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'Love in the face of bigotry': woman takes smiling stand against Islamophobic protesters

Shaymaa Ismaa’eel says she wanted demonstrators in Washington to see ‘how happy I was to be me’While attending an Islamic conference in Washington DC on Sunday, Shaymaa Ismaa’eel, a 24-year-old Muslim woman, passed by a group of angry protesters holding signs against Islam and shouting that she and her friends were going to hell. In response, she crouched in front of them and flashed a peace sign.The resulting photo, posted on Instagram, has prompted an outpouring of support for Ismaa’eel. Conti...
Tags: Instagram, Washington, Religion, US news, Washington Dc, Islam, Shaymaa Ismaa'eel


The New York Easter parade and Bonnet festival – in pictures

Celebrants donned festive finery and showed off their very best headgear on Fifth Avenue Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, New York, World news, US news, News photography


Facebook security lapse affects millions more Instagram users than first stated

News that the company had insecurely stored passwords came on the same day as the release of Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report Facebook chose one of the busiest news days in American politics this year to admit that millions more Instagram users were affected by a security lapse than it had previously disclosed.At 10 am ET on Thursday, as the attorney general, William Barr, wrapped up his news conference on the release of the report of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, Facebook updated a 2...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, US news, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Robert Mueller Facebook


All the presidents’ busts – in pictures

Standing nearly 20 feet high, 43 US presidents’ busts, remnants from a bankrupted theme park, are stored in Croaker, Virginia, on the property of Howard Hankins who is seeking to restore the massive sculptures. Hankins has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to relocate the statues to a place where they can be visited by all Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Virginia, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Sculpture, Hankins, Howard Hankins, Croaker Virginia


Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'

When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town – to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts. The broken city he captured speaks volumes about today’s AmericaWhen Donald Trump opened the towering Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City in March 1990, he declared it “the eighth wonder of the world” and joined in the celebrations at a launch ceremony filled with portly actors dressed as genies brandishing tacky golden lamps. Even though it was purcha...
Tags: Art, Books, Business, Photography, Gambling, Economics, Communities, Society, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Social exclusion, New Jersey


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks popcorn, politics and DIY with Instagram followers – video

In her latest Instagram live, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes questions from followers while assembling furniture in her chair-less Washington DC apartment. Covering topics from popcorn flavours to staying focused on the issues that matter,  Ocasio-Cortez demonstates her ability to use social media in an authentic way that engages potential young votersOcasio-Cortez discusses policy, popcorn and Republican critics on Instagram Continue reading...
Tags: Diy, Instagram, Social Media, US news, Democrats, Washington Dc, Ikea, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, votersOcasio Cortez


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


The Bombay Beach Biennale - in pictures

The fourth annual Bombay Beach Biennale took place last weekend on the shores of the Salton Sea in California. Artists and performers donated their time and talent to this volunteer-led event that transformed the town into a fully immersive artistic experience for 72 hours. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, California, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Bombay, Salton Sea, Bombay Beach Biennale


Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform

‘Checkout on Instagram’ is new e-commerce service available to US customersFacebook is moving into retail, as the company partners with more than 20 brands to allow Instagram users to buy clothes, accessories and makeup on the social network without leaving the app.“Checkout on Instagram” is a step up from previous shopping features on the service, which ultimately pushed buyers to a brand’s web page to complete transactions. Users were then required to enter payment and shipping details, and of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Money, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, US, World news, Consumer affairs, E-commerce, US news, Online Shopping


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages in Americas and Europe

The family of apps, including Messenger, have all been encountering problems but a company spokesman says it’s not a cyber-attackFacebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Instagram, Americas, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger have all been encountering problems on WednesdayFacebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Instagram, Americas, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, WednesdayFacebook


Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK

More than 100 false accounts posed as far-right and leftwing activists to sow division, says companyFacebook has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its social networks – the first time it has done so for UK-based operations seeking to influence British citizens.The operation was spread over Facebook and Instagram and used a network of fake accounts to pose as both far-right activists and their opponents. It ran pages and groups whose ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, US news, Silicon Valley, The far right


Roger Stone: Mueller notifies judge of Instagram post that could violate gag order – as it happened

Judge Amy Berman Jackson notified of Instagram story where Trump ally shared an image that claimed he was framedSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.03am GMT 12.34am GMT Newly appointed Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.DOJ spox: “Following General Barr’s confirmation, senior career ethics officials advised that General Barr should not recuse himself from the Special Counsel’s investigation...
Tags: Instagram, Russia, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Roger Stone, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, William Barr


Roger Stone: Mueller notifies judge of Instagram post that could violate gag order – live

Judge Amy Berman Jackson notified of Instagram story where Trump ally shared an image that claimed he was framedSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.57pm GMT Whether Roger Stone had violated his gag order was already a question that was being asked with the re-release of his 2017 book, “The Making of the President 2016.” In recently unsealed court documents obtained by BuzzFeed, his attorneys argued that the book, now titled “The Myth of Russian Collusion,” was written be...
Tags: Instagram, Buzzfeed, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, US elections 2020, Instagram post Stone


Mueller tells judge Roger Stone's Instagram post may violate gag order

Special counsel Robert Mueller today notified a federal judge that yet another Instagram post by Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone may have violated Stone's gag order. If Judge Amy Berman Jackson agrees, Stone is going to jail. Monday's filing by Mueller's office mentions a CNBC story on Sunday detailing the Instagram post by Stone, which contained an image of him under the words "Who framed Roger Stone." New in Instagramland: Roger Stone, using Insta stories (which disappear after...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington, US news, Jackson, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson


The Grand Canyon turns 100: rare photos of life and adventure

On 26 February 1919, President Woodrow Wilson established Grand Canyon national park. Today it attracts more than 6 million visitors a year, drawn to its extraordinary beauty. It has also been a home to Native American tribes such as the Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai and Navajo since long before it became a national park. Rare archival images, including those from the Grand Canyon Centennial Project, provide a rich visual record of this remarkable place Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Environment, US news, National Parks, Art and design, Native Americans, Grand Canyon, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Grand Canyon Holidays, Navajo, Woodrow Wilson, Parks and Green Spaces


Trump ally Roger Stone hit with stricter gag order over Instagram post – live

Stone cannot make statements about the case and or press releases or conferences under new rulingSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 9.05pm GMT Judge Amy Berman Jackson has issued a new set of restrictions on Trump associate Roger Stone in a DC federal court.Under the new ruling, Stone may make no statements about the case and hold no press releases or press conferences. Jackson: "Any violation of this order will be a basis for revoking your bond.. Today I gave you a ...
Tags: Instagram, Republicans, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Jackson, Donald Trump, David Smith, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Amy Berman Jackson, Kravis, Rogow


Roger Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram post targeting judge

Stone has formally apologized for the post, which showed the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs near her headDonald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone was ordered to appear in court Thursday after a post he made on Instagram targeting the judge in his case. Related: Democrats investigate 'White House plan' to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia – live Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Saudi Arabia, White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Trump Administration


George Mendonsa, The Kissing Sailor in famous photograph, dies at 95

Alfred Eisenstaedt photographed sailor kissing Greta Friedman in Times Square at the end of the second world warGeorge Mendonsa, the sailor who was captured in a famous photograph kissing a woman in Times Square amidst celebrations of the end of the second world war, has died. He was 95.His daughter, Sharon Molleur, told the Providence Journal her father fell and had a seizure early on Sunday at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years. H...
Tags: Photography, World news, US news, Art and design, Second world war, Times Square, Providence Journal, George Mendonsa, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Middletown Rhode Island, Mendonsa, Sharon Molleur, Greta Friedman


Lee Radziwill: a life in pictures

Radziwill, the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 85. Married three times, she was a well-known socialite and a successful interior designer Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, US news, The Kennedys, Jackie Kennedy, Radziwill, Lee Radziwill


Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential campaign – in pictures

The Democrat officially announces campaign to be next American president at a rally in Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launches 2020 presidential campaign Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Media, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, US politics, News photography, US elections 2020


'Each one has a story': the mundane beauty of NYC's doors

Instagrammer Jonathan shares his obsession with the city’s doors, from the grand to the graffiti-riddenIt is only natural to feel curious about what goes on behind the imposing, archaic or graffiti-ridden doors of our cities.Instagrammer Jonathan knows this feeling all too well. For the past year and a half he has been photographing the doors of New York from the grand to the scruffy, presenting a unique view of this well-documented city. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, New York, World news, US news, Cities, Art and design, Instagrammer Jonathan


New York state security: Manhattan's KGB Spy Museum – in pictures

A museum in New York claims to be the only collection focusing on the KGB’s espionage operations in the world. The newly opened exhibition hall, housed in a former warehouse on 14th Street, is home to 3,500 original period objects, which the designer of the museum, Julius Urbaitis, has gathered after 30 years of research around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, New York, Russia, Cold War, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Manhattan, Espionage, KGB, Julius Urbaitis, KGB Spy Museum


More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – as it happened

Unscheduled absences double as unpaid workers report ‘they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations’Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.04am GMT Thanks for following along today! You can read more on what’s happening with the SOTU here: Related: Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union address, or deliver it in writing 1.11am GMT Cardi B has officially weighed in on the government shutdown, and she is not happy. In a video posted to Instagram the rapper...
Tags: Instagram, Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Tsa, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Trump Administration, US elections 2020


The #10YearChallenge Is Harder on Women Than You Think

One of the first internet challenges to go viral this year on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is #HowHardDidAgingHitYou, or the #10YearChallenge. The challenge requires users to share a photo from 10 years ago side-by-side with a current photo. Millennials and Gen-Zers have participated with gusto - mostly because their decade-old picture is of awkward pubescence or wide-eyed youth, and though they are older, they are still "young." But this activity is likely a lot less fun for older women - ...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Instagram, Amy Schumer, Religion, Aging, Tech, US news, Feminism, Facebook Instagram, Roxane Gay, Yann Moix


Bruce Davidson photographs donated to Telfair Museums – in pictures

An anonymous donor has given hundreds of photographs by the Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson to the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. The collection spans his career from 1956 to 2008, and includes images from his most famous works including Brooklyn Gang and Circus. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, US news, Culture, Magnum, Savannah Georgia, Telfair Museums, Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang


Beto O'Rourke invites Instagram fans inside his mouth as politicians flock to app

Ocasio-Cortez livestreams her cooking, Warren has a beer: it seems no app is safe from pandering politiciansAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez took questions while cooking mac and cheese. Elizabeth Warren chatted about her presidential bid while sipping a cold one. And on Thursday morning, Beto O’Rourke alked a out or-er olicy while si-ing in a en-is air.That’s “talked about border policy while sitting in a dentist’s chair”, for those of you unfamiliar with linguistic challenges of carrying on a conversat...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US news, Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Ocasio Cortez, US elections 2020


Concrete city: the beauty of Los Angeles' most popular material – in pictures

LA is a city of concrete. From Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist mansions to Rudolph Schindler’s tilted houses, architects working there have embraced the material. A new map by Blue Crow Media shows some lesser-known structures are just as striking Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, La, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, Blue Crow Media


Trump not expected to declare national emergency in border speech, report says – as it happened

Senior White House official with knowledge of address said plan is to build a public case for the wallSix things to know before Trump gives his border wall addressStay informed: sign up for our US morning briefing 9.58pm GMT 9.42pm GMT Stormy Daniels will be offering her own counter-programming to Trump’s televised address to the nation tonight.If you're looking for anything even remotely worth watching tonight at 9pm EST, I will be folding laundry in my underwear for 8 minutes on Insta...
Tags: Instagram, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Us-mexico Border


How Instagram takes a toll on influencers' brains

Research suggests the platform fosters anxiety as we compare ourselves to othersLike many 24-year-olds, Alexandra Mondalek, a fashion reporter in New York, found herself obsessing over social media. Her rapidly growing fashion-focused Instagram account, @hautetakes, was gaining attention, with a little more than 1,000 followers, and it was all she could think about. She wasn’t making money from it yet, but Mondalek wondered if she could reach “influencer” status if she kept at it.“I was putting ...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, US news, Alexandra Mondalek, Mondalek



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