Time Magazine Content Now Restricted Online

first_imgAt the end of the excerpt is another note that prompts readers to subscribe or download the iPad version to read the magazine in its entirety.   While not exactly a paywall, the move does corral non-subscribers who want to read the magazine content into a paid trajectory and closes the window on an argument mass market publishers have been chewing over for almost 15 years. It also preempts the argument iPad readers could make about magazine content being available for free on Time.com and offers further separation, for good or bad, between the print and digital brands. After what appears to have been a month or so of experimenting, Time Inc. has walled off the full content of Time magazine online. Magazine articles are now presented in “abridged” form with a note funneling readers to either subscribe to the print product or buy an iPad app to see the full stories.  To be sure, magazine content is a very small portion of what’s freely available on the site overall. According to a spokesperson, who confirmed the new strategy,  90 percent of Time.com’s content is considered “original,” meaning non-magazine content.On the site, non-subscribers are presented with a portion the magazine story with a notation at the start that says “The following is an abridged version of an article that appears in the July 12, 2010, print and iPad editions of TIME.”last_img read more

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Watch the first Westworld season 3 trailer now

first_imgNote: This piece was originally published at May 19, 6:04 p.m. PT and has been updated with new info and thoughts. 0 Post a comment Westworld season 3 trailer debuts Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 24 Photos TV and Moviescenter_img Comic-Con: I got to visit Westworld and I’m still reeling 1:31 Tags HBO’s Westworld will return with Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson and Lena Waithe, and tbh who hasn’t wished for that threesome?!? (I choose to believe I manifested this and helped make it happen, because based on rumors no one was expecting a trailer this early.)In the new Westworld trailer, released Sunday just before the Game of Thrones finale aired, Paul walks along a futuristic bridge as Brain Damage by Pink Floyd plays. “Sometimes it seems like the world looks all right, like they put a coat of paint on it,” he says in a voiceover, “but inside it’s rotting to pieces.Read more: In HBO’s Westworld Awakening VR game you play a host stalked by a serial killerAt the end of season two, incase you forgot, we left Dolores (well, potentially multiple Doloreses in multiple bodies) just as she’d entered the “real world” outside of Westworld with a bag full of host “brains” and the will to build an army. HBO He sits atop a construction building/bridge with a robot — at least one we all now would recognize as a robot, not a “Westworld robot.”We see Paul in his everyday life (in which, to be clear, he seems like a not nice guy slash a criminal) as he scrolls through a bounty list of crimes such as robbery, smash and grab, grand theft auto and more, all of which have dollar signs next to them. After some light B&E, being threatened with a gun, and a glimpse of Dolores shooting two men on the ground, we see Paul encounter Evan Rachel Wood. We assume it’s Dolores, wandering in a tunnel, apparently hurt and wearing another version of her black dress, but still looking like she’s ready to kill (and remember all the times forever). HBO The trailer also gives us glimpses of a super tech-savvy world, with what appear to be self-driving cars and more. Plus we get to see season 3 cast members Scott Mescudi and Marshawn Lynch.westworld-s3This heli-plane-car thing is just one of the handful of technologically advanced transport vehicles we see in the season 3 trailer. HBO Season 3 of Westworld won’t return until 2020, and this trailer (even devoid of Thompson) makes me wish that was sooooo much closer. Game of Thrones HBO Westworldlast_img read more

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Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comI spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland.For those who know me well, the sight of me at a Yoga retreat is an antithetical narrative; for decades I eschewed the practice of Yoga in favor of weight training (I’ve been lifting since I was 13), then I met my good Brother Changa Bell.Bell’s story in many ways is a mythic one. In the early 2000’s, he was pursuing a career as a filmmaker, when a previously undiagnosed heart condition was revealed; Bell’s heart would inexplicably stop and then start beating again. “The doctor’s solution was to install a pacemaker,” Bell told me. Instead, he opted to dramatically alter his life. “I changed; stopped drinking, smoking weed, doing happy hours and stopped dating multiple women,” he added.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)By the mid 2000’s, Bell seemed to be drowning in his own outsized ambition. He was pursuing multiple degrees; as a McNair Scholar in 2006, he sought an MA in Comparative Regional Studies (Latin America), an MBA in International Marketing and was a PhD candidate in Economics. But, the pressure of powerful personal issues, including his dying brother, a custody battle over his oldest child and a new marriage (his wife Devonna was two weeks pregnant), compelled Bell to release that prodigious academic load and forced him to delve deeper into spirit.Ultimately, Yoga became a major part of his path to enlightenment (Bell recently completed another life changing chapter with a month-long trip to India). Today, he is a Yogi, life coach, spiritualist and owner of the Sunlight and Yoga studio on Falls Road in Northeast Baltimore and founder of the Black Male Yoga Initiative (BMYI). With BMYI, Bell’s mission is really ministry, bringing the benefits of Yoga’s physical and spiritual pursuits to young Black men from Baltimore who typically grapple with very challenging life experiences.That brings us to this past weekend in Urbana. Bell and Devonna, his amazing wife invited me to this Yoga retreat and I didn’t really hesitate (although my only previous Yoga experience was with Bell at the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle retreat in Philadelphia last November). I thought it would be a cool way to spend my birthday, but it turned out to be so much more.The Bell’s indefatigable and fiercely independent five children (ages 3-10), were ubiquitous. So were the dozen Black boys, ages three to 17, who were invited to participate on the retreat and accompanied by male mentors, there were also three women from Morgan State University’s School of Public Health who attended (which was free for all of us due to Bell’s generosity). The first morning started with Yoga at 6 a.m., later we zip lined through the woods, which included a harrowing obstacle course, there was swimming, followed by a restorative Yoga session, and we ended the day with an eye-opening (literally) night time hike through the woods (with no flashlights).At the end of that day there were some tense moments when one of the older boys was vocally rebelling over giving up his cell phone. His behavior was corrected by Bell and the other men. But, maybe more importantly the young man who was acting out, was also counseled by one of the other older boys, a funny and charismatic 17-year old with a huge personality. It was the same boy, a natural leader who when we arrived at the camp and began the process of introducing ourselves, spoke openly and tearfully about how much he loved his mother. He spoke about how he knew he “was good” as long as he had her.The next morning, the young man who had been disrespectful the night before came to breakfast with a brand new positive attitude as he entered the dining hall and loudly proclaimed to all who had assembled “good morning.”I’m confident the no tech Yoga retreat was an amazing experience for those young men, I know it was for me. I’m also confident Bell’s desire to introduce the tenets of Yoga that probably saved his life to others, could save the lives of countless other Black boys and men.What a beautiful weekend (which would not have been possible without the extraordinary work of Devonna Bell and Chrissy Hudson, Changa’s assistant).For me personally, Bell facilitated an opportunity to stretch my body, mind and spirit in new ways at a critical crossroads in my life (I’m publishing my first book, Baltimore After Freddie Gray, among other things).I am grateful.Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore Editor.last_img read more

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BJP supporters stop Parthas car on Chittaranjan Avenue

first_imgKolkata: BJP supporters tried to stop the car of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Chittaranjan Avenue when he was returning after attending a function at Bethune College on Wednesday.Carrying flags, the protesters shouted slogans against the Trinamool Congress and tried to stop Chatterjee’s vehicle. The policemen on duty and Chatterjee’s security personnel chased them away. Meanwhile, Rahul Sinha, national secretary of BJP has asked his party colleagues to carry lathis for self-defence. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSuvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, led a massive rally which was taken out to protest against ransacking of the TMC party office in Contai on Tuesday. Adhikari said the BJP is spreading violence every where. After the meeting of Amit Shah ended on Tuesday, some BJP supporters attacked the Trinamool Congress office and set two motorcycles on fire. The windscreens of many cars were damaged too. Two TMC supporters who had sustained injuries have been shifted to Kolkata. The TMC will hold a meeting on the same spot where Amit Shah had held a rally on Tuesday. Adhikari alleged that BJP supporters had ransacked the TMC party office without any provocation. “The nervousness of the BJP has become palpable and violence is due to that.” He also alleged that some CPI(M) cadres who have joined BJP were responsible for the violence that took place on Tuesday. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee who was addressing the people at a meeting in Rampurhat also condemned the attack.last_img read more

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Dont forget your fashion quotient while travelling

first_imgWhether you are planning a quick weekend getaway, road trip or a week long holiday, don’t leave your fashion quotient behind, say experts. 4Going to the beach for holidays? Then pull out your sundresses. Pair them up with strappy sandals, oversized sun glasses, and a straw tote bag. Men can go for nautical prints, solid pastel-hued shorts and espadrilles.4If you want to explore cities like Paris and Rome, opt for outfits with a single colour palette and accessorise with a silk scarf or a barrette to keep it elegant. Skip the heels and pick the ballerinas. Guys, pack your Breton tees, pinstriped trousers and classy loafers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Adventure on your mind? Equip yourself with quick-drying cargo shorts or fashionable elastic bottom trousers; you can opt for any of them. Hiking boots are a must as is a pair of flip-flops. If you’re heading into the deep woods, then steer away from attention-grabbing bright colours and opt for earthy tones.4While packing for your mountain trip, it is important to take into account unexpected changes in weather, so pack clothes that can be easily layered to accommodate the change-jackets, mufflers and socks. Also remember to carry a pair of comfortable jeans and a pair of boots.last_img read more

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