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July 26, 2017

Iranian chador-wearing newscaster outed in Switzerland—unveiled and drinking beer « Why Evolution Is True

Never forget: social media is forever, and even if you remove something embarrassing you posted in an unwise or inebriated moment, somebody will have taken a screenshot. Or if you’re in public doing something you don’t want publicized, remember that everyone has a camera with a cellphone. That’s what happened here. It’s been reported by the BBC, so the woman has already been publicly “outed.” Her name is Azadeh Namdari, whom the Beeb identifies as a “conservative Iranian television host”. They also report this:…

Blogger, Jonathan Acosta Abi Haasan, Shares His Dope Genderfluid Style

JonnyOnTheGo There are a lot of things to admire on Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan’s Instagram. There are the plus size, genderfluid style blogger’s eyebrows, perfectly filled and arched above dark eyes. There are the struts and the poses, ranging from the coquettish cocked head to the casual glance over the shoulder with full smize (it’s a style post; I was gonna mention smizing if it killed me). And, of course, there are the well-styled garments and accoutrements, which include Jeremy Scott kicks, a lot of ASOS, and…

Play the Only Known Nintendo-Playstation Hybrid Console at Irving’s Let’s Play Gaming Expo

The Nintendo PlayStation console was just a gaming fable until Terry Diebold and his son Dan discovered a working prototype in a box purchased at a bankruptcy auction. Courtesy of Terry Diebold The gaming world may be new compared to movies and music, but it already has some interesting myths. Lost and fabled relics are being uncovered, like Atari's "E.T." cartridge landfill dump and the infamous "Hot Coffee" mode in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which sparked another national debate about children…

Andrew James Paterson on Publishing Decades of Wisdom and Criticism Today

Andrew James Paterson Andrew James Paterson Collection/Correction Co-published by Kunstverein Toronto & Mousse Publishing Every city should have an Andrew James Paterson. Pity we cannot clone him. Since the late 70s, Toronto-based Paterson has produced a mountain’s worth of material in a mountain range long list of disciplines: from seminal New Wave music to Super 8 films, neo-noir novels to ground-breaking critical texts blending art writing and fiction (aka ficto-criticism), diaristic video pieces…

Inmates say a prisoner was killed for being gay while guards ignored pleas / LGBTQ Nation

Rodriguez Montez Burks Public Domain Inmates at a Michigan correctional facility say a fellow prisoner was killed by his cellmate for being gay, and allege prison guards ignored both men’s pleas to be moved. Rodriguez Montez Burks, 23, was serving a 2-10 year prison sentence at the Alger County Correctional Facility for fleeing and eluding officers in Livingston County last year, Detroit’s Metro Times reports. He was killed on July 20 and his cellmate, whose name has not been released, has been isolated according to…

Reviving Vienna’s Past At Grand Ferdinand Hotel [Vienna]

Grand Ferdinand Hotel in Vienna revives the magic of city’s past. Located on Schubertring – Vienna’s historic boulevard – this reconstructed, old office building nods to the Austrian design tradition. Conceived by Florian Weitzer, the interiors were executed by Atelier Heiss Architekten. Upon entering the light-filled lobby, one faces a beautiful setting. A taxidermied horse symbolizes Vienna’s 19th century carts that passed on Schubertring. A chandelier with real candles hangs at the centre and adds a retro…

Justice League’s telling reshoots involve Joss Whedon, more banter, absolutely no mustaches

Superman can do anything, it seems, but have a mustache. Or to be more accurate, it’s Henry Cavill’s mustache that’s reportedly causing some problems for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League movie, which is due to be released on November 17 but is nonetheless currently undergoing extensive reshoots (which are generally filmed to fix or replace scenes that aren’t working). After initial filming on Justice League was complete, it seems that Cavill reasonably assumed he was done playing the smooth-jawed Man of Steel for…

Louis Tomlinson finally addresses ‘Larry’ gay romance rumours with Harry Styles

One Direction might be enjoying an extended ‘hiatus’, but almost two years after the former X Factor foursome went their separate ways, it seems one part of the band’s legacy just won’t quit. Throughout the course of their musical career – which began when five teenage boys were thrown together by Simon Cowell at the bootcamp stage of the ITV singing competition back in 2010 – band members Louis Tomlinson, 25, and Harry Styles, 23, have been dogged by rumours that they’re in a romantic relationship. Fans who’ve…

Jeff Tayler on Islam; Godless Spellchecker on Dawkins « Why Evolution Is True

While I’m busy downtown, why don’t you have a look at the following two articles? The first is at Quillette by Jeff Tayler : “Leftist hypocrisy about Islam: setting the stage for violence“. For the first time (I think) Tayler takes apart a piece in Huffington Post, a tree whose fruit all hangs low. The piece in question made me grind my teeth when I saw it: “This former MTV icon found inner peace through Islam.” It’s part of HuffPo’s campaign to make everything about Islam seem peaceful, warm and fuzzy. The “icon” is…

The films of Christopher Nolan, explained

Reviews of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (including mine) are calling the movie the director’s best work so far — the Village Voice’s Bilge Ebiri says it is the “movie Christopher Nolan was born to make.” High praise, indeed. But what does it mean to say that a movie is a Nolan masterpiece? What makes Nolan distinctive as a director? And how does Dunkirk — a movie about a historical event, not normal fare for the director — fit into his most distinctive interests? Plenty of things mark Nolan’s work, some of which make…

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