Editorial: Serra’s statue in the U.S. Capitol should be replaced with someone who represents California today

For all the statues of Father Junípero Serra that have been removed from public places, one of the most prominent figures of him remains: a bronze statue of the chief architect of the California mission movement, holding a cross aloft, in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, where it has represented the state since 1931.
Each state is allowed to send two statues to the Capitol building, honoring esteemed residents of its past.

Read original

Ex-College Basketball Star Killed Toddler Son, Stashed Him in Freezer for Years, Cops Say

A former college basketball star allegedly killed his toddler son then stashed the body in a freezer in his garage for at least two-and-a-half years, according to Virginia authorities.
Last May, cops received a tip that a child’s corpse was being kept inside a house in Midlothian, Maj. Michael Louth of the Chesterfield County Police Department told The Daily Beast. When they searched the home, they discovered the remains of Eliel Adon Weaver, whose exact age has not been revealed but was under the age of 5 when he died, police said.

Read original

These Wide Calf Boots Give You a Leg Up on Fall Style

Going through life as someone with wide calves can be a regular exercise in patience. After all, it’s iffy whether slim-cut jeans, high socks, and pretty much any other clothing item that goes over or around your calves will be comfortable—or even fit at all. It’s not your calves, though—it’s the world around them. Enter wide calf boots.
This footwear genre includes boots designed with features like stretchy panels and extra roomy upper portions that are specially designed to fit over larger lower legs, making chic women’s boots for cooler weather both comfy and accessible.

Read original

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

I started getting emails from brands in September, hinting that I should get a head start on my holiday shopping. Next came the headlines, and then the reminders from social media users dishing out the same advice. Holiday shopping starts a little earlier every year, but this isn’t just the typical push. People are encouraged to order their gifts as soon as possible or risk having packages arrive late, due to rampant supply chain disruptions and mailing delays. Even books (yes, books!) aren’t safe from the impending shortages.

Read original

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

I started getting emails from brands in September, hinting that I should get a head start on my holiday shopping. Next came the headlines, and then the reminders from social media users dishing out the same advice. Holiday shopping starts a little earlier every year, but this isn’t just the typical push. People are encouraged to order their gifts as soon as possible or risk having packages arrive late, due to rampant supply chain disruptions and mailing delays. Even books (yes, books!) aren’t safe from the impending shortages.

Read original

Kristen Stewart Doesn’t Look Like Princess Diana. That’s Kind of the Point.

When Jacqueline Durran, the Oscar-winning costume designer who dressed Kristen Stewart for the upcoming Princess Diana fantasy biopic Spencer, worked on fittings with her lead star, they met in a building in central London where huge windows opened up with clear visibility to the streets below.
“Anyone could have looked up, or the paparazzi could have gathered outside, but no one ever noticed,” Durran told The Daily Beast. “And I really liked that—no one ever looked up. The thing that people would chase Diana around London for, trying to get a picture of, is right there for them.

Read original

Biden Caves to Unions Again, Sabotaging Consumers

X

Story Stream

recent articles

From Christmas toys to clothing and auto parts, shortages of imported products are forcing factories to idle, store shelves to sit empty and consumers to panic.
What else is in short supply? The truth about what’s causing this economic crisis.
President Joe Biden, who brags about running “the most pro-union administration in history,” won’t admit that longshoremen’s unions are holding the nation hostage, refusing to allow the use of automated equipment to unload container ships and get the goods onto trucks faster.
The U.S.

Read original

On Petty Tyrants: Democrats and Ming the Merciless

Remember the schlocky 1980 sci-fi cult hit Flash Gordon?
It wasn’t what you’d call a great movie. Delightfully awful would be a better word for it. Other than a pair of notable acting performances by Max von Sydow and Timothy Dalton and an inspired soundtrack by Queen, the reboot of the early 20th-century comic book series onto the big screen wasn’t something you’d particularly take with you.
But there was one scene worth remembering, that being when von Sydow, as the intergalactic tyrant Ming the Merciless, offers the hero an opportunity to rule over Earth as a vassal king.

Read original

On Petty Tyrants: Democrats and Ming the Merciless

Remember the schlocky 1980 sci-fi cult hit Flash Gordon?
It wasn’t what you’d call a great movie. Delightfully awful would be a better word for it. Other than a pair of notable acting performances by Max von Sydow and Timothy Dalton and an inspired soundtrack by Queen, the reboot of the early 20th-century comic book series onto the big screen wasn’t something you’d particularly take with you.
But there was one scene worth remembering, that being when von Sydow, as the intergalactic tyrant Ming the Merciless, offers the hero an opportunity to rule over Earth as a vassal king.

Read original

Skorts Are Back—But They’re Getting a 2021 Upgrade

Nostalgia Week: Scouted is turning back the clocks and highlighting some of the best things to come out 20+ years ago and how they’re being reinvented (and reinvigorated) in 2021.
One of my favorite things to do when I visit my parents’ house is to sit up in the chaotically organized attic and sift through the myriad boxes of photos stashed amongst old soccer trophies and ski equipment that hasn’t been touched since 2005.

Read original