These are the 10 best villains DC comics has ever conceived

When it comes to dark storylines and twisted villains, DC comics are in a league of their own. Although Marvels Cinematic Universe may be far more recognizable these days, when it comes to memorable villains, no one does it like DC. DC has been around for more than 80 years, and in those years countless villains have clashed with Batman, Superman, and everyone else in the Justice League. These DC villains are the worst of the worst, and we cant help but love them for it. The best DC villains Not all villains are created equal. DC creations like Calendar Manwho commits crimes based around the calendar datewill live forever in our memories, but not due to his power, intelligence, …

‘Carnival Row’ is a cliched, humorless disaster

Carnival Row, this eight-episode series is a racism allegory about fantasy creatures being oppressed by humankind. Set in a quasi-Victorian city, the show manages to be both shallow and overly complicated in its world-building. Carnival Row RELEASE DATE: 8/30/2019DIRECTOR: Jon AmielSTREAMING: Amazon PrimeThis cliched, humorless urban fantasy uses magical creatures as a clumsy allegory for racism. Writer/creator Travis Beacham has an unmatched talent for character names, as proven by his work on . Here, hes unleashed the most self-indulgent fantasy names youll find on TV, including co-protagonist Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) and supporting characters such as Imogen Spurnrose, Absalom Breakspear, and Portia Fyfe. The names are so delicious that I hoped this would be a kind of for urban fantasy, …

Texas: Republican powerhouse could shift to Democrats as demographics change

The GOP has dominated the state for 30 years, but a slew of retirements and a rise in Hispanic voters may mean Texas becomes a battleground again Sri Preston Kulkarni has just moved into his campaign headquarters, which for now could hardly be more bland: a faceless office with blinds on the windows in a tucked-away suburban Houston business park. Not far away, though, are a Muslim community centre, a Korean market, Hindu temples, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and Mexican restaurants reminders that this sprawling Texas metropolis is one of the most diverse urban areas in the nation. Houstons fast-growing south-western suburbs are, for Kulkarni, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for a Texas congressional district, an American success story: a …

Global trade disruption is a symptom of a deeper malaise | Mohamed El-Erian

Resolving US-China trade war is not enough to ward off what many fear is a looming worldwide recession It is only a matter of time until the escalating tensions between China and the US prompt many more economists to warn of an impending global economic recession coupled with financial instability. On 5 August, Bloomberg News Larry Summers, a former US treasury secretary who was also closely involved in crisis-management efforts in 2008-09, recently The Only Game in Town, all of these recent developments and also, of course, the growing US-China tensions are related in a meaningful way to two basic and persistent features of the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis. The first is the prolonged period in which …

Already Miss ‘The Handmaids Tale’? 5 Chilling Dystopian Novels By Women Betches

Siobhan Adcock is the author of the novels, The Barter and The Completionist. Her short fiction has been published in Triquarterly and The Massachusetts Review, and her essays and humor writing have appeared in Salon, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn. feminist dystopian fictionThe PowerRed ClocksThe End We Start FromThe Water CureMother of InventionThe CompletionistAnd you’ve still got that itch to scratch, that need, that fever…and not for more cowbell. No. What you want are  scorching feminist visions of the that seems to be hurtling us toward, if we’re not there already, with every day of , , , and . For better or for worse—but mostly, it seems, for the better—the wave that started with the 2016 election shows no …

Targeted in Mississippi immigration raids, poultry company holds job fair just down the road

(CNN)One of the companies targeted in last week’s immigration raids in Mississippi is holding a job fair Monday about 11 miles from one of its plants that was raided. The fair is part of an effort to secure workers for the Morton plant, Bell said. Koch Foods wasn’t sure how many of its employees were arrested in the operation because authorities also seized all of its employment records, it said in a statement. No managers or supervisors were believed to be among those arrested, the company said. The company participates in the government’s E-Verify program and strives to ensure its employees are authorized to work in the United States, it said. However, the company said, its workers could have obtained …

Labour deputy Watson voices indyref2 opposition

‘Settled will’ And it follows a warning by ex-Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, who said unionism “appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion”. In a video released on Sunday, Mr Watson said: “We can see the mess caused by the prospect of the UK leaving the four decade-long union with Europe – imagine how much more disruptive it would be to break our three centuries-long Union of Scotland within the UK.” He pointed out that the party’s Scottish leader Richard Leonard had already made it “absolutely clear” that there was no case for a second independence referendum. Mr Watson added: “As we said in our 2017 manifesto, Labour opposes another referendum and the turbo-charged austerity in Scotland that leaving the UK …

Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Quits The NRA In Powerful Plea For Gun Control

S.E. Cupp, a longtime NRA advocate once featured as an “ “I am so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics, where a mass shooting happens, the left calls for new gun laws ― some meaningful, some unproductive ― the right yells ‘slippery slope’ and hides behind the Constitution,” she said on her “Nothing happens, nothing changes,” she said. “And with the next mass shooting, we do it all over again.” El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California.  But not this time:  Cupp specifically called for universal background checks, gun violence restraining orders, raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21, banning 100-round drums, fixing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and mental health programs …

Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act Amid Global Extinction Crisis

Three monthsafter leading scientists warned that humans have driven , the Endangered Species Act new regulations, unveiled on Monday, change Aaron Bernstein/Reuters Interior Secretary David Bernhardt during a congressional budget hearing on Capitol Hill in May 2019. Even as the administration was working to finalize the new Endangered Species Act rules, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the act with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was working to weaken or remove protections for threatened and endangered species, according to obtained by freelance reporter Jimmy Tobias. A coalition of 10 state attorneys general was among the many groups that condemned the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back species protections. In a September The goal of the overhaul is …

Talking politics on the internet is stressing white people out

White people like lots of weird things: cold-brewed coffee, Radiohead, the death penalty, Edison lights, Diet Coke (okay, everybody likes that). Theres plenty they dont like too: calling out grandmas racism, clearing their closet of cultural appropriations, admitting they watch Kevin James movies even though everyone knows they do. The newest thing white people dont like is dealing with politics on the internet. Pew Research has found that across the board, 46% of adults are tired of politics on social media. But whites are particularly weary of arguing about the latest senatorial stall or major policy change via tweet. More than half of whites, 52%, told researchers that they are worn out by political posts on social media, as compared …

Donald Trump Has Said Some Majorly Controversial Things On Gun Control

Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images 5 Donald Trump Quotes About Gun Control That Are Majorly Controversial By Madhuri Sathish 8 hours ago Following back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 3 and 4, President Donald Trump has been fielding significant criticism on the issue of gun control. In an Aug. 5 speech addressing the shootings, Trump proposed several ideas to combat gun violence, ranging from cracking down on violent video games to implementing “red flag” laws, which would allow law enforcement officials to confiscate firearms from people deemed potentially dangerous. The president also suggested passing legislation that combines background checks and immigration reform. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump’s quotes about gun control, both this past week and …

These Responses To Kid Rocks Degrading Tweet About Taylor Swift Are Perfect

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images, Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Celebs Are Defending Taylor Swift After Kid Rock’s Explicit Tweet Attacking Her Politics By Mehak Anwar 2 hours ago Another day, another person up in arms about something on the internet. Kid Rock recently came after Taylor Swift for her politics on Twitter, and the Twitterverse was not having it, as some famous social media users reacted pretty intensely to his words. Celebs are defending Taylor Swift after Kid Rock’s explicit tweet attacking the pop star. On Friday, Aug. 9, Kid Rock posted a tweet attacking Swift’s politics, specifically her alignment with the Democratic party and its values. In a particularly explicit tweet, Kid Rock presumed that Swift’s politics are …

Danica Roem, Trans History Maker, Fights Another Anti-LGBT Candidateand Their Donorsin Virginia

Roem does not shy from the fame that 2017 brought and she remains a vocal LGBTQ rights and equality advocate. But just as in 2017, she seems happiest and most engaged talking about policy and fighting for her 13th District constituents, encompassing Manassas, Manassas Park, Gainesville, and Haymarket. She is proud of voting to expand Medicare to 400,000 uninsured Virginians, including 3,800 of her constituents. She is especially happy to talk about her major passion: transportation, and the legislation she has introduced to fix 28as in resolve the congestion problems of State Route 28, a major highway in Virginia. A year after her advocacy began the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority allocated more than $120 million to Route 28 in 2018. …

Are Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn Already Engaged?! Here’s Why THAT Rumor Is Making The Rounds… – Perez Hilton

Is it August 23 yet, or what?! Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn might be taking their relationship to the next level — at least, that’s what fans are starting to think based on speculation about the artist’s song lyrics in the much-anticipated new album Lover, which hits stores in exactly two weeks. The rumors all began after Taylor sat down Tay seems to be loving it, too — at least in a low-key way, because she’s clearly enjoying showing off the album to small groups of super-fans well before its release date. The pop star has had a few intimate album release parties of late, performing her new songs for sets of super fans — all of whom have come away speaking …

Kid Rock Goes After Taylor Swift With Gross Oral Sex Comment On Twitter & HE NEEDS TO CALM DOWN! – Perez Hilton

Remember when Taylor Swift was afraid of the backlash when voicing political opinions? Eventually, like most of us, she couldn’t help but talk about it once politics engulfed every subject in our lives. Now she’s So now the other foot really is dropping, but the person doing the stomping is none other than fellow musician Kid Rock. The fervent Donald Trump supporter took to Twitter on Friday to hurl insults at Taylor. As the comment wasn’t about any actual political positions, Kid Rock was presumably acting out of pure political tribalism. So… what did he have to say? [Trigger warning for unexpected slut-shaming.] “Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the …