Reading: a method of self-annihilation, also a method of escapism. From what?… probably the world. Normalcy equates to bouts of tragedy punctuated by moments of silence and then yet another tragedy right on the heels of the last until they’re stacked one on top of another and you’re like, well, shit. Lately I’ve been reading […]

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Gilbert Baker, the man who created the iconic rainbow pride flag that became a symbol for the LGBTQ community, died Thursday at the age of 62. Baker’s passing was announced by activist and writer Cleve Jones, although the cause of his death wasn’t immediately known. “My dearest friend in the world is gone,” Jones wrote…

via The Man Who Created the Rainbow Flag Died — TIME

The final straw was a little girl using an iPad with the volume on high, a device her parents refused to turn down despite repeated requests from the staff at Caruso’s, an upscale Italian restaurant in Mooresville, North Carolina. Yoshi Nunez, the restaurant’s manager, had encountered unruly kids in his restaurant before; but this time,…

via A ‘classy’ North Carolina restaurant banned kids. Critics fumed — and then reservations surged — National Post – Top Stories

Apple anticipated that iPhone users may try to mess with Siri, its voice-command feature for the mobile device, on April Fools’ Day. So when users ask Siri “What are you doing today?”, they will likely get a variety of responses including “Just bein’ a fool. A fool for your requests.” In the past, pranksters have…

via Siri Knows It’s April Fools’ Day — TIME

(NEW YORK) — A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that showed public views about the controversy driving congressional investigations are sharply divided along party lines. Amid questions swirling in…

via 52% of Americans Want an Independent Probe Into Trump’s Ties to Russia — TIME