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US supreme court reinstates restrictions on abortion pill

Justices lift order that had suspended rule requiring in-person visits during Covid crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US supreme court has reinstated a requirement that women visit a hospital or clinic to obtain a drug used for medication-induced abortions, lifting an order by a lower court allowing the drug to be posted or delivered during the coronavirus pandemic.The justices granted a request by the Trump administration to lift a federal judge’s July order ...
Tags: Health, Law, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, US politics, Food And Drug Administration, Abortion, US healthcare, Fda, Women's Health, US supreme court, Trump


Anna Wintour defends Vogue's controversial Kamala Harris cover

Editor-in-chief of fashion magazine responds to online accusations of whitewashing and disrespecting the vice-president-electAnna Wintour has spoken about the controversy over Vogue’s Kamala Harris cover, accused online of whitewashing and disrespecting the vice-president-elect. Related: Kamala Harris and why politicians can’t resist Vogue (though it always ends in tears) Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Media, Race, World news, US news, US politics, Vogue, US press and publishing, Anna Wintour, Kamala Harris, electAnna Wintour


Kamala Harris and why politicians can’t resist Vogue (though it always ends in tears)

The latest row over a high-fashion magazine cover, involving the US vice-president-elect, illustrates the chaos than can ensue when alpha worlds collideWhen Theresa May appeared in US Vogue in 2017, even her deliberately anodyne choice of a posh-end-of-the-high-street dress by British label LK Bennett did not prevent this newspaper calling the Annie Leibovitz shoot a “defining moment” which, “like Margaret Thatcher in the tank turret looking like a cross between Boudicca and Lawrence of Arabia …...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Media, White House, US, Life and style, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Democrats, Theresa May, US politics, Margaret Thatcher, Magazines, Vogue, Michelle Obama


'Kornacki khakis for the win!' Internet agrees MSNBC host is trousers icon

Presenter helps dun-coloured pants also worn by President-elect Biden roar back into geek chic fashionSteve Kornacki, the MSNBC pundit who broke the internet in November with his khaki trousers, returned to TV screens for the Georgia Senate runoffs this week. Related: 'You can’t lose a single vote': can Biden navigate the 50-50 Senate? Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Senate, Life and style, World news, US news, US politics, US television industry, Biden, Msnbc, Kornacki, Georgia Senate, US elections 2020


Vogue's Kamala Harris cover photos spark controversy: 'Washed out mess'

First woman of color elected vice-president is February cover star but users complain about lightingVogue magazine became embroiled in a “whitewashing” controversy on Sunday when it tweeted photographs of its February cover star, Kamala Harris. Related: ‘Racism doesn’t dissolve once it’s out of the headlines’: is the fashion industry doing enough to address diversity? Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Race, Life and style, World news, US news, US politics, Vogue, Anna Wintour, Kamala Harris


21 things to look forward to in 2021 – from meteor showers to the Olympics

From finally seeing the back of Donald Trump to being in a football stadium – the new year is full of promiseYou probably found a few things to enjoy about last year: you rediscovered your bicycle, perhaps, or your family, or even both, and learned to love trees. And don’t forget the clapping. Plus some brilliant scientists figured out how to make a safe and effective vaccine for a brand new virus in record time. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Space, Music, Politics, Science, Television, Film, Sport, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, History, Culture, US politics


From Martha Washington to Melania Trump: 250 years of first lady portraiture

Portraits of presidents’ wives have evolved with the role, and although it remains highly gendered, a new exhibition aims to celebrate their contribution and to ‘rectify the absences of women in US history’Bess Truman, US first lady from 1945 until 1953, has not become the sort of historical figure people quote on Instagram. “A woman’s public role is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight,” she said, even though, behind the scenes, she was nicknamed “the Boss” a...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, US, Life and style, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Exhibitions, Melania Trump, Truman, Martha Washington


Lame duck pardons turkey: Trump confronts reality at muted Thanksgiving event

At a much diminished White House ceremony, the president seemed to realise that his star has already begun to waneIt was a sad spectacle. Here was an ageing comic confronted by a shrinking audience, his jokes landing with a thud, his star beginning to fade.Donald Trump suddenly finds himself where he has never been: a secondary story, overshadowed by Joe Biden, dominating the news cycle no more. Continue reading...
Tags: Thanksgiving, White House, Life and style, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump


Donald Trump's latest endeavor? Asking his supporters to pay his debts

The outgoing president has two ‘election defense funds’ – but the small print shows donations will go towards paying off debtDonald Trump has set up a retirement GoFundMe. Well, not exactly – he doesn’t call it a retirement GoFundMe, but his “election defense fund”. Related: 'Make America rake again': Four Seasons Total Landscaping cashes in on Trump fiasco Continue reading...
Tags: Life and style, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Meet the modern Kennedy family: The most prominent members of America's most famous political dynasty

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images The Kennedy family has been a prominent name in US politics for over a century.  The younger Kennedys are a mix of people in the family business of politics, as well as authors, actors, socialites, and journalists.  Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members who have been making headlines in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Kennedy III is the most prominent modern Kennedy in politics. Rep. Joe Kennedy ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Massachusetts, New York City, Brown University, US, America


'Vote' fashion is the must-have look of the fall season

A raft of designers and retailers are in on the action as organisations seek to attract and persuade younger people to vote There was nothing subtle about Jill Biden’s fashion statement last Monday: the word “VOTE” was spelled out in silver capitals on her black, knee-high boots as she accompanied husband and Democratic presidential candidate Joe to the ballot box in a Delaware primary.Biden’s boots were designed by Stuart Weitzman, with 100% of profits going to public awareness campaign I am Vo...
Tags: Fashion, US, US news, US politics, Biden, Delaware, Joe, Jill Biden, Stuart Weitzman, US elections 2020


Is it feminist to be obsessed with Kamala Harris's husband?

The partners of past vice-presidents barely ever get this much attention. Has anyone heard about Mike Pence’s wife?In recent days you’ve probably read a lot about Doug Emhoff – or, as he is more commonly known, Kamala Harris’s husband.Many a breathless piece has been written about the Democratic vice-presidential candidate’s partner doing very cute, but nonetheless bare minimum acts (he retweets his wife!; he loves his children!; he has a job!). Granted, to see two married people being so nice t...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, US news, US politics, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, US elections 2020, Doug Emhoff


Kim Kardashian requests compassion for Kanye West's bipolar disorder

The rapper’s recent string of erratic tweets prompted his wife to comment on his mental health for the first timeKim Kardashian West has spoken for the first time about her husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder after he posted and deleted a string of erratic tweets regarding his family life after the launch of his presidential campaign in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday.“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions,” she ...
Tags: Health, Music, Kim Kardashian, Celebrity, Life and style, US news, Kanye West, Mental Health, Culture, US politics, Kanye, Kim Kardashian West, Charleston South Carolina, Kardashian West, US elections 2020


Rachel Maddow on her critics: ‘Your hatred makes me stronger. Come on! Give me more!’

The MSNBC host’s show has become a safety blanket for many US progressives. She discusses her demonisation by the right, tackling the president’s lies – and coming out at 17Rachel Maddow, the US TV host, has a message for her critics: “Bring it. Your hatred makes me stronger. Come on. Give me more. Give me more. I love it!”That is just as well, given the way she has polarised viewers in the past few years. Maddow, 46, has presented her primetime show on MSNBC, a 24-hour cable news channel, on we...
Tags: Politics, Television, Rachel Maddow, Media, US, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Television & radio, Television industry, TV News, US television industry, Politics TV


How to fend off your conspiracy obsessed relatives during the holiday season

When Uncle Ted has a few drinks and starts screaming that the world is flat, have a few tactics ready to counter his bizarre rantsIt’s the holidays: time for eggnog, ironic Christmas sweaters, and interactions with relatives you’d avoid like the plague if you didn’t share DNA.Perhaps in past years, you’ve argued politics over the dinner table. But thanks to our internet echo chambers, things may now get even weirder. You could find yourself not just arguing over Donald Trump’s impeachment, but a...
Tags: Family, Life and style, Ted, Tom Hanks, US politics, Jp Morgan, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, MEGHAN MARKLE


Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured America’s most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years – and the time she set fire to Patti SmithAnnie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It’s a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city’s streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghost...
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Media, Celebrity, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Magazines, The Rolling Stones


Worst job in showbiz: why will no one touch the world's glitziest gigs?

The Oscars have no host, Rihanna turned down the Super Bowl, and the White House dinner will be MC’d by a historian. What’s behind the sudden demise of entertainment’s biggest jobs?The loss of the Oscars’ latest host is, on the one hand, just another mishap to add to the list. From 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite to 2017’s wrong delivery of the best picture award, the ceremony now seems like a particularly slow bloopers reel. Yet the loss of Kevin Hart – who quit after old homophobic tweets resurfaced – i...
Tags: Beyonce, Media, Celebrity, Film, Rihanna, White House, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Awards and prizes, US sports


Trump's 'Merry Christmas' pledge fails to manifest at his own businesses

Despite railing against political correctness, the word ‘Christmas’ is curiously absent from Trump’s stores, restaurants and hotelsDuring Donald Trump’s presidential campaign he talked often about his determination to win one particular war. A war that had been raging for years, he said. Specifically: the war on Christmas.But despite Trump’s repeated claims that “people are saying Merry Christmas again” instead of the more inclusive “happy holidays”, there are several places where the Christmas ...
Tags: Business, Christmas, Life and style, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump


Why has Nike's founder given a record amount to a Republican candidate?

Phil Knight’s unprecedented donation in the Oregon governor’s race has raised questions ahead of the US midtermsBillionaire Nike founder Phil Knight has made record political donations ahead of the US midterms – and no one seems to know why.He has given a total of $2.5m to fund a Republican, Knute Buehler, running for governor in the state of Oregon, where Nike is based. This breaks records for individual political donations in Oregon several times over. And pundits suggest he has given an addit...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Oregon, US, Nike, Sport, US news, US politics, Phil Knight, Knute Buehler, US midterms 2018


The steps to gender equality are more than male Trump voters can handle | Arwa Mahdawi

A recent poll found Trump voters think men are one of the most persecuted groups in the US. Really?The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Sweden, Women, US, Life and style, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, Trump Administration


How I fell for – and broke up with – the intellectual dark web

As my marriage unraveled, I found new, unapologetic friends on YouTube: Sam Harris, Christina Hoff Sommers, Jordan Peterson. I didn’t agree with every point, but I was electrified – and less aloneThis is the story of the past three years of my life. It’s romance in a way, but it’s also a breakup story. It begins sometime in 2015, a year during which my life was coming apart in various ways. In addition to the unraveling of my marriage, I began to sense some fraying around the edges of my social ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Marriage, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Life and style, US news, Democrats, US politics, Feminism, Sam Harris Christina Hoff Sommers Jordan Peterson


Men's fixation on young women is another sign of masculinity in crisis | Arwa Mahdawi

A depressing new study about online dating indicates a problem that is reverberating across every aspect of our societyThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe. Continue reading...
Tags: Sex, Aretha Franklin, Relationships, Women, Dating, US politics, Feminism, Online Dating, Andrew Cuomo, Arwa Mahdawi, Trump Administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman


Men's fixation on young women is another sign of masculinity in crisis

A depressing new study about online dating indicates a problem that is reverberating across every aspect of our societyThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe. Continue reading...
Tags: Sex, Aretha Franklin, Relationships, Women, Dating, US politics, Feminism, Online Dating, Andrew Cuomo, Trump Administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman


Is Melania Trump using fashion to troll her husband?

The first lady’s ‘I really don’t care jacket’ isn’t the first times she’s appeared to have sent a sartorial signal The internet is arm-deep in jacket-gate. Ever since Melania Trump wore the world’s most inappropriate jacket on her trip to a child detention center on Thursday, theories have been swirling as to the first lady’s motives. Related: Melania Trump wears 'I don't care' jacket on plane to visit child detention center Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Melania Trump


Scrubbed clean: why a certain kind of sex is vanishing from the internet

A US government effort to fight online sex trafficking has cleansed many sites of personal ads and consensual eroticism, in a shift advocates say amounts to dangerous censorshipCraigslist has shut down its renowned “personals” section, which once featured ads titled “Hot days” and “Looking to fool around tonight”. Porn performers are complaining that Google Drive is no longer allowing them to share erotic videos with private clients. Microsoft has announced new rules banning “offensive language”...
Tags: Google, Technology, Microsoft, Sex, US, Life and style, Society, US news, US politics, Reddit, Silicon Valley, US crime, US Congress, Sex trade, Skype


Donald Trump: the Grinch who turned Christmas into a political battleground

Pre-Trump, when someone wished me a Merry Christmas I was pleased – now I wonder if they’re making some sort of passive-aggressive statementI celebrate Christmas, but the cards I send out every year say “Happy Holidays”. I never considered this a political statement, just a statement of fact – the people I’m mailed well-wishes to celebrate all sorts of different things, and so my greetings reflect that.Any controversy over Christmas always felt like a Fox News conspiracy theory; but this year th...
Tags: Gender, Christmas, Life and style, World news, US news, United States, US politics, Feminism, Fox News, Grinch, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment


There's proof: electing women radically improves life for mothers and families

When Iceland elected a female president in 1980, it set off a domino effect that turned it into one of the most egalitarian countries. What can the US learn?America is failing mothers. Help us change thatWhen Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, a divorced single mother, ran for president of Iceland in 1980, women made up only 5% of parliamentarians in the Nordic country.“I never thought I would win,” she says, sitting in the modernist architectural splendor of the University of Iceland multicultural institut...
Tags: Europe, Family, Gender, US, Life and style, US news, US politics, Parents and parenting, Iceland, Reykjavik, University of Iceland


'Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned': Trump spares his first Thanksgiving turkey

President spares Drumstick and Wishbone in annual Thanksgiving traditionTrump ignores reporter who asked: ‘Are you going to pardon any people?’It was not his first presidential pardon and, the way things are going, it won’t be his last.Watched by wife Melania, son Barron and daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, Donald Trump used his powers of leniency on Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster. Continue reading...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Life and style, World news, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka, Melania son Barron, Tiffany Donald Trump


My great uncle was alienated in postwar France. Now Americans know how he felt | Hadley Freeman

These are strange times for liberal Jews who, like me, were born in America only because their grandparents ran there to escape fascismMy great uncle, Alex Maguy, was a truly remarkable man. Born in 1905 in a Polish ghetto, so poor he forever associated hunger with his childhood, by the time he died in 1999, he was a highly successful gallery owner in France, who lived in a flat filled with paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Chagall.His brother was murdered in Auschwitz. When Alex himself ...
Tags: France, Virginia, Israel, America, Life and style, US news, US politics, Race issues, Donald Trump, Alex, Auschwitz, Charles de Gaulle, Hadley Freeman, Alex Maguy, Picasso Matisse Monet


My great uncle was alienated in postwar France. Now Americans know how he felt

These are strange times for liberal Jews who, like me, were born in America only because their grandparents ran there to escape fascismMy great uncle, Alex Maguy, was a truly remarkable man. Born in 1905 in a Polish ghetto, so poor he forever associated hunger with his childhood, by the time he died in 1999, he was a highly successful gallery owner in France, who lived in a flat filled with paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Chagall.His brother was murdered in Auschwitz. When Alex himself ...
Tags: France, Virginia, Israel, America, Life and style, US news, US politics, Race issues, Donald Trump, Alex, Auschwitz, Charles de Gaulle, Alex Maguy, Picasso Matisse Monet



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