Federal convict and Trump crony Paul Manafort is to be held in solitary confinement at the notorious Riker's Island prison while he faces trial for fraud in a New York court (solitary confinement is standard procedure for high-profile prisoners); Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (whose district includes Riker's) publicly condemned the use of solitary confinement for any prisoner, including Manafort, adding that, "if people aren't willing to apply principles evenly, no matter the person, then they aren't fighting for criminal justice reform" and "a prison sentence is not a license for gov torture and human rights violations. That's what solitary confinement is." She concluded with "Manafort should be released, along with all people being held in solitary."
Citing the unknown number of fake accounts on Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk says he's put his high-profile purchase of the site on hold, later adding that he is "still committed to acquisition". Under the terms of the deal, if either Twitter or Mr Musk walk away they must pay the other side a termination fee… READ THE REST
On Tuesday, Elon Musk tweeted that he wants people to be able to post anything they want on Twitter that "matches the law." "By 'free speech,' I simply mean that which matches the law," he said. "I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask… READ THE REST
Tesla stock fell 20% in a week, wiping some $125bn from the company's value as its CEO Elon Musk instead worked on shitposting and his quixotic plan to buy Twitter. As the deal he struck depends on Tesla maintaining its value, further decline will put it in danger. $243 billion. That's how much Musk, who… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like sipping on a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer day to take the edge off and wind down. This summer, instead of spending $10 to $20 per bottle, you can get an assortment of 15 good-tasting wines from Splash Wines for only $50. An amazing way to prepare and stock up… READ THE REST
Even if you've spent hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for interior decor ideas to no avail, perhaps something a little "otherworldly" would give your space that something special. Whether it's your kid's room or your living room, a quick transformation doesn't have to be as complicated as you think. Before you start painting… READ THE REST