Getting Away With Murder: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Recap Betches

Before we dive into this, the penultimate episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, I want to present you all with a theory I’ve been working on. I think much like how every friend group has a Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte, they also have a wife, a handmaid, an aunt, and a Martha. The wife is the rich friend who always looks chic and knows the best bars/clubs/island getaways. The downside to hanging out with her is she can be kind of …

Chris Kraft, NASA’s first flight director, dies at 95

(CNN)Chris Kraft, NASA’s first flight director, died Monday, two days after the agency celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, according to NASA. He was 95. “Once comparing his complex work as a flight director to a conductor’s, Kraft said, ‘The conductor can’t play all the instruments–he may not even be able to play any one of them. But, he knows when the first violin should be playing, and he knows when the trumpets should be loud …

Nepotism in the movies: it’s time to call out the acting school of mum and dad

If youve got famous parents, your chances in the film industry appear to improve exponentially. If were serious about equality, this has to change Interviewed by Variety at the Los Angeles premiere of the actor Maya Hawke denied that a personal connection led to her being cast in Quentin Tarantinos latest film. Hawke is the daughter of Uma Thurman, who has appeared in three Tarantino films, and she argued that she had gone through the same casting process as other …

What set Northern Ireland’s Troubles alight?

How Derry rioting led to Army deployment Exhibition marks Battle of Bogside Watch more: ‘Ulster at the crossroads’ Royal Ulster Constabulary officers (RUC) moved in and became involved in a pitched battle with nationalist rioters around the nearby Rossville flats. Image copyright Peter Ferraz/getty images Image caption The Apprentice Boys parade in Derry on 12 August 1969 Retired school teacher Terry Wright was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade that day. He had been involved in the early civil …

Suspect In Southern California Killing Spree Captured, Police Say

Police who spent hours pursuing Gerry Dean Zaragoza from one end of the valley to the other took him into custody Thursday afternoon not far from where the rampage had begun before dawn. Television footage showed Zaragoza sitting in a wheelchair and appearing alert as he was loaded into an ambulance. “We don’t know exactly what the motive was or why,” police Lt. Kirk Kelley told KABC-TV.  From there, he traveled several miles to North Hollywood in the valley’s northwest …

Brain drain claimed 1.7 million youths. So this country is scrapping its income tax

(CNN)Being young and Polish has never been this lucrative. Poles under the age of 26 who earn less than 85,528 Polish zloty ($22,547) a year will be exempt from the country’s 18% income tax starting August 1. The allowance is generous, considering the average Polish salary stands at just below 60,000 zloty ($15,700) a year. The government said 2 million people will qualify for the benefit. When Poland and seven other central and Eastern European countries joined the European Union …

The Californians forced to live in cars and RVs

As the state grapples with a housing crisis, thousands of people around the San Francisco Bay Area are sleeping in their vehicles The faded, creased photograph shows a 13-year-old Vallie Brown smiling shyly as she pulls back her hair in the back of a large van. She is wearing a white one-piece swimsuit and at first glance, she looks like shes coming back from a sun-soaked day at the beach. Looking at the picture of Brown, few people would suspect …

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization. By Jia Tolentino The ideal woman has always been generic. I bet you can picture the version of her that runs the show today. Shes of indeterminate age but resolutely youthful presentation. Shes got glossy hair and the clean, shameless expression of a person who believes she was made to be looked at. She is often luxuriating when you see her on remote beaches, under stars in the desert, across …

Rescued turtle manages to return to the group that saved the animal nearly 2 decades ago

A turtle rescued by a conservation group as an egg was miraculously returned to the same New Jersey wetlands group that had released the animal nearly 19 years ago. (iStock, File) CHICAGO ALLIGATOR REPORTEDLY MOVING TO FLORIDA: ‘CHANCE THE SNAPPER’ WILL BE LIVING IN LUXURY’ The animal was a “head-starter,” which the institute described as a turtle usually hatched from eggs recovered from a mother struck by a vehicle on its way to lay eggs. In the 19 years after its initial …

30 Times People Shared Their Weirdest Secondhand Finds (New Pics)

Old clutter. Broken junk. Useless odds and ends. Thrift stores are full of these. However, once in a blue moon, people get lucky and find something so fantastic, bedazzling and out of this world that they must share it with everyone they know. The Facebook group ‘Facebook #1 Picked Up On The Side Of The Road A Few Weeks Ago. It Is A Victorian Era Conversation Setee, For Courting Couples. The Weird Thing Is That It Was On The Side …