Culture&Arts


'National Geographic' Just Debuted Their First Trans Cover Star
- December 17, 2016

Avery isn't a stranger to the spotlight , sharing her story on the YouTube channel of her mother, Debi Jackson, a year ago and appearing in the New York Times profile series " Transgender Today ". The new issue will be available on newsstands on December 27 and online in its entirety here on January 3. While landing on the cover of a major magazine might go to some people's heads, Avery is keeping it all in perspective. (more...)
Fed lifts rates, sees faster pace of hikes in Trump's first year Fed lifts rates, sees faster pace of hikes in Trump's first year
- December 17, 2016

Before Yellen's remarks, Dye had been forecasting that the Fed will boost short-term rates two times in 2017. The central bank slashed rates in 2008 as the economy was buckling following the financial crisis, hoping to shore up growth by encouraging consumers and businesses to borrow. (more...)
Online shoppers can cash in on Free Shipping Day Online shoppers can cash in on Free Shipping Day
- December 16, 2016

And, the best part? Merchants must offer free shipping on all orders and guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve for orders placed on December 16. All Free Shipping Day offers will be revealed online at 12:01 a.m. When is it? Free Shipping Day is Friday, Dec. 16. Hundreds of retailers take part in Free Shipping Day - almost 700 in all! Participating retailers include - Aldo, Target , J.C. (more...)
Fruitcake Frappuccino---Would You Try It?
- December 16, 2016

The fruitcake-y beverage is then finished off with a topping of whipped cream that's been dotted with caramel and sprinkled with a dusting of matcha. Here it is IRL: Suzy Strutner So many chunks. The beverage arrives just in time to celebrate another festive tradition-ugly holiday sweaters. Starbucks Rewards members can also get an Ugly Sweater Cozy while supplies last by ordering a Fruitcake Frappuccino with a registered Card or our mobile app. (more...)
Teen Jackie Evancho first singer confirmed for Trump inauguration Teen Jackie Evancho first singer confirmed for Trump inauguration
- December 16, 2016

Evancho confirmed the news herself in an interview on NBC, commenting: "I am so excited, it's going to be awesome..." According to TMZ , Evancho's mother, Lisa, revealed that Trump, 70, personally rang the teenager to offer her the gig to which she immediately accepted. (more...)
Wonder Woman stripped of honorary United Nations title
- December 16, 2016

But an online petition , started by United Nations staffers and signed by more than 44,000 people, asked the secretary-general to reconsider the appointment , saying the message the United Nations was "sending to the world with this appointment is extremely disappointing", and writing that the character is "overtly sexualized " and "not culturally encompassing or sensitive". (more...)
Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1B accounts
- December 15, 2016

The company analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. According to Lord's report, a separate group of attackers gained access to Yahoo's proprietary source code, and used that code to forge cookies that would falsely identify them as logged in. (more...)
Will Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Return For Gotham City Sirens?
- December 15, 2016

Not too shabby. So I've got no qualms whatsoever about Robbie reuniting with director David Ayer to work on their next project: Gotham City Sirens . However, no matter how " Suicide Squad " was lambasted, DC still managed to pull off a gross of $745.6 million worldwide. A Suicide Squad sequel and a standalone Deadshot film are also in development at Warner. (more...)
Tamil Nadu lost a great leader: MRF Tyres CMD Tamil Nadu lost a great leader: MRF Tyres CMD
- December 14, 2016

Drawing similarities between her career and Jayalalithaa's, Hema said both of them started working in Tamil cinema. "It was both challenging and inspirational". Harish Rao to represent Telangana State at the funeral of Jayalalithaa. Tamil Nadu has a universal public distribution system, unlike many states, which has proven to be highly successful. (more...)
Pack Is Back: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Rout Seahawks 38-10
- December 14, 2016

In fairness this game was uncharacteristically bad for Wilson and is likely to never be repeated. Rodgers isn't the biggest reason the Packers looked like a vastly different team. Wilson went 16 of 27 for 293 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He had just two in his first 10 games. November 9, 2014 - Two interceptions vs. (more...)
Winter Storm Advisories Posted For Western Massachusetts Winter Storm Advisories Posted For Western Massachusetts
- December 12, 2016

Expect hazardous types of snowfall including possibly heavy snow late tonight and into Monday morning with accumulations ranging from the single digits along the Seacoast to half a foot or more inland. However, if temperatures jump above 32 degrees Fahrenheit while the snow is falling, some snow melt or wetter precipitation could occur and cause a higher possibility for ice when temperatures creep back below freezing, he added. (more...)
Reinhold apologizes to Dallas police, embarrassed by arrest
- December 12, 2016

The arrest has affected his weekend plans too with Reinhold's appearance at Paradise City Comic Con this weekend now cancelled. 59-year-old Judge Reinhold bonded out of jail around 1:00 a.m. The agents offered to search him in a private room, but Reinhold still refused to cooperate. Reinhold's attorney, Steve Stodghill, told The Dallas Morning News that Reinhold cleared security but his bag raised an alarm. (more...)
Pantone hopes its color of the year will improve our gloomy mood Pantone hopes its color of the year will improve our gloomy mood
- December 11, 2016

That's a lot of responsibility for one pigment, but who can turn down a cure for our election-induced ennui? For 2016, Pantone picked two soft colours - a baby blue and dusty pink. Spring green is a shade that lifts your spirits up and brings a sense of revitalization at the same time . Download your Greenery color palette here. (more...)
Kanye West hospitalized, he makes his first public appearance
- December 11, 2016

We were not expecting that too hastily but Kanye West has already made its first public appearance and it has even changed look! The pic was captioned: "K s in da house". Jonathan Cheban , a friend, said that they're not splitting up. You have to feel for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. If it was something as simple as PTSD or another mental illness we don't think the source would say she is "not going to be OK", so what could it be? "Just because the paparazzi don't see him, ... (more...)
Warriors pledge money for Oakland fire relief Warriors pledge money for Oakland fire relief
- December 11, 2016

Bandziulis, a photographer, said she now expects more scrutiny on places like hers, though she also believes landlords need to use this tragedy to make sure their spaces are safe, regardless of whether they're permitted or not. A 2014 report by an Alameda County grand jury said 4,000 of 11,000 commercial buildings in Oakland were not receiving the required yearly inspections. (more...)
Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice' Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'
- December 11, 2016

Trump has a big stake in the show and conceived of it with Mark Burnett". Variety believes that Trump is expected to make a five-figure sum per episode during the show's return, but Trump has said that he will not be involved in the show during its return in any capacity. (more...)
Juggling High School and Bad Guys in Spider-Man: Homecoming Juggling High School and Bad Guys in Spider-Man: Homecoming
- December 11, 2016

Of course, this is going to cause problems around here for at least a year until we know what the heck they're going to call this thing. Friendly up your neighborhoods and get spectacular, because the first "Spider-Man: Homecoming" trailer is here. (more...)
Sensex, Nifty edge higher; post best weekly gain since September 2 Sensex, Nifty edge higher; post best weekly gain since September 2
- December 11, 2016

The gauge had lost 155.89 points in the previous session yesterday following the Reserve Bank's decision to leave interest rates unchanged that caught the market by surprise. Emergence of profit-booking by speculators at improved levels in the last half an hour of trading dragged the key indices down from the day's high by wiping out the session's big gains. (more...)
Vin Diesel Teases Groot vs. Hulk In Avengers: Infinity War Vin Diesel Teases Groot vs. Hulk In Avengers: Infinity War
- December 10, 2016

Vin Diesel has teased Marvel fans with some exciting future possibilities for his Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 character Groot . That could be a slip about Gunn's plans for the crew after Vol. Screen Junkies: Are we ever going to see Groot and Spider-Man in one movie? If anyone wanted to see Marvel's funniest duo star in their own film, the chances of it happening are closer than you may think. (more...)
Uncapped Mohammad Asghar added to Pakistan Test squad Uncapped Mohammad Asghar added to Pakistan Test squad
- December 10, 2016

Tailenders Mohammad Nawaz (4), Mohammad Amir (0) and Wahab Riaz (16) each then fell quickly as the hosts wrapped up the tail. Pakistan's cricket tour of Australia got off to a shaky start Thursday when the visitors were all out for 208 on the first day of a three-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI . (more...)
Taylor Swift & Zayn Collaborate On Sexy New Track For 'Fifty Shades Darker'
- December 09, 2016

The song is now available on iTunes . And it's the first single from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, which is due to drop February 10 through Republic Records. She also candidly announced that she wrote Little Big Town's "Better Man". And it is not a solo release. "Taylor Swift Now" will feature music videos, concert performances, behind-the-scenes footage and more from the Swift archives. (more...)
Iowa governor pegged for U.S. ambassador to China position Iowa governor pegged for U.S. ambassador to China position
- December 09, 2016

Lemire reported from Des Moines, Iowa . Trump's announcement of his intention to nominate Branstad, who has a long-standing relationship with China, might help to smooth things over, experts said. "I encourage Iowa Republicans to unite behind Lt. Governor Reynolds, help ensure her election in 2018 and join me in working to keep Iowa red for the next generation". (more...)
Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song
- December 09, 2016

Drake has also been nominated for " Record of the Year " for his collaboration song with Rihanna, " Work " as well as " Best Rap Song " for his hit " Hotline Bling ". Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool is up for best alternative music album, while the band's single Burn The Witch will compete with Bowie's Blackstar - from his album of the same name - for best rock song. (more...)
Trump taunts China on Twitter
- December 08, 2016

They see Taiwan not as a separate country deserving of its own recognition but rather as a renegade province. In their November 9 conversation, he told Trump that, "The United States has no better ally than Israel". The Communist Party's flagship newspaper yesterday urged Chinese leaders to keep cool heads and play the adult should Mr Trump continue to test ties. (more...)
Beyonce leads Grammy nominations with 9; 8 each for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye
- December 07, 2016

Blackstar, which has ranked at or near the top of almost all of the rock and alternative music industry's year-end "best album" polls - including ours - was passed over for Album of the Year in favor of Adele's 25, Beyonce's Lemonade , Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth and ... (more...)
Transformers 5: The Last Knight Trailer Released
- December 07, 2016

A new trailer has finally been unveiled for "Transformers 5: The Last Knight ", showing what else is to be expected from the chart-topping franchise. The film will touch on the deep mythology of the Transformers and Cybertron, how they became a sentient race and how they relate to the human race. (more...)
Prince Harry makes secret detour to visit Meghan Markle post Caribbean tour
- December 07, 2016

The prince was originally scheduled to fly home to London from Barbados on Sunday, but couldn't stay away from his love, who is now based in Canada filming the United States of America show, Suits! Aw! A source told The Sun that Harry 'just couldn't wait to see [Meghan]. (more...)
Brexit case sees starkly different views of UK constitution Brexit case sees starkly different views of UK constitution
- December 07, 2016

It says it can do this because on the worldwide plane it retains the authority to do so by virtue of its entitlement to exercise "the Crown's prerogative power" to make and unmake Treaties. Ms May has nonetheless insisted that she intends to give an Article 50 notification by the end of next March. At the heart of the Government's appeal to the Supreme Court is the case it made to the Court below; that the power it has to make and withdraw from Treaties (specifically here, the Lisbon Treaty) ... (more...)
Gaga criticised over her 'unrecognisable' face Gaga criticised over her 'unrecognisable' face
- December 06, 2016

Gaga has always been known to wear revealing outfits; whether she is on tour or just running errands, her outfits are always show stopping. Plastic surgery rumors aside, you can't deny that Lady Gaga's performance was smoking hot. Or is it just me?' Another who was left baffled by the Mother Monster's face which looked different tweeted, "What has happened to Lady Gaga's face?" One wrote: 'Wow Lady Gaga looks like she's had a her eyes lifted or a nose job. (more...)
Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin face off in tweets over 'SNL' skit
- December 06, 2016

To clarify the reason behind Trump's constant tweeting , Kate said, "Trump does this in order 'to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the very scary people in his cabinet'". Totally biased, not amusing.” He added that “the Baldwin impersonation just cant get any worse. President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter habits were the hallmark of his campaign. (more...)