Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Amanda Erickson by Amanda Erickson Email the author May 21 at 9:25 AM Email the author Meghan Markle waves Saturday as she rides in a carriage with her husband, Britain's Prince Harry, after their wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. (Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/AP) A German television station is under fire for its royal wedding coverage. The public broadcast network ZDF used some loaded language to describe Meghan Markle, duchess of Sussex. In one instance, a host asked, “Are those dreadlocks on Meghan’s mother?” Another replied: “It’s curly hair that’s been somewhat … [Read more...] about A German broadcaster called Meghan Markle ‘exotic.’ Viewers said it was racist.
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by DeNeen L. Brown by DeNeen L. Brown Email the author May 15 at 8:39 AM Email the author Queen Charlotte, left, and Meghan Markle. (Print Collector/Getty Images; Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images) Only six hours before their royal wedding, King George III met Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz for the first time. After a difficult storm-tossed journey at sea, the German princess had finally arrived from the German coast in London on Sept. 8, 1761, where George had been impatiently awaiting his chosen bride. He was 22; she was 17. When Charlotte was introduced to the king, she “threw herself at … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle, Queen Charlotte and the wedding of Britain’s first mixed-race royal
A couple of decades back, somewhat awestruck, I held a simple—primitive, really—wooden car model as old as I was, nothing more than a block of wood that had been sliced longitudinally at an angle on both sides sometime in the late 1930s so its transverse cross section became a symmetrical trapezoid. The block was then jigsawed to a profile that described a hood, windshield, and body to which were appended rough plaster of Paris fender forms. It was Flaminio Bertoni’s own crude, brutal … and astonishingly precise physical description of a car that was subsequently manufactured for nearly half a century in exactly that shape, the legendary Citroën 2CV. I have never seen a design model for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, but one can easily imagine a block of wood similarly jigsawed to profile (and slightly narrowed above the waistline) that would be perfectly adequate to define and describe the three-dimensional surface envelope R-R’s design team had to work … [Read more...] about By Design: 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader On Parenting Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Amy Joyce by Amy Joyce Email the author April 23 at 4:59 PM Email the author If you were watching — like much of the rest of the world — Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, went home (coifed, dressed and, yes, standing up) hours after she gave birth to the royal couple’s third child. Giving birth doesn’t exactly feel like an outpatient activity to many. But watching her stand outside the hospital, holding their new bundle, almost … [Read more...] about Yes, Duchess Kate looked flawless after giving birth. No, this isn’t normal.
Tweet TweetLate last summer, my partner and I finally got to satisfy a long-held ambition, a road trip around of some of Europe’s most iconic routes, cities and attractions. For four glorious weeks we criss-crossed the continent, experiencing just a fraction of what was on offer. In this blog we look back at our trip and describe the pleasure of driving in Europe. Having arrived at Gatwick following our flight from Boston, we picked up our pre-booked rental van ready to start our journey. Naturally we chose London as our starting point as we were keen to take in some of the English capital’s top sights. My partner has a soft spot for the Royal Family so we particularly enjoyed visiting the Tower of London and Windsor Castle on day 1. From the fabulous aspects on the Thames to the pretty surrounds, these ancient royal monuments are a real treasure trove and beautifully located. After a few hours I was also more confident on driving on the left, which was completely alien to … [Read more...] about Our Van Trip