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I have been a freelancer since 2009, when I lived in New York City. I would work from home, but I always had the option to go out whenever I wished to. There was a Starbucks downstairs in my building and I would often sit there for a few hours, especially in the summers because of the air-conditioning. It helped to talk to strangers, or just hear the chatter of others sitting around me. … [Read more...] about Lockdown Diaries: Longing for company by Aseem Chhabra
Drake got her start the way many adult performers did two decades ago – as a stripper. She danced at a club in El Paso, Texas, that regularly booked featured dancers for themed shows and competitions that attracted porn industry professionals. There, Drake hit it off with an in-demand adult film director and his crew. “That is very much how people got into the industry, was by being recruited by people in person,” Drake told me over coffee at a Starbucks in Granada Hills, California. … [Read more...] about Can one site change what a porn star is supposed to look like?
Specifically, the former director, Chung Pong, remarked: "I know from personal experience that Phoenix TV's content is subject to the dictates of the leadership of the Central Communist Propaganda Department, Central Communist Overseas Propaganda Office, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which often directly sent instructions to Phoenix Satellite TV." … [Read more...] about GOP sounds alarm after ‘quasi-official’ Chinese outlet gains access to coronavirus press briefing, promotes Beijing
How did this happen? Partly it is to do with 2002’s special place in the history of female-skewed culture. In cinema, we were going through a mini romcom golden age, with Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer, 10 Things I Hate About You and Love Actually all coming out within five years of each other. But Carlton also came along just in time to ride the backlash against pop princesses Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, by sounding more like the sweet little sister of Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. Compared to these feminist post-grunge acts, Carlton was reassuringly melodic; anguished, but accessibly so. … [Read more...] about Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles: cinema’s ‘basic bitch’ staple
Accounts for Google UK show that the British unit paid £290m for a plot of land near Kings Cross station in London, where it plans to build a luxury office block to house up to 5,000 workers. Designs including a rooftop were said to have been rejected last year as too “boring”. An additional £14m was paid to extend the development period. … [Read more...] about Google UK staff earned average wage of £160,000 each in 2015