Ask Anna: Accidental boyfriends, helping friend get back in dating game and an awkward roommate situation
Dear Anna,There is a boy I’m seeing by accident. He wants to be with me, but the thing is, I am just not ready for this kind of serious commitment yet. What do I tell him? — Wishy-Washy WishesDear WWW,How do you start seeing someone “by accident” exactly? Did he slip and fall into your vagina? Is it a COVID situation? Like, you’re quarantining together and started banging?In any case, tell him exactly what you said above (minus any references to accidents). Tell him you like him but you’re not ready for a serious commitment. If he’s not cool with that, then I suggest you mosey along. But if yo...
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As these doctors do battle in a COVID-19 unit, their friendship has become a lifeline: 'She's living it with me.'
CHICAGO — A few things keep Dr. Khalilah Gates and Dr. Michelle Prickett walking into Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit, where they treat severely ill COVID-19 patients.A sense of duty. A passion for their profession. And their friendship, honed over more than a decade and which they’ve always counted on for shared humor that punctuates hectic, hard days in their work as pulmonary and critical care specialists.“You dig deep and you face the ICU for another day,” Gates said, “knowing that you’ve got Prickett.”These ICU doctors’ friendship has always been strong. But this year...
Making It Up 144: Two Hollywood dudes buy a football club for content and the value of friendships in life
On Making It Up 144, Charis and Eugene talk about Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham AFC, a Welsh football club, and making content about the process. They also discuss two different articles about friendship, shallow ones and deeply intimate ones, and what it means to value friendship.Timestamps00:03:10 Football content00:25:21 FriendshipLinksHuddleup: Hollywood’s New Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Investment Vehicle by Joseph PomplianoThe Atlantic: What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life? by Rhaina CohenHuman Parts: You Are Supposed to Outgrow Some Friendships b...
Commentary: Rudy's bitter end: A former friend and staffer tracks the mayor's sad decline
I don’t care about Rudy Giuliani’s amateur-hour press conference outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping or his need for a cut man at last Thursday’s presser to stanch the flow of hair dye down his cheeks. I don’t care that he tucked in his shirt while lying on a hotel bed with a woman in the room young enough to be his granddaughter. (Okay, I do care about that.)I don’t even care all that much that he was rusty in court after not litigating a case in 30 years. And neither should you.I care that Rudy’s meritless, baseless legal arguments allege widespread, nationwide election fraud without proo...
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Happy birthday:A new venture looks very promising. It will help to get the opinion of others, but keep in mind that the responsibility for deciding how to proceed is yours and yours alone. Your lucky numbers: 1, 5, 8, 17, 19.Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)Although you may still feel a bit sore about your last relationship, if you can make room in your heart you have a high chance of meeting someone new. Friendship will be the key to having an amazing day, so keep your friends close. ✭✭✭✭Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)You will have to make some adjustments if you want to get ahead in your professiona...
Friend who bought gun for Kyle Rittenhouse told police teen predicted life behind bars after shooting 3 during Kenosha protests
CHICAGO — Kyle Rittenhouse predicted he would spend the rest of his life in prison after shooting three people during chaotic demonstrations in Kenosha over the summer, a close friend told police hours after the gunfire.Dominick Black, now 19, told investigators that Rittenhouse fled to the back room of a local business after Kenosha police rebuffed his attempt to turn himself in. Black said he met Rittenhouse there and tried to calm him down after he fatally shot two men and wounded another.“The dude’s sweating like a pig. He’s just freaking out. His face is white,” Black said in a recorded i...
Former officer charged in Breonna Taylor shooting case is accused of rape
The former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer who faces criminal charges in the Breonna Taylor shooting case is accused of preying on women and sexually assaulting a college student he drove home from a bar in 2018, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Jefferson County Circuit Court.Brett Hankison was fired June 23 for his role in the botched raid on Taylor’s apartment in March.Around the same time he was fired, an investigation was launched into at least two sexual assault claims by two women who leveled accusations against the officer on social media, according to The Washington Post....
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Ask Anna: When a rebound goes awry
Dear Anna,About nine months ago, I ended a two-year relationship. We were deeply in love, but we found outside circumstances too much for our relationship to handle. A few months after the breakup, I met a woman at a bar. I was incredibly drunk and ended up making out with her the night we met. When I met her again in a more sober capacity, we went on a few dates and I found her to be a very sweet, cute girl who never stops talking. I intended to let her know (as nicely as possible) that while I did enjoy her company, I didn’t see a future for us romantically. However, it was not so easy to ge...
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Movie review: Wryly funny but deeply felt 'The Climb' elevates male friendship
Note: We are continuing to review theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic, though please be aware that indoor moviegoing does carry risk during this time. Please follow every health and safety guideline outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines provided by local health officials in your area.Michael Angelo Covino’s “The Climb” opens with an incredibly funny setup that could be ripped right out of an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but injected with a healthy dose of pathos and sincerity. It’s a long, one-take argument between two best fri...
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Florida teen accidentally shoots, kills friend while 'simulating a rap video,' cops say
MIAMI — An 18-year-old is facing a manslaughter charge after he accidentally shot and killed his friend as the two “were simulating a rap video” in Hialeah, police say.Authorities have arrested Jonathan Batista, 18, on a charge of manslaughter with a deadly weapon for the death of Brian Shakur Meridor, 18. Batista faces arraignment Nov. 20.The two teens and a friend had been staying at an apartment in East Hialeah. On the afternoon of Oct. 22, Batista “accidentally shot the victim in the chest” while acting out the rap video, according to a police report. When Hialeah cops arrived, the third y...