“You grew up in Minnesota,” ContentedAndTrue wrote. “Your dad owns a construction company … I am sure people would love you for that if you were honest!” Sigh. Then take model Le Call, whose MySpace profile we plundered earlier this week after she was rumored to be dating Owen Wilson. Someone claiming to be her cousin, Matt Call, said in the Comments that her name, which we called “ridiculous” is actually real (It’s a derivative of Lee) and tells a touching story about her dad dying last year. Then of course someone else chimes in to be like, yeah, okay but she’s “unbearable to work with,” but let’s look on the bright side: Maybe the first commenter is right. Maybe we should not bemoan the loss of New York City’s time-honored right to Transform Yourself, but embrace this new era of forced honesty, and everyone will become way more interesting for all their nuances and flaws, and we will in fact love them for … [Read more...] about Thanks to Comments, Le Call and Caleb McDonald Are More Than Pretty Faces
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All restaurants have had to adapt to stay open, and expanding into at-home meal kits and grocery has turned out well for San Francisco Spanish restaurant Canela. The paella kit is now the restaurant’s most popular item and chef-owner Mat Schuster has also started selling them at specialty market the Epicurean Trader. Schuster expanded with kits for brunch and happy hour alongside boxes of produce and raw meat. … [Read more...] about Why some Bay Area restaurants have actually thrived during shelter-in-place
Immediately after the Second World War the majority of those professionally involved in English cricket shared Arrowsmith's view. Tourists, too, had benefitted from Chester's acute discernment. In the 1938 Trent Bridge Test, he judged that Donald Bradman was caught at the wicket by Les Ames off Gloucestershire's Reg Sinfield. As it happened, it was one of only two wickets offspinner Sinfield took in his single England appearance. But Chester's decision also had an impact on Bradman, who described it as the cleverest ever made against him. And there was no sly criticism lurking within that complement. Rather, it was a salute from the best batsman in the world to the official he regarded as the finest umpire he ever encountered. Nearly 12 years later Bradman recalled the incident with characteristic precision: … [Read more...] about The umpire who set new standards and changed perceptions
But looking forward, there has to be only so many spectators and so many entries that the festival can fit in. Where does the FOS go from here? After all, the millennial generation seems to have a very different attitude to cars compared with those of mine. Interest in car ownership has decreased significantly while enthusiasm for car sharing and car hailing services are very much on the rise. Electric cars are gaining traction with the public and who knows, maybe hydrogen will be next? Even the wide world of motorsport seems to be suffering some kind of an existential crisis. The organizing bodies of both Formula 1 and NASCAR are looking for new ways to boost their declining viewing figures. Though there is some hope that Formula E and Robo Racing may offer a small respite, it is not going to be easy. There is clearly a need for the car manufacturers and racing organization bodies to have some strategic conversations about the future. … [Read more...] about Multimillion-dollar Ferraris, Jaguars, Astons, and a fine cup of tea
Street has his eyes on central Asia. “I have a big interest now in the ex-Soviet Union,’ he says. “I started learning a bit of Russian before I went to the Confederations Cup. I don’t have a long bucket list but one of them is going to every state in the ex-Soviet Union. That’s why I was a bit disappointed that Syria got through instead of Uzbekistan. They got a goal with two minutes left. I would have preferred to go to Uzbekistan. … [Read more...] about What drives a Socceroos fan to travel 14,000km to watch their team play?
EU diplomats are tired of the repeated reminders from Frost’s team about the importance of UK sovereignty, pointing out that their governments are also sovereign. “The EU accepts that the UK is sovereign, but that is not the issue,” said the EU official. “The issue is what you as a country are going to commit to to get access to our market. That is the real question.” … [Read more...] about Brexit talks ‘risk stalemate’ if no progress on key issues