Angela Ponce Makes History As First Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

Angela Ponce Makes History As First Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

On Sunday night, the Miss Universe pageant crowned Catriona Gray from the Philippines as the winner, but another winner of the evening was Spain’s Angela Ponce, who made history as the pageant’s first transgender contestant. The pageant was once owned by Donald Trump and lifted the ban on transgender contestants in 2012. Before the pageant, Ponce took to Instagram to express her gratitude for representing Spain, the transgender community and other marginalized…Read full story

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‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Yael Stone accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behavior

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Yael Stone accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behavior

Orange Is The New Black star Yael Stone is the latest person to accuse actor Geoffrey Rush of sexual misconduct. The allegations came to light in the New York Times, where Stone said Rush sent her “occasionally vulgar” messages and that there were “strange intimacies in the dressing room” when they appeared together in the 2010 production of The Diary of a Madman. SEE ALSO: CBS paid $9.5 million to ‘Bull’ actress Eliza Dushku over harassment claim There was also an incident in which Rush held a mirror above the…

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Delivery robot catches fire at university campus, students set up vigil

Delivery robot catches fire at university campus, students set up vigil

A KiwiBot, an automated food delivery robot which is present on UC Berkeley’s campus, caught fire on Friday afternoon. In a post, the company explained the incident was due to a faulty battery which had been mistakenly installed instead of a functioning one.  SEE ALSO: Postmates reveals its cute, automated delivery robot The errant battery started smoldering while the robot was idling, leading to smoke, then fire outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. “A member of the community acted swiftly to extinguish the flames using a nearby fire…

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Inappropriate Behavior

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Inappropriate Behavior

Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior against Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, who was accused last year of another case of misconduct. Stone said that she has been afraid to talk about her experiences with Rush who she starred in a stage production of The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. According to an interview with the <a…Read full story

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The Movies You Should Watch If You Like ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The Movies You Should Watch If You Like ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Like any masterpiece of pop art, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is both fresh and familiar. We’ve never seen an animated feature quite like it, but we’ve seen a lot of its parts before. Obviously, some of those parts belong to other Spider-Man movies, with some specific references to scenes in Sam Raimi’s trilogy and a couple nods to Spider-Man: Homecoming. There’s also an awesome Easter egg during the Columbia Pictures logo with a glitch pulling up the Torch Lady transformation from Cat Ballou. For this week’s list of Movies to…

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Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”

Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Interview Experience Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR? You need to stop procrastinating. Maybe it’s time for some… Bulletproof Coffee, Modafinil, nootropics, microdoses of acid, caffeine from coffee, caffeine from bracelets, aromatherapy, noise-canceling headphones, meditation, custom co-working spaces, or productivity apps? Whatever your choice, workers today (especially in the tech industry)…

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