‘The idea is that art can help’: how Art Basel Miami tackled the climate crisis

Away from the $120,000 banana, artists have been using their work to comment on and bring awareness to the climate emergency Over the last few days, this years Art Basel Miami has been making headlines for a banana. The artwork, worth $120,000 and consisting of one taped to a wall, became an irresistible viral hit, even more so protest art isnt commercial but artists have invested their time regardless. As the Norwegian artist Thale Fastvold recently said: Science has a communication problem that art can solve. Here are some artworks doing that precisely. The Zero-Waste Party Potentially the first ever zero-waste art party in Miami featured locally sourced food, biodegradable plastic forks and wooden plates. The table flowers were donated …

Atlanta newspaper sues Clint Eastwood over film’s portrayal of reporter

Atlanta-Journal Constitution hires powerful media lawyer in defamation case after film, Richard Jewell, shows reporter sleeping with FBI agent Atlantas leading newspaper has hired a powerful media lawyer, known for scaring off journalists for celebrity clients, to take on Clint Eastwoods latest film, Richard Jewell, in an argument about the on-screen portrayal of one its legendary reporters. The paper says the depiction in the movie of now-deceased reporter Kathy Scruggs, played by Olivia Wilde, is offensive and highly defamatory. It wants Hollywood executives to add a disclaimer in the film about the part. Richard Jewell depicts Scruggs as sleeping with an FBI agent to draw out information from a source in the aftermath of the 1996 Olympic Bombing in Atlanta. …

‘I was hacked,’ says woman whose account claimed hospital boy photo was staged

Woman denies posting false information that photo of four-year-old was political stunt A medical secretary has claimed her Facebook account was hacked after it was used to post false information claiming that a photograph of an ill boy on the floor at Leeds General Infirmary was staged for political purposes. The woman denied posting the allegation that four-year-old Jack Willment-Barrs mother placed him on the floor specifically to take the picture which became symbolic of the NHSs troubles after it appeared on the front page of Mondays repeatedly refusing to look at the photograph he was shown by a journalist during an interview on Monday. Play Video Original Article : HERE ;

Chrissy Teigen Answers Peoples Questions About What Its Like Being A Celeb, And Its Eye-Opening

The Q&A session started when someone wondered aloud whether celebrities have “junk drawers where they throw random cords and pens” and tagged her. (She does, but it’s unusually neat.) From there she opened up the field for whatever questions, from the mundane to the thoughtful, that her followers could throw at her. It’s not shocking or juicy, just interesting in a way that will make you say “…huh. That makes sense,” but that’s the point. #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 See Also on Bored Panda Original Article : HERE ;

Chrissy Teigen Answers Peoples Questions About What Its Like Being A Celeb, And Its Eye-Opening

The Q&A session started when someone wondered aloud whether celebrities have “junk drawers where they throw random cords and pens” and tagged her. (She does, but it’s unusually neat.) From there she opened up the field for whatever questions, from the mundane to the thoughtful, that her followers could throw at her. It’s not shocking or juicy, just interesting in a way that will make you say “…huh. That makes sense,” but that’s the point. #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 See Also on Bored Panda Original Article : HERE ;

10 reasons why we’re not a divided nation

Image copyright Getty Images Almost all of us Britons – 99% – feel “some” or “significant” responsibility to be faithful to our partners, a ComRes survey for BBC News suggests. Women appear more likely to feel significant responsibility than men – of those surveyed, 86% of women felt significant responsibility, compared with 79% of the men. 2. The principle of equal pay 3. Viewing a woman’s role as no longer in the home Most of us also think men and women are mostly equally suited to working in a wide range of roles, including doctor, councillor and MP, the BSA survey suggests. About half said men and women were “equally suited” to “all” or “almost all jobs”, with a further …

Linda Ronstadt’s delicious takedown of Mike Pompeo

(CNN)Saturday night, in one of the year’s more deliciously awkward celebrity moments, singer Linda Ronstadt went head to head with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Pompeo’s own turf. At a State Department event celebrating the year’s Kennedy Center honorees, of which Ronstadt is one, she did away with niceties and politesse and instead told Pompeo, the evening’s host and the country’s most senior diplomat, exactly what she thought of him, which is not very much. Sign up for CNN Opinion’s new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook But while Ronstadt has always been known in the industry as being “difficult” simply because she did what she wanted and not what others expected, she has now earned the right …

Forget fashion and beauty. These are the grocery store influencers

New York (CNN Business)When you think of influencers, you might think of flat tummy tea and hair vitamins. Aldi is not the only big grocer with pages run by die-hard customers. Kroger Krazy lifts Kroger. An Instagram account called Costco_doesitagain has 511,000 followers. Then there’s Trader Joe’s List, Trader Joe’s Obsessed and a lineup of Trader Joe’s influencers with no connection to the company. I Heart Publix, a Facebook page started by Michelle Atwood more than a decade ago, has grown to 116,000 followers. With more consumers cutting the cord on television, coupons in magazines fading away and the efficacy of celebrities’ paid social media ads waning, these passionate fans on social media are becoming more important to reach shoppers, …

John Legend: ‘The key to happiness is to open your mind to love’

A phenomenally successful singer-songwriter and social justice campaigner, or a preachy virtue-signaller? Ryan Bradley meets John Legend John Legend springs up from his mahogany grand piano in the high-ceilinged, light-drenched living room of his Hollywood home and greets me with a grin, a hello, and one of those very smooth handshakes that seamlessly morph into an extremely brief hug. My palms are sweaty and my face is flushed. Until a moment ago, Id been running up the road that leads to Legends hilltop house, late because of the traffic. And now Im sweatily, awkwardly apologising to Get Lifted, sold 3m copies worldwide, and its single, Ordinary People, was so ubiquitous that for a solid chunk of the mid-aughts it was …

Ghislaine Maxwell is the woman at the center of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. She’s not been seen in months

London (CNN)Prince Andrew has sparked an unprecedented crisis in Britain’s royal family since his disastrous TV interview about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell has previously denied all allegations against her, but she remains in the spotlight as other women — including Jennifer Araoz, who says Epstein sexually assaulted and raped her — have accused Maxwell of being Epstein’s “madam” and of conspiring to maintain and conceal a sex trafficking ring. An attorney for Maxwell did not respond to CNN’s most recent request for comment. Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Born in 1961, the British socialite grew up in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside and is the daughter of Robert Maxwell — a Czech-born newspaper tycoon and British lawmaker who …

Thousands sleep out to support homelessness

‘I can’t believe I survived’ Homeless ‘should be allowed to stay with dogs’ Artist’s homeless questions unanswered by councils Dame Louise Casey, a former head of the government rough sleepers’ unit and trustee of the Big Sleep Out, told the BBC she hoped the event would be “symbolic”. Image copyright PA Media Image caption The Edinburgh Sleep Out took place in Princes Street Gardens “It seems absolutely bloody crackers right now – the rain is so heavy – but we’re doing it because basically the world has a homelessness problem, it has a displaced people problem, it has refugees,” Dame Louise said. “All of these people are here tonight walking in the shoes of people who are homeless, or people …

Sorry, Timbers, this is not the way to aplogise to the missus | Barbara Ellen

Justin Timberlake, caught holding hands with another woman, leaps to Instagram to say sorry and slip in a plug for his new film How wonderfully modern that Justin Timberlake took to Instagram to apologise to his wife, Jessica Biel. After being snapped looking inebriated on a balcony, holding hands with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright, Timberlake began Original Article : HERE ;

We need to learn how to relax, without guilt

Being busy all the time is part of the way we live. But, whether gardening, reading or spacing out on the sofa, taking time to rest is just as important Im not very good at resting. When I told friends that after writing books covering emotions, time perception and the psychology of money I had started writing one on rest, their first reaction was usually, But youre always working. You never rest! More generally, if someone asks me how things are going, my stock answer is, Fine, busy, too busy really. But while this claim feels true of my life, how much is it also a claim to status? If you say you are busy, then it implies youre important, …

Greta Thunberg says school strikes have achieved nothing

Activist says 4% greenhouse gas emissions rise since 2015 shows action is insufficient The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has achieved nothing because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid. Thousands of young people were expected to gather at the UN climate conference and in the streets of the Spanish capital on Friday to protest against the lack of progress in tackling the climate emergency, as officials from more than 190 countries wrangled over the niceties of wording in documents related to the Paris accord. In the four years since the solo protest in Sweden in 2017 has since snowballed into a …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Many, Many Limbs | Betches

There are so many different kinds of Photoshop abuse. We show you a lot of celebrities’ photoshoots gone wrong, and occasionally Come on children! What’s wrong with this picture? Whoever edited these photos seems to use the same ~*dangerous*~ editing method over and over: do whatever first and clean up later. And if you don’t pay attention to detail, it’s risky. Because: So, I consider myself an expert on Reese’s work, mostly because I’ve seen Legally Blonde probably 50 times. And guys, I have to tell you, I always thought she had two legs? Vanity Fair then attempted to defend themselves, saying that what we’re seeing is actually just the lining of Reese’s dress. While we would have loved the exclusive on …

He made a fortune from his trademarked Bikram yoga, but now his empire is in tatters

A new documentary chronicles Bikram Choudhurys downfall after allegations of rape and sexual assault Like many communities, yoga is grappling with its own #MeToo reckoning. Theres the issue of abuses of power and violence. But has there been a bigger fall from grace than that of Bikram Choudhury? From his base in Los Angeles, Choudhury made a fortune from a trademarked yoga routine, only to have his empire in tatters following multiple civil suits and allegations of rape and sexual assault. And in common with the stories of the girls in the Jeffrey Epstein case, there is also the depressing state of the Californian legal system that is not fleet-footed or motivated enough to bring sexual predators to justice. The …