If you’re just finding out about BTS, the South Korean boy band, here’s their history, members, and music

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/6/13/17426350/bts-history-members-explained BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained The keys to BTS’s success: emotional resonance, sincerity, and an ARMY of fans. By Aja Romano@ajaromano  Updated May 21, 2021, 2:11pm EDT BTS mugs for the camera in their newest music video “Butter.” In 2012, Rolling Stone published a list of the 10 K-pop bands most likely to make it big in … Continue reading If you’re just finding out about BTS, the South Korean boy band, here’s their history, members, and music

Apple WatchOS 9 a big advance due to Series 3 being discontinued

watchOS 9 is Apple Watch’s greatest update in years thanks to Series 3 being discontinued José Adorno, @joseadorno - Jun. 18th 2022 5:18 am PT Apple previewed watchOS 9 during the WWDC 2022 keynote. For the first time, not only is the company bringing a ton of features to the Apple Watch, but it seems … Continue reading Apple WatchOS 9 a big advance due to Series 3 being discontinued

U.S. government issues new warnings on forever chemicals in water

http://www.breezyscroll.com/world/u-s-issues-new-warnings-on-forever-chemicals-in-drinking-water/ U.S. issues new warnings on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water  KS Arpita June 16, 2022 2 min read The US Environmental Protection Agency released new warnings on forever chemicals. Read to know what they are and how they harm despite being at undetectably low levels. What are forever chemicals? On Wednesday, the US Environmental … Continue reading U.S. government issues new warnings on forever chemicals in water

Expect big sales as supply chain backups ease and produce an oversupply of items you might need

https://apple.news/AukRxaYFnSiGxaTDmjhG7gw Stores Have Too Much Stuff. Here’s Where They’re Slashing Prices. Retailers are getting ready to cut prices of goods that were popular during the pandemic. Expect ‘discounts like you’ve never seen before.’ By Rachel Wolfe June 14, 2022 5:30 am ET Target, Walmart and Macy’s announced recently that they are starting to receive large shipments of outdoor furniture, loungewear and electronics … Continue reading Expect big sales as supply chain backups ease and produce an oversupply of items you might need

Background to “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” by Walter Mosley starring Samuel L. Jackson

macdailynews.com/2022/06/17/samuel-l-jackson-it-took-a-decade-to-bring-the-last-days-of-ptolemy-grey-to-apple-tv/ Samuel L. Jackson: It took a decade to bring ‘The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey’ to Apple TV+ Friday, June 17, 2022 4:41 pm “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” stars Samuel L. Jackson as Ptolemy Grey, an ailing man forgotten by his family, by his friends, and by even himself. Suddenly left without … Continue reading Background to “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” by Walter Mosley starring Samuel L. Jackson

Why did Yellowstone flood? Torrential rain on packed snow

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/yellowstone-flooding-why-is-it-happening-now? The Lower Falls from over Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in winter. A severe rain-on-snow event caused flooding that washed out roads and bridges around the park. Yellowstone flooding: Why is it happening now? Rain falling on snow caused this week’s floods, events that will become more likely as temperatures warm. BY … Continue reading Why did Yellowstone flood? Torrential rain on packed snow

Two different viewpoints about the merits of QR code menus

Altho I understand the cost savings and perceived health benefits to scanning for a menu rather than handling a piece of paper, I must agree that we are not yet at the point where everyone has and knows how to use a smartphone. Until they are more widely owned and used, restaurants must continue to … Continue reading Two different viewpoints about the merits of QR code menus

World Cup 2026 host cities and stadiums announced for U.S., Canada, Mexico

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/news/world-cup-cities-2026-live-host-stadiums-usa-canada-mexico/e7rdz0maqsgbkjt3q2jyjnal World Cup 2026 host cities: List of 16 stadiums, venues selected by FIFA in USA, Canada, Mexico Simon Borg 06-18-2022 The 2022 FIFA men's World Cup in Qatar hasn't even happened yet, but the focus is already turning to what will be the biggest World Cup ever held in the history of the tournament … Continue reading World Cup 2026 host cities and stadiums announced for U.S., Canada, Mexico

What’s blooming on NYC’s Upper West Side – summer solstice

http://www.westsiderag.com/2022/06/18/whats-blooming-on-the-upper-west-side-summer-solstice-edition What’s Blooming on the Upper West Side — Summer Solstice Edition June 18, 2022 | 10:43 AM By Meg A. Parsont Fireflies have made their debut in Central and Riverside Parks, the roses are a riot of color in the Joan of Arc Park and the gardens by the Riverside Park clay tennis courts, … Continue reading What’s blooming on NYC’s Upper West Side – summer solstice

“Becoming Elizabeth” on Starz about the teenage Elizabeth I

nytimes.com/2022/06/10/arts/television/becoming-elizabeth.html Even a Powerful Queen First Must Survive Being a Teenager “Becoming Elizabeth,” a new show on Starz, depicts Queen Elizabeth I’s early years, which are rarely seen onscreen, as a claustrophobic family drama. In “Becoming Elizabeth,” Alicia von Rittberg plays the princess during her teenage years before she became Elizabeth I.Credit...Nick Briggs/Starz By Roslyn Sulcas … Continue reading “Becoming Elizabeth” on Starz about the teenage Elizabeth I

Appeals courts says EPA didn’t consider harm caused by Roundup

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/17/glyphosate-roundup-weed-killer-bayer US must re-examine risks of glyphosate, key Roundup weedkiller ingredient Appeals says EPA did not adequately consider whether glyphosate causes cancer and threatens endangered species Containers of Roundup on a store shelf in San Francisco. The litigation began after the EPA reauthorized the use of glyphosate in January 2020. Photograph: Haven Daley/AP Reuters Fri 17 … Continue reading Appeals courts says EPA didn’t consider harm caused by Roundup

Violent crime soaring in rural areas as well as the cities

http://www.wsj.com/articles/violent-crime-rural-america-homicides-pandemic-increase-11654864251 Rural America Reels From Violent Crime. ‘People Lost Their Ever-Lovin’ Minds.’ Murder rates didn’t soar only in cities during the pandemic; small-town sheriffs and prosecutors are overwhelmed with homicide cases By Dan Frosch, Kris Maher and Zusha Elinson Photographs by Andrea Morales for The Wall Street Journal June 10, 2022 8:34 am ET Local prosecutor Rebecca McCoy used to … Continue reading Violent crime soaring in rural areas as well as the cities