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www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Running

Eddie Izzard Doesn't Trust This Whole Falling in Love Business

Eddie Izzard is a highly acclaimed comedian who has performed in multiple languages and has had success as a character actor and in adapting literature.
Izzard has been transitioning her career from comedy to politics, running for a seat in Parliament and using her platform to advocate for causes she believes in. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
NYC politics

Nassau County exec to Gov. Kathy Hochul "Stay out of Long Island"

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman tells Gov. Kathy Hochul to "stay out of Long Island," leading to a heated exchange between them.
Blakeman criticizes Albany Democrats for imposing bail reforms, unfunded mandates, and forced local elections on Long Island.
Both leaders try to simmer down tensions and emphasize their support for Long Island. [ more ]
Eater
6 months ago
Food & drink

Maybe Politicians Should Just Stay Away From Food

Politicians use food as a tool to connect with voters.
Mayra Flores, a Texas Republican, was caught posting food photos from various websites and passing them off as her own. [ more ]
The Guardian @guardian: Beware the 'botshit': why generative AI is such a real and imminent threat to the way we live. #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #industry40 https://t.co/orYLquRDBU
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Beware the botshit': why generative AI is such a real and imminent threat to the way we live | Andre Spicer

Generative AI could reshape politics by creating false information and personalized advertising to manipulate voters.
Concerns about the impact of generative AI on elections have become urgent as billions of people across the planet will vote in 2024. [ more ]
Nieman Lab
6 months ago
Media industry

More city hall coverage won't be enough to revive local news

Local media in the US is facing problems such as layoffs and consolidation, resulting in a decline in the ability to cover communities and limited access to political information.
The decline of local news consumption is leading to increased polarization and party-line voting in state and local elections. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Keir Starmer unveils Labour's project hope' as he urges Rishi Sunak to bring it on'

Sir Keir Starmer promises to deliver project hope and defeat the Tories' politics of decline
Sir Keir challenges Rishi Sunak and calls for a general election [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
6 months ago
Los Angeles

California Assembly shut down by protest calling for Israeli cease-fire

Protesters shut down the California Assembly with calls for Israel to stop its war against Hamas.
The U.S. response to the war has triggered a generational divide in the California electorate and a schism among Democrats. [ more ]
Vulture
6 months ago
Podcast

8 Podcasts We Can't Wait to Hear in 2024

The podcast world is looking to rebuild after a challenging 2023.
Upcoming releases include a Curb Your Enthusiasm recap podcast, a documentary on a Chinese activist, and a globe-trotting crime series. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Beware the botshit': why generative AI is such a real and imminent threat to the way we live | Andre Spicer

Generative AI could reshape politics by creating false information and personalized advertising to manipulate voters.
Concerns about the impact of generative AI on elections have become urgent as billions of people across the planet will vote in 2024. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
6 months ago
Silicon Valley

Recursive Archive: Haunting and the Return of the Image in Latin America at Stanford | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Latin America's history and culture are shaped by both its tropical environment and underlying political elements.
Dr. Ileana L. Selejan will present her findings on Nicaraguan photography and the aftermath of the Sandinista revolution. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
6 months ago
LA real estate

Celebrities and Taxes Top LA's Buzzy Stories for 2023

The Los Angeles real estate market in 2023 was influenced by politics, luxury deals, and high-profile scandals.
A squatter in Brentwood managed to live in an Airbnb unit for 570 days without paying rent. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
US news

South Korean Opposition Leader Reportedly Attacked And Injured By An Unidentified Man

South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was attacked and injured by an unidentified man with a knife-like weapon during a visit to Busan.
Emergency officials say Lee was conscious but exact condition is unknown.
Lee is known for his outspoken style and is seen as an anti-elitist hero by his supporters. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
World news

India's Food-Security Problem Is the World's, Too

India's tightly controlled agricultural market leaves food production vulnerable to climate change
Fixing the problem is difficult due to politics [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Social justice

Stop-and-Frisk Policing by Any Other Name Won't Provide Safety in Philadelphia

Black representation in political spaces comes with an expectation that the circumstances and concerns of Black people are spoken for.
Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker's response to gun violence is more policing, including hiring more officers and reintroducing stop-and-frisk. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus convicted in Bangladesh labour law case

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been convicted of violating Bangladesh's labour laws in a case seen as politically motivated.
Yunus and his colleagues were sentenced to six months in simple imprisonment but were granted bail pending appeals. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
6 months ago
Mental health

I Was Desolate': John Fetterman Worried Revealing Mental Health Struggles Would End' His Career

Senator John Fetterman worried about the consequences of speaking openly about his mental health struggles
Fetterman feared that opening up about his mental health would end his political career [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Europe politics

Talkshow host Jesse Kelly turns taking liberties with the facts into an art form | Rowan Moore

The article discusses the tendency of rightwing discourse to disregard facts and embrace misinformation.
It highlights the reluctance of MPs and lords to leave the Houses of Parliament for renovation and suggests relocating to Buckingham Palace instead. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Move on' from James Cleverly date rape joke, Tory MP says

01:16 Tory MP Dame Caroline Dinenage has suggested it is time to move on from James Cleverly's spiking joke.
Slate Magazine
6 months ago
Law

Jack Smith's Keeping Busy Over the Holiday Season!

Special counsel Jack Smith files motion to prevent Trump from injecting politics into federal election interference trial.
Trump's legal team may argue that the trial itself is unjust political persecution, but this is unlikely to be a successful legal strategy. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

In Bid to Slow Migrant Surge, Adams Restricts Bus Arrivals Into New York

Mayor Eric Adams placed limits on how migrants arrive in NYC to push back against efforts by the governor of Texas.
The executive order requires bus companies to provide advance notice of arrival and limits the times of day for drop-offs.
The mayors called on the federal government to address the dysfunctional immigration system and provide more assistance. [ more ]
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