Photo: Jason Stewart Chris Black has returned to the Strategist with a monthly column to answer all of your burning questions — from super-specific style predicaments and workout and tennis recs to foolproof host-gift ideas that will get you invited back to the beach house. Airport fits that aren’t too schleppy? I need a departure from sweats and sneaks. This is a timely question: I leave for London and Stockholm in 24 hours. As a society, we have settled into slovenly airport dressing, but we must each do our part to course correct. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look presentable for a long haul. The frayed SpongeBob pajama pants and Crocs aren’t suitable even for Spirit Airlines. J.Crew Cashmere Crewneck Sweater - Navy $138 $138 Everyone gets cold on the plane, so you have to wear something warm on top. A simple cashmere crewneck sweater is the perfect choice that will also most likely come in handy once you reach your … [Read more...] about Ask Chris Black: What’s an Airport Fit That’s Not Too Schleppy?
Click here to read the full article. Amazon’s Prime Video will launch “The Ride,” an eight-episode docuseries produced by Kinetic Content that examines the world of Professional Bull Riders, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of some of its biggest stars. “The Ride” will premiere later this year on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. More from Variety Amazon Inks Critical Role to Overall TV and First-Look Film Deal, Greenlights 'Mighty Nein' Animated Series 'Invincible' Season 2 Teaser Reveals Late 2023 Premiere on Amazon Prime Video Amazon Prime Video and DAZN Sign Distribution Deal “We’re excited to take Prime Video customers deeper into the lives of the athletes and cowboys competing in professional bull riding,” said Matt Newman, head of Prime Video Original sports content, in a statement. “The Ride will showcase the intense action, heated competition, raw emotions, and personal battles that are … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Video Ready to Launch ‘The Ride,’ a Documentary Look at Professional Bull Riders
Tanks for Ukraine Yesterday, Germany and the U.S. pledged to send tanks to Ukraine after weeks of diplomatic maneuvering. The pledges could unlock a wave of additional aid ahead of an expected escalation of fighting in the spring. It could take a year or more for 31 American M1 Abrams tanks to reach the battlefield. But the U.S. promise did clear the way for Germany to commit to sending 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks , which could arrive in several months. The decision by Germany to authorize other nations to transfer their own Leopards prompted officials in Finland, the Netherlands and Spain to say that they would seek to send tanks to Ukraine, or that they were open to doing so. Fighting: The announcements come at a critical juncture. Ukraine said yesterday that its forces had retreated from Soledar , a key town near the eastern city of Bakhmut. Diplomacy: Germany made clear that it would send the Leopards only if the U.S. sent the Abrams. Yesterday, … [Read more...] about Your Thursday Briefing: Tanks for Ukraine
HONG KONG — A court in southwest China on Friday sentenced three people to death and another to life in prison after finding them guilty of killing 31 people in a slashing rampage at a railroad station in early March, the official news media reported. The three men sentenced to death were convicted of organizing and leading a terrorist organization and of intentional homicide for the attack, although they were captured Feb. 27, two days before the assault on March 1. That evening in March, five other members of the group went to Kunming Railway Station and carried out the stabbings. Four of them were shot and killed on the spot. The survivor, a woman named Patigul Tohti, was captured and went on trial with the three men accused of being ringleaders. The assault was among the bloodiest attacks to galvanize an intense security drive against volatile discontent among ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, the far western region where the defendants came from. The trial, heavily reported by the … [Read more...] about China Court Sentences 3 to Death Over Attack at Railroad Station
HONG KONG — A group of assailants wielding knives stormed into a railway station in southwestern China on Saturday, slashing employees and commuters and leaving at least 29 people dead and 130 wounded, according to Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency. The local government indicated that the attackers were Uighur separatists seeking an independent homeland in the Xinjiang region in China’s far west. The attack, in Yunnan Province, was far from Xinjiang, and if carried out by members of the largely Muslim Uighur minority could imply that the volatile tensions between them and the government might be spilling beyond that restive region. The violence erupted about 9 p.m. in the city of Kunming, when the assailants, all wearing similar clothing, entered the square in front of the station as well as a ticket sales hall, according to the official Yunnan news service. “According to eyewitnesses, the group of males held knives and all wore the same black clothing,” said the China … [Read more...] about Attackers With Knives Kill 29 at Chinese Rail Station
HONG KONG — These are bad times to be a Big V in China. Big V, for verified account, is the widely used moniker for the most influential commentators on China’s growing microblog sites — online celebrities whose millions of fans read, discuss and spread their outpouring of news and opinions, plenty of which chastise or ridicule officials. And the Communist Party has turned against them in the most zealous crackdown on the Internet in years. Worried about its hold on public opinion, the Chinese government has pursued a propaganda and police offensive against what it calls malicious rumor-mongering online. Police forces across the country have announced the detentions of hundreds of microblog users since last month on charges of concocting and spreading false claims, often politically damaging. For weeks, a torrent of commentaries in the state-run news media have warned popular opinion makers on China’s biggest microblog site, Sina’s Weibo service, to watch their words. One of the … [Read more...] about Crackdown on Bloggers Is Mounted by China