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This Giuliani Is All In For Hillary

Caroline Giuliani, daughter of one of Donald Trump's most ardent supporters, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, is all in for Hillary Clinton. It's not the first time that Caroline has broken politically with her famous, increasingly conservative, nationalistic father. Caroline also supported Barack Obama for president -- and not her Republican father -- in Obama's first run in 2008, an election in which Rudy Giuliani also ran for his party's nomination. 

Reached at her Los Angeles office, Caroline Giuliani confirmed the Facebook page signalling Hillary support was hers. "I love Hillary, I think she's by far the most qualified candidate that we've had in a long while," she told POLITICO. "My dad knows. I was for Barack in 2012. He knows and is fully comfortable with it and thinks I have a right to my opinion."

Caroline Giuliani has declined to comment about her father's ardent support for Trump and his recent statements about allegedly illegal immigrants working in the kitchen of New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel or his refusal to embrace a woman as president of America. While the elder Giuliani was talking about the horrors of Hillary a few days ago, his comment about Trump being better "than a woman" stunned many. 

Rudy Giuliani was always a controversial New York mayor, but his support for Trump has at times made him an utter spectacle to liberals and progressives.  Anne discussed these Giuliani contradictions in her recent post Rudy Giuliani Sells His Soul & Reputation To Trump Misogyny & Egocentric White Male Nationalism. 

Caroline Giuliani does not register in Google results for any comments by her on the topic of the Black Lives Matter movement, which her father calls inherently racist. The former mayor is an ardent supporter of New York's stop and frisk policy, one that was called unconstitutional and thrown out of court for the way in which the policy was administered in New York. Trump wants to institute a national stop and frisk policy, with a special emphasis on patrolling communities of color in America's cities. 

In response to Rudy Giuliani's outspoken criticism of #BLM, BET wrote in July about the double standard of justice in New York where Caroline Giuliani received community service punishment for shoplifting cosmetics at Sephora and young black men are shot dead for using an asthma inhaler perceived by police to be a gun. 

In Virtual Reality, Women Run the World New York Magazine

A mere tech child or not, virtual reality is expected to be a $150 billion industry by 2020. Silicon Valley and gaming Internet culture in general are known for their hard-ass mentality about women in their midst. Because virtual reality is truly an original opportunity for creators, women are -- for once -- operating in a relatively level playing field. There is “no formalized industry, and therefore no industry hierarchy, making it particularly welcoming to outsiders and newcomers,” explains Julia Kaganskiy, director of the New Museum’s New Inc. incubator. “Effectively everyone is a newcomer, and there are virtually no insiders.”

Women populate VR panels, conferences, support groups, and mentor relationships in significant numbers. Four of the 11 virtual-reality projects in the New York Film Festival’s Convergence division, a creative combo of VR and immersive storytelling, were created by women. and Convergence programmer Matt Bolish, a Convergence programmer, says in the five years of the program, “women have not only been at the forefront as creators, but as producers, writers, and financiers."

Women made a strong showing at the New Frontier VR exhibition at Sundance this past January. Helping celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program,  40% or a record 13 of the 32 lead artists on VR projects were women. “This is really a powerful medium and we have to make sure we do better this time,” says Kamal Sinclair, who directs the New Frontier Labs program. “We saw how women dropped out of computer science in the early ’80s. They were there in the beginning. How do we make sure we learn from those missteps?”

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How Rémy Martin Ensures Their Storied Cognac Stays on Top Observer

We met Sonya Sicaire, who’s been managing the 7.5-acre vineyard in the rolling hills of Cognac almost entirely on her own for 16 years, since she inherited it from her grandfather. Like many of the 1,000 external growers Rémy Martin sources from, Sicaire does everything in the process of making great cognac from pruning and harvesting to repairing her own equipment by hand. 

“I’m very proud to follow the traces of my family,” Sicaire said. “It’s hard work, and you need to observe each time. People think there’s nothing to do in vineyards because it’s green and quiet, but while the vines are independent and can grow themselves, I’m here to make the grapes good.”


Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo captures a Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies in the Amazon Modern Met

Photographer Mark Cowan captured the photo of a lifetime in his research work in herpetology for the U of Michigan. Biologically, butterflies need salt to survive. Here, the water collected in the caiman's skin provides life-sustaining nutrients in a process called commensalism. 


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One of Mexico City's Hottest Dining Trends? Eating Insects

Intrepid Travel’s Real Food Adventure-Mexico local guide Ubish Yaren, says that the eating of insects dates back to pre-Hispanic times. “Why do you start eating insects or cactus or things with spines? Because of need,” says Yaren. “But now, insects are one of the most expensive ingredients in Mexican cuisine.” The commitment to insects ties in with the worldwide eat local trend and the artisan emphasis on heritage items.  Mexico City’s dining scene elevates the trend of celebrating simple ingredients beyond vegetables to insects.

Natural Wonders in a Renewed Congo WSJ Magazine

After years of civil war that ravaged Eastern Congo, Virugna National Park's team of restorers is bringing peace and a sense of security to the area -- along with hope for its gorilla population. 


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Miss Michigan, Pamela Anne Eldred, and Miss Ohio , Kathy Lynn Baumann, September 7, 1969

Miss Michigan, Pamela Anne Eldred, and Miss Ohio , Kathy Lynn Baumann, September 7, 1969

That Time Feminists Descended on the Miss America Pageant

Forty-eight years ago this week, a few hundred women arrived on the Atlantic City boardwalk and staged the infamous bra-burning protest. (Men were allowed to drive them to the event, but not to participate: “Male chauvinist-reactionaries on this issue had best stay away, nor are male liberals welcome in the demonstrations. But sympathetic men can donate money as well as cars and drivers,” the organizers instructed.)
As it turns out, no underwear was actually burned. A giant trash can was erected on the boardwalk into which were tossed mops, pots, copies of women’s magazines andPlayboy, false eyelashes, high heels, hair rollers, cosmetics, and, of course, girdles, and bras, and there were erroneous reports in the press that this ignominious heap, this hot mess, was set ablaze. But fire or no fire, this group of activists—some with nerves of steel managed to get inside the hall and unfurl a bedsheet from the balcony that read Women’s Liberation before getting thrown out—brought the issue of women’s rights to riveting attention across the country.