All posts tagged: loves

MAGA loves Gaza protests on campus. Here’s why

MAGA loves Gaza protests on campus. Here’s why

Happy Tuesday. There are 181 days until the election, and Joe Biden’s dog Commander has been moved to a safehouse until Kristi Noem calms down. In case you missed it, the puppy-shooting South Dakota governor has set her sights on the president’s German Shepherd, seemingly not content with the disastrous media coverage around the story of putting a bullet in her own pup, Cricket. Don’t get me wrong, Commander has taken a chunk out of at least two dozen Secret Service agents. Bad dog, bad. But over the weekend, Noem suggested that if she had her way, she’d kill Commander. Which, again, seems extreme and psychotic. I do not know who is giving her advice, but it is very bad advice. Bad PR people, bad. And now on to other bad things — like MAGA capitalizing on Gaza protests. If you’ve been getting your news about protests on college campuses from this publication or anything rational, you’ve probably been thinking about the complicated lines between free speech and chaos, peaceful protest and unleashed hate. The …

“Everybody loves a good leg day”: A top trainer reveals her four favorite exercises for building lower-body strength at home

“Everybody loves a good leg day”: A top trainer reveals her four favorite exercises for building lower-body strength at home

Strengthening your legs lays the foundation for a fit and functional body, and a top trainer has shown you don’t need much equipment to do it. Home workout specialist Britany Williams has shared her four favorite exercises for strengthening your lower body using just a pair of dumbbells.  She says the Romanian deadlift, lateral lunge, clam and squat recruit major leg muscles like the quadriceps on the front of your thigh, hamstrings on the back of your thigh, adductors on the inside of your thigh and glutes or backside muscles. The result? Comprehensive lower body strength you can build at home.  How to do Britany Williams’ four favorite lower body exercises 1. Romanian deadlift Stand upright with your feet roughly hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Hold the dumbbells in front of your thighs with your palms facing you. Keeping your back flat and your core tight, hinge at the hips to lower the dumbbells along the front of your legs. Lower the dumbbells as far as you can until you feel a …

Two centuries on, Greece loves Byron more than ever | Greece

Two centuries on, Greece loves Byron more than ever | Greece

On Wednesday 18 August 1880, a sale was held at Sotheby’s in London. Among the items up for grabs were “interesting relics of Lord Byron”. The articles, once the property of Augusta Leigh, the poet’s half-sister, included the crown of Greek laurel placed on the aristocrat’s coffin “when laying in state” in Great George Street. Joannes Gennadius, a diplomat-cum-scholar born and raised in Athens, ensured he was there. Fifty-six years had elapsed since the great Romantic poet died on 19 April 1824 in Missolonghi, spearheading the Greeks’ revolt against Ottoman rule. Raised by his patriot father on Byron’s legendary contribution to the cause, Gennadius successfully contrived to outdo his fellow bidders. It would be the start of a formidable collection of Byroniana that today includes a lock of the peer’s distinctly auburn hair – cut by his distraught valet, William Fletcher as his master lay on his deathbed – rare manuscripts, Byron’s gold watch, paintings and a fragment of the Scottish plaid cloak Byron, then Europe’s most celebrated writer, wore in Missolonghi. Last week, as …

Jon Robin Baitz Loves the “Sorrow and the Loss” in ‘Feud: Capote vs. the Swans’

Jon Robin Baitz Loves the “Sorrow and the Loss” in ‘Feud: Capote vs. the Swans’

Feud: Capote vs. the Swans might have concluded in March, but there’s still plenty to unpack when it comes to Truman Capote and his relationships with New York’s elite. On a new episode of Still Watching, playwright and Capote vs. the Swans scribe Jon Robin Baitz drops by the podcast to discuss crafting the eight-episode series with Ryan Murphy and how he unpacked the unraveling of Truman Capote (Tom Hollander) after the author sabotaged his friendships with his “swans”: Slim Keith (Diane Lane), C.Z. Guest (Chloë Sevigny), Lee Radziwill (Calista Flockhart), and his favorite, Babe Paley (Naomi Watts). “Notwithstanding the brilliance of Susan Sontag, I don’t really have much taste for camp personally,” Baitz told Still Watching hosts Hillary Busis, Richard Lawson, and Chris Murphy. “I know that’s anathema to say that, but I’m interested in melancholy and sorrow and loss, and the clock running out, and the pain of losing the things that make you you.” Below, Baitz opens up about the importance of intelligence in acting, learning from Mike Nichols, and confronting the …

In defence of slugs and moths: the pesky invertebrates Britain loves to hate | Invertebrates

In defence of slugs and moths: the pesky invertebrates Britain loves to hate | Invertebrates

Slugs eat our lettuce. Moths eat our jumpers. It seems pretty unlikely that either will win the Guardian’s invertebrate of the year competition, and yet … This newspaper has a venerable history of standing up for the underdog and it turns out the national hatred for slugs and moths may be largely unfounded. Let’s start with slugs. The Royal Horticultural Society has for centuries being informing people of the best way to murder slimy garden visitors. But in recent years the institution has changed its tune, urging its trowel-wielding members to treat slugs and snails as friends. Dr Hayley Jones, an entomologist at the charity, tells me: “There are around 150 species of slugs and snails in the UK, and while a small number of these – nine – pose problems for gardeners, the majority contribute positively to the garden ecosystem. Molluscs are excellent cleaners, feeding on rotting plants, fungi, dung and even carrion, helping to recycle nutrients and minerals back into the soil. In addition they are a key food source for many of …

The Download: inside chipmaking giant ASML, and why Taiwan loves Threads

The Download: inside chipmaking giant ASML, and why Taiwan loves Threads

On a drab Monday February morning in California, at the drab San Jose Convention Center, attendees of the SPIE Advanced Lithography and Patterning Conference gathered to hear tech industry luminaries extol the late Gordon Moore, Intel’s cofounder and first CEO, who passed in March last year.  Moore is best known for pioneering Moore’s Law, the observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years or so. But if Moore deserves credit for creating the law that drove the progress of the industry, it is Dutch company ASML, which makes the machines that in turn let manufacturers produce the most advanced computer chips in the world, that deserves much of the credit for ensuring that progress remains possible.  Yet that also means the pressure is on. ASML has to continue making sure chipmakers can keep pace with the law. Will that be possible? Read the full story. —Mat Honan & James O’Donnell Why Threads is suddenly popular in Taiwan For most people around the world, Meta’s text-based social network Threads is …

‘Amy Winehouse’s father loves her, is proud of her and is heartbroken,’ says Eddie Marsan

‘Amy Winehouse’s father loves her, is proud of her and is heartbroken,’ says Eddie Marsan

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Eddie Marsan has shared his experience of playing Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch in a new biopic of the singer. The Ray Donovan star, 55, is portraying Mitch in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s film Back to Black, alongside Marisa Abela as Amy and Jack O’Connell as her husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Taylor-Johnson’s film comes 13 years after Amy’s death, aged 27, of alcohol poisoning, and nine years after the documentary Amy, which portrayed Mitch in a negative light and as someone who prioritised her career over her health. At the time, he said the film portrayed him in the “worst possible light” and called it “spiteful”. In a new interview with The Observer, Marsan was asked what sort of man Mitch is, to which he replied: “He is a father and that’s how I played him. A friend of mine worked with Amy in the music industry and knew him. I said to him: what …

‘The Bachelor’ Finale: Daisy Concedes After Realizing Joey Loves Kelsey

‘The Bachelor’ Finale: Daisy Concedes After Realizing Joey Loves Kelsey

Daisy Kent realized she wasn’t going to end up with Joey Graziadei. On Monday’s season finale of The Bachelor, the account executive marked a franchise first when she decided to pay Kelsey Anderson a visit after deducing that the other woman would be Joey’s pick. Before the breakup, Joey said he had “zero doubts that a life with Daisy would be special.” Then, he took her to meet his family. The Graziadeis took an instant liking to Daisy, who told them that she was “so sure” that Joey was the one for her. However, fears that she wouldn’t be Joey’s choice continued to fester. When the duo had their last date, Daisy told the cameras that she wanted Joey to reassure her, and she broke down because she felt Joey wasn’t “sure of” her. That seemed to be proven true when, during a spiritual ceremony, Joey said he wanted the best for each of them, whether or not that meant they’d be together. Even so, Daisy pushed through during the nighttime portion of the date and told …

God loves you. Deal with it.

God loves you. Deal with it.

What are the three little words that rabbis almost never, ever, say to their congregations? Hold on, because I am about to say them. God loves you. That is the topic of Rabbi Shai Held’s new book, “Judaism Is About Love,” which is also the topic of today’s “Martini Judaism” podcast. Wait a second, you are saying, isn’t this supposed to be Martini Judaism — not Martini Evangelical Christianity? Am I reading the wrong column, or has Jeff Salkin decided to convert? Neither. But, I cannot blame you. Let’s face it: “God loves you” is not how the world views Judaism. It’s not how Jews view Judaism or God either. I googled the words “God loves you.” Within a nanosecond, I got 440,000,000 hits — all of them, so far as I could tell, on Christian web sites. Having obviously far too much time on my hands, I then googled the phrase “God loves the Jews.” 45,300,000 hits —  again, on Christian web sites! Think of this: the only people in the world who are …