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With Insecure Season 3 as its only binge-worthy newcomer, Hulu has definitely seen better months for TV than August 2018. That being said, its movie selections should more than make up the difference.

Classics abound with rom coms including 10 Things I Hate About You and Pretty Woman, sci-fi staples like The Terminator and the Species franchise, and even a few horror meets comedy mashups in Teen Wolf and Shaun of the Dead.

Make the most of this classic selection during your final days of summer! Check out everything Hulu is bringing on and kicking off its platform this August down below. Read more…

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Four years ago, MGM attempted to reboot the RoboCop franchise with a remake starring Joel Kinnaman. That wasn't too big a hit, at least not domestically, so now instead of continuing from that movie, the studio is going back to the beginning. According to Deadline, Neill Blomkamp (District 9) will helm a direct sequel to the 1987 original. 

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World Cup Fans Continue to Do the Most With England’s ‘It’s Coming Home’ Chant

With England just one game away from reaching their first World Cup final since 1966, English fans’ cries of “It’s coming home” are only growing stronger.

The chant has its origins in The Lightning Seeds’ 1996 single “Three Lions,” a track that was released to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship. But while the song originally poked fun at England’s numerous soccer disappointments, its chorus is now a rallying cry for all those hoping to see the English squad come out on top on Sunday.

As the phrase has risen in popularity throughout the World Cup, fans from around the globe have begun hopping on the “It’s coming home” bandwagon. Even Justin Timberlake tried the cheer out during his Monday concert at London’s O2 Arena.

And because it’s 2018, the chant has also been turned into a meme, with Twitter users superimposing “Three Lions” over famous movie and TV scenes.

See some of the best creations below.

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It was just yesterday that it was reported that  T.I. and Tiny‘s Family Hustle TV show had been revived. Well, not so fast. T.I. says, Nope, it ain’t so.

T.I. took to Instagram to address the issue.

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“To whom it may concern… if it ain’t come from me or @majorgirl it ain’t real. Family Hustle On Ice until further notice. Thx,” he wrote.

No word on whether or not the show will ever return. T.I. and Tiny seemed to be part of the reality TV curse which breaks up more couples than divorce lawyers do.

The estranged couple’s current marital status is unclear, although no divorce has yet been announced. Tiny just finished up a tour with Xscape, though the quartet still has some dates scheduled throughout the summer. Tiny also has a perfume, Major Girl that just launched.

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Here’s Why English Soccer Fans Keep Chanting ‘It’s Coming Home’

After its 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday, the U.K. is advancing to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990.

As celebrations rage, and ahead of the team’s next bout, you may have noticed lots of U.K. fans saying, “It’s coming home.” Here’s what the phrase means, and where it comes from.

Origin

“It’s coming home” makes up the chorus of the 1996 song “Three Lions,” by The Lightning Seeds. The song was created, with the help of comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship, its first hosting gig since the 1966 World Cup, according to the BBC. With lyrics like, “England’s gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away,” and “thirty years of hurt,” the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent.

Meaning

The chorus’ iconic line refers to soccer returning to England, its birth home. The game officially branched off from rugby there in 1863, with the creation of the Football Association in England, according to FIFA. That group was soccer’s (or football’s) first governing body, FIFA says.

The song’s title, “Three Lions,” refers to the design depicted on English players’ jerseys.

Today

Though the song is more than 20 years old, U.K. soccer fans still use “It’s coming home” as a rallying cry, echoing through stadiums and social media networks alike. Even Daniel Baddiel, one of the comedians who helped create the song, has joined in the fun to celebrate England’s advancing team.

 

England’s underdog team is set to face Croatia on Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. ET.

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Books coming out this week: The Intermission, The Banker’s Wife, and more

Books coming out this week: The Intermission, The Banker’s Wife, and more


Books coming out this week: <em>The Intermission,</em> <em>The Banker’s Wife,</em> and more

Hello and welcome to Monday, which is really sort of like a Thursday this week, because Wednesday is the Fourth of July, making Tuesday like a Friday! You get all of that? Even if you didn’t quick track, it’s fine. Because we’re celebrating a holiday in the middle of the week, and you know what that means: tons of food, family, friends, and rest and relaxation. With some extra time off, now is the perfect time to dip into your TBR pile — and add some of the books coming out this week to it.

But first, I’m excited to announce that our July pick for the HG Book Club is Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton! Pick up your copy and dive right in, because we’ll post the first round of questions on Friday, July 6th. This thriller, which has been described as a modern day version of The Talented Mr. Ripley, is the perfect book to start during the holiday week. Show us where you’re reading with #HGBookClub!

And now, here are eight books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss.

1. The Intermission by Elyssa Friedland, out July 3rd

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Berkley Books

We all know that relationships aren’t always what they seem on the outside. But The Intermission takes things a step further, going inside of a marriage that’s on the rocks. It’s about Jonathan and Cass, a husband and wife that decide to take a six-month break from their relationship to see if it’s what they really want. As we all know, there are two sides to every story. And through alternating perspectives, The Intermission delivers both.

2. The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger, out July 3rd

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G.P. Putnam’s Sons

When Annabel loses her husband Matthew, a banker, in a plane crash, she begins desperately searching for answers. Marina, a journalist mourning the loss of her editor and mentor, finds information that could implicate some of the world’s most powerful men in finance. With two strong female characters at the helm, The Banker’s Wife is one of the best thrillers you’ll read all summer.

3. Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman, out July 3rd

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Knopf Publishing Group

Speaking of strong female leads, Safe Houses has three of them, banding together against men who abuse their power. This murder mystery/espionage thriller hybrid unfolds across two timelines. In 1979, Helen Abell, the woman who oversees CIA safe houses in Berlin, overhears a conversation and decides to expose dark secrets. And in 2014, her son has murdered her and her husband. You won’t be able to put this one down.

4. Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young, out July 3rd

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Riverhead Books

Can You Tolerate This? is a compelling combination of personal essays about coming of age in New Zealand and observational historical essays. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know Ashleigh Young and the world around her.

5. Still Water by Amy Stuart, out July 3rd

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Simon & Schuster

If you loved Still Mine, you don’t want to miss Still Water. When a woman named Sally and her son go missing, Claire pretends to be a friend of Sally’s to get to the bottom of what really happened. Let’s just say that everyone is hiding WAY more secrets than you’ll expect. We loved getting to know more about Claire and Malcom, and we’re crossing our fingers for a third installment.

6. How to Be Famous by Caitlin Moran, out July 3rd

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Harper

Picking up a few years in the future after How to Build a Girl ends, How to Be Famous is set in 1994. Johanna, a rock journalist, is in love with John, her best friend who has made it big in the music world. So she writes a column under the name Dolly Wilde about fame, hoping to catch his attention and make him feel understood. Though it’s set in the ‘90s, with themes of consent and slut shaming, How to Be Famous rings true in our current #MeToo era. And it’s just as witty and gritty as Caitlin Moran fans can expect.

7. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, out July 3rd

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Penguin Books

The list of books coming out this week is heavy on thrillers, and we have one more addictive one for you. The Ruin, set in Ireland, follows detective Cormac Reilly as he reopens an investigation from 20 years ago. He’s determined to connect Hilaria Blake’s overdose in the past to her son Jack’s recent death. Get invested now, because there are at least two more Cormac Reilly books coming in the future.

8. Trickster Feminism by Anne Waldman, out July 3rd

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Penguin Books

If that title doesn’t pull you in, we don’t know what will. Anne Waldman’s Trickster Feminism is the poetry of the resistance, and you need this collection on your bookshelf.

Happy reading, and happy Fourth of July!

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Volvo is making a true ‘Autopilot’ that’ll let you eat, sleep, or watch movies – coming in 3 years

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Self-driving cars have gone from DARPA project to roaming our streets much faster than anyone predicted, but if you bring the topic up with a grouchy truck nuts-owning uncle, the response is probably going to be “Yeah, but when can I buy one?”

Volvo is making a more concrete (and realistic!) pledge than most of its competitors: to have a Level 4 autonomous car in showrooms, buyable and usable, by 2021. Level 4 doesn’t mean full autonomy, but what it does mean is that you can have the bulk of your commute completely automated.

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“Unravel 2” was recently rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), which means we might get an official announcement very soon. It’s coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (sorry, Nintendo Switch owners) and, according to the ESRB’s description, it might have co-operative gameplay. “This is a side-scrolling platformer in which players control […]

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Keiynan Lonsdale on How Coming Out Affected His Decision to Leave the Arrowverse

When Love, Simon hit theaters back in March, it validated young members of the LGBTQ community and empowered them to proudly live their truth. But behind-the-scenes, it unexpectedly had the same effect on Keiynan Lonsdale, one of the stars of the groundbreaking film.

When production first began on the movie, Lonsdale hadn’t publicly revealed that he’s attracted to both men and women. But after working on the project, which was the first mainstream gay teen romance of its kind, he realized it was time to share his truth with the world.

The actor came out to the cast and crew on their final day on set, and then came out to the rest of the world in an Instagram post earlier this year. Lonsdale told FANDOM that his time working on Love, Simon was “100% a part” of his decision to let go of the secret he was holding on to for so long.

“I realized while I was filming that it felt like I was a contradiction to what we were fighting for,” he said. “I didn’t come out because of that, it just highlighted and sort of put up a mirror to myself and made me really think and start to realize that I’m not afraid of anything. I’m ready now to make this step. I guess working on a loving film set and having a gay director and playing the character I realized there was nothing holding me back but myself now. So I was super inspired.”

Luckily, when the film came out, it had the same effect on many audience members who were struggling with their sexual identity — something that Lonsdale is proud to be a part of.

“Every single time I hear someone say that they were able to accept themselves, I think it’s an amazing thing. And also that parents have been able to see it and gain such an understanding, a better understanding,” Lonsdale told FANDOM. “I think, most importantly, for an individual to go and see it and walk out of the theater and be like ‘Wow, I’m valid. I am valid. I do love myself and I’m excited to be myself.’ That always makes me really happy to hear.”

Earlier this week, it was announced that Lonsdale would be leaving his role as Wally West on Legends of Tomorrow, where he had the honor of being one of the only openly queer actors to play a superhero in mainstream media. The actor released another Instagram post explaining his decision to leave the Arrowverse, and while he says it wasn’t directly because of his coming out, he acknowledged that he changed a lot after revealing the truth about his sexuality.

“That was the thing I was most holding on to in terms of my life and being stuck personally, and then once I released that, I was able to just continue to grow as a human, just separate of everything, just as a human being,” Lonsdale explained about what triggered his decision to leave the series.

“So I think one of the things I realized was that I just couldn’t do a full-time job anymore,” he added. “I needed to be able to wake up and say, ‘Today I feel like going on an adventure and having no idea where I’ll land. If it ends up great, it ends up great. If I end up falling over, I end up falling over.’ And that’s just what makes me happy and that’s the kind of life I want to live. Until maybe my perspective changes again and then I’ll follow that.”

The possibility of that perspective change leaves hope for the many fans who were devastated by the news that Lonsdale was hanging up his Kid Flash speedster shoes. He promised fans on social media that “it’s definitely not a total goodbye or ‘see ya never’ situation, cause Wally West will still be around when you need him the most.”

But for now, fans of the Australian actor can watch him in the film that helped change his life forever. Love, Simon is available on Digital now and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 12.

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Books coming out this week: The Honey Farm, Calypso, and more

Books coming out this week: The Honey Farm, Calypso, and more


Books coming out this week: <em>The Honey Farm</em>, <em>Calypso</em>, and more

Congratulations, we did it: We made it to summer. Well, okay, it’s not ~officially~ summer quite yet. But once Memorial Day arrives, it might as well be. ‘Tis the season of summer Fridays, white pants, and pool days. Plus, if the books coming out this week are any indicator, it’s also officially summer thriller season.

Authors know what readers want, and that’s to curl up in the summer sun (or shade) with a scary book. And this week, they really delivered. There are brand new psychological thrillers, twisted mysteries, and police whodunits hitting bookshelves. There’s even a YA thriller, because the genre truly knows no bounds.

Of course, if thrillers aren’t your thing, the books coming out this week also include deeply thoughtful memoirs (hey, David Sedaris) and a women’s fiction read or two. Basically, whatever you’re in the mood to read right now, you’ll find it on this list.

Here are 11 books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss.

1. The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye, out May 29th

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Liveright

To keep her struggling bee farm afloat, Cynthia starts a residence program for artists. People come to work on the farm in exchange for free room, board, and freedom to pursue their creative passions. As the story beneath the surface begins to reveal itself — and as more and more residents leave — the novel builds to a twisted conclusion that you won’t see coming. The Honey Farm is one of the most satisfying books you’ll read all summer.

2. Calypso by David Sedaris, out May 29th

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Little, Brown and Company

It’s David Sedaris. You know you want to read it. Calypso is packed with plenty of the painfully funny laugh-out-loud moments you’ve come to expect from Sedaris. But it’s also his most deeply moving work yet.

3. Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson, out May 29th

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Razorbill

Lies You Never Told Me is so. Damn. Readable. It’s downright un-put-down-able. This twisted YA suspense novel follows two different narrators: Elyse, a shy teen in Portland who just landed the lead in her high school play, and Gabe, a teen in Austin thinking about breaking up with his girlfriend. Though seemingly unrelated, once you discover the link between the two narrators, your brain will explode.

4. So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta, out May 29th

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St. Martin’s Press

Did you know that before appearing on Parks and Rec, Retta got her start as a standup comedian? Or that before that, she graduated pre-med from Duke? Retta’s hilarious memoir touches on everything from her humble upbringing to her obsession with designer handbags. Not only will you get to read delightful stories about her time playing Donna on Parks and Rec, but you’ll also learn a lot about how she got there. Reading Retta’s memoir is like hanging out with someone you’ve known your whole life. You’ll read it in one sitting, then immediately wish for a second installment. It’s that fun.

5. All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire, out May 29th

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Montlake Romance

When Elliott and Catherine meet, something just clicks; they get along perfectly. Then, Elliott has to leave. When he comes back a few years later, everything has changed. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to win Catherine back. Just as she’s ready to trust him, Elliott becomes the prime suspect in the case of a missing student. But Catherine has a secret of her own. And trust us: You won’t see it coming.

6. The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad, out May 29th

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Little, Brown and Company

For years, Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad has challenged tradition and spoken out against injustice. She was arrested as a teenager, served divorce papers to shame her family, and spent nine years trying to regain custody of her son. Alinejad was eventually exiled from Iran and now, following Donald Trump’s immigration ban, is yet again separated from her child. The Wind in My Hair is an exceptional memoir from an exceptional woman.

7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, out May 29th

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Nobody writes psychological thrillers like Ruth Ware. Nobody. And her latest atmospheric novel, about a woman who is the accidental recipient of a mysterious letter offering her a large sum of money, is no exception. You’ll thoroughly enjoy playing detective along the way.

8. True by Karl Taro Greenfeld, out June 1st

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Little A

True will do whatever it takes to make her dream of playing professional soccer a reality. But she also has to clean the house, pay the bills, and take care of her autistic sister. And she has a bit of a temper. Will True’s anger — and all of the other things, both in and out of her control — keep her from achieving the one thing she really wants?

9. A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir by Nancy Balbirer, out June 1st

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Lake Union Publishing

A Marriage in Dog Years is, as the title hints, two stories in one. There’s the story of Nancy’s terminal marriage, and the story of Nancy’s terminal beagle, Ira. As both stories come to an end at the same time, you’ll do some serious reflecting on life and love.

10. Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson, out June 1st

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Thomas & Mercer

When Marnie’s marriage ends after just two weeks, she isn’t left completely empty-handed: Her ex’s eccentric great-aunt Blix left her the brownstone. Blix, who saw something in Marnie before she passed, is determined to turn her into a matchmaker just like she was — even from beyond the grave. Matchmaking for Beginners is lovely from the inside out.

11. See Her Run by Peggy Townsend, out June 1st

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Thomas & Mercer

When Hayley Poole’s body is found in the desert, her death is ruled a suicide. But Aloa Snow isn’t convinced. As Aloa investigates, she learns that Hayley was running from someone very powerful. Now, Aloa has to do the same.

Happy reading!

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Summer is finally here, but June gloom may have you spending more time inside than in the sun. But there’s a silver lining — plenty of time to binge the latest Netflix releases.

A slew of great film and television series will be heading to the streaming service next month, including Netflix originals like GLOW Season 2 and the Sense8 Series Finale. The former was a huge hit for the platform last year, so anticipation is high for the followup. And Sense8‘s cult fan following was so upset over the series’ cancellation that Netflix produced a giant finale episode to bring closure to the story.


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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in 'The Last Jedi'

The streaming service is also bringing us Star Wars: The Last Jedi only six months after it first arrived in theaters. The movie was highly polarizing for fans of the space franchise, so watch it when it hits Netflix on June 26 to decide which side of the debate you fall on when it comes to Luke Skywalker’s fate.

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Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

When God closes a door, he opens a window. Similarly, when Netflix gets rid of a great Marvel movie, it starts offering another one in its place. While June will see the loss of Captain America: Civil War on the streaming service, it will gain 2017’s Thor: RagnarokWhile the film includes all of our favorite Asgardians, including Thor and Loki teaming up to defeat their sister Hela (Cate Blanchett), it also provides a lot of laughs as arguably the funniest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor: Ragnarok comes to Netflix on June 5.


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The Fab 5 in 'Queer Eye'

When Netflix decided to reboot Queer Eye for the Straight Guy earlier this year, no one expected it to be such a huge hit. But people were instantly obsessed with the new Fab Five, so fans were flipping to find out that they don’t have to wait an entire year for Season 2. Just four months after Queer Eye debuted on the streaming service, we’re getting the second round of tearjerking makeovers and life-changing lessons from Jonathan, Antoni, Karamo, Tan, and Bobby. If it’s anything like Season 1, you’ll definitely want to tune in, but have tissues nearby! For every moment of laughter the boys bring, there are just as many heartwarming and emotional moments that will give you all the feels. Queer Eye returns to Netflix on June 15.

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June 1

Blue Jasmine
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Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Just Friends
Miracle
National Treasure

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
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Outside In
Righteous Kill
Rumor Has It
Singularity
Taking Lives
Terms and Conditions May Apply
The Boy
The Covenant
The Departed
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

June 2

The King’s Speech

June 3

The Break with Michelle Wolf — ORIGINAL SPECIAL

June 5

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

June 7

Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
The Night Shift: Season 4

June 8

Alex Strangelove — ORIGINAL FILM
Ali’s Wedding — ORIGINAL FILM
Marcella: Season 2 — ORIGINAL SERIES
Sense8: The Series Finale — ORIGINAL SERIES

The Hollow — ORIGINAL SERIES
The Staircase — ORIGINAL SERIES
Treehouse Detectives — ORIGINAL SERIES

June 9

Wynonna Earp: Season 2

June 10

Portlandia: Season 8

June 14

Cutie and the Boxer
Marlon: Season 1

June 15

La Hora Final
Lust Stories — ORIGINAL FILM
Maktub — ORIGINAL FILM
Queer Eye — ORIGINAL SERIES
Set It Up — ORIGINAL FILM
Step Up 2: The Streets
Sunday’s Illness — ORIGINAL FILM
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Ranch: Part 5 — ORIGINAL SERIES
True: Magical Friends — ORIGINAL SERIES
True: Wonderful Wishes — ORIGINAL SERIES
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6 — ORIGINAL SERIES

June 16

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
In Bruges

June 17

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez — ORIGINAL SERIES
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5

June 18

Encerrados

June 19

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette — ORIGINAL SERIES

June 22

Brain on Fire — ORIGINAL FILM
Cooking on High — ORIGINAL SERIES
Derren Brown: Miracle — ORIGINAL SERIES
Heavy Rescue: 401: Season 2 — ORIGINAL SERIES
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2 — ORIGINAL SERIES
Us and Them — ORIGINAL FILM

June 23

Disney’s Tarzan

June 24

To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs) — ORIGINAL FILM

June 25

Hotel Transylvania: Season 1

June 26

Secret City — ORIGINAL SERIES
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro — ORIGINAL SERIES

June 29

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits — ORIGINAL SERIES
GLOW: Season 2 — ORIGINAL SERIES

Harvey Street Kids — ORIGINAL SERIES
Kiss Me First — ORIGINAL SERIES
La Forêt — ORIGINAL SERIES
La Pena Maxima
Nailed It!: Season 2 — ORIGINAL SERIES
Paquita Salas: Season 2 — ORIGINAL SERIES
Recovery Boys — ORIGINAL SERIES
TAU — ORIGINAL FILM

June 30

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory — ORIGINAL SERIES
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We loved your birthday party, sorry you’re not coming to ours

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Confession: attending kids’ birthday parties isn’t my favorite.

I’m not alone in this. They’re loud and noisy and chaotic and sometimes I get bored. I’d rather be home gardening.

But I know this isn’t about me, and the kids have a blast. They get out of the house, often doing something active like bouncing on trampolines or running inflatable obstacle courses or swimming. Also, big, fun parties like that almost always include the entire class, and give the kids more time to make memories with friends and celebrate their buddies’ special occasions. I’m willing to endure a little boredom and even a headache for that.

But we’re not reciprocating.

I have four children. Most of them were born within two weeks of each other, all in the fall when we’re trying to get settled back into school and starting up sports and music and ten million other things. The last kid birthday of the year is right before Christmas. If I tried to do big birthday bashes where I invited the entire class and rented a bouncy house place, I would be 1) completely broke and 2) completely insane.

Even if we’d had fewer kids, or spaced them farther apart during the year, I think we’d be low-key birthday people. I’d rather my kids have a smaller party with some close friends, and actually open and appreciate all their presents (and play with them!) than a large party where they get overwhelmed and exhausted and get more toys than they’ll ever need.

So our kids’ birthday parties consist of a little group of friends. We started inviting the same number of friends as you are years old in preschool, we’ve never gone past five, and we do something simple at home. A tea party, or an outdoor obstacle course using things in our own backyard. A homemade cake and some juice. The whole thing lasts maybe an hour and a half and then everyone goes home.

I think you have to hit one of two extremes with parties. You can either invite just one or two friends from school, as long as it’s done away from the classroom and no one makes a big deal of it, or you can invite the entire class. You can’t go in between. But I do still feel guilty sometimes that a lot of the parties we attend are for kids who won’t be coming to ours.

I’ve heard of some families who pick one year — say, the year your child turns 10 — and they have one giant, all-out bash that year and keep it simple the rest of the time. That seems doable to me. In our family, we celebrate twelfth birthdays with either my husband or me taking a trip on an airplane with the birthday kid. For a long time, I didn’t think we’d ever fly together as a family because of the cost, and I wanted each kid to travel in a plane before they were an adult.

I hope my kids grow up realizing that there are many different ways to celebrate. Different families have different traditions for birthdays and everything else and we can enjoy them all. We don’t have to do everything the same way, and I hope they can find as much joy in small parties as big ones.

What do you think? Is it okay to attend birthday parties and not reciprocate?

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The system-wide dark mode everyone wants on the iPhone is finally coming… to Macs

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After revealing that iOS 12 will support the iPhone 5s earlier today, 9to5Mac has returned with another surprise. While poking around in the WebKit source code (which is the engine that power Safari), the site stumbled upon an intriguing piece of code that seems to imply that Apple will be adding a system-wide dark mode to Mac.

As 9to5Mac explains, new code implemented into WebKit in March indicates that Apple will introduce an official dark mode in macOS 10.14, which will be the next major release of the operating system after High Sierra. The code that 9to5Mac discovered “is designed to adapt WebKit’s rendering of a website based on the effective appearance of the application.” This could allow macOS to change the look of UI components across the system.

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Jay-Z has opened up about his emotional reaction to his mother coming out

In a new Netflix series, Jay-Z speaks to host David Letterman about his emotional reaction to when his mother came out as gay

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At first glance, the biggest news from Jay-Z’s 2017 album 4:44 was his apology to wife Beyoncé for cheating on her. But Jay has revealed that it is his track Smile that perhaps has even more of a powerful impact.

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In the track, Jay-Z raps about his mother coming out as gay, saying: ‘Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian/Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate/Society shame and the pain was too much to take/Cried tears of joy when you fell in love/Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her.’

The track then ends with Jay-Z’s mother reciting a poem: ‘Living in the shadow. Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? In the shadows people see you as happy and free, because that’s what you want them to see. Living two lives, happy but not free.’

According to NME, this was the first time she had publicly come out as gay.

During the interview, from Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Jay-Z opened up further about the moment his mother decided to come out to him.

‘Imagine having to live your life as someone else, and you think you’re protecting your kids,’ he explained. ‘For my mother, to have to live as someone she wasn’t and hide and protect her kids, [not] wanting to embarrass her kids, for all this time and for her to sit in front of me and tell me, “I think I love someone”. I mean I really cried, that’s a real story. I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free.’

He continued: ‘This happened eight months ago when the album was being made, she [had] just told me. I made the song [Smile] the next day.’

‘I knew [about her sexuality], but this was the first time we had the conversation and I heard her say that she loved her partner. “I feel like I love somebody”. She said “I feel like”. She held that little bit back still.’

Jay’s reaction? ‘I just cried. I don’t even believe in crying because you’re happy. I don’t even know what that is, what is that?’

Jay-Z’s episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman is out on Netflix US on April 6th.

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The Coming of the Martini: An Annotated Timeline

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The Martini is the King of Cocktails, the most famous of them all. During the dark ages—the Mudslide and Midori Milkshake years—it was practically the last classic cocktail standing, the one that tirelessly wielded its silver sword so that its people might survive to see a better age. When that better age came, it spent a few years sitting on the porch watching the world go by, but the times are again dark and the strong, austere—even noble—Martini is looking more and more like the thing we need.

All well and good, but that means that there will be articles, and those articles will attempt to explain the drink’s history, even if it’s just for a paragraph or two before the obligatory roundup of cleverish variations on the Martini as served at bars around the country that have PR agents. And those attempts will, with few exceptions, be wrong.

The basic problem is the same one that bedevils all after-the-fact attempts to explain the histories of the kind of cultural innovation that takes place outside the orbits of art schools and conservatories. When gin met vermouth to form the Martini, as when blues met ragtime to form jazz, those present did not have the option of commemorating the occasion with an Instagram selfie. Nor did they trouble to take pen to paper the next day, or if they did they left the paper in their pants when they sent them out for washing.

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A Rose Gold iPhone X May Be Coming

If you’ve been hoping for a rose gold iPhone X, your dreams may be coming true.

Apple plans to introduce a rose gold version of the high-end phone, according to Japanese tech blog Mac Otakara, to go with the existing and relatively monochromatic palette of options: silver and space gray.

The site didn’t name a source for the rumor, but the information mirrors an identical report from last week by well-known Apple leak recipient Ben Geskin. He tweeted an image of a rose gold version of the phone and said that the device was “in production,” Mac Rumors reports.

Apple introduced the iPhone X, which starts at $ 999, in November of 2017 as its top-of-the-line smartphone. But some analysts say it hasn’t been as big a seller as anticipated thanks to its high price tag, and perhaps an additional color will help increase its appeal.

Apple is holding a press event this week in Chicago where it is expected to announce a new version of the MacBook Air laptop as well as a new lower-cost version of the iPad.

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People are really jazzed about ‘Lumines’ coming to Switch. Why?

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The latest “Nindies” showcase from Nintendo highlighted a whole mess of upcoming Switch releases, but one in particular stands out: Lumines Remastered.

Social media is buzzing with excitement in ways that you, someone who doesn’t obsess about video games, might find confusing. Why are people so excited for a remastered game when Nintendo also announced a bunch of new games?

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There’s an issue with Irish fashion designers — their stories are largely untold.
“Designers across the island of Ireland are producing world-class fashion, yet few people outside the country could name an Irish designer,” said Margaret Molloy, a native of Offaly in rural Ireland, who serves as global chief marketing officer of the Siegel+Gale branding firm and two years ago founded WearingIrish, a platform championing Irish designers.
“There is new and exciting product in Ireland but nobody knows it’s there,” said Don O’Neill, creative director of the Theia fashion brand, who was born in Ballyheigue, a small village in Ireland.
On Friday — the day before St. Patrick’s Day — Molloy and O’Neill were among those participating in a Bank of Ireland panel discussion that focused on the bank’s Startlab incubator. But it was also where Molloy announced the 10 Irish designers who won the “WearingIrish NYC 2018” fashion contest, an event building upon two years of social media campaigns by Molloy and WearingIrish.
It’s a big break for the winners. They’ll be flown to New York City where they’ll be front and center at the WearingIrish NYC Showcase, set for May 15-17 at the Startlab offices at Bank of Ireland, 140 East 45th

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Bob Mackie is once again collaborating with Cher in designing costumes for “The Cher Show,” a forthcoming musical based on the singer’s life and career, which debuts with a yet-to-be-announced cast at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in the fall.
For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner, notably the barely there black-sequined gown Cher wore in 1988 when she took home the best actress Oscar for her role in “Moonstruck.” Cher has also won two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award, but this project — which features a musical score comprised of the California native’s chart-topping hits — could land the singer her first Tony Award.
Most recently, Mackie has created Cher’s flashy onstage wardrobe for her “Cher at the Colosseum” residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, which ran from 2008 to 2011, and “Classic Cher,” her current residency at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, also in Vegas. For “The Cher Show,” Mackie will re-create and reimagine many of her  iconic looks from her more than 50 years in show business.
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‘Power’ Is Back…But Not Just Yet! Find Out When Season 5 Is Coming And The Good News About Season 6

Power is on the way. Starz announced today that the Season 5 debut will happen on Sunday, July 1st. Back for Season 5 is Larenz Tate, co-creator Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren and the rest of the Power clan except for, well, a few casualties of last season, who we won’t name in case there are folks who still need to catch up. The good news is, you have some time!

 

 

Starz also announced that a Season 6 has already been greenlit, so whatever happens in Season 5, there’s a guaranteed next season after that. We’re sure Hardwick is happy about that, as he may be the only cast member whose survival is likely assured until the final season.

 

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“As ‘Power’ wraps production on season five, we want to acknowledge and thank our spectacular ‘Power’ team for producing another great season. We are also pleased to announce a pick-up for season six,” said. Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik.

Oh, and Jackson is directing the first episode of Season 6, and show co-creator Courtney Kemp remains on board as well.

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The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics might be over, but that doesn’t mean that the action has stopped for Adam Rippon.

The Team USA figure skater quickly won the hearts of viewers everywhere when he made his Olympic debut this year, which led to rumors that commentator (and former Olympian) Johnny Weir was not happy with all the attention that Rippon’s vivacious personality was commanding.

During an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, a viewer called in to ask Rippon if there was any truth to the rumors — and the answer did not disappoint.

“Um, maybe,” Rippon said. “I think maybe. But you know what? I’m not coming for his job. I’m not coming for his gig.”

Rippon also pointed out that Weir helped the pave the way for him as an athlete.

“We didn’t really have any interactions,” he said. “Like, we’ve always reached out to each other, and I’ve always, liked, thanked him because I kind of feel like, he kind of, like, helped make my way a little bit easier.”

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How Many of These 2018 Sunglasses Trends Did You See Coming?

Just when we thought that our sunglasses couldn’t shrink any further, the next wave of the skinny trend appeared. For spring, the tinier the frame, the better.

Last year was undoubtedly the year of skinny sunglasses, with seemingly everyone donning the retro, tinier-than-ever shades. Which prompted us to wonder, Are the glasses really doing their job to block out the sun when they’re that petite? A debatable topic indeed. And if you thought that sunglasses trends couldn’t get any odder in 2018, just wait and see what we have in store ahead. Hint: The skinny style is far from over—in fact, it’s just evolved into a newer (yes, even skinnier) iteration for the new season.

Prepare to see the following shapes, styles, and colors on just about everyone you follow on Instagram. If you think we’re crazy for suggesting that neon color schemes and sportswear-inspired shapes will take center stage this year, be patient. We’re pretty much betting on these four sunglasses trends to become the only ones that matter this year. In other words, you should consider shopping out the best pairs on the market right now before you start spotting them on everyone else.

This red pair will make an all-black outfit pop.
It doesn’t get much tinier than these skinny sunglasses.
The shades you’ve already spotted on the likes of Kendall Jenner and crew.
Think of this pair as the elevated version of the sports sunglasses.
Get the retro look for much, much less.
If you’re ready to take the plunge into the futuristic sunglasses game, this pair is a must.
We’d wear this bright pair with a classic denim-on-denim combination.
The shape that everyone in fashion swears by just got a fresh spring coating.
We didn’t think we’d love this color on sunglasses until we came across these.
See how Aimee Song styles this pair.
Even if you only wear these a handful of times, they’ll still be worth it.
Appear totally sleek (and maybe a little unapproachable) in these sharp, angular shades.
Despite the overwhelmingly popular skinny styles, we still think a slightly oversize pair of shades will never not be in style.
Go for a classic rounded shape.
This pair’s slightly green tinted lenses are actually so flattering.

Inspired by wraparound sports sunglasses and athletic eyewear come the newest “ugly” shades to hit the market. They’re so unstylish that they’re stylish, you know?

This spring is bringing a fresh crop of shades in candy-coated coloring. Whether it be marigold, fuschia, or lime green, we can’t help but feel happy just looking at these bright options.

Graduate from your classic pair of cat-eye glasses for something with much more originality. Go for sharp angles with a retro twist.

Clear, see-through details are inundating just about everything this spring, from shoes to bags, and sunglasses are certainly not immune to the trend. Opt for a pair with clear frames for a look that complements pretty much anything else you’ll wear.

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WHAT’S COMING UP ON BLACK ENTERPRISE TV SHOWS THIS WEEKEND: FEB 17

This weekend, on Our World with Black Enterprise we talk to Kenneth Frazier, chairman and CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co who shares his secrets to successful leadership. Then, we profile Shashicka Tyre-Hill, the founder of Miracle Home Care out of Georgia. She explains the importance of senior care in today’s world. Also, Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture discusses the journey it took to get Washington’s newest museum built. And finally, we check in on Johnny Nunez, who went from paparazzi to celebrity photographer. He’s clicking his way to the top.

 

On this edition of Women of Power TV, we talk with Stacey Abrams, who is on the verge of making history by becoming the first African American woman elected governor of Georgia. She tells us why she’s running. Then, we chat with celebrity publicist and author Terrie Williams, who is motivating women to power forward in mind, body, and spirit. Also a highlight on Joi Gordon, the CEO of Dress for Success. She explains the new opportunities her organization gives to women getting back into the workforce. And finally, a lesson in skin care with Seven Brown, the founder of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic.

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Darren Criss Says Engagement ‘Was a Long Time Coming’ — and Reveals He ‘Waited’ to Announce It

Darren Criss is opening up about proposing to longtime girlfriend Mia Swier, saying it “was a long time coming” after the two dated for over seven years.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor, 31, told Esquire.com in an interview published Wednesday that he and Swier “waited a while before we announced it.”

“I had a whole thing written, like, ‘Usually I don’t like talking about my private life…’ which I really don’t — I was really allergic to it for a while,” he said.

“Eventually, I got over myself and realized that it’s just the best way to let people know.”

Criss shared a photo of the two on Instagram and Twitter in January, writing, “Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together.”

“And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage,” the former Glee star added.

While it is unclear when the proposal took place, Criss and Swier last attended the Los Angeles premiere of the FX series in Hollywood together on Jan. 8. At the time, the writer was seen without an engagement ring.

In a 2013 interview, Criss briefly talked about their relationship, saying, “Oh yeah, we’ve been together a long time. I didn’t know I was going to be on TV when we started dating.”

Swier attended New York University’s Steinhardt School of Media Studies and Television Production and has worked for networks such as Fox and Showtime.

Criss is currently starring in the FX show Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered famed fashion designer, Gianni Versace.


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Hey, remember the Oculus Go?

Neither did we — until we saw two photos shared to Reddit by user “bekris” (spotted by Upload VR) of what Bekris claims is the Oculus Go’s developer kit. We’ll be honest, this doesn’t look like developer kit packaging; it totally looks like retail packaging. 

Bekris claims the photos were tweeted by Jesper Gaarsdal, software engineer at Unity Studios, and by the Twitter account of Unity Studios itself. Both tweets were removed shortly after being posted.

If the photo is legitimate, the retail release of the first ever phone-free standalone VR device could be just around the corner. And the first buyers could have over 1000 apps, games, and movies at their fingertips.  Read more…

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Books coming out this week: “This Love Story Will Self-Destruct,” “Let’s Talk About Love,” and more

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Books coming out this week: “This Love Story Will Self-Destruct,” “Let’s Talk About Love,” and more

We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling the love over here at HelloGiggles right now. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to celebrate women’s rights at the 2018 Women’s March. The Power to the Polls campaign announced its goal of registering 1 million people to vote in 2018. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed a baby girl. Kristen Bell hosted the SAG Awards and enlisted an army of female presenters. And then, there’s the news that always gives us heart eyes: There are lots of great new books coming out this week. And tons of them are all about that four-letter word we can’t seem to shake right now: love.

This Love Story Will Self-Destruct. Let’s Talk About Love. I Love You Too Much. The Love Gap. Yep, the books coming out this week seriously go all-in about love. But that’s not all, of course! There are tons of new fiction books, non-fiction reads, thrillers, young adult titles, and more for your TBR list. If you’re in a lovey-dovey state of mind like us, we have you covered. But even if you’re not, there are still plenty of new releases you’ll enjoy.

Here are 14 books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss!

1. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen, out January 23rd

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Ben and Eve couldn’t be more different. Which is probably why it wasn’t love at first (or even second) sight. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct follows them through the highs and lows of their twenties. It’s basically When Harry Met Sally in book form.

2. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, out January 23rd

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When Alice tells her girlfriend that she’s asexual, she gets dumped. So Alice decides to swear off dating altogether. That is, until she meets Takumi, a super cute new guy. With a biromantic asexual woman of color as the lead, Let’s Talk About Love gets representation right.

3. Peach by Emma Glass, out January 23rd

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Peach is difficult to read. It follows a teenager in the minutes, hours, and days after being sexually assaulted by a stranger. Though it’s only just over 100 pages long, you’ll feel every word of this intensely graphic and visceral debut.

4. The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan, out January 23rd

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This is one of our favorite non-fiction reads of 2018 so far. In Shoba Narayan’s memoir, she’s recently moved back to Bangalore from New York to be with her family. She becomes friends with the milk lady, offers to buy her a cow, and they go off together to find the right one. The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure offers a unique look at life in modern India. It’s incredibly touching, and you’ll also learn a lot about cows.

5. I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake, out January 23rd

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I Love You Too Much follows Paul, a 13-year-old living in Paris with his two selfish parents. He feels unloved and forgotten, but everything changes when he meets Scarlett, who sees the real him. Until one day, something terrible happens and Paul really sees the ugly side of people. It’s a dark coming-of-age story that will break your heart — and not let you forget it.

6. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi, out January 23rd

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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes is a fictional account of the Syrian refugee crisis. It’s told from the perspective of Tareq, a teenager who flees to Greece with his family after an air strike destroys their home. Tareq may be fictional, but his story speaks to the thousands of refugees currently facing displacement. It’s an incredibly important read.

7. Swearing Is Good for You by Emma Byrne, out January 23rd

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Did you know that swearing has been shown to lower anxiety and prevent physical violence? In Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language, Emma Byrne breaks down all the research that points to how having a potty mouth can be a good thing. Pardon our French, but we think you’ll fucking love it.

8. The Wife by Alafair Burke, out January 23rd

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Repeat after us: There’s no such thing as too many thrillers. And you’re going to want to read The Wife, a novel about a seemingly perfect life unraveling. When a young intern named Kerry comes forward with an allegation against Jason, he claims he’s innocent. And his wife, Angela, believes him. But when Kerry goes missing, Angela begins to wonder if she really knows her husband at all. And the more she uncovers about him, the harder it is to hide her own secretive past.

9. Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer, out January 23rd

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New York. Romance. Dating in the digital age. What more could you ask for in a lighthearted novel? Match Made in Manhattan is the fun, fast-paced beach read you need to warm up your winter.

10. The Sky is Yours by Chandler Kland Smith, out January 23rd

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The Sky Is Yours is a dystopian novel set in the futuristic city of Empire Island. It’s a wildly inventive and imaginative debut that seamlessly blends science fiction, fantasy, and dragons. (That cover, though.)

11. Take Me with You by Andrea Gibson, out January 23rd

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Andrea Gibson’s Take Me with You will fit in your pocket, and their words will stay with you for a long time. With themes of love, sexuality, gender, and politics, this little collection packs a big punch.

12. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, out January 23rd

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Like we said, give us ALL the thrillers, please. In Anatomy of a Scandal, Sophie’s husband James is accused of a terrible crime. She believes that he’s innocent, but Kate, the prosecutor, does not. The trial gets Sophie thinking about the past. And right along with her, you’ll wonder: Is James the bad guy, or the good guy?

13. A Problematic Paradox by Eliot Sappingfield, out January 23rd

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A Problematic Paradox is an empowering sci-fi read about Nikola Kross, a 12-year-old girl studying quantum mechanics and casually traveling via wormholes. It’s like Harry Potter, but with science instead of magic. Nikola is exactly the smart female protagonist that the sci-fi genre needs.

14. The Love Gap by Jenna Birch, out January 23rd

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Men claim to want to date smart, well-educated women. So why are so many smart, well-educated women still single? The Love Gap: A Radical Plan to Win in Life and Love examines this dating phenomenon and offers advice for navigating these new dating dynamics.

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Iconic 70’s bombshell Pam Grier will have her biography xx made into a biopic, Deadline reports. The Queen of Blaxpliotation, still beloved to this day has a script in place written by Bennie Richburg (Martin, Jamie Foxx Show, Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air)  that is being shopped. The film will be based on her 2010 book Foxy: My Life In Three Acts co-written with Andrea Cagan.

In the book, she detailed her tumultuous relationships with such Hollywood icons as NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comedian Richard Pryor and actor Freddie Prinze. The biopic’s working title so far is simply Pam. 

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According to Deadline, actor/comedian Jay Pharoah has already attached himself to the project to play Pryor, a move co-signed by Grier.

“I watched him and heard his voice and closed my eyes and said, ‘It’s Richard,” she told Deadline.

Read the entire story HERE where Pam talks about her experience of sexual harassment from Sammy Davis, Jr., how grateful she was for the Jackie Brown script and what she thinks of the #MeToo movement after working with Harvey Weinstein.

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Books coming out this week: “Red Clocks,” “So You Want to Talk About Race,” and more

Books coming out this week: “Red Clocks,” “So You Want to Talk About Race,” and more


Books coming out this week: “Red Clocks,” “So You Want to Talk About Race,” and more

“It’s not a day off. It’s a day on.” Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I think of those words that my elementary school teachers used to say before we packed up our backpacks for the three-day weekend. They urged us to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, honor his legacy by giving back, and reflect on his life as a leader.

Years later, that sentiment still rings true. In fact, it’s a call to action that’s more important than ever. Sure, we can take a day off from work or school. But with everything going on in the world right now, there’s no rest from fighting the good fight for justice and equality. So, how can you do that today, this week, and every day? We often turn to books to reflect, educate ourselves, and help us make sense of the world.

Fittingly, the books coming out this week are full of reflection on important topics like race, tolerance, women’s rights, and mental health, to name a few. Here are 14 books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss!

1. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas, out January 16th

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In a world where abortion is illegal, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and every embryo has the right to life, liberty, and property, what exactly is a woman for? That’s the question that Red Clocks, a feminist dystopian novel, asks. It tells the stories of five women in a distant future that, the more you read, might not feel as far off as you think.

2. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, out January 16th

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Ijeoma Oluo’s book of essays answers the questions about race that many don’t dare ask. Each chapter tackles a different one, with chapter titles including “What is cultural appropriation?” and “I just got called racist, what do I do now?” So You Want to Talk About Race offers a straightforward, accessible, and empowering discussion about race. Everybody needs to read this book.

3. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee, out January 16th

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What do you do when you want to help somebody, but it’s never enough? Mira T. Lee’s novel about two sisters takes a unique approach to talking about and portraying mental illness. Everything Here is Beautiful explores what it’s like to love someone who is mentally ill and struggling to find a diagnosis. It’s a truly stunning and emotional debut. More books about mental health, please.

4. I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke, out January 16th

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Grand Central Publishing

We never tire of reading psychological thrillers, and C.J. Cooke’s I Know My Name is next on our list. It’s about a woman who wakes up shipwrecked on an island in Greece without a clue as to how she got there. The only thing she remembers? Her name. It’s a layered story that you won’t soon forget.

5. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, out January 16th

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St. Martin’s Press

This is one of the most important books coming out this week, this month, this year, this decade, and this century. Patrisse Khan-Cullors is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. And When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir tells the story of her life and experiences, both leading up to and after, the movement.

6. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories by Denis Johnson, out January 16th

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Random House

Denis Johnson passed away in May of 2017. His final collection of short stories, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories, will be published posthumously. Many of the characters in his five stories are dangerously close to death themselves. “It’s plain to you that at the time I write this, I’m not dead,” Johnson wrote at the end of “Triumph.” “But maybe by the time you read it.” Chills.

7. DIY Rules for a WTF World by Krista Suh, our January 16th

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Raise your hand if you took to the streets for the Women’s March in January of last year. Now, raise your hand if you did so wearing a pink pussyhat. Well, you have Krista Suh to thank for that. The creator of the Pussyhat Project’s book, DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World will inspire you to affect change from the ground up. It’s the perfect way to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and renew your commitment to the fight for women’s rights in 2018.

8. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, out January 16th

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Samira Ahmed’s debut, Love, Hate & Other Filters, balances a sweet YA romance with heavier topics like racism. It tells the story of Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teenager torn between the life she wants and the life her traditional parents want for her. Maya faces Islamophobia, hate crimes, and fear — all while just trying to figure out where she fits in the world. It’s an extremely captivating and timely debut.

9. Stalking God by Anjali Kumar, out January 16th

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What is the meaning of life? What happens when you die? Is God real? These are the kinds of questions that Anjali Kumar set out to answer after her daughter was born. In Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In, she tries everything from meditation to speaking with a medium. It’s a moving account of her quest to find enlightenment in one form or another.

10. How to Be Single and Happy by Jennifer L. Taitz, out January 16th

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These days, it seems like every single one of your Facebook friends is engaged, married, or starting a family. If you’re still single, sometimes it can feel isolating or disappointing that you haven’t found “the one” yet. If you identify with that, pick up How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate. Make no mistake: Jennifer L. Taitz’s book is not a pity party for single girls. It’s an empowering guide to taking control of your single status while you look (or don’t look!) for a partner.

11. The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz, out January 16th

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Mulholland Books

In 1901, at age 16, Evelyn Nesbit was raped by Stanford White. She was a chorus girl and he was a famous architect. Years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the man she would one day marry. To get revenge, Thaw publicly shot White at Madison Square Garden. The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century tells the true story of the murder case and the struggles that Nesbit and Thaw faced in the years after.

12. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, out January 16th

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Speaking of true crime, don’t miss Truly Devious. Yep, there’s not one but books coming out this week with a true crime theme. It’s the first book in a new YA series about Stevie Bell, a young detective and true crime lover. When she starts at Ellingham Academy, a prestigious boarding school in New England, she makes it her mission to solve the old case of the founder’s missing wife and daughter. As Stevie digs in, twists and turns abound. We won’t spoil anything, but we will say that a huge cliffhanger sets the stage for the next book in the series.

13. Find Your Goddess by Skye Alexander, out January 16th

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2018 is your year. (You got this!) But any time you need a little inspiration or reminder, pick up Find Your Goddess: How to Manifest the Power and Wisdom of the Ancient Goddesses in Your Everyday Life. You’ll learn about goddesses like Aphrodite and Kuan Yin, and be inspired to channel their virtues to help you live your best life.

14. The Winter in Anna by Reed Karaim, out January 17th

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The Winter in Anna is one of those books that starts at the end — with Eric reading an obituary about Anna, a former love. From there, we travel backward to learn about their short but meaningful time together and the lasting impact Anna had on Eric’s life. It’s a beautifully written love story that will leave you reflecting on those who briefly but deeply impacted your own life.

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Coming Out, Unusually

Coming out as lesbian or gay is often (and rightly) celebrated as an act of self-assertion, pride and political courage. Many people trade stories about coming out, and many of those stories focus on a particular event in their lives—a revelatory conversation, first kiss or momentous divulgence to family, friends or co-workers. Often, these narratives emphasize the singularity of the event: Coming out is thought of as a discrete day or moment in time, in keeping with the idea that it is possible, via a Facebook post, a letter to mom or a heart-to-heart conversation, to release one’s true identity into the public sphere, like a dove released from a cage. What is sometimes lost in this focus on the significance of publicity, announcement and revelation is that grasping one’s sexual identity is, in itself, sometimes the more difficult thing to do.

Though coming out may take courage and self-assertion, sometimes the deeper struggle rests with the process of simultaneously discovering and creating one’s sexual identity. It is her willingness to probe this process that makes Lori Horvitz’s memoir The Girls of Usually so refreshing and engaging to read.

In 32 short essays, Horvitz demonstrates that the route to self-understanding is not always a straight line (pun intended). With brio, candor and self-deprecation, she traces her circuitous path through romances with men and women, men again, then again women. All the while, she recognizes that her experiences are inflected with other aspects of her identity—she is a New Yorker, a Jew, a woman, white, an artist, middle-class, highly educated—which equally require reflective recognition.

Indeed, it is the particularity of the ways in which aspects of herself intersect that makes Horvitz’s writing compelling. In these interwoven narratives, we feel the messy contours of a real life—replete with doubts, false starts and stops, joyful surges and episodes of despair. In this space of uncertainty, of trial and error with respect to romance, friendship, career and family, Horvitz offers readers stories both soulful and funny. The stories she tells take the reader on amusing misadventures to roach-infested New York apartments, to a feminist Christmas tree farm, by train across Communist Russia and China and onward to graduate school and artist’s residencies full of outrageous characters—not to mention the vagaries of internet dating.

The book is loosely tied together by Horvitz’s childhood fascination with magic. “I loved the world of illusions,” she writes, “and if I pulled a trick off without a hitch, I started to believe the illusion myself.” Thus, she establishes a central metaphor for the project of self-understanding: The self is a tricky set of illusions, often compelling—sometimes the more so for being self-made.

In the book’s epilogue, Horvitz describes her feelings about giving a speech to graduating LGBT students at the university where she teaches. “My keynote speech felt like a coming out celebration for me,” she writes, “a chance to be a strong and confident role model.” No doubt, Horvitz’s speech and example fulfilled this promise. Yet she expresses incredulity about occupying the position of role model: “Who knew my once-closeted self, the person who lied and evaded the truth about her sexuality, who hated herself and popped her dead grandmother’s Xanax to get to sleep, would be telling her ‘inspirational’ story to a roomful of graduating college students ready to step out into the world?”

It is this very incredulity that makes Horvitz’s voice authentic. The need to put “inspirational” in scare quotes signals Horvitz’s own discomfort with an account of coming out or sexual identification that appears too neat, pre-packaged or linear. The accomplishment of her book lies in its frank exposure of the loops we travel in trying to know ourselves and the unpredictable magic of self-making.

Brook Sadler is a professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, The Cortland Review, ROAR, SWWIM, The Boiler Journal, Tampa Review, GW Review, Chariton Review and McNeese Review, among others. She was recently a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and has participated as a poet at writers’ conferences at Breadloaf, Sewanee, Sara Lawrence, Palm Beach Poetry Festival and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

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Coming Together for Cancer Care and Treatment

Breast cancer patients find hope and inspiration in many places. For some, their “rock” can be found in a higher power. For others, it’s the data that suggests a positive outcome. Most people lean on their friends, family and caregivers. For Kaiser Permanente member Noelle Gross, her inspiration also comes from the wacky TV program, “Let’s Make a Deal.”

While receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer, Noelle watched her favorite TV game show. It was a breast cancer special, and many audience members were cancer survivors.

“Some had been free of that horrible disease five years, 15 years, and all looked healthy and fabulous. I was feeling awful at the time and vowed that I would be healthy enough to go on the show one year later,” she says.

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Jump to October 2017, and Noelle has indeed appeared on “Let’s Make a Deal,” accompanied by close pals carrying signs identifying themselves as “breast friend” and “breast sister.” Her prize, a Kia Soul automobile, will be delivered in a couple of months. (She hopes it’s pink.)

Noelle says, “that cancer stuff” — a single mastectomy and chemo — is behind her. Soon, she will undergo preventive removal of her other breast, then breast reconstruction. She’s feeling stronger and more hopeful every day.

Despite the obvious fear and anxiety of facing a breast cancer diagnosis, receiving care from Kaiser Permanente has been a good experience, she says.

“They made me feel like I was their only patient. They made it convenient and easy — words that don’t typically describe cancer care — and I was confident that I had a dedicated team of specialists in my corner, all in synch with one another.”

She’s referring to the Multidisciplinary Clinic (or MDC), an option for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

A patient-centered approach

Phoebe Harvey, MD, is chief of hematology and oncology and medical director of Kaiser Permanente’s cancer services. The department is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. She describes the clinic this way: “MDC is very patient centered. Patients meet with a surgical oncologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, one at a time, in a single appointment.”

Immediately before meeting with the patient, a tumor board discusses each patient’s case and develops a path forward. The board is comprised of a team of cancer specialists, as well as pathologists, radiologists, nurses (including nurse navigators and research nurses), specialty care physician assistants, physical therapy clinicians, speech therapy clinicians, palliative care physicians, a tumor registry clinical coordinator, and specialty care residents.

“The preparation that goes into MDC, and the knowledge of having a plan in place helps patients to overcome the shell-shock that often comes with a breast cancer diagnosis,” says Dr. Harvey. “Patients get on their way to treatment quicker.”

The Northwest Region’s Breast Cancer Task Force received a Kaiser Permanente “Bring Your Best” care delivery award in 2015 for designing the clinic. The award says, “For outstanding work to improve patient outcomes and create the best care experiences for our members and their families.”

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Kaiser Permanente Northwest member Kathy Allen agrees.

“I can tell that my doctors take their commitment to their patients to the next level. It’s phenomenal to be able to meet with them at one appointment, instead of piecemeal over several weeks. The experience gave me the highest level of confidence in my care team.”

Compare the Multidisciplinary Clinic to the traditional approach to breast cancer care: After diagnosis, patients typically meet with a surgeon, then with other oncology specialists over the next several weeks. That means three days of lost work for the patient, three days of child care, three co-pays, and triple the stress, fear and anxiety.

Noelle’s husband and sister (a physician assistant) sat with her. They met Dr. Harvey, Katie Deming, MD, radiation oncologist; and Chris Moran, MD, surgical oncologist, each board-certified in their area of specialty.

“They knew about my case before they entered the room and everyone was on the same page, supportive, and compassionate. The appointment gave us a world of comfort and confidence,” says Noelle. “It was something upbeat and positive in an otherwise crummy year.”

Surrounded by her team

She’s thankful her care team offered her a clinical trial that studies the impact of adding an anti-estrogen medication called Everolimus versus placebo in addition to regular anti-estrogen therapy in women with high-risk estrogen positive breast cancer. This is just one of many clinical trials Kaiser Permanente offers patients.

Noelle stays in close contact with her nurse navigator, Rhonda Wirth, who removes any barriers and prevents gaps in care. Noelle also relies on a binder full of information about her breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and reconstruction. The binder has information on genetics, physical therapy, support services, medical leave and other topics.

“The more a patient understands what is happening and why, and knows what to expect, the more empowered they feel,” explains Dr. Harvey. “Empowerment doesn’t erase fear, but it gives back a sense of control over what’s happening to them.”

Noelle’s back at work, teaching kindergarten students and thriving with her husband and two young children by cheering on the Portland Timbers. And of course watching “Let’s Make a Deal.”

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Let’s start with an introduction.

I’m Daryl. I’m a woman in my mid-twenties. I was raised Mormon but don’t actively practice, and I’m still figuring out what religion means to me. I’m married to a man.

And I’m bisexual — something I didn’t admit to myself or anyone else until years into my marriage.

I was eighteen and he was twenty-three when we said our vows to each other. We were naive, religious, the very picture of head over heels. Eager virgins who grew up learning that marriage was the ultimate (and only) path to take for worthy, God-fearing young people.

Everything I really know about love — how deep it is, how beautiful it can be, how sometimes it isn’t enough — I learned alongside him as we grew into ourselves and out of the fervent rush of young, new romance. Love looks different seven years later, less shiny than before; a favorite sweater tumbled through the dryer a few too many times, soft and comfortable and still gladly worn despite its ragged edges.

We’re not perfect; there have been times we’ve disliked one another and times we’ve thought we wouldn’t make it, but we’ve arrived on the other side of those valleys stronger for making the climb.

The fact that I’m bisexual rarely comes up in conversation, primarily because I’m in a committed relationship and no longer in the dating pool.

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I was almost 22 when the words first left my mouth, sitting in a parked car with a friend who opened up to me about the pain of being closeted in a conservative religious landscape. I wanted her to know that she wasn’t alone: I, too, had a part of my identity that I couldn’t express for fear of being ostracized or rejected.

“But Daryl, you’re marriedYour experience isn’t like mine.”

She had a point.

I have the extreme privilege of not only passing for straight, but also being in a heterosexual relationship. I don’t face daily discrimination, the threat of violence, or the risk of my family rejecting me. If I didn’t talk about it, no one would even know.

But I don’t want to stop talking about it. Here’s why.

I was a girl who grew up falling in love with other girls from afar, terrified about what that meant.

I loathed the part of myself that felt butterflies when they smiled, or laughed, or touched my arm. When you’re told over and over that the very emotions you’re gripped with (as an angsty adolescent, no less) are abominable, it becomes easy to hate yourself.

Every time I met a boy I liked, I’d feel an overwhelming sense of relief at the prospect of a crush I could actually talk about. I’d then go on to pursue said crush with all the awkward intensity of a middle schooler in an identity crisis.

How much less painful would adolescence have been had someone explained sexual orientation from a place of love and acceptance, rather than division and shame?

If I’d know that my feelings were normal, how would that have shaped my self-esteem? Teendom is hard enough without being stressed that uncontrollable emotions will earn you a spot in hell.

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These are topics that get messy, quickly: Sexuality, religion, parentingI can’t pretend to be any kind of expert on any of them. No essay I write will change someone’s religious beliefs or moral convictions, but maybe my words can serve as a small reminder that our youths — our LGBT youths in particular — need love and support above all else.

My relationship, sexuality, and upbringing are three facets of my identity; three parts of who I am that don’t need to be at war with one another.

Being honest and unembarrassed about how each shapes my life has banished the shame from the conversation.



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Coming Soon: Dave White Print Launch

Meet the artist in our Brighton Gallery on Thursday 2nd November from 6pm.

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We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 2nd November from 6 pm Dave White will be present in our Brighton Gallery for the launch of his hotly anticipated new Doe and Stag limited edition prints.

There will be very super special giveaways for those who attend on the evening. The first 25 people who purchase will be getting an extra special package, so get down early to avoid missing out!

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The evening will also present a rare chance to view Dave White’s other hugely sought after editions while enjoying a glass of bubbly on us, in our Brighton Gallery.

Dave will be present signing and dedicating some of the editions on the evening, giving you the opportunity to meet one of our most popular artists!

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If you’d like to attend our Dave White print launch it’s important that your RSVP to events@artrepublic.com or call our gallery on 01273 724829 with your name, plus the names of any guests to be added to the list.

Get down early as the first 25 to purchase will receive a special gift from Dave!

Dave White Print Launch
Thursday 2nd November
6 pm – 8 pm
In our artrepublic Brighton Gallery
RSVP – events@artrepublic.com or call 01273 724829

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Coming Soon: Your Medication Will be Printed Out Like a Document!

Although it may be several years down the road, instead of taking multiple pills, what do you think about combining them into a single printed medication dose?

 

(Image: iStock/JPC-PROD)

 

The technique, which was developed at the University of Michigan, can print multiple medications into a single dose on a dissolvable strip, microneedle patch, or another dosing device. The researchers say it could make life easier for patients who must now take multiple medications every day. The work could also accelerate drug development.

A new study led by Max Shtein, professor of materials science and engineering, and Olga Shalev, a recent graduate who worked on the project while a doctoral student in the same department, showed that the pure printed medication can destroy cultured cancer cells in the lab as effectively as medication delivered by traditional means, which rely on chemical solvents to enable the cells to absorb the medication. Their study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

The researchers adapted the technology from electronics manufacturing called “organic vapor-jet printing.” The way it works is the active pharmaceutical ingredient of a medicine is heated, evaporated, and then combined with an inert gas such as nitrogen. The vaporized medicine and gas combination are then placed into a device that evenly sprays the combination onto a cool inanimate surface—similar to spray painting. The medication condenses and an ultrathin film is left with the “print” of the medication. This was done to objects such as a dissolvable strip (like your Listerine breathe strips) and Tegaderm bandages.

(Nurse Alice on Fox News Happening Now talking about Printed Medications. YouTube)

 

This technology could improve compliance rates of people taking their medications, improve the quality of life, and customize the way we deliver medication and allow medications to truly be delivered in doses most suitable for the patient. Currently, many pills come in a standardized dose, for example in 5, 10, and 20 mg of a said medication. With vapor jet printing there is an opportunity to customize the dose and perhaps give 7.5 or 12mg of that same medication if more appropriate based on the patient’s size and condition. There may be times when a smaller person doesn’t need as much medication as a larger person but because of how current medication is packaged there isn’t an opportunity to customize the dose. This technology also has implications for speeding up clinical trials and getting more effective medications to patients sooner as these medications are dissolved and absorbed differently than traditional pills.

When I spoke to Dr. Max Stein, lead researcher and an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, he mentioned that this technology is promising and even with the rigorous process of getting FDA approved, he’s optimistic that we could see the likes of this technology as soon as five years from now.

What do you think? Would you be interested in taking multiple medications in one dose? What questions do you have about printed meds? Post your comments and questions below and/or on social media including #AskNurseAlice and I’d be happy to answer them.

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How to Style the Retro Pants That Are Coming Back

Retro seems to be the new normal these days, with styles like flare jeans and round sunglasses more popular than ever. In particular, it’s the retro-chic vibe of the ’70s that keeps delivering the coolest must-have trends time and again. It’s the decade that keeps on giving, with designers pulling various bits of inspiration from its iconic look each season. Right now corduroy is having a moment, and the ’70s-inspired fabric feels so right in all the coolest fall outfits. But the question of how to go about styling a pair of corduroy pants without looking like an extra in That ’70s Show is another story. Corduroy pants are inherently autumnal in nature, so to test the waters of the style, lean into that rich fall color palette, and opt for a pair in burgundy, mustard, or brown. High-waisted, cropped, and flare cuts all look ultra cool with a corduroy finish, and if there’s one styling trick that’s worth knowing, it’s about pairing corduroy pants with a knit sweater or lightweight turtleneck.

Almost ready to jump the gun on the retro pair? Keep reading to see what to wear with corduroy pants to bring the ’70s style into 2017.

Pair a burgundy pair with equally rich fall colors like mustard and navy.
Top off the look with an of-the-moment baker boy hat.
Suit up—a matching jacket-and-trouser combo looks instantly put together.
Style a high-waisted pair with a simple ribbed knit sweater and accessorize like a French girl with a gold coin necklace and a bucket bag.
Give corduroy pants an elevated feel by wearing with a chunky-knit cropped sweater and edgy leather bag.
Don’t shy away from color. Bright fuchsia feels so fresh paired with a red turtleneck.
Try a relaxed fit, and style with a simple white T-shirt and a cool shearling jacket.
One word: ankle boots. A heeled boot gives the right amount of lift to flared corduroy pants.
Put a cool tomboy twist on a pair by wearing with a graphic tee, denim jacket, and combat boots.
A neutral shade always works with this material.
If you’re still unsure about trying out corduroy pants, try this burgundy color that’s easy to style with all your wardrobe basics.
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Slightly cropped with a cinching waist belt gives this a menswear-inspired feel.
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The high rise makes this pair ultra flattering.
Buy with the matching blazer, and re-create the third look.
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Cropped flares are the pant silhouette of the season.
Slouchy perfection.
Yes, you can wear pink corduroy pants, and yes, you can rock them.
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Coming Soon: Your Medication Will be Printed Out Like a Document!

Although it may be several years down the road, instead of taking multiple pills, what do you think about combining them into a single printed medication dose?

 

(Image: iStock/JPC-PROD)

 

The technique, which was developed at the University of Michigan, can print multiple medications into a single dose on a dissolvable strip, microneedle patch, or another dosing device. The researchers say it could make life easier for patients who must now take multiple medications every day. The work could also accelerate drug development.

A new study led by Max Shtein, professor of materials science and engineering, and Olga Shalev, a recent graduate who worked on the project while a doctoral student in the same department, showed that the pure printed medication can destroy cultured cancer cells in the lab as effectively as medication delivered by traditional means, which rely on chemical solvents to enable the cells to absorb the medication. Their study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

The researchers adapted the technology from electronics manufacturing called “organic vapor-jet printing.” The way it works is the active pharmaceutical ingredient of a medicine is heated, evaporated, and then combined with an inert gas such as nitrogen. The vaporized medicine and gas combination are then placed into a device that evenly sprays the combination onto a cool inanimate surface—similar to spray painting. The medication condenses and an ultrathin film is left with the “print” of the medication. This was done to objects such as a dissolvable strip (like your Listerine breathe strips) and Tegaderm bandages.

(Nurse Alice on Fox News Happening Now talking about Printed Medications. YouTube)

 

This technology could improve compliance rates of people taking their medications, improve the quality of life, and customize the way we deliver medication and allow medications to truly be delivered in doses most suitable for the patient. Currently, many pills come in a standardized dose, for example in 5, 10, and 20 mg of a said medication. With vapor jet printing there is an opportunity to customize the dose and perhaps give 7.5 or 12mg of that same medication if more appropriate based on the patient’s size and condition. There may be times when a smaller person doesn’t need as much medication as a larger person but because of how current medication is packaged there isn’t an opportunity to customize the dose. This technology also has implications for speeding up clinical trials and getting more effective medications to patients sooner as these medications are dissolved and absorbed differently than traditional pills.

When I spoke to Dr. Max Stein, lead researcher and an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, he mentioned that this technology is promising and even with the rigorous process of getting FDA approved, he’s optimistic that we could see the likes of this technology as soon as five years from now.

What do you think? Would you be interested in taking multiple medications in one dose? What questions do you have about printed meds? Post your comments and questions below and/or on social media including #AskNurseAlice and I’d be happy to answer them.

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The Sold-Out Blazer Everyone Asks Me About Is Coming Back

Confession: I write about how to shop celebrity outfits on a daily basis, but I rarely buy items I include in my own stories. About a year ago, however, Bella Hadid wore the perfect silky blue blazer, and I knew I had to have it. I immediately swiped up the House of Harlow 1960 Chloe Boyfriend Jacket ($ 198) and have worn it with countless outfits since, including with my go-to look: a band tee, jeans, and block heels.

Without fail, I get compliments every time I wear it, whether I’m at the doctor’s office or at a fashion event for work. It has the ideal oversize fit, a pretty sheen that mimics real silk, and an eye-catching blue color. Since it first launched over a year ago, it’s been sold out for a while. I recently noticed it’s getting restocked with a shipment date of November 10, so I knew I had to share the good news—you can thank me later.

Scroll down to see how Bella Hadid styled the blazer I always get compliments on and to shop it for yourself.

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Las Vegas Blood Needs Met for Now, So Schedule Appointments in Coming Weeks

When the largest mass shooting in U.S. history resulted in at least 59 people being killed and more than 500 injured, it was a major strain on the city’s medical facilities and blood supply, and people took immediate action. But following the immediate and significant response to calls to donate blood, United Blood Services in Nevada reported yesterday that they are now able to meet the blood needs of the victims of the shootings and request that would-be donors make appointments to give blood in the weeks to come.

After Sunday’s shooting, the mayor of Las Vegas and governor of Nevada asked those in the area to give blood, the response was overwhelming — lines hundreds of people deep stretching for blocks around the three donation centers, NBC News reports. The shooting and desperate need for a large volume of blood comes a few months after Nevada experienced a blood shortage officials said was dangerously low.

Now, thanks to the outpouring of love, support and blood, the Las Vegas area is all set for donations at the moment.

More: Dealing with the Guilt & Fear That Comes After a Major Tragedy

But the supply won’t last forever. Thinking ahead to future blood needs in the community is important because blood products have a limited shelf life — 42 days for red blood cells and five days for platelets, so it must be constantly replenished, UBS said in a statement.

Rather than donating now, UBS is encouraging donors to schedule an appointment by calling 877-UBS-HERO (877-827-4376) or online at bloodhero.com. Because of the increased interest, UBS said that donors may experience extended wait times when scheduling on the phone or online.

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“While we are in awe of the incredible outpouring of support from the hundreds of local residents and from those across the country, it’s important to note that in any situation where blood transfusions are needed, it’s the blood already on the shelf that saves lives,” UBS said in a statement. “We understand that people want to come forward now to show their support, however, to effectively manage the blood supply for patients, we are asking donors to make appointments to give blood throughout the coming weeks.” 

As always, those located outside Nevada who wish to donate blood can visit the American Red Cross website and enter their zip code to find the nearest blood drive.

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The Galaxy S8 Active is finally coming to T-Mobile

Galaxy S8 Active: Verizon vs T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a fantastic phone. In an era of glass-coated devices that crack from a small drop, the mildly rugged (but still usable) S8 Active is a beacon of common sense.

Unfortunately, it’s also an AT&T exclusive, which is a real problem for anyone subscribed to one of the other big three carriers. No official announcement has come yet, but a recent leak from the ever-reputable Evan Blass suggests it’s heading to T-Mobile soon, and possibly Verizon and Sprint in the future.

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4 big changes coming to Designer Shoe Warehouse

Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), a footwear and accessories retailer with more than 500 locations nationwide, is making some big changes that it hopes customers will embrace.

CEO Roger Rawlins said it starts with a new brand mission for DSW: “We inspire self-expression.”

What’s the translation? For shoppers, you can look forward to a new store layout at select locations, more merchandise and a refreshed rewards program — among other things.

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Here are 4 big changes coming to DSW

1. Warehouse format: Some DSW locations are getting a new design that will embrace the look and feel of a warehouse. More importantly, it will allow the retailer to increase capacity by 70% through vertical product showcasing. That’s key because DSW said it fulfills more than half of online orders in stores, not through fulfillment centers.

2. New loyalty program: More than 25 million people are already members of DSW’s loyalty program, but it’s getting a total revamp in 2018. Few details have been announced at this point. We do know that the new program will be “tailored to the customer’s level of engagement” and “go beyond points.”

3. Focus on experiences: DSW believes that customers want more than just a transaction, they want an “experience.” That’s why you’ll see in-store pop-up parties later this fall. The retailer is also evaluating several new services like shoe rental, shoe repair and a philanthropic connection.

4. New technology: Increased operational efficiency will free up associates to better engage with customers. Equipped with tablets, DSW employees will use information like personalized offers, wish lists and purchase history to help shoppers find exactly what they’re looking for.

“DSW is delivering a new experience to customers who are craving something different from their shopping experience,” Rawlins said in a news release. “Our goal is to earn their loyalty by creating an emotional connection and by inspiring self-expression.”

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Is Really Coming Out This Time

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These 12 Games Are Coming to Nintendo 3DS

During the most recent Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo revealed new titles for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as finally shared release dates for some we already knew about. Here is what 3DS owners can expect to get between now and early 2018:

Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition  – Out now

Minecraft is finally coming to the New Nintendo 3DS. The game is available now on the Nintendo eShop, with a physical version coming later.

Metroid: Samus Returns – Sept 15

This side-scrolling adventure game is bringing back a beloved Nintendo heroine and will be available later this week.

Pokémon Gold and Silver – September 22

These two classics from 2000 (1999 if you were in Japan) are coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop shortly before the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These two blasts from the Game Boy Color past introduced the series’ now often-used real-time in-game clock, as well as added the ability for Pokémon to carry items and new versions of Poké Balls.

Yo-kai Watch 2 Psychic Specters  – Sept 29



The latest in the ghost-collecting Yo-kai Watch series will launch this fall. If you’ve played the previous games, this story will pick up right where the others left off.

Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga Remake + Bowser’s Minions  – October 6

This remake of a Mario RPG classic will launch with a brand new storyline called Bowser’s Minions. In addition to a graphical update to make it a little prettier, the game will accompany the launch of two new amiibo that can be used in tandem — a Koopa Troopa and a Goomba.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy – October 6

The inaugural adventure for Professor Layton’s daughter launched earlier this year for mobile devices. This fall she makes her debut on 3DS.



Fire Emblem Warriors – October 20

This Dynasty Warriors spin-off featuring beloved Fire Emblem characters will get a release on 3DS along its Switch counterpart.

Mario Party The Top 100 – November 10

Nintendo has curated the top 100 mini-games from every Mario Party game EVER and distilled them into one collection for 3DS. Up to four players can play together via the Download Play feature, so you need only one copy of the game and you and your friends are good to go.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – November


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This November, Phoenix Wright’s trusty partner in law will get his own starring game. The game initially launched on Nintendo DS in 2008.

Three Atlus RPGs – early 2018

The Alliance Alive — a new title, as well as a localization of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux and old classic Radiant Historia will be available on Nintendo’s handheld early next year. Exact timing was not shared.

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Equifax breach: How to protect yourself from what’s coming next

The latest cybersecurity attack is the “worst data breach in the history of the modern era,” according to money expert Clark Howard.

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit reporting agencies, announced this week it was the victim of a major hack that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers — or two-thirds of all Americans with credit reports.

According to Equifax, hackers exploited a security vulnerability in a U.S.-based application to gain access to consumers’ personal files. The company has not yet said which application or which vulnerability was the source of the unauthorized breach.

In the world of hacks, scams and data breaches, this is about as bad as it gets.

Hackers were able to gain access to consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers.

Anyone impacted by the breach is now at risk of identity theft and fraud — as any piece of this personal information can be sold to criminals who could then use it to open credit cards, take out loans, make purchases or even drain your bank accounts.

So what can you do?

Forget Equifax’s bogus monitoring service

In its statement about the breach, Equifax announced that it’s offering consumers the option to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection.

It may sound like a great offer, but the company that just exposed all of your most personal and sensitive information is now going to protect you from identity theft?

DON’T COUNT ON IT.

So how can you protect your information?

The only way to truly protect yourself is with a credit freeze.

Lets say your information was exposed and criminals do try to open new lines of credit in your name — well, they won’t be able to if your credit file is frozen.

A credit freeze seals your credit reports and provides a personal identification number (PIN) that only you know and can use to temporarily “thaw” your credit when legitimate applications for credit and services need to be processed. So even if criminals try to use your info, they won’t be able to actually do anything with it.

And this goes for anyone, not just those impacted directly by this breach.

How to protect your identity: Take these 2 steps

1. Sign up for Credit Karma’s free credit monitoring: Go to creditkarma.com to sign up for a free account and you’ll get access to free credit monitoring. If they notice any suspicious activity, you’ll get an alert. Plus, Credit Karma also gives you free access to your credit scores and reports, as well as tips on what factors are impacting your credit.

2. Freeze your credit with all three main credit bureaus: By freezing your credit files, you can prevent criminals from using your information to wreak havoc on your financial life. Even if your info was not exposed by the Equifax hack, this is the best way to protect your identity and your money.

Check out our Credit Freeze Guide to learn how to freeze your credit with each main agency.

What’s next: Beware of related phishing & other scams

A hack of this magnitude will undoubtedly impact millions of American consumers in some way or another.

Criminals will use every tactic they’ve got to take advantage of this situation. With so many Americans worried about whether their information was exposed and if they are at risk, crooks are going to tap into that fear in order to trick you into handing over your personal information.

If your information was not exposed, you still may receive a fake email, text or phone call from a criminal offering to help or asking for your information to either determine whether you were affected by the Equifax hack or to help you protect yourself.

But even if you fall for one of these scams, with a credit freeze in place, the criminals won’t be able to carry out fraud in your name.

That’s why setting up a credit freeze with all three credit bureaus is absolutely necessary!

This data breach extends far beyond any incident we’ve seen in a very long time, so it’s crucial that you take steps to protect yourself.

With scams related to the hack expected to pop up everywhere, here are some tips to help you protect yourself, your money and your identity:

  • Be wary of unexpected emails containing links or attachments: If you receive an unexpected email claiming to be from your bank or other company that has your personal information, don’t click on any of the links or attachments. It could be a scam. Instead, log in to your account separately to check for any new notices.
  • Call the company directly: If you aren’t sure whether an email notice is legit, call the company directly about the information sent via email to find out if it is real and/or if there is any urgent information you should know about.
  • If you do end up on a website that asks for your personal information, make sure it is a secure website, which will have “https” at the beginning (“s” indicates secure).
  • Look out for grammar and spelling errors: Scam emails often contain typos and other errors — which is a big red flag that it probably didn’t come from a legitimate source.
  • Never respond to a text message from a number you don’t recognize: This could also make any information stored in your phone vulnerable to hackers. Do some research to find out who and where the text came from.
  • Don’t call back unknown numbers: If you get a missed call on your cell phone from a number you don’t recognize, don’t call it back. Here’s what you need to know about this phone scam.


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Florida on edge; evacuations coming as Hurricane Irma nears

Hurricane Irma’s size and strength has put the entire state of Florida on notice, and officials have told residents and visitors to prepare to leave in anticipation of catastrophic winds and floods that could reach the state by this weekend
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Uber beware: Didi-backed Taxify is coming after you in London

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A new ride-sharing app is ready to give Uber a headache, at least in London.

Estonian company Taxify, backed by China’s Didi Chuxing, is launching in the UK capital with the outright aim of snatching thousands of drivers and passengers away from Uber. 

Operating in 19 countries across Europe, Central America, and Africa, Taxify has 3,000 potential UK drivers who have signed up ahead of Tuesday, Sept. 5, when it will start its service.

In order to encourage Londoners to download and use the app, Taxify is offering a 50% discount to riders during September.  Read more…

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