Starbucks, an internationally-known organization, has provided its own attempt at approaching what they see as a growing racial divide in the US in the form of #RaceTogether.
In promotion of Taylor Swift’s most recent album, “1989,” the pop princess released videos of tracks “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space,” the record’s first two singles. Today, Swift followed up with the release of the album’s third single video, “Style.” While the track is one of the album’s best, the video, directed by Kyle Newman, leaves something to be desired.
Boyfriend is a rich loser with no friends; girlfriend is hot with a ton of friends; boyfriend and girlfriend get engaged. Cue the wedding madness portrayed in new comedy “The Wedding Ringer,” starring Kevin Hart (“Ride Along”), Josh Gad (“Frozen”) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (“The Big Bang Theory”).
Women who lived in Shakespeare’s time were wooed by men with words like “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Literature was sacred and revered; writers were gods, reaching all those capable of reading the letters on a page into beautiful words that people would discuss for weeks, even months.
In October, comedian and bestselling author Chelsea Handler took to Instagram with a topless picture of herself on horseback – a photo that spoofed one of Russian President Vladimir Putin from 2009, also shirtless atop a horse. Wednesday, Handler came back with another post, this one of her astride a camel in Israel with pasties of the Israeli flag concealing her nipples.
With 1.287 million record sales in the first week alone (more than the combined sales of last week’s 70 biggest-selling albums), former queen of country Taylor Swift has solidified her transition to the pop market.
The flags along Forsyth whip lazily back and forth in the late afternoon breeze from the harbor while the summer sun slides down the sky, like the ice cream slowly dripping down the side of a little girl’s waffle cone. She’s standing next to the reflecting pool with her dad, watching her reflection ripple and giggling as he makes faces at her in the water. She wants to hold his hand, but hers is covered in vanilla ice cream. She licks a sprinkle off her pinky before it falls onto her pants and smiles up at her dad in triumph – it doesn’t matter that a few drops have already made their way from her chin onto the collar of her pink polo.
My parents split in 1996. At the age of two, I became that kid with the divorced parents who spent every other weekend with her dad. My family was concerned that my parents had “set me up for failure” or that my ideas about love and healthy relationships had been forever flawed. Divorce isn’t the greatest thing you can do for a kid, but I’m here to say that it’s really not the worst thing in the world either.