For Some Jews, Yiddish History Is Sanctuary. For Others, Its Dangerous.

If you ask, Alex Weiser smiles and says its definitely a coincidence: When he planned the release party for his debut Yiddish-themed album win an election against, well, some odds, Weiser orchestrated a night of live music to introduce the world to his latest work. Some of the performance was his own creation and some hed brought in from the archives of a blog about the album. I think that people don't understand Jewish identity, Weiser told me last week when we spoke in his office at YIVO, one of five organizations making up New York Citys iconic Jewish dishes and likewise Zohar Weiman-Kelman, an assistant professor at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Hebrew wasnt necessarily …

A Thank You To Broad City For Getting Me Through My Twenties

Rebecca Whitaker Updated April 19, 2019 By Broad City People always say “enjoy your twenties!” but no one ever talks about how terrible they can be. My twenties felt like being in a boat without a paddle — in the middle of the ocean, in a storm. Sure, it was exciting! But it was also terrifying. I was constantly reeling; trying to be an adult, working my ass off at underpaid jobs, going on horrible dates, all the while partying way too much. Whenever I felt I had finally achieved some balance or direction, I was swept up or tipped over again and again. The only thing that kept it all together was my amazing group of friends. After graduating with a …

A Thank You To Broad City For Getting Me Through My Twenties

Rebecca Whitaker Updated April 19, 2019 By Broad City People always say “enjoy your twenties!” but no one ever talks about how terrible they can be. My twenties felt like being in a boat without a paddle — in the middle of the ocean, in a storm. Sure, it was exciting! But it was also terrifying. I was constantly reeling; trying to be an adult, working my ass off at underpaid jobs, going on horrible dates, all the while partying way too much. Whenever I felt I had finally achieved some balance or direction, I was swept up or tipped over again and again. The only thing that kept it all together was my amazing group of friends. After graduating with a …

Wish you werent here? How to survive your first holiday as a couple

A first break can put a new romance under strain, or worse. To improve the chances of returning with the relationship intact, try following these ground rules I have lost luggage, I have slept on airport floors and in budget backpacker hostels, I have weathered flight cancellations, food poisoning and days of unbroken rain. Yet my worst-ever holiday, a weekend away with my boyfriend, went entirely to plan. We had been seeing each other for a few months, and this was our first trip together. But removed from our usual contexts (in bed, or watching TV, or watching TV in bed), we realised too late that we had nothing to say to each other. At one point we parked our …

God, I Will Fall In Love In Your Perfect Timing

Dakota Geduld Updated May 11, 2019 By Danielle Drislane For so long, all I wanted was to belong to someone. I wanted it so badly that I was willing to settle for lovers who treated me like I was nothing. I got so lost in the appeal of romantic comedies that I forgot my endless value — the value that my Father gave to me. Despite turning my back countless times along the way, my Father has never left my side. And my worth is found in Him, not someone else. I forgot this on my mission to find my missing half. But another thing I forgot was that I am complete. Christ has made me whole, and I am …

Beyond fabulous: how camp created the Met Gala’s craziest red carpet ever

From Cardi Bs fabulous feathers to Katy Perrys light-up chandelier, the Met Gala more than lived up to this years camp theme. But, for all the silliness, it had a serious point to make Heads up: Jared Leto. Photograph: Raymond Hall/GC Images The bar for party dressing this summer just got pretty high. Billy Porter arrived at the Met Gala in a catsuit with gold wings, reclining on a chaise longue carried by six shirtless men part Icarus, part Cher-by-Bob-Mackie, part Liz Taylor in Cleopatra. Lady Gaga made not one entrance, but four, dressed like a Russian doll in three ballgowns on top of each other for a red-carpet striptease of fuschia and black taffeta. Jared Leto accessorised his look …

50 great tracks for May from FKA twigs, Sunn O))), Stormzy and more

From Bruce Springsteens return to Dorian Electras magnificent electropop read about 10 of our favourite songs of the month and subscribe to our 50-track playlist of the best new music to start summer

Carly Rae Jepsen: Im more confident in my weirdness now

The Canadian popstar on true love, bad outfits and her new album, Dedicated When greatest chorus of the 21st century, she was aiming for a sense of childish excitement. Its how she writes much of her pop as she puts it today, I want to feel Im on the top of a mountain with Beyonc-wind in my hair and I can fly for a second. Jepsen is one of pops more intriguing characters. When Call Me Maybe entered the Hot 100 in her home country, Canada, seven years ago she thought shed made it. Then Justin Bieber heard the impossibly catchy track, creaky version on live TV. In the video for Jepsens follow-up hit, I Really Like You, Famous Blue …

9 Lessons I Learned This Year That Made Me Feel Better About Life

Abby Kloppenburg Updated May 7, 2019 Inna Lesyk Abby Kloppenburg Updated May 7, 2019 Inna Lesyk 1. Life is just a series of the same experiences over and over. When I first moved to DC after college, I was always jealous of the people who seemed so comfortable there, like they knew where they fit into the fabric of the city. Five years later, I was one of them — and then I moved to LA and started all over. I quickly realized I would always be the new one, the outcast or the lost soul one more time. I would always be asking the same questions, reasoning my way into answers and reconsidering a few weeks later. Each time, though, I …

CPK Is Selling Heart-Shaped Pizza For Mother’s Day Weekend, So Make Your Dinner Plans

Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen California Pizza Kitchen’s Heart-Shaped Pizza For Mother’s Day 2019 Will Make Mom Swoon By Amanda Fama 8 hours ago Whenever I think about heart-shaped pizza, I think about Valentine’s Day. Tons of restaurants offer heart-shaped pies in honor of the romantic holiday, but it looks like one pizza joint in particular is bringing the pies back for a occasion. I’m talking about California Pizza Kitchen’s heart-shaped pizza for Mother’s Day 2019. If you’re a frequent CPK customer, then you might remember the heart-shaped pizza pies from previous Mother’s Days. If you aren’t familiar with the swoon-worthy special, allow me to catch you up. Throughout Mother’s Day weekend, California Pizza Kitchen will offer its beloved heart-shaped …

Gina Rodriguez Ties The Knot With Joe LoCicero! – Perez Hilton

Gina Rodriguez is a married woman! On Monday, the Jane the Virgin star revealed she tied the knot with boyfriend Joe LoCicero on Saturday, May 4. While posting a video on Instagram from her special day, the actress added the caption: “‘With that one kiss we got 100 new family members’ my 9 year old niece, Mia… Thank you to my mother in law for the wedding of my dreams. And the village that helped her! Special thank you to our soul brother @justinbaldoni and to my new brother Michael @mikelosaurusrex for singing me down the aisle. Mike, you have the voice of an angel. Love to our Videographers: @harrisonfilms To the greatest wedding planner, Laura @coutureconceptsny The genius behind the gorgeous …

What The Royal Babys Birth Chart Predicts About His Personality

On Monday, May 6 at 5:26 a.m. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, welcomed a baby boy—jolting our collective ovaries and filling our Instagram feeds with congratulatory posts. The royal baby is seventh in line for the throne, and the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth. And while most are busy waiting for a photo and a name reveal, thanks to astrology and the birth time, we’re already able to take a deeper look into the royal baby’s personality and what his relationships with his parents might be like. We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. …

How the Videogame Aesthetic Flows Into All of Culture

When the science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman, came out in 2014, WIRED called it “the best videogame you can’t play.” The film’s main character, Bill Cage, repeats the same day again and again—a day of futuristic combat with aliens. Each time he dies, Cage wakes up again on the previous day. Everything is as before, with the crucial difference that he remembers all the previous versions of that fatal next day. The repetitions are the film’s equivalent of a videogame’s replayability, and Cage’s battle skills improve, just as a player’s skills improve through replay. But Cage is not a player. He is a character in a narrative film, so the repeated days are in fact …

We’re hurting for the broken hearts of Winterfell

This post contains spoilers. A lot of hearts were broken in Sunday’s emotional episode ofGame of Thrones. In the calm after last week’s heart-pounding battle, the heroes of HBO’s beloved series reached King’s Landing. Before they exchanged what looked to be their final words with Cersei, however, several beloved characters saw their romantic dreams dashed. Fans finally got to see a long-desired relationship come to fruition in Jamie Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, only to have it snatched away moments later. Gendry became a lordtherefore fully qualified to marry a ladyonly to realize he could never have a future with Arya. And Tormund. Poor, lusty Tormund never had a chance with Brienne. With all the heartsick characters roaming around onGame …

The best ‘Game of Thrones’ quotes from all your favorite characters

Game of Thrones has too many memorable quotes to count. Fans of the award-winning series have been wearing “I drink and I know things” shirts, shouting “Dracarys” at their microwaves and muttering “Valar Morghulis” to friends for years now. With so many popular phrases, however, it can be hard to keep lines from HBO’s epic series straight. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at the most popular and best Game of Thronesquotes from each major character. The best Game of Thrones quotes There are literally hundreds of characters inGame of Thrones. Many of them lost their lives at some point in the seven-plus brutal seasons we’ve seen so far. In the last few episodes alone, we’ve …

BTS’ world domination: How did we get here?

The luv for South Korean boy band BTS keeps growing.Image: Getty Images for The Recording ACADEMY Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s hard to ignore the immense rise of K-pop heavyweights BTS. The South Korean boy band has made an unprecedented break into mainstream Western culture. They’ve topped charts, broken YouTube records, and racked up much-hyped appearances on Saturday Night Live and awards shows like the Grammys. For K-pop fans, BTS has been big for a long time. But if you’re out of the loop, it’s fair to think the seven-member band popped out of obscurity before linking up with Halsey for a hit single and setting a record that hasn’t been achieved since The Beatles. The band’s social …