30 Nisan 2011 Cumartesi

The Daily: April 30, 2011



EVERY PARTY: Has a pooper


VEGANS: Take over L.A.


THIS WOMAN: Posed as a man posing as a woman in the Civil War


JESSICA VALENTI: Is over the royal wedding


THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Rule





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Still not sick of the royal wedding? Good, we aren’t...




Still not sick of the royal wedding? Good, we aren’t either. 


EVERY PARTY HAS A POOPER: That’s why they invited Grace van Cutsem.


OOPS! Even the wedding of the century had a few hiccups.


HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR HANDS? Kate’s dressmakers did every 30 minutes to ensure the lace stayed clean.


SLIP INTO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE… Kate’s full-tilt fantasy princess style continued last night in another Alexander McQueen number. Kid sister Pippa popped in a floor-length emerald gown.


Sure, the hats yesterday were fancy, but this one takes the cake. OK, that’s the last mention of hats for the day.


P.S. Hats.





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"While getting married and having children are certainly worthy goals — I have done both, and highly..."


While getting married and having children are certainly worthy goals — I have done both, and highly recommend them — weddings today represent the most superficial aspects of those relationships. A wedding can be about families coming together to celebrate the love of two people, but now, too often, it’s about pricey dresses, lavish receptions and proving just how much of a show you can put on for your guests. The average U.S. couple spends over $27,000 on their wedding — a sum that could be a down payment on a house. And if you can’t really be a princess, don’t fret, you can purchase a wedding gown from Disney’s bridal boutique, where each dress is named after a Disney princess.



Now, I’m not totally immune to wedding fever. When I got married, I had a great time picking out invitations and trying on dresses. I enjoyed planning my wedding, but it was the marriage to follow that I was most excited about. And that’s what’s lost in America’s over-the-top wedding culture and the craze around the British royal wedding — the reality of what comes after. A long and healthy relationship has little to do with the pomp or cost of a wedding.



- Opinion columnist Jessica Valenti in “Unhappily ever after: Royal wedding obsession is an unhealthy escape from reality



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29 Nisan 2011 Cuma

In the past 36 hours, The Daily has published five different...












In the past 36 hours, The Daily has published five different covers. By tomorrow morning, it will be six in two days. Welcome to news in 2011.





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The Daily: April 29, 2011



COVER STORY #1: Royal wedding!


COVER STORY #2: Tornadoes leave hundreds dead and untold numbers missing across the American South


NFL DRAFT: Dan Wolken says football fans are tired of all the courtroom drama


GOV. MITCH DANIELS: Op-ed columnist Reihan Salam with the sleeper news of the week out of Indiana


SURPRISE CAMEOS: Emma Barker on the rise of surprise celeb appearances





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But seriously, we’re still not over the hats. Emma Barker breaks...
















But seriously, we’re still not over the hats. Emma Barker breaks it down in our fashion commentary:



Spectators at next week’s Kentucky Derby might be rethinking their hat choices if they want to out-do the Brits’ stupendous royal wedding showing. Feathers, loops and frills hovered precariously above the ’dos of lesser-known noblewomen, while Camilla looked a bit like a Nilla Wafer.






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ilovebabyanimals: Is your bathroom a little drab? Why not...




ilovebabyanimals:



Is your bathroom a little drab? Why not spruce it up with some ducklings!



Because rubber duckies are so last year.





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Drunk?


Drunk?:

These apps will rescue you from yourself.





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SHOW’S OVER, COMMONERS: Ten years after meeting as...




SHOW’S OVER, COMMONERS: Ten years after meeting as university students, Prince William and Princess Catherine exchange vows while the world watches, and we’ve got the details you may have missed. Plus the royal wedding photo story (those hats!), the official programme, the vows, the procession and more.


WE KNOW, WE KNOW: Some (many?) of you are wondering why Will and Kate couldn’t have just eloped. Leave a piece of your mind on our Sound Off page in the app.


BUT REALLY: Those hats.





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Tired of Prince William?


Tired of Prince William?:

We’ve got Prince Amukamara and the winners and losers from round 1 of the NFL Draft.





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While we celebrate the wedding of the century, let’s not...
















While we celebrate the wedding of the century, let’s not forget that an historic tornado outbreak has hit the American South, killing over 300 people and leaving untold numbers missing. Deborah Hastings has the story on this tragedy.





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THE DRESS! Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen,...




THE DRESS! Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, the gown is the embodiment of a quintessential princess, and Kate Middleton worked closely with Burton to formulate the look. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose … and thistle … and daffodil … and shamrock. Who knew a size-2 frame could host so much detail?


THE TIARA! It’s the same one Queen Elizabeth received as a gift from her mother on her 18th birthday. Resembling a halo, it was made by Cartier in 1936 and purchased by The Duke of York for his Duchess three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. 


THE EARRINGS! Her parents gifted her these little diamond acorns that resemble her new coat of arms. Cute!


—Nora Barak





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kellyoxford: Thank you Internet




kellyoxford:



Thank you Internet






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"In case you missed it we saw Prince William say ‘you look beautiful.’"


“In case you missed it we saw Prince William say ‘you look beautiful.’”

- Diane Sawyer describing the moment Catherine Middleton joined him at the altar.   (via abcworldnews)



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Actually, it’s NOW! If you love the royal wedding,...




Actually, it’s NOW! If you love the royal wedding, you’ll love The Daily’s interactive coverage, with numerous updates throughout the day. We’re that excited. Don’t miss it.


THE VOWS AND PROCESSION


LET’S BE HONEST: Our copy of the Official Programme is the closest you’ll get to being at the wedding


WAIT, I CAN’T SEE!: That’s what nearly 1,000 wedding guests will utter at the ceremony; find out why


COAT OF ARMS: William was granted his personalized coat of arms on his 18th birthday. Now Kate has her very own, too, a humble wedding present from the father of the bride.


ROYAL GOSSIP: Find out what the younger prince posted on his Facebook page about the royal couple





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28 Nisan 2011 Perşembe

THE DAILY: APRIL 28, 2011 COVER STORY #1: Obama channels the...






THE DAILY: APRIL 28, 2011


COVER STORY #1: Obama channels the Boss


COVER STORY #2: Hundreds killed as storms strafe the South


DRAG QUEENS: Get a sophisticated makeover


MIKE FINCKE: Inspirational astronaut poised to break the American record for days in space


PRINCESS GRACE: And the last wedding of the century


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: With Diana’s close friend





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The royal wedding is almost here...


Can’t get enough of the royal wedding? Read, watch, tap and swipe through the wedding of the century with The Daily’s special royal wedding section. Highlights from today:


THE MIDDLE-WHO?: The video story behind the now-famous Middleton family


SO YOU WANNA BE A ROYAL? Tough luck. But we have three winning food and drink combos fit for a king (or queen) — one of them straight from Princess Diana’s former chef


KATE PUTTING ON WEIGHT? Plus eight more gossip tidbits for your daily fix


“DIANA WAS DIANA, AND IT’S STUPID TO COMPARE”: A close friend of Princess Di speaks exclusively with The Daily





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NFL Draft: Round 1


All week, our Sports desk has been rounding up the best all-time picks and biggest busts of the NFL Draft. Today, Chris Corbellini released his predictions for round 1. NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell also gave The Daily an inside look at the draft in a two-part video series (here and here). And in case you missed it, we’re bringing back all our regional previews.


AFC East and NFC East


AFC North and NFC North


AFC South and NFC South


AFC West and NFC West


Who do you want your team to draft tonight?





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Fashion camo?


Fashion camo?:

Emma Barker wants you to wear it like a pro. Or, better, don’t wear it at all.





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Raja’s win on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” marks...




Raja’s win on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” marks a sophisticated change in the world of drag queens. Paul Hiebert has the story on bending the rules of gender-bending.





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