Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times Published 11:54 AM EDT Jun 18, 2019 Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday’s episode of “Big Little Lies.” No one knows what’s troubling Bonnie Carlson. One of “Big Little Lies”’ infamous “Monterey Five” – a group of affluent women trying to cover up details of their involvement in the killing of one of their husbands at a gala school fundraiser – the guilt-ridden Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) has been withdrawn since the incident, distancing herself from friends and family. Her husband Nathan fears he is losing her. Her friend Madeline asks if she’s on drugs. Others in her circle are mystified and concerned. But Bonnie’s mother Elizabeth, who drops in for an unexpected visit in Sunday night’s episode, bluntly offers her thoughts about what’s at the root of the problem: Bonnie is a black woman living in a white community that doesn’t appreciate or … [Read more...] about big-little-lies-has-a-race-problem
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Big Tech May Look Troubled, but It’s Just Getting Started Supported by ByDavid Streitfeld Jan. 1, 2019 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Silicon Valley ended 2018 somewhere it had never been: embattled. Lawmakers across the political spectrum say Big Tech, for so long the exalted embodiment of American genius, has too much power. Once seen as a force for making our lives better and our brains smarter, tech is now accused of inflaming, radicalizing, dumbing down and squeezing the masses. Tech company stocks have been pummeled from their highs. Regulation looms. Even tech executives are calling for it. In the face of such a sustained assault, this might be a good moment for Big Tech to lie low. It could devote some of its mountains of cash — Apple alone has $237 billion in the bank — to … [Read more...] about Big Tech May Look Troubled, but It’s Just Getting Started
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Whether you’re hauling a cement mixer, a three-horse trailer, or a sparkling new speedboat, you won’t find a more useful tool than a pickup truck. Full-size trucks are the best-selling vehicles in America, partly because of the many Americans who work hard at jobs that require sweat and muscle rather than pixels and taps, and partly because Americans love to play hard. Or at least look like they do. Right now, there are plenty of terrific choices when it comes to big pickup trucks. The best models come from the traditional Big Three American companies, such as the popular Ford F-150 and redesigned Ram 1500, with Japanese companies trailing the leaders with the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra. Truck drivers are a notoriously loyal lot. They tend to choose a brand and stick with it, despite the lure of newfangled aluminum this and hybrid that. Chevrolet is counting on people who love the bowtie-brand to ensure the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500’s success, while angling to … [Read more...] about Ratings and Review: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a great truck. But is it the best truck?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Inside Facebook’s Huge Data Giveaway to Its Big Tech Brethren DealBook Supported by Dec. 19, 2018 Good Wednesday morning. GSK and Pfizer announced that they’re merging their consumer-health businesses. More on that below. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) How Facebook let Big Tech peers inside its privacy wall Facebook let some of the world’s largest technology companies have more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it had previously disclosed. That’s according to an investigation by Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Nicholas Confessore of the NYT, based on 270 pages of Facebook’s internal documents and interviews with more than 60 people. The breadth of the data-sharing was vast. “Facebook allowed Microsoft’s … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Inside Facebook’s Huge Data Giveaway to Its Big Tech Brethren