Celebrities said some pretty wild things in 2018. Stefano Gabbana called Selena Gomez “so ugly.” Kim Cattrell discussed her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kanye West said a controversial comment on slavery, for which he later apologised. Nicki Minaj discussed her “rivalry” with Kylie Jenner’s baby Stormi. Looking back, 2018 might just take the cake as being the year of the verbal faux pas. Kanye West, Roseanne Bar, and Stefano Gabbana were among the stars who famously stuck their feet in their mouths this year – and the world still isn’t letting them live down their words (or, in quite a few cases, tweets). Here’s a roundup of 13 of the wildest things celebrities said this year. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.” – Kanye West Many, including fellow celebrities like John Legend and will.i.am, criticised West when he implied that slavery was a … [Read more...] about 13 of the wildest things celebrities said this year
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Erin Brodwin, provided by Published 7:07 am CST, Saturday, December 1, 2018 National Geographic/David Yoder The Honduras government is fighting to save land threatened by illegal cattle ranching, which contributes to deforestation. The land is home to the treasured Moskitia rainforest, the second-largest rainforest in Central America and a key player in the fight against climate change. It's also home to the vaunted "White City," a lost village that remained untouched for half a millennium. It's been six years since archaeologists stumbled upon an abandoned village in the Honduran jungle — what many believe to be an ancient "White City," whose residents vanished hundreds of years prior. Now, that very city — and the rainforest that surrounds it — is under siege by deforestation, wildlife trafficking, illegal land-grabbing, and the looting of treasured artifacts. Many of these crimes are tied up with the process of illegal cattle ranching, … [Read more...] about People hadn’t set foot in this ancient ‘lost city’ in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.
Business | How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’ Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast. (What is that like?!) Guy Raz, host of the podcasts “How I Built This” and “The TED Radio Hour.” Credit Credit Peter Prato for The New York Times Supported by ByNellie Bowles Nov. 23, 2018 Guy Raz is wrapping up an episode of How I Built This, his podcast about the origin stories of late capitalism, when his guest, the Israeli investor Haim Saban, gets to the good part. The throw-your-arms-aloft, finish-line moment of his personal business journey. In the story Mr. Saban is telling, he is about to make a lot of money, and then quadruple it into even more money. Mr. Raz cuts in, astonished. “But half a billion dollars — that’s a lot of money,” he says. … [Read more...] about How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’
Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 10:11 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 In "Believed," the remarkable new podcast from Michigan Radio, a woman talks about the appointment she had at age 17 with a doctor named Larry Nassar. She was there to get help for scoliosis. During the exam, Nassar groped her crotch and breast. He watched her get dressed afterward and gave her goodbye hug. Then she drove back to her high school, sat down for lunch with a group of friends, and told them about the awful thing that had just happened to her "I honestly don't know what made me even say something to a group that big," says Brianne Randall-Gay in episode two, titled "How He Got Away," describing events from 2004. "I think I was just so distraught by it, I need to tell someone and I needed to say something because I was trying to work this out in my head." Even if you followed the coverage in 2018 of more than 150 women delivering victim-impact … [Read more...] about ‘Believed’ podcast on Larry Nassar case soars on iTunes charts
Now, it might seem, is the golden age of female agency—a newly empowered era for women, or something approaching it, a time when cheeky porn stars taunt presidents on Twitter, fed-up movie actresses tell what producers did to them in hotel rooms and restaurant basements, and serial abusers suffer, at long last, some consequences for their acts. Somewhere, as I write this, a once-obscure psychologist named Christine Blasey Ford is asserting her right to tell her story in her own time in her own way—bartering with U.S. senators, staffers and lawyers about exactly how she will testify to her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party when she was 15 and he was 17, a charge Kavanaugh denies. Amid the controversy over Ford’s much-anticipated public appearance tentatively set for this coming week, the precedent often invoked is the moment, almost exactly 27 years ago, when a little-known law professor named Anita … [Read more...] about I Rewatched Anita Hill’s Testimony. So Much Has Changed. So Much Hasn’t.