Photo: courtesy of the retailers For the third year in a row Hatchimals reign supreme at the top of every hottest Christmas toys list — along with Unicorn Poopsie Surprise. And though the furry interactive half Furby/half Tamagotchi babies haven’t totally sold out yet, we’re predicting they will very soon. Maybe you’re hoping to score some Hatchimals (or Hatchibabies CollEggtibles) but also want to keep your options open. Or perhaps you already stocked up and are looking for more interactive pets to add to your child’s collection. Whatever your reason, we worked with toy experts and trend forecasters to pull together a shortlist of alternative hot holiday toys the kid in your life is guaranteed to love. FurReal Munchin’ Rex $39 (was $50, now 22% off) When we visited Ebay’s Toytopia toy fair in Chelsea Market the first thing that caught our eye was this interactive TRex (and the kids who couldn’t put him down). He may not hatch … [Read more...] about The 9 Toys to Buy Once Hatchimals Sell Out (or If Your Kid Already Has One)
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Photo: Devin Yalkin For Rolling Stone Photo: Devin Yalkin For Rolling Stone Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Devin Yalkin For Rolling Stone How to Survive Death Row 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On the morning of October 22nd, 1991, James Dennis awoke at his father’s house in Northwest Philadelphia. He mostly lived with his girlfriend, Helen, but every so often he stayed with his dad, and the two spent that morning discussing their shared passion: music. At barely five feet five and 130 pounds, Dennis, 21, was a small man compared with his father — the elder was Big Jim, the younger Lil Jimmy — but they both had large personalities. James Murray was a school-bus driver and gregarious session musician who also sang and played … [Read more...] about How to Survive Death Row
Epstein in his townhouse in 2015. Photo: Christopher Anderson for New York Magazine Perhaps, at long last, a serial rapist and pedophile may be brought to justice, more than a dozen years after he was first charged with crimes that have brutalized countless girls and women. But what won’t change is this: the cesspool of elites, many of them in New York, who allowed Jeffrey Epstein to flourish with impunity. For decades, important, influential, “serious” people attended Epstein’s dinner parties, rode his private jet, and furthered the fiction that he was some kind of genius hedge-fund billionaire. How do we explain why they looked the other way, or flattered Epstein, even as they must have noticed he was often in the company of a young harem? Easy: They got something in exchange from him, whether it was a free ride on that airborne “Lolita Express,” some other form of monetary largesse, entrée into the extravagant celebrity soirées he … [Read more...] about Who Was Jeffrey Epstein Calling?