Weddings have seen some interesting trends over the last few years, ranging from bridal diapers to Taco Bell matrimonies. With the rise of FOMO-inducing platforms like Instagram, it’s simply not good enough to be in love with someone—your love has to be the best, and everyone else’s utter bullshit. The latest attempt to claim insta-supremacy is pretty cute. Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas, a not-for-profit based in Washington State, has gotten a lot of buzz this week for bringing its animals to weddings. For a fee, the organization’s llamas—Rojo, Smokey, Diego, and Jean-Pierre—will go to your wedding dressed like dapper party guests. All proceeds go to funding Mountain Peaks’ therapy and educational programs, so all around it seems like a pretty nice thing to do—not to mention, oh my god the pictures. Advertisement Gaze upon them in wonderment. Clearly, Mountain Peaks has their shit together. These animals are … [Read more...] about Should You Bring a Llama to Your Wedding?
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Maybe Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today: Cory Booker perhaps doesn’t intend on being the first single president since Grover Cleveland. During an interview on Ru Paul’s new talk show, Booker hinted that he and girlfriend Rosario Dawson could already be married by the time he’s sworn in. Dawson was in the audience, swooning. [TMZ] And Booker writes love poems too! But are they any good? Advertisement Because the Trump administration couldn’t get any more on the nose if they tried, migrant children will soon be held at a base that served as a Japanese internment camp during World War II. It’s horrifying. TIME] Kamala Harris says there’s no choice but to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice if he doesn’t win the 2020 presidential election. [Politico] Howard Schultz (MEMBA HIM???) announced campaign staff cuts and a little summer hiatus today, promising that he’ll return to the 2020 race if Joe … [Read more...] about Do You Hear That? It’s the Sound of Wedding Bells for Cory Booker (Maybe)
Within the span of just a few films, M. Night Shyamalan went from being thought of as one of the most innovative and promising directors in Hollywood to being derided for movies like Lady in the Water and Avatar: The Last Airbender, which failed to capture audience’s imaginations. With his latest films Split and Glass, however, Shyamalan’s star has been on the rise again as he’s stealthily revealed himself to be the architect of one of the more fascinating superhero franchises out there. When we recently caught up with Shyamalan at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the director was candid about how his experiences working in other narrative spaces (to varying degrees of success) were instrumental in his evolution as a filmmaker. While Glass may be debuting into a movie landscape that’s drastically more saturated with comic book movies than when Unbreakable first hit theaters almost 20 years ago, Shyamalan said that he’s confident that the … [Read more...] about M. Night Shyamalan on the Philosophical Conflict at the Heart of
If movies were baseball, M. Night Shyamalan would be out. He put out three bombs in a row, but the director is still going. In fact, Shyamalan just pulled off a new twist—this time for his own career. We talked to Shyamalan about how he hopes to make a comeback with his micro-budget thriller, The Visit. Shyamalan debuted The Visit at San Diego Comic-Con, which might not seem like the most hospitable place for the director to launch a new feature. Those last three films, The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth, were eviscerated by fans and critics alike. But the confident director is so excited by his latest film (and rightfully so, it’s really good), he thought Comic-Con would be the perfect place to unveil it to the world. Advertisement “There’s such a relationship with the audience and seeing my name on a movie,” Shyamalan tells io9. “This movie, I wanted it to be for them. [Comic-Con] is a place where its genetics are about … [Read more...] about How M. Night Shyamalan Aims To Win Back Your Trust, By Going Small
Less than a month after the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 50 lives were stolen in the worst terrorist attack in the history of New Zealand, comes the news that an Escondido, Calif., mosque is being investigated as the scene of a hate crime. According to Buzzfeed News, the Dar-ul-Arqam mosque, located about 30 miles outside San Diego, was set aflame by an arsonist at approximately 3:15 Advertisement Thankfully, no injuries were reported, as the fire was extinguished by worshippers who had been staying overnight to perform itikaf—the practice of secluding oneself in the mosque to pray. As such, the mosque only suffered minimal damage. However, upon arriving on the scene, officers discovered graffiti referencing the New Zealand mosque terror attacks. Escondido officer Lt. Chris Lick declined to elaborate on the graffiti, only offering that it “mentioned the New Zealand incidents—let’s leave it at that.” Karem Elhams, who founded a local … [Read more...] about California Mosque Falls Victim to Arson and Graffiti in Alleged Hate Crime, References Christchurch Mosque Attack