Time to shake up the art world.
432 Park Avenue, a luxury high-rise condo in New York, isn’t officially open yet, but it’s already had its first unwelcome visitor.
Demid Lebedev, who’s better known as demidism on Instagram to his 11,527 followers, scaled the nearly 1,400-feet high skyscraper last week and boasted about it on the social network.
Another red flag for a league in crisis mode.
Colorado’s Supreme Court is considering whether it’s legal.
Very few countries have sterling records when it comes to gender equality. Almost everywhere in the world, women are paid less, subjected to greater violence and granted fewer opportunities to obtain political power than men.
Despite this problem’s global nature, the American media too often pushes a troubling narrative: that gendered oppression is the norm in Muslim-majority countries.
Here to reject this claim is Resa Aslan, a renowned religious scholar who went on CNN this week in response to comedian Bill Maher’s equating of the “Muslim world” with Islamic State, the violent group that’s taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq.
"Liberal Western culture is not just different [from Islam], it’s better," Maher said.
And they used ‘Pretty Woman’ to do it.
How do protesters stay in contact with each other when the government has shut down or censored Internet and mobile networks? Simple: You don’t use either.
Meet Open Garden’s FireChat, the messenger app protesters in Hong Kong have been using to circumvent government attempts to prevent them from organizing by blocking social networks like Instagram. Instead of relying on a single website or government-controlled networks, FireChat uses a technology called mesh networking for its “Nearby” chat mode.
Now this is how you photobomb.
Twenty-two-year-old Justin Anderson, a straight, Mormon student at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, recently attended a “traditional marriage” rally at Utah’s state capitol building in protest of marriage equality, reports BuzzFeed. Currently, Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is pending before a federal appeals court, with federal precedent indicating that the ban will be overturned.
The Mormon-led community that congregated in the capitol’s rotunda on Sept. 18 demanded that the ban remain in place in order to save and protect children, and held placards reading “Marriage means a mother and a father for every child,” “A states’ rights issue” and “Traditional marriage blesses children.” Anderson, who attended the rally because he wants to be “on the right side of history,” was not exactly embraced by the other protesters.
Anyone who’s sick of going to a concert and seeing only cellphones should take heart: A new technology just showed up to save live music, and it’s called Yondr.
Spoiler alert: It’s not the Yankees.
— She’s not alone. A new report details how an untold number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are facing financial distress because they don’t enjoy the same legal protections of straight married couples.
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Liam Neeson on the phone appreciation post. Who could resist that voice?