‘We just can’t stay away’ – How Battle for the Lake grew from a party for a few kite-surfing friends to a 4,500 capacity festival

RECORD numbers made the journey to Achill Island for this year’s Battle for the Lake festival. The Co Mayo island welcomed a bustling crowd – estimated at around 4,500 – for the music and water-sports festival Now in its tenth year, the festival has grown significantly from its humble origins. Originally, the event was little more than a few kite-surfing […]

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In the Desert With Jackrabbits and Clint Eastwood

The listing for the properties — four five-acre parcels of desert scrub near Pioneertown, Calif. — landed in Dave McAdam’s inbox one morning before dawn. By 10 a.m., he was in contract to buy all the lots, sight unseen, for $320,000. One of the parcels had been planted with a cabin, a low-slung, concrete-block one-bedroom structure clad in swirly patterned […]

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OneRepublic Teases Beyoncé, Adele, and Chris Martin Song Collab — Is the World Even Ready?

The world was today years old when OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder made the dream of countless BeyHive members and “Daydreamers” come true: during an interview with Z100 New York, the singer revealed that the band’s upcoming album includes a song featuring the vocal talents of Beyoncé and Adele. If your core is already shaken with the realization of how much […]

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Keeping an Older Dog Vibrant

As Max the First neared his 17th birthday, we knew his days were numbered. He approached the wrong side of the door to go out and often started to pee in the vestibule, a common sign of cognitive impairment. Long walks — and sometimes any walks — were now out of the question. But not until I was home all […]

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Watch Jennifer Garner Get 'Flustered' at a Toll Booth

Need proof celebrities have hot mess moments, too? Jennifer Garner struggling to pay an Oklahoma toll booth is all of us — and, well, it’s also hilarious. The always endearing actress never shies away from sharing her not-so-put-together moments (see: her post-dentist videos), and this one proves to be one of the most relatable yet. On Saturday, Garner took fans […]

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‘Hustlers’ And The Evolution Of Asian Sex Workers On-Screen

On the rooftop of a Manhattan strip club in one of the opening scenes of box office hit “Hustlers,” Jennifer Lopez’s character Ramona says to fellow stripper Destiny, portrayed by Constance Wu, “You’re new, you’re gorgeous, you’re Asian — you’re a triple threat.” Before this scene, we get a glimpse into the life of Asian American protagonist Destiny: She is […]

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