The decade that dating apps exposed all our sh*t

Shapely Ankle Preferrd1695Over the few hundred years that followed, personal ads went from novelty to commonplace. Its no surprise that video dating took hold in the VHS heyday of the 80s, or that when the internet entered our homes in the 90s, we dove into chatrooms seeking sex and companionship. Soon a whole new world of internet dating emerged. But in the 2010s, smartphones came along and dating apps came nipping at their heels. Suddenly, online dating was always within reach. Our pockets buzzed with new matches, and our thumbs ached from swiping. By the end of 2014, Tinder boasted an estimated 50 million users a month. And by 2015, cultural pundits declared that the was upon us. Before we …

Couple accused of murdering five-year-old daughter

Her husband, and Nadia’s stepfather, Abdul Wahab, also appeared tearful at times. ‘Very emotive’ The case was described in court as “very emotive”. A defence lawyer for Mr Wahab said he was “struggling to come to terms with being arrested, never mind the death of his daughter”. The couple have no previous criminal records. Abdul Wahab, it was claimed, lifted the girl from the bottom of the stairs and began changing her clothing because she had soiled herself. It was at this time she began to lose consciousness, the court heard, and Mr Wahab, 31, attempted CPR and called emergency services. The couple married in 2017 but since 2014 have lived in locations across the UK and Ireland. Solicitor Damien …

To hell with gentrification’s obsession with better, richer, prettier give me grime | Jessa Crispin

Gentrifiers bought my favorite scumbag bar and made it nicer, cleaner and newer and its an absolute tragedy It must have been the very on-trend exposed brick that first tipped me off: something is incredibly wrong here. With its ratty neon sign promising ENTERTAINMENT, the Gold Star bar on Division Street in Chicago looked mostly the same from the outside, even if every other storefront on the walk from the subway looked very different. The post office had become a gym, the dentist had become an upscale probiotic dispensary the usual replacement of useful services with a relentless appeal for self-improvement. That old neon sign, then, became a beacon, pointing to an oasis of self-deterioration. But once I sat down …

Top Trump ally Graham to President over Dingell attack: ‘This isn’t funny’

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally of Donald Trump, issued a rare rebuke of the President on Thursday when he said Trump’s crude attack on the late Rep. John Dingell is “not funny.” “I can understand being frustrated, but Mr. President, pull us together as a country. This joke does not help. It is not funny in my view,” Graham said. Asked how Trump reacted, Graham said, “he’s going to decide how to conduct himself in that regard” noting that Trump has “said this joke about several people, not just John Dingell.” “I want you to be successful but I’m not going to tell you things I don’t believe. It’s not funny,” Graham said he told the President. …