Month: May 2020

Just a quick note to all you Book Riot readers out there that we’re taking the day off for Memorial Day. Hope you all have an excellent, bookish Monday, and we’ll be back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled programming. In the meantime, here are recommendations for books about military service and a history of the
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Rapper YNW Bortlen (real name: Cortlen Henry), was granted release on bond in Broward County, Florida yesterday (May 23). One of Henry’s attorneys John M. Phillips announced the news in a tweet earlier this evening, stating that “Jamell Demons aka @YNWMelly’s co-defendant Cortlen Henry aka @YNWBortlen was granted bond and house arrest.” Phillips clarified that
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An alligator rumored to have once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died at quite a remarkably old age. The reptile — who goes by Saturn — recently passed away in the care of the Moscow Zoo, which he called home since the 1940s after he was discovered by British soldiers and gifted to the facility
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Dr Caroline Norma will appear on a panel discussing “the major concerns around the proposed [conversion therapy] ban”. (CarolineNorma76/ Twitter) Students are revolting at an Australian university after a lecturer signed up to be a panellist at a “unscientific and dangerous” gay conversion therapy forum. Dr Caroline Norma is a lecturer in the School of
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Bible! Family over everything.  It’s no secret that one of the most prolific and provocative reality TV families such as the Kar-Jenner clan value family first and foremost. And this weekend, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are getting personal in honor of Kim’s latest SKIMS Cozy Collection launching this upcoming week.  In footage shot over FaceTime by Ruth
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Hanifa just debuted its latest collection on Instagram Live using 3D models. Designer Anifa Mvuemba planned the digital-only show before the coronavirus pandemic. Fans were particularly delighted to have access to the groundbreaking online fashion show during quarantine. The coronavirus pandemic is changing so many industries worldwide. One such change that is already taking place,
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Pakistan’s transgender community, already forced to the fringes of society, are being deprived of crucial support during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images) Existing inequalities that mean trans people are more likely to have mental and physical health problems are being exacerbated by coronavirus, according to scientists who are urging governments to act. The
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Attachments by Rainbow Rowell for $4.99 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini for $1.99 Intercepted by Alexa Martin for $1.99 This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab for $1.99 My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows for
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Here’s another notable theatrical release to hit PVOD due to COVID-19: Focus Features’ Jon Stewart-directed political comedy Irresistible. Originally scheduled for a May 29 theatrical release, the Steve Carell-Rose Byrne-Chris Cooper movie now will play in homes starting Friday, June 26. Irresistible will be available for the 48-hour rental price of $19.99 on such platforms as Amazon,
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Newsflash: Press-on nails are awesome. Like nail art itself, they’ve long been beloved—and popularized—by trendsetting Black women, and more recently they have become a beauty secret-weapon for red carpet events by celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Cynthia Erivo. But they don’t have to be just for special events: Wearing press-on nails IRL is
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British prime minister Margaret Thatcher imposed the loathed homophobic law Section 28. (Hulton Archive/Getty) On the 32nd anniversary of the introduction of Section 28, one Twitter user has illustrated its history and enduring legacy in a two-minute video. Section 28, which came into law on May 24, 1988, banned local authorities and schools from “promoting
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Meghan King Edmonds/Instagram Talk about a romantic holiday.  Earlier this week, a source confirmed to E! News that Meghan King Edmonds is dating entrepreneur Christian Schauf. Edmonds’ new romance comes just over six months since she and Jim Edmonds filed for divorce.  In honor of Memorial Day weekend, it looks like the former Real Housewives of Orange County star and
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