Covid and the “Very Liberals”

The left-right divide over Covid-19 — with blue America taking the virus more seriously than red America — has never been the pandemic’s only political divide. Each partisan tribe also had its internal disagreements. Republicans have long been divided on vaccination, with many eagerly getting vaccinated while many others refuse. Democrats have their own growing … Read more

Nick Nyrgios apologizes after broken racket almost hits ball boy

Kyrgios gave the Spaniard his toughest test of the tournament so far but Nadal eventually emerged victorious, winning 7-6(0) 5-7 6-4 to set up a semi-final clash with rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz. However, Kyrgios smashed his racquet in frustration after the loss and an unfortunate rebound meant he nearly hit a ball boy, who … Read more

Marcus Rashford’s struggles at Manchester United prompt Barcelona move

The January 2022 transfer window has closed, but there are still plenty of rumors floating around about who is going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, deals! TOP STORY: Xavi loves Rashford despite Man United form Barcelona are interested in a transfer for Marcus Rashford amid … Read more

HR McMaster on America’s handling of the Ukraine crisis – “The Takeout”

This week, CBS News foreign policy and national security contributor HR McMaster joins CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent, Maj. Garrett, to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. McMaster, who served as national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, said whatever action the United States would take if there were millions dead, “we should do … Read more

Fears of nuclear war in Europe fuel demand for sophisticated bunkers

In a few weeks, Covid-19 pandemic fears in Europe have given way to another nightmarish concern: the possibility that Russia might use a nuclear weapon. Since Russia’s unprovoked attack on UkraineU.S. and foreign residential bunker makers say they’ve seen an increase in customer inquiries and orders — a spike they attribute to the war in … Read more

Marin Hinkle from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ melts chocolate

“It’s very fluid”, the actress Marin Hinkle said, eyes closed in apparent happiness. It was a busy Monday afternoon and Ms Hinkle, 55, had taken over the kitchen of a friend’s immaculate Upper West Side apartment to learn how to make chocolate truffles. (His own nearby kitchen needed repairs.) Her teacher was another friend: Ruth … Read more

The pope deplores the war in Ukraine but not the aggressor

ROME — The day after Russia invaded Ukraine, Pope Francis broke protocol and went straight to the Russian embassy to the Holy See to appeal for peace. The following day, he spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, offering him spiritual support. As the war escalated, he spoke out against “unacceptable armed aggression” and the “barbarity … Read more

In his latest works, Kaari Upson explores vanity and decay

LOS ANGELES — On a visit last month to Kaari Upson’s studio here, it looked like she just left for a cup of coffee or maybe one of the “garbage burritos” she loves. so much. His art was everywhere: new paintings and drawings covering the walls, with recent carvings of tree trunks – made to … Read more

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China’s dark information age could be Russia’s future

When Russia blocked Facebook and restricted Twitter this month, many Chinese netizens were surprised. Wait a minute, they said: Russians could use Facebook and Twitter? Both social media platforms have been banned in China since 2009. By blocking online platforms, shutting down the last remnant of Russia’s independent media and criminalizing labeling the fighting in … Read more