, fourth last year, dashed Enable’s bid for immortality in racing circles. Only eight horses have won dual Arcs, and previously only one of those had even attempted the three-peat — Treve was defeated by Dettori on Golden Horn in 2015. Enable, who has won more than $12 million in her glittering career, clinched her first Arc at Chantilly in 2017 — Longchamp was being redeveloped — and then triumphed again last year to cement her status …

This teen wasn’t allowed into her homecoming dance because she was wearing a jumpsuit

(CNN)It was her senior year homecoming dance, and Darcy Krueger was ready. The reason? She wasn’t wearing a dress. “The first moment [the event planner] sees my pants, she completely dismisses me,” Darcy told CNN. “My friends are kind of in disbelief too, and they’re like, ‘This is wrong.’” The dance was held for home-schooled students in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Tickets were $50, but the dance itself wasn’t associated with a specific school. The dress code for the dance, Darcy learned, did not allow pants. Trying to hold it together, she called her mom, who was stunned. “I knew the dress code, but it didn’t occur to me that it was going to be a problem,” Darcy’s mother, …

A teen surprised his life-long best friend with a homecoming invitation. The whole school cheered

(CNN)David Cowan and Saris Garcia, both high school students who have Down syndrome, have known each other for more than a decade. HOCO 2019 proposal #hoco2019 #imsoexcited #homecomingproposal #surprise #davidandsaris #sarismarie #downsyndromerocks #inclusion @lakebrantley_cheer @seminolehighschool @lakebrantley2021 @theellenshow A post shared by SarisMarie (@saris.marie.model) on Sep 26, 2019 at 5:54pm PDT Her boyfriend, Cowan, a 12th grader at Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida, was in the bleachers just waiting to pop the question. “He was so excited and dancing in the bleachers,” Garcia’s mom, Wanda Cruz and Cowan’s mom, Marilyn Cowan, said in their joint email. The two met each other in a speech therapy class, but lost touch after the Cowans briefly moved away in 2004. Months later, both …

Ryan Murphy Wanted American Horror Story: 1984 Costumes to Drip in Sex

last years AHS: Apocalypse, which garnered Bradley an Emmy nomination. This go around, Bradley took the reins for costume-designing 1984. Set at a spooky summer camp where a group of friends are hunted by an escaped convict, Bradley knew she was going to have to wage a war against a lot of blood-stained clothes. But first, she relished the era Murphy chose to set his story in. I was a fashion student through the 1980s, and I think thats the last time we were so creative and had so much fun with clothes, Bradley, who cut her teeth under the mentorship of John Galliano at Londons Royal College of Art, told The Daily Beast. As a Brit, Bradley had never …

Fashion boss bids to save ‘eyesore’ tennis court

He put in a planning application for the ramp, the court and the two-storey garage after they were built but that was turned down by the council on 4 September. It ordered the enforcement team to start legal action “with regards to returning the land to its former condition”. Image copyright South Hams District Council/Apex Image caption The additions have been called an “eyesore” in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Didi Alayli, chair of the South Hams Society, said she was “fairly sceptical” about Mr Thomas’s attempt to stave off enforcement action. “The… refusal of this retrospective application was rightly firm and unequivocal,” she said. “The South Hams Society would expect to see enforcement action against the whole scheme.” …

Does ‘Hustlers’ Deserve An Oscar? | Betches

Now, before you all come for me… Is Hustlers an amazing film? Yes. I mean, I’m a gay man who’s obsessed with Cardi B, Lizzo, and J.Lo, so Hustlers could literally be a piece of sh*t spread on toast and I would still convince everyone I know to see it. Fortunately, it’s not sh*t spread on toast, but delicious avocado toast topped with perfectly ripened heirloom tomatoes, a gloriously poached egg, and a beautiful sriracha drizzle—but does avocado toast deserve an Oscar? I mean, does Hustlers deserve an Oscar? The reviews have been excellent, with rogerebert.com saying it’s J.Lo’s best work since 1997’s Selena. The tripling its budget in only 10 days, which is like…a really good ROI. (That means Return On Investment, which …