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25 Years Later, Two Men Have Been Charged For The Disappearance Of Kristin Smart

25 Years Later, Two Men Have Been Charged For The Disappearance Of Kristin Smart

Following Paul and Ruben Flores' arrests on Tuesday, Smart's parents released a public statement: "It is impossible to put into words what this day means for our family; we pray it is the first step to bringing our daughter home," the statement read. "While Kristin's loving spirit will always live in our hearts, our life…
“10 years for protest, 5 years for rape”: Demonstrators protest a policing bill in England and Wales

“10 years for protest, 5 years for rape”: Demonstrators protest a policing bill in...

Thousands of demonstrators marched across Britain on Saturday in protest of a massive new policing bill that would create new restrictions on protest in England and Wales and impose hefty fines for not following police instructions. The bill, officially known as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, was introduced in early March and has…
For the first time in 800 years, you can watch a “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn

For the first time in 800 years, you can watch a “great conjunction” of...

Jupiter and Saturn are due to converge in their orbits on Monday, appearing as a double planet in the night sky — the first such occurrence in almost 800 years. The two planets have been near one another throughout the year, according to Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan. They will reach their closest approach, passing…
The Next Four Years: A Weeds series

The Next Four Years: A Weeds series

What’s actually at stake for Americans as the new Biden administration solidifies and approaches a January handoff of power from the Trump White House? Matt Yglesias is hosting a special eight-episode limited series of Vox’s original talk policy and politics talk show, The Weeds. It will run on Fridays for eight weeks, starting on November…
Why we’re still years away from having self-driving cars

Why we’re still years away from having self-driving cars

For the last five years, all anybody in the car world has talked about — well, apart from electrification — is autonomous driving. Carmakers began dropping the terms “self-driving” and “mobility” at car shows, Uber and its competitors poached engineers from university robotics labs en masse, and Tesla fans began squabbling on Twitter about whether…
28 Years Later, FernGully Could Really Be The Last Rainforest

28 Years Later, FernGully Could Really Be The Last Rainforest

Based on Diana Young’s YA book by the same name, director Bill Kroyer’s answer to the Disney machine follows optimistic fairy Crysta (voiced by Samantha Matthis), one of the many magical inhabitants inside FernGully Rainforest, a lush and verdant oasis untouched by humans. Years ago, the wise Magi Lune (Grace Zabriskie) imprisoned their greatest foe,…
20 Years Later, The Costumes Of Bring It On Hold Up

20 Years Later, The Costumes Of Bring It On Hold Up

When coming up with the costumes used outside of competitions and practice, Fort envisioned “places that the character could go to, be it the mall or the local boutique.” As the costume designer behind the other most popular film of the time, Mean Girls, she has experience with that. “You try to get into the…
Almost 200 Years Ago, This Queer, All-Women Art Collective Took The World By Storm

Almost 200 Years Ago, This Queer, All-Women Art Collective Took The World By Storm

For the Jolly Bachelors, however, success was the best revenge. Charlotte moved up in the world, literally, from the bustling Corso to the ritzy via Gregoriana, up the steep Spanish Steps. Her parties were the place to be American expats, where she gave lavish, “apian feast(s).” Hattie was creating her masterwork, a sculpture of Beatrice…
Five Years Ago, We Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign To Be Dads

Five Years Ago, We Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign To Be Dads

The couple met in 2008, through OkCupid. At the time, Kirk was working at a lodge in Alaska for a season, and Anthony was in Portland. At the end of the season, Kirk packed up his Honda Civic to drive back to Oregon, where he was based. When he got into town, he went directly…
Four Years Later, The LGBTQ+ Community Still Fights For The Lives Lost At Pulse Nightclub

Four Years Later, The LGBTQ+ Community Still Fights For The Lives Lost At Pulse...

In a recent Facebook post, the ex-husband stated he plans to commit a massacre like the Pulse shooting in Florida and the first people he would kill are the people at Casa Ruby, a DC shelter that primarily serves Black and Latinx trans people. According to the executive director of the shelter, Ruby Corado, his…

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