Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” is savage, nasty

Mikael Wood 2020-08-08 06:10:47 I tried to do a ranked list of the vivid sexual metaphors in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single, “WAP,” but when Cardi busted out “macaroni in a pot” near the end, I instantly forgot all the other ones and had to scrap it.An initialism so straightforwardly filthy that I can’t unfurl it here,...

College football players must be united in pushing for reform

J. Brady McCollough 2020-08-08 05:42:29 Friday morning, hours after a group of Pac-12 football players met with Commissioner Larry Scott and other league administrators about the list of demands that define their #WeAreUnited movement, Ohio State athletes, led by three-time football team captain Tuf Borland, released their own take on social media.Earlier this week, hundreds of Big Ten players had...

Trump banned TikTok and WeChat. Are video games next?

Sam Dean 2020-08-08 04:50:49 President Trump’s two executive orders targeting Chinese companies went public just after 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday.The first went after TikTok, to no one’s surprise. The video app had been the subject of intensifying rhetoric from the Trump administration for weeks. The order declared that all U.S. entities would be banned from doing business with parent...

Mourning my mother’s death after COVID-19 stole our rituals

Sarah Richards 2020-08-08 04:22:13 In April, my mom passed away from uterine cancer at age 70. Like so many other deaths, it was shaped by a pandemic. My three brothers and I were not allowed to visit her in the hospital the month before she died. We could not comfort her as her cancer was rapidly spreading throughout her...

5 ways Elvis Presley can help you get through the pandemic

Mary Forgione 2020-08-08 04:19:27 Feeling all shook up since the pandemic hit? We all are. The world also felt all shook up 43 years ago when Elvis Presley died at age 42. As the Aug. 16 anniversary of his death approaches, Elvis’ spirit endures even amid the current health crisis. Here are five ways to connect with the King that...

Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Lorenzo Soria dies

Josh Rottenberg 2020-08-08 04:08:19 Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Lorenzo Soria, who oversaw the organization that puts on the annual Golden Globe Awards, has died.Soria died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, according to a family member. No cause of death was given. He was 68.In June 2019, Soria was elected president of the HFPA, a group of roughly...

Cameron Tringale disqualified from PGA Championship

Sam Farmer 2020-08-08 03:30:07 Cameron Tringale was disqualified from the PGA Championship on Friday after signing an incorrect scorecard.The PGA said Tringale signed for a lower score than he actually made on the 228-yard, par-three eighth hole at TPC Harding Park. After his card was certified, he left the scoring area, but came back to notify the scoring referee of...

After Beirut explosion, skepticism grows at home and abroad

Abby Sewell 2020-08-08 02:43:03 Following Tuesday’s deadly port explosion in Beirut, Lebanese officials face increasing ire from the public and a skeptical international community that has, nevertheless, promised to provide humanitarian aid to help the devastated city get back on its feet.While both Lebanese citizens and foreign leaders have pushed for an overhaul in the governance of the small Mediterranean...

Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly exit WarnerMedia amid shake-up

Meg James 2020-08-08 02:02:16 In a sweeping reorganization, WarnerMedia on Friday ousted two of its top programming chiefs: Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly.The move comes less than three months after former Hulu chief Jason Kilar took the helm of the AT&T-owned media company, and after the launch of its high-stakes streaming service, HBO Max, which has gotten off to a...

Congress hopeful slams Cardi B/Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP”

August Brown 2020-08-08 01:07:12 Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion: Are they enemies of God?Within hours of release, the rappers’ filthy new collaborative single “WAP” became an instant candidate for song of the summer. The single (whose title is an acronym for a forthright sexual overture) samples Frank Ski’s Baltimore club classic “Whores in this House,” and serves as both...