STORM LAKE, Iowa —Surrounded by reporters at a family taqueria Friday afternoon in one of this state’s least-white places, Kamala Harris ordered three tacos and a quesadilla, then turned to her campaign chair-sister, Maya, to ask if she wanted anything to eat. A little while later, Harris sent an aide to the front of her bus to check if there were chips. There weren’t. No matter. She wandered over to a big pile of burritos, picked one up, and inhaled it. Kamala Harris is hungry. Story Continued Below She’s also behind. The career prosecutor and senator from California is the newest face among the four leading Democratic candidates, and her campaign has surpassed promising rivals like Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke. Still, she’s far from front-runner Joe Biden in national polls—and closer to Pete Buttigieg than she is to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. And she faces a tough road in New Hampshire’s … [Read more...] about Can Kamala Catch Joe and Elizabeth in Iowa?
Unexpectedly falling in love
AkzoNobel offers a number of tips about using Dulux colour to create romantic décor for families, especially couples, making them fall in love on every day of the year and understand that romance does not have to be saved for February 14. Though many often think of soft pastels and ornate accessories when it comes to adding romance to a room, bold colours and a simplistic style can also make for sophisticated and unexpectedly amorous décor. Here is a guide from Dulux colour experts on using bold colours to create a personalised space that you will fall in love with. AkzoNobel picked spiced honey as the colour of the year, with good reason A calming place to dream Seeking somewhere to get lost in the moment? Combine the earthy notes of Spiced Honey, also known as Crème Brulee (00YY 26/220), with muted pastels, warm woods, and tactile textiles to create the perfect soothing space for rest and reflection. As the colour of the year for 2019, this warm amber shade … [Read more...] about Tips from AkzoNobel to creating a space to fall in love
Over the past couple of years, Netflix has committed itself to aiding in the revival of the romantic comedy genre. From cringey additions like “The Kissing Booth” to smash hits like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” there’s a wide array of options to stream at any given moment. We combined the films’ Rotten Tomatoes scores with a general feeling of delight while watching to develop a highly unscientific ranking. The 12 movies are listed below from worst to best. (Note: No Christmas movies will be included here, because that’s an entirely different beast.) 12. “#REALITYHIGH” (2017) Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40% INSIDER’S Delightfulness Score: 10% “#REALITYHIGH” is a condescending story of inflated social media obsession trying to be an enlightened tale of modern love. As Emma Courtright wrote for Zimbio, this film is so “painfully out of touch” that “we felt personally offended on behalf … [Read more...] about RANKED: 12 Netflix original romantic comedies, from least to most delightful
ON FEBRUARY 26 2017 writer-director Barry Jenkins unexpectedly found himself at the epicentre of one of the most memorable moments in Oscars history when Moonlight was crowned Best Picture shortly after La La Land was mistakenly awarded the top prize.Both films were worthy recipients of the golden statuette but the brouhaha of Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and a wrong envelope overshadowed Jenkins's moment of glory.The Florida-born film-maker proves Moonlight was no fluke with his sublime adaptation of the novel penned by James Baldwin, which charts a love story against the turbulent backdrop of racial injustice in 1970s Harlem.Masterfully constructed in fluid and visually arresting takes that make the heart swell, If Beale Street Could Talk conceals its devastating narrative blows behind impeccable production design and Nicholas Britell's swooning orchestral score.Jenkins engineers one of the year's most unforgettable scenes in the living room of a cramped apartment, where two mothers … [Read more...] about Film review: Harlem-set love story If Beale Street Could Talk is achingly tender
Paul Kane, Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 5:55 pm PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, center, has asked President Trump to make his upcoming State of the Union speech from the Oval Office due to security concerns. Republicans say it's a bogus claim. less House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, center, has asked President Trump to make his upcoming State of the Union speech from the Oval Office due to security concerns. Republicans say it's a ... more Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, center, has asked President Trump to make his upcoming State of … [Read more...] about Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight