By Vilma Bonilla | News + Culture + Style: A taste of Americana in one sexy, trendy magazine. Enjoy my daily picks for 2017. Besos, Baby! ❤️

Zuckerberg talked to Obama while writing his Facebook manifesto

The social network's co-founder may not be running for president, but his manifesto was inspired in part by talking to one.<p>When you're about to write a manifesto, and you're one of the world's most influential and powerful people, who do you reach out to for help?<p>Well, the president of the United …


Palantir Settles Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

Palantir Technologies, the Palo Alto-based data analytics company, has settled an administrative lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor last …

Silicon Valley

Venezuela Opposition Aims to Keep Protests Peaceful, but Violence Erupts

Venezuelan government officials blamed the opposition for attacks against pro-government demonstrators on Monday during sit-ins organized by the opposition that gathered thousands in support of elections.<p>Officials said the casualties included two dead in gunfire in Mérida and Barinas States, among …

Latin America

OK, Maybe Globalization Isn't Dead

Global trade boomed in the 1990s and 2000s, fell sharply during and after the 2008 financial crisis, and then, after a sharp recovery in 2009 and 2010, settled into a pokey, slow-growth trajectory.<p>Since last summer, though, things appear to have been getting less pokey. According to the monthly …


Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill: Mulvaney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not agree to a Democratic demand that subsidies for Obamacare be included in a must-pass spending bill in Congress, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Tuesday.<p>Asked in an interview on CNN if Trump would back putting the …

Donald Trump

The global horror that Obama left behind

Absent U.S. leadership, a large swath of the globe is now a lawless power-vacuum that NATO countries can no longer ignore<p>As Afghanistan continues to …


Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will order a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with an aim toward rescinding or resizing some of them - part of a broader push to reopen areas to drilling, mining and other development.<p>The move comes as Trump …


Gone in 30 seconds: Mob of up to 60 juveniles robs passengers on BART train, officials say

Authorities said it happened in 30 seconds: A throng of up to 60 juveniles mobbed a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Saturday in Oakland and mugged passengers. At least two people were injured and required medical attention.<p>The youngsters were spotted by witnesses hastily jumping over fare gates before …


How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

Fall 1996. A young <b>Chris Fralic</b> is selling software for Oracle. He’s not sure what he wants to do next, but he’s always been curious about venture …


Three Things To Keep In Mind When Dealing With A Challenging Client

In business, there are certain truths that transcend industry, geography, and size. One such truth is the fact that clients can sometimes be challenging.<p>There are many reasons for this, of course. Sometimes, it’s self-inflicted, such as when sales over promises regarding capabilities. Other times, …


Stream the Star-Studded 'Fate of the Furious' Soundtrack

As <i>The Fate of the Furious</i> races into theaters today, the film’s star-studded soundtrack has also arrived.<p>The 14-track project was preceded by a …


Madonna Expresses her Displeasure About Planned Biopic

Madonna isn't happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life.<p>The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Universal had acquired the rights to …

Fashion Week

INTERVIEW: G-Eazy Reveals The Touching Story Behind His 'Good Life' Lyrics

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G-Eazy: Art of the Hustle

Going back to Berkeley with hip-hop's James Dean<p>Written by: Carvell Wallace<p>Artwork by: Lindsay Farrell<p>Video by: Joe Maziarski<p>The hotel lobby where I …

Music industry growth fastest in 20 years

Massive growth in online streaming of artists such as David Bowie and Drake saw music industry revenues grow in 2016 at their fastest rate since …

Music Industry

Gal Gadot Filmed Her Wonder Woman Reshoots Five Months Pregnant Because She's Wonder Woman

When you see Gal Gadot kicking ass (again) as Wonder Woman later this summer, you should try to remember there’s a pretty good chance that you’re …

DC Comics

Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter Group Said to Win Auction for Miami Marlins - Bloomberg

A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball …

Major League Baseball

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p>May/June 2017<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the …


Holocaust Remembrance Days

Today, President Donald J. Trump delivered the keynote address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol …

European History
Ann Coulter

Trump says U.N. must be ready to impose new sanctions on North Korea

The president invited all the members of the U.N. Security Council to Washington to meet with members of Congress and with him at the White House

World Leaders

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on American detained in North Korea

Giuliani’s Talk With Erdogan Adds Mystery to U.S. Sanctions Case - Bloomberg

A wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader facing U.S. charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions for sponsoring terrorism has an unlikely ally: …


Trump to order review of national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to …


CEO of Iranian Airline to Buy Boeing Jets Has Ties to IRGC

Boeing announced last month it would sell 30 B737 Max aircraft to Aseman Airlines –Iran’s third-largest carrier – in a deal valued at around $3 …

Trump’s Silence Signals Diminished Enthusiasm for Marine Le Pen

WASHINGTON — After all but endorsing the far-right presidential candidate in France last week, President Trump has been conspicuously silent since his fellow populist Marine Le Pen finished second in the voting on Sunday and put herself within striking distance of the Élysée Palace.<p>Mr. Trump’s …


Second Chances and Systems Change, How Proposition 47 is Changing California

Today, California stands poised to take the experiences and lessons of Proposition 47 implementation to the next level and go further to replace …