We’re endlessly surprised by just how powerful perspective can be. Where most people saw a row of apartments, the artists of French creative collective CitéCréation saw a canvas — and three years later, one of the world’s largest murals was born.
When even as fanatical an ideological cadre as Ted Cruz’s speechwriter blurts her desperation to join Obamacare, it suggests that conservatives have deeply miscalculated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.
Ovechkin increased his NHL-leading total to 26 goals and became Washington’s career leader in power-play goals, scoring twice with the extra man to pass Peter Bondra, who had 137.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in “The Sound of Music,” has died at 91.
Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. “She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs,” Gale added.
Time Inc. staffers were informed today that layoffs lie ahead in the New Year, Capital has learned.
The publishing giant has implemented cuts in recent years while reining in costs. Just under a year ago, 500 jobs were slashed from the company, which owns magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated and People.
No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
The match made Saturday night when the Seminoles and Tigers won their conference championship games, and Ohio State lost, was made official when the pairings for all the marquee bowl games were announced.
BERLIN (AP) — German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia next year.
Der Spiegel reports that Gauck took the decision in protest against human rights violations and the harassment of Russian opposition political figures. The magazine says the Russian government was informed of his decision last week.
Being a bridesmaid is a lot of work. And with the stress (and expense!) of buying shoes to match an awkwardly colored dress, planning showers and booking travel, it’s easy to get bogged down in all the bad and forget about the good. But it’s important to remember that being in a wedding party is not just a privilege — it’s downright fun! Here are eight reasons why:
1. It’s a huge honor. When a close friend decides to make you a major player in the most important day of her life, it’s very flattering. Despite any “burdens” that come with bridesmaid duty (money, travel, time, hair requirements), it’s a privilege to know that your friend values your presence on such a momentous occasion. Return the favor by saying, “Thank you. I’d love to. What do you need?”
2. The dress is actually code for VIP. We all love to complain about bridesmaids dresses — they’re ugly, they don’t fit right and no one ever wears them again, despite what the bride tells you. But it doesn’t matter, because the dress has magical powers. It’s a VIP uniform that says “I’m best friends with the bride” and usually inspires guests to approach you and want to become your best friend too.
Newsflash: Senior year of high school can get pretty stressful — and it doesn’t help that it’s nearly impossible to escape the throttle of questions that are hurled your way on a daily basis. Whether it’s your parents, your guidance counselor or the mailman, not only can these questions seem repetitive (seriously, how many times do you have to explain the difference between the SAT and the ACT?) and intrusive, but they can actually make you feel even more anxious than you already were.
We’ve rounded up the top 10 most annoying, make-it-stop, squirm-worthy questions high school seniors are asked. So please, feel free to print this out and (politely) distribute it to your loved ones — and be sure to thank them in advance.
Shortly after State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that he would be holding a press conference on Thursday afternoon to discuss the sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, ESPN canceled an appearance by Ron Burgundy on “SportsCcenter.” Will Ferrell’s fictional TV anchorman man had been scheduled to host the 6 p.m. episode of the network’s flagship program on Thursday. The decision to cancel the appearance came, presumably, because the situation involving Winston is no laughing matter.
Unfortunately, no one seemed to tell Meggs or several of the people at his press conference at the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee, Fla.
After Meggs announced that Winston would not be charged with sexual assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her because it was determined there was not enough evidence to secure a conviction, he held court with the media during a bizarrely light-hearted press conference. The pervasive jocularity and repeated laughter was widely viewed as wildly out of place given the topic of the press briefing and the grievous nature of the allegations.