Month: May 2019

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first six months: Success?

Mexico City, Mexico - Leonardo Lopez is one of the rare Mexico City taxi drivers who doesn't consider himself an "Obradorista", as the loyal followers of Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador call themselves."I did vote for him," says Lopez....

/ May 31, 2019

From Gucci’s Pro-Choice Runway Statement to a Strike at the Louvre: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Smithsonian’s Landmark Appointment – Historian Lonnie Bunch was announced as the next secretary of the Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, DC, becoming the first ever African American appointed to the position. Salaries Revealed – A veteran curator at the Philadelphia Museum circulated a...

/ May 31, 2019

How a Group of Students Built and Launched a Rocket to Space

A group of undergraduates from the University of Southern California became the first students ever to launch a rocket into space, as WIRED reported last week. The rocket, Traveler IV, reached an altitude of 339,800 feet and a top speed...

/ May 31, 2019

Are These New Ellsworth Kelly Stamps the Most Beautiful Stamps Ever? Yes, They Are

For fans of Ellsworth Kelly, today is a day to celebrate. In honor of what would have been Kelly’s 96th birthday, the United States Postal Service has released a set of 20 new postage stamps bearing the artist’s work. The...

/ May 31, 2019

DR Congo: Mourners pay tribute to late opposition leader

Tens of thousands of mourners have gathered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's capital, Kinshasa, to pay tribute to Etienne Tshisekedi, a late iconic opposition leader and father of the country's current president.The body of Tshisekedi, who died in...

/ May 31, 2019

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Weekend With Bernie

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, May 31.‣ President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced plans to impose 5 percent tariffs on imports from Mexico, claiming they will increase until Mexico addresses the flow of asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border....

/ May 31, 2019

Artist Leonardo Drew Wants You to Come Play on His Interactive ‘Magic Carpet’ in Madison Square Park This Summer

Leonardo Drew considered a few different concepts before settling on the abstract cityscape he recently installed on Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, the artist’s first public work to date. Originally, Drew, who is 58, wanted to make a giant tree—a...

/ May 31, 2019

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says He ‘Cured’ Himself Of Being Gay

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte accused a rival politician of being homosexual on Thursday, and then claimed he also used to be gay until he “cured” himself.During a speech in Tokyo to members of Japan’s Filipino community, Duterte claimed a gay person...

/ May 31, 2019

SEC’s Hinman Says Some ICOs May Be Eligible for ‘No-Action’ Relief

Startups that conducted initial coin offerings (ICO) years ago may be eligible for relief from potential enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency official said Friday. For the last year and a half, the regulator has...

/ May 31, 2019

Revisiting: High Kick Girl (2009) – 10 Years Later

High Kick Girl was a film I watched once 10 years ago and sadly didn’t think too much about it until I realized it was the 10 year anniversary (May 30th) this month. I remember thinking I’ve never seen a...

/ May 31, 2019

Teams autonomously mapping the depths take home millions in Ocean Discovery Xprize

There’s a whole lot of ocean on this planet, and we don’t have much of an idea what’s at the bottom of most of it. That could change with the craft and techniques created during the Ocean Discovery Xprize, which...

/ May 31, 2019

English football fans descend on Spanish capital for the Champions League final

With just over 24 hours to go until the Champions League final gets underway, tens of thousands of football fans have descended on Madrid as they get ready to soak up the sun and drink the Spanish capital dry ahead...

/ May 31, 2019

Hungary boat crash: Strong currents hamper rescue efforts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPaying tribute to victims of fatal boat accident Rapid river currents are hindering rescue efforts in the Hungarian capital Budapest days after a tour boat sank.At least seven people died and more...

/ May 31, 2019

What Adidas and Parley are doing for the oceans

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.Ah, the sea. In remarks to attendees of an America's Cup dinner in 1962, President John...

/ May 31, 2019

Cruising The Classics This August With Arrow Video’s Upcoming Titles

ALICE, SWEET ALICE (US/CAN) A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole. On the day of her first communion, young Karen (Brooke Shields) is savagely murdered by an unknown...

/ May 31, 2019

Commission President: Merkel and Macron at Odds over New EU Leader

May 31, 2019  06:02 PM The décor of the room in which the German chancellor hoped to convince the French president to support her favored candidate was telling: brown leather chairs, a lonely potted plant at the window, a bottle...

/ May 31, 2019

Oxford Professor on Brexit’s Colonial Roots: ‘The Empire Was Celebrated as A Great Thing’

May 31, 2019  06:00 PM DER SPIEGEL: Professor Dorling, Boris Johnson appears to be just a few steps away from Downing Street. Are the prospects good for Britain? Dorling: I recently met a 75-year-old lady on a train coming into...

/ May 31, 2019

FC Bayern CEO: ‘Why Do We Need to Change Anything at All?’

May 31, 2019  06:00 PM DER SPIEGEL: Mr. Rummenigge, the Champions League final is set to take place on Saturday. Are you looking forward to it? Rummenigge: This game makes me feel wistful. After all, we've been in the final...

/ May 31, 2019

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of death and disease

A pair of studies published this week reveal the significant damage caused by these popular food products.It seems logical that ultra-processed foods are less nutritious than less processed ones, but now there's some solid scientific evidence that back that up....

/ May 31, 2019

The Hulk of Monaco Surprised Me With This | ft. GMK001

I'm in Monaco where I meet with GMK001, I call him the Hulk! His friend Rana brought 4 cars to France and needed help to drive them across the border into Monaco. This is what happened. GMK 001- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPOLkftHreB1p8ospsiApw Follow...

/ May 31, 2019