Loved-up: Earlier this week Nicole shared snaps from the getaway with her handsome Brit boyfriend as the pair enjoyed a hike in the stunning location, amid reports they are planning to start a family together … [Read more...] about Nicole Scherzinger oozes glamour in a sleeveless white gown and pink opera gloves as she tries her hand at TikTok’s shoe flip viral video trend
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I’m so lucky to have many other queer and trans people around me to talk to. A few of my closest friends are trans and/or queer, and I also am part of a group through a clinic that meets virtually once a week to chat about gender stuff. For Thanksgiving, we did a call and I decided to get a little “dressed up” and I put on makeup, which isn’t something I ever really did before I came out, and only a few times since, but I wanted to play with the look of my beard, my mullet, some new long, dangly earrings I got, and makeup. I was excited to do it, and then before the call, I got incredibly nervous! I almost chickened out. But I went through with it, and I got compliments from my friends and it was really affirming, though I was still very ready to get off the phone when it was over because I felt kind of exposed. I don’t think I would feel comfortable wearing that out of the house, even if it was just to go to an in-person gender group, and if it … [Read more...] about Six Trans People Talk About Their Pandemic Bodies
But you’re a kid. A poor, penniless kid. So you’ve got to spend the week before the massive death-rock hits doing odd jobs to earn the money to buy the crap to get the reward points to get the watch to destroy the asteroid to save the world. And no-one else will help. Apart from your Grandad. He’s got magic powers and can delay the asteroid if you’re taking too long. He won’t go so far as to stop it for you though. Probably a character-building exercise or something. … [Read more...] about The most stupidly stupid game scenarios ever
The Trump campaign announced a separate lawsuit in Georgia late Wednesday focused specifically on the Chatham County Board of Elections. The legal action was much smaller in scope than the others announced earlier that day, with the campaign alleging based off of the testimony of a South Carolina man who was working as a Republican poll watcher in the county that he had “witnessed 53 late absentee ballots illegally added to a stack of on-time absentee ballots,” according to the lawsuit and the campaign’s statement. … [Read more...] about Biden Closes in as Trumpworld Freaks Out
So, Hasta la Vista, America isn’t really my cup of tea — neither is Baldwin, for that matter — but the broader story about the audiobook itself is interesting to me for the nature of its distribution. Pushkin is selling the audiobook for $0.99 directly to listeners using RSS feeds set up by Supporting Cast, the upstart podcast hosting platform from Slate that’s working to build out direct revenue options for podcast creators. This distribution context renders Hasta la Vista, America as a noteworthy example of three things: it’s a self-published audiobook distributed over existing podcast architecture (meaning, consumers could listen to the audiobook in the same context as they would podcasts); an instance where the function of a podcast feed is recontextualized based on what’s delivered over the infrastructure; and a small experiment testing the waters of what a direct-to-consumer audiobooks alternative to Audible could look like. … [Read more...] about So, Is Apple Building a Netflix for Podcasts?