As his tenure as Chicago’s mayor comes to a close, Rahm Emanuel is attempting a public relations metamorphosis. Last year, Emanuel announced that he would not seek a third term just days before the trial of former police officer Jason Van Dyke, who murdered 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2015, was set to begin. Full of…
In a joint statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association said that sugary drinks represent a “grave threat” to child health, that we must take action to address, and that we should treat sodas like cigarettes. They said: Excess consumption of added sugars, especially from sugary drinks, poses a grave health threat…
1 / 6FILE - This Jan. 16, 2019 photo shows Oran city, Argentina. Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. Francis’ home country is beginning to see an eruption of the scandal, with some cases even implicating the…
Ten minutes after the gunshots had stopped ringing through the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch on Friday, March 15, James was sent a link to the live-streamed attack. The accused gunman was still on the run, and emergency services were still arriving at the scene. In the following minutes, he was sent more links — this…
On February 9, 1999, the body of Hae Min Lee—a bright, popular high school senior—was found in Baltimore’s Leakin Park, nearly a month after she went missing on January 13. An autopsy later confirmed that she had been strangled. Lee, who was 18, was an athlete and magnet student at Woodlawn High School, where she’d…
Once again, Barack Obama is making my heart soar with his love for Michelle. As one of the cutest celebrity couples by far, the former president and first lady are regularly trading sweet messages on social media and giving each other loving shout-outs. That's why it's no surprise (but still absurdly cute) that Barack referenced…
 Ever since we first got wind of a standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix, from the director of The Hangover, I think most of us were confused and didn't know what to think. I mean, the notion of one of our greatest living actors taking on one of the most iconic characters in pop…
Celebrity-detecting AI? Why not? Giphy, one of the world’s largest online GIF-sharing platforms, today open-sourced a machine learning model — the Giphy Celebrity Detector — that’s capable of recognizing over 2,300 famous faces in GIFs with 98 percent accuracy. Both the model and supporting code are available on GitHub. The company says the goal was…
Courtesy of Sam MorrisIn an age where the old boundaries between social media and sex work are blurring, what is the impact on queer love lives? In his Dazed Voices column Chocolate-Cream Soldier, Otamere Goubadia reflects on life and love at the intersection of blackness and queerness. Sexual revolutions (like the one we are undoubtedly living through right now)…
Brandon Dill/Associated PressFaced with filling one of the most prestigious jobs in the NBA, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, controlling owner Jeanie Buss is going to hear plenty of input and theories about what kind of person is right for the job.The distinction should be easy to make, since Magic Johnson…
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