Month: April 2019

Original Content podcast: ‘Game of Thrones’ delivers one of its best episodes yet

We’re barely more than 24 hours away from what’s widely expected to be the most spectacular and devastating battle that we’ve seen on “Game of Thrones,” but before then, the Original Content podcast revisits last weekend’s episode, “A Knight of...

/ April 27, 2019

Base Web, Uber?s New Design System for Building Websites in React

At Uber, we have hundreds of  internal web applications used by developers, product managers, and operations teams—essentially everyone at the company. Since all web applications work differently, it puts additional overhead on our employees to learn how to interact with...

/ April 27, 2019

N.R.A. President Oliver North Steps Down Amid “Clear Crisis” of Leadership

Scott Olson/Getty Images.As allegations of financial misconduct continue to mount, a dramatic scene unfolded at the National Rifle Association conference on Saturday. The organization’s president, Col. Oliver North, confirmed his intent not to seek a second term after his appointment...

/ April 27, 2019

Did Ferrari Throw Away Pole Again??? | F1 Quali Analysis | Baku

Hey guys, it's Nico here live from my holiday 🙂 Hit the link here to be notified when I go LIVE again tomorrow!! https://www.youtube.com/user/nicorosbergtv?sub_confirmation=1 Crazy qualifying session in Baku!! Leclerc crash results in Mercedes front row lockout, followed by Vettel...

/ April 27, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: Hubble Is Crabby Over Its Birthday

We may have seen the Crab Nebula before, but never like this. The Hubble Space Telescope just had its 29th anniversary, and instead of taking a day off, it went to work taking pictures of this nebula. It’s made up...

/ April 27, 2019

Letters: Is Political Comedy Dead?

A Republic Too Fractured to Be FunnyThe White House Correspondents’ Dinner suggests that stand-up joke telling is an art form whose moment has passed, Andrew Ferguson argued this week.American stand-up is thriving, evolving, fresh, and still quite funny—just not on...

/ April 27, 2019

European elections and internet: Supporters of the freedom of the web weigh in

The row over the EU copyright reform has triggered a wave of protest in Germany. Young Internet users in particular want to settle scores in the EU elections and are calling on voters to boycott the CDU/CSU and the SPD....

/ April 27, 2019

‘A completely changed person’: Sri Lanka bomber radicalised in Australia, friend says

A close friend of Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed's said he became radicalised during his time in Australia. The suicide bomber studied a postgraduate degree at Melbourne’s Swinburne University from 2009 before leaving the country in 2013."He was really angry with the US and...

/ April 27, 2019

Sri Lanka bombings: 15 die in blast during raid on suspected hideout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sri Lanka remains on high alert following a wave of bombings last Sunday Fifteen people including six children were killed in Sri Lanka on Friday when suspected Islamist militants blew themselves in a raid,...

/ April 27, 2019

Tribeca 2019 Review: AAMIS (RAVENING), A Forbidden Romance Consumes Star-Crossed Lovers

Set in the far northeastern Indian state of Assam, Bhaskar Hazarika's sophomore feature Aamis (Ravening) is a film unlike anything you've ever seen. A forbidden love story between a man and a woman separated by perhaps a dozen years, several...

/ April 27, 2019

The Dispute Over Google’s Alleged Retaliation Intensifies

A dispute between Google and two employees who helped organize a walkout last fall is intensifying, after Google executives reportedly sent emails to coworkers of one of the women, disputing her claim that she was demoted.The two employees, Claire Stapleton...

/ April 27, 2019

Who Are The Bad Guys? U.S. and Allied Forces Killed More Afghan Civilians in 2019 than the Terrorists Did

By Matt Agorist A rather disturbing report was released by the United Nations this week detailing how in the first part of 2019, US forces and their allies killed more civilians than the Taliban and other terrorist groups. According to...

/ April 27, 2019

Elon Musk, SEC agree to guidelines on Twitter use

Tesla,  Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reached an agreement Friday that will give the CEO freedom to use Twitter —within certain limitations — without fear of being held in contempt for violating an earlier court order. Musk...

/ April 27, 2019

From the ‘Green New Deal’ Hitting New York Museums to Anna Delvey’s Guilty Verdict: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Museums Go Green – A new piece of New York City legislation akin to the Green New Deal is aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions generated by cultural institutions including the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum, and even the forthcoming new home...

/ April 26, 2019

Tribeca 2019 Review: THE GASOLINE THIEVES, A Brutal And Tragic Coming-of-Age Film

The Gasoline Thieves (aka Huachicolero), the first feature-lenght film by Mexican director Edgar Nito, begins as a crime thriller, with a captivating nocturnal scene with little dialogue in which a pair of huachicoleros (one of them played by Pascacio López)...

/ April 26, 2019

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin’s parents disown her and say she borrowed from them TOO

The father of fake heiress Anna Sorokin has disowned her, telling DailyMailTV: 'It's down to her what she has done.' Vadim Sorokin spoke at her family home in a small industrial town in Germany as his daughter, 28, waits to...

/ April 26, 2019

The most disturbing thing about the Titanic sinking isn’t what you think

The two guys in the crow's nest didn't see the iceberg until it was too late. But why? One theory says the sea was too calm and the lookouts weren't able to see waves breaking at the base of the...

/ April 26, 2019

The untold truth of Old Town Road

When most people were still trying to figure out what to make of "Old Town Road," country legend Billy Ray Cyrus had already made up his mind. As NBC News reports, Cyrus says he decided from the beginning that the...

/ April 26, 2019

Amazon’s one-day shipping Prime offer is an attempt to suck you in for life

Amazon has set out to cut its two-day free shipping offer to one. It’s a warning shot to competitors — and yet another example of the edge it has in setting the bar in e-commerce. In a Thursday call discussing...

/ April 26, 2019

Lena Dunham’s Hobby Is Painting Portraits of Kate Moss and Other Inspiring Women. Now She’s Showing Them for the First Time

As the daughter of contemporary artists Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham has fine art running through her veins. But until now, the producer, director, actress, and writer has focused her energies on film, television, and the written word....

/ April 26, 2019