Sarah Paulson is itching for a ‘Feud’ of her own after playing Geraldine Page

April 17, 2017

… York in the theater community who told me a lot of things about her that were utterly useless to me in what was required of me in this part, in terms of what I was having to do, admits Paulson. I was serving a bigger picture story of Joans and her need, so it wasnt about Geraldine. So some of the information I had gathered, I had to kind of chuck out, because it wasnt really about that. Paulson adds that shes itching to reprise the role, should opportunity knock: Boy, would I long to play her in …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 10, 2017

… of practicing kindness at least if the resistance has anything to say about it. We know what you’re thinking. Only saints, kindergarten teachers, and muppets are perpetually kind. The rest of us typically struggle to get through the day without side-eyeing a stranger or laying on the car horn in rush hour traffic. But there’s a good reason why kindness has become a mantra for those fighting Trump. After doing something nice for someone else, studies show we feel happier: That …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… “They have the same kind of concepts like ‘overturning society,’ the same kind of idea of ‘you can’t have construction without destruction.’” Both men also view politics as something extremely personal, yearning to be respected while having little idea how to act respectfully, Schell added. “I think Trump, like Mao, has a kind of very visceral antipathy or antagonism toward people who don’t agree with him or cannot be bullied,” he said. …

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Lots of people applied to work at this very fake smart home startup

April 2, 2017

This April Fools’ Day, one joke long in the making about Silicon Valley got kind of out of hand. An Indiegogo campaign for “Hub: the ultimate IOT smart device” got the attention of students at Yale University so much so that some applied to work at the burgeoning campus startup. But the entire project was a joke, meant to mock smart home devices like Alexa and Google Home, along with the rest of the ever-proliferating internet of things. SEE ALSO: Edward Snowden explains …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… that the Obama administration ordered surveillance of any kind — phone “tapp” or otherwise — at Trump Tower. In subsequent testimony, delivered under oath to the House Intelligence Committee, Comey very publicly dismisses the allegations. “I have no information that supports those tweets,” he told the committee. The hearing where Comey testified was presided over by Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who worked on Trump’s transition team. Nunes …

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

… or livelihood merely because he happens to know someone who holds unpopular beliefs,” Smith said on June 1, 1950. While she didn’t mention McCarthy by name — even she lamented the Senate rule against that — it was clear that her speech was directed at him. The famed speech helped break the Cold War-era Red Scare fever. The only way to outdo that kind of mic drop was clearly to run for president, which Smith did in 1964. Smith was in her mid-sixties at the time, and her …

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You use this word all the time to get through hard times

March 26, 2017

… small experiments to determine when people use the generic you and how it made them feel after writing about difficult moments in their lives. The researchers found that the linguistic device helps people express norms in both everyday and emotional circumstances, which improves their ability to derive meaning from things that happen in their lives. “Whats kind of interesting about these studies is people tend to do this fairly spontaneously,” says co-author Ariana Orvell, a doctoral …

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Schiff: New evidence shows possible Trump-Russia collusion

March 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia, suggesting “it’s the kind of evidence” that a grand jury investigation would want to consider. Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was. “We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete …

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$27,000 melons? Unwrapping the high price of Japan’s luxury fruit habit

March 23, 2017

(CNN)It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior. But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya‘s Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind. From heart-shaped watermelons to “Ruby Roman” grapes, which are the size of a ping pong ball, this retailer specializes in selling mouth-watering produce at eye-watering prices. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Why Trump just can’t (and probably won’t) quit the wiretap story

March 18, 2017

… Kellyanne Conway. Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Friday news conference, Trump showed that he was not ready to quit the wiretapping story, giving it another boost, even if it meant embarrassing a world leader. Timeline of the ‘birther’ movement He launched a kind of trial run for the White House in 2011 by embracing birtherism, laying the groundwork for his successful 2016 bid by aligning himself with the far right, talk radio wing of …

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SXSW gets political: All eyes on Trump

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas (CNN)President Donald Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips at the 2017 SXSW festival, with performers, experts, advocates and festival-goers weighing in on the 45th president. While it is not overtly partisan, SXSW has historically drawn a generally progressive group of musicians, artists, writers, experts, filmmakers and activists, including Trump’s latest entertainer foe rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed Wednesday night and is set to join artists to advocate for …

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Rennie to make ’emotional’ case for United Kingdom – BBC News

March 11, 2017

Looking ahead to a potential second Scottish independence referendum, Mr Rennie will tell delegates that the Lib Dems would “lead the way on the kind of campaign for the United Kingdom that we want to see”. ‘Positive, uplifting case’ He is expected to say: “We know the economic case for independence is weaker than even in 2014, so I will not dwell on that today. “The new case for the United Kingdom is a positive, uplifting one that focuses on the ties that …

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Amazon isn’t solely to blame for wreckage in the retail industry

March 11, 2017

Many retailers are set to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.Image: Getty Images/Tim Boyle Is Amazon really the killer everyone says it is? More retailers are on the brink of death than any time since the Great Recession, according to ratings firm Moody’s. Hundreds of department stores are closing, and once-chic clothing brands are barely treading water or, in the case of American Apparel and The Limited, recently departed. In that kind of atmosphere, it’s easy to …

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