Friday, January 24, 2020
From pretending to be a celebrity at TIFF to hiding a war from a relative, we’ve selected the best long reads of the week from across the Star’s newsrooms.Want to dive into more long features? Sign up for the Weekend Long Reads newsletter to get them delivered straight to your inbox every Saturday morning.1. Why…
(Notification) WBPSC: CIVIL SERVICE (EXECUTIVE) ETC. EXAMINATION, 2020 (ADVT. NO. 22/2019) VACANCIES :  The number of vacancies in different services and posts to be filled up on the results of the examination will be announced in due time. Posts of some groups may not be filled up on the basis of the results of the examination if vacancies…
When you agree to be in someone’s wedding, the costs can add up quickly. But just what should you pay for and what should the bride and groom pay for? Traditionally in the US, wedding experts say bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses, which cost on average $US143, according to The Knot’s…
School is starting, apples are ripening, and the days are getting ever-so-slightly shorter, but it's technically still summer until September 22. That means you have almost the whole month to soak up those precious last golden hours of the season at outdoor events, ease into fall with exciting movie and book releases, and, if the…
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM and Pandora today announced that Howard Stern will commemorate the official October 7th opening of SiriusXM Hollywood, the company's new Hollywood complex featuring artist-first studios, with Stern's first broadcast from the West Coast in almost 20 years. Howard Stern has never been bigger.  Now in his 14th year…
Drake and Canopy Growth Corporation are partnering up for a fully-licensed Toronto-based weed operation. It’s an odd partnership. There’s been some speculation that Drake doesn’t like to smoke marijuana – or even know how. Maybe he’s trying to impress his new girlfriend, Kylie Jenner. People Magazine reported the two are dating the day before Drake…
October has arrived faster than we could say “trick or treat,” and with that comes the spooky holiday Halloween — and thankfully, Los Angeles has got you covered with plenty of events that will give you the chills. From watching a movie among graves at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, to partying it up on the…
We do not really know how we would collect and enforce a net-worth tax—but we did not really know how we would collect and enforce a broad income tax either until Milton Friedman came up with payroll withholding. In some ways the administrative burdens of a net-worth tax will be a lot easier since it…
Rob Carr/GettyFirst ladies are such minutely scrutinized figures that no president’s mate has proved immune to criticism during her time in the White House. From the clothes they wear, to the causes they champion, to the way they interact with their husbands or the citizenry—some people always find fault in the actions they take. Whether…
Donald Trump's war with the "fake news media" has only ramped up over the course of his presidency, while mainstream news outlets have become more overtly partisan, as infamously acknowledged by the New York Times executive editor admitting that the paper "built our newsroom" to cover one story — the Robert Mueller-debunked "collusion" conspiracy theory…