On Friday in Pyeongchang, 15-year-old Russian Alina Zagitova edged out her fellow Russian and training partner, 18-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva, for figure skating gold as seemed all but inevitable after the short program two days prior. Both Zagitova and Medeveda had clean, powerful free skates in which they did not commit the cardinal sin of tumbling to the ice. Zagitova had a higher technical score, but Medvedeva, acting up a storm as Anna Karen
Update, 12:55 p.m.: The Washington Post is reporting that Rick Gates will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of making a false statement to investigators on Friday.
At this point, it‘s fairly clear that any Democrat who wants to run for president in 2020 with support from the party‘s progressive base will have to campaign on some sort of plan that they can plausibly call Medicare-for-All.
You know what Donald Trump is like when he gets a policy bee in his bonnet: He will continue to argue for it with increasingly twisted logic, and the more liberals (and law enforcement, and teachers, and children) try to rationally dispel it, the more firmly he will cling. ‘Arming the teachers,‘ Trump‘s new favorite idea for preventing school shootings, is one such nonsensical proposal. It‘s likely nothing can convince Tru
On Wednesday night, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch appeared at a town hall event with Parkland, Florida shooting survivors and delivered impassioned remarks about her group‘s commitment to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Those remarks were disingenuous at best given the NRA‘s opposition to the bill that created the system and to nearly every attempt to expand it, but in any case it was an effort before a nat
Rick Gates wrote a letter to friends and family telling them that he would plead guilty on Friday in Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation, ABC News is reporting.
Bashar al-Assad‘s regime is carrying out yet another massacre in full view of the world. The bombardment of eastern Ghouta, an agricultural area of 400,000 people that is one of the last pockets of rebel-held territory near the Syrian capital, has killed at least 426 people including 98 children since Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
These Olympics are wearing Eric Billings out. The resident of St. John, New Brunswick, isn‘t an athlete. He isn‘t a coach. He isn‘t even at the games. But for the past two weeks, watching sports on TV has been his full-time job. ‘You‘re exhausted,‘ Billings told me. ‘When you get up, you‘re watching. When you go to bed, you‘re watching.‘
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Alex Garland‘s Annihilation has some spectacular visual effects, strong performances from Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez, and a trippy ending that, for better or worse, doesn‘t answer every question that the movie asks. And yet there was only one question I cared about while watching, and it was: When are we gonna get to hear that weird noise from the trailer?!
There are two types of people in this world: those who know how to convert PDFs into Word documents and those who are indicted money laundering. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is the second kind of person.
If you were looking to buy a pair of AirPods, you may be better off waiting a few more months. Bloomberg reported Thursday that Apple is working on a second version of its popular AirPod in-ear headphones. The updated product will include an upgraded wireless chip for faster and more powerful on-board processing; a greater level of water resistance, in case you get caught in a downpour; and the addition of Hey Siri, the entirely voice-based versi
Lifetime‘s UnReal premiered in the summer of 2015, the evisceration of The Bachelor we didn‘t know we needed. Set behind the scenes of a long-running reality show called Everlasting, UnReal was a pitch-black, deeply cynical series packaged inside the fizzy, poppy, voyeuristic wrapping of reality TV, a format in which pain is manufactured for ratings. The show‘s protagonist, Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby), was an empathic antihe
The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world. It originally appears each week on Global Voices Advocacy. Afef Abrougui, Ellery Roberts Biddle, Marianne Diaz, L. Finch, Rohith Jyothish, Rezwan Islam, Inji Pennu, Karolle Rabarison, Elizabeth Rivera, Juke Carolina Rumuat, and Sarah Myers West contributed to this report.
Netflix is the place where dreams come true. Or, in the case of Duncan Jones‘ Mute, where they go to die. Jones has been working on the film, a noir-inflected science-fiction thriller set in a dystopian future Berlin, since even before he made his feature debut with 2009‘s Moon-and talking it up ever since. But it seemed destined to be one of those projects that was forever just around the corner, always the movie Jones was making aft
The net neutrality debate was heated, but the temperature was raised artificially. A recent Wall Street Journal investigation found thousands of fraudulent online comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules. Comments came from deceased people, fake emails, and nonexistent physical addresses. Perhaps most concerning, automated systems submitted comments in the names of people
Whatever your opinions on the polarizing Best Picture-nominee Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the protest at the center of the film is undoubtedly shocking and memorable: Frances McDormand‘s character rents out three billboards in order to call out the town‘s police chief for failing to arrest anyone for the rape and murder of her daughter. ‘Raped while dying‘; ‘And still no arrests?‘; ‘How com
Chuck Klosterman is a writer and essayist. In a wide-ranging conversation with Isaac Chotiner, he discusses the costs of politicizing pop culture, the roots of Donald Trump‘s shamelessness, and why music is such a subjective art form.
While great at keeping your hands toasty, regular gloves are a major pain when it comes to doing practically anything else. They‘re bulky, often poorly made, and usually have to come off whenever you want to actually use your phone. Touchscreen gloves are infinitely superior, but somehow still play second fiddle to their generic counterparts in most glove roundups. So, in the interest of helping you stay both connected and warm, we‘ve
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Welcome to Slate‘s weekly news quiz. It‘s Friday, which means it‘s time to test your knowledge of the week‘s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sports to science.
In a Feb. 22 Politics, Christina Cauterucci misstated when the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting happened. It was in the summer of 2016, not 2017.
Dick Button is an 88-year-old two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist who spent decades providing commentary for figure skating broadcasts on television. He is also an avid Twitter user, firing off skating-related missives under the handle @PushDicksButton. Button‘s tweets, which have been one of my chief delights of these Winter Games, clearly come from the man himself. They are irascible and blunt and insightful and occasionally biz