Voice Of America
5 days
For nearly a month, the temple was under siege by more than 3,000 troops and police officers It’s more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world’s biggest religious complex. Yet few non-Buddhists have heard of Wat Dhammakaya, a sprawling, extravagant temple compound north of Bangkok that has been at the center of a high-profile power struggle between monks and Thailand’s ruling military. A gilded golden dome glimmers at the compound’s center, appearing to hover UFO-like over meditation grounds large enough to accommodate a million Dhammakaya devotees hailing from more than 30 countries. Its 15-story globe-shaped office, called the “U.N. of Buddhism” by followers, features an assembly hall to convene thousands of Buddhists. For nearly a month, the temple was under siege by more than 3,000 troops and police officers.
Autocar
6 days
So, did we think this car lived up to its gilded history? “To assess coldly a car like this would be to assess inappropriately,” we said, “which is why it’s impossible to answer whether it’s a better bet overall than the XJ220”. Yet, “replying inappropriately,” we would have said yes, it is, being cheaper and being 90% of the way there dynamically, “setting spanking new standards for ride and agility among supercars and offering similarly delicious rewards for the ultimate enthusiast”. And it matched its promised usability, too, being the most “friendly and easy” thing this side of the Honda NSX . Thus, we ended with this gauntlet: “It’s a pity, because this could so easily have been the first proper touring supercar, as well as the best. Over to you, McLaren .”
Informed Comment
8 days
But they will be even happier, no doubt, to have it all to themselves. China has emerged as a top aid donor to countries like Kenya , which appear to be on Trump's chopping block. So at a time when Trump wants to win in Afghanistan he is giving Pakistan away to China, and giving away much of Africa to China, as well. The danger is that the US will end up like Trump himself, living in a gilded tower, isolated and with no significant friends or allies, open to a debilitating belief in conspiracy theories. China will know what to do. Related video: CGTN: Watch: Debut of Chinese PLA military parade in Pakistan
Vanity Fair
9 days
Instead of politics and gilded dining rooms, the eldest Trump wants you to know he prefers the woods and the duck blind.
Live Science
11 days
An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair at "Mummies," an exhibit opening Monday (March 20) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Design Sponge
11 days
Design Sponge
12 days
We've all been there. You've just traded in your work clothes for a pair of sweatpants, and *bam* hunger strikes. Great. I guess it's time to cook, cuz I'm clearly not going anywhere, you think to yourself. Or maybe you still can. If you're a Brooklynite, I know you have a Pinterest board on how to dress up those sweatpants, so pair them with a bomber jacket and get yourself to Williamsburg's trendy new spot Little King . The team behind it has put together a gorgeous – yet approachablespace that beckons all types, from those in their Sunday sweats [to their] Sunday best. Working within a shoestring budget, the space's designer Christina Salway had to adopt this same anything goes attitude while putting together the look of the restaurant. You name it, garage sales, auctions, Craigslist no source was below Little King.
TIME - Top Stories
15 days
This Saturday's Saturday Night Live , hosted by Scarlett Johansson , had some pointed commentary on First Daughter Ivanka Trump with a faux commercial featuring a new perfume. Called Complicit, the ad follows Scarlett-as-Ivanka as she makes her way through a gilded party scene. The fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this, but won't, the voiceover narrates, referencing Ivanka's unique evolving role in the White House . Looks like viewers of the viral skit needed to double-check their vocabulary, though, because Merriam Webster has noted that searches for the fragrance name's definition spiked over the weekend. It's still at the top of their trending list on Monday. As the dictionary site explains , the word means helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way. Merriam Webster traced its roots back to mid-17th century times, when the term complicity was used to describe a consenting or partnership in evil.
TIME - News
15 days
This Saturday's Saturday Night Live , hosted by Scarlett Johansson , had some pointed commentary on First Daughter Ivanka Trump with a faux commercial featuring a new perfume. Called Complicit, the ad follows Scarlett-as-Ivanka as she makes her way through a gilded party scene. The fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this, but won't, the voiceover narrates, referencing Ivanka's unique evolving role in the White House . Looks like viewers of the viral skit needed to double-check their vocabulary, though, because Merriam Webster has noted that searches for the fragrance name's definition spiked over the weekend. It's still at the top of their trending list on Monday. As the dictionary site explains , the word means helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way. Merriam Webster traced its roots back to mid-17th century times, when the term complicity was used to describe a consenting or partnership in evil.
TIME - Top Stories
17 days
TIME - News
17 days
Mental Floss
18 days
Deadline
19 days
Sky News
19 days
David Cameron when he was Prime Minister and trying to get the EU to reform somewhat described it as a gilded cage for the leaders together in.
Petrolicious
20 days
This next part will probably be the biggest source of contention between the RUF and Singer factions; the style. I have to admit and preface that I like the CTR more, so take what comes with a few grains of salt. Singer cars are fanatical in the attention to detail given to their creation. We all know this. The bespoke quilted leather lining the underside of the hoods, the positively gilded interiors that could function as a top design firm’s lookbook, the meticulous approach to every visible and invisible piece of the car is just astounding. It really is. There are quality parts, and then there’s the more nebulous overall quality that can only be achieved when everything isnt just perfect on its own, but perfect as complements to everything else. That’s the beauty of Singer to me, the whole car is a jewel, it’s not a car that feels like things have been tacked on to it, it’s complete.
South China Morning Post
20 days
There is a special mistthat rolls into the valleys of São Miguel Island. With thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island is just one of the nine arresting islands of the Portuguese Azores. And so, paradise isnt gilded with fancy hotels, or over the top spas and is never strewn with people. Paradise is actually totally remote, yet to be discovered; and its calling. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean sort of midway between Europe and North America...
Mental Floss
21 days
Was the classic fairytale meant to be a metaphor for the Gilded Age?
The Points Guy
24 days
Voice Of America
a month
The word "grand" matched few hotels in the world better than New York City's Waldorf Astoria, but this bastion of gilded splendor is now closing for two to three years for a makeover. Wednesday was the last day that guests could enjoy the rich Art Deco style of the old Waldorf one last time. When the building reopens it will still have a hotel, but hundreds of its 1,400 guest rooms will have been converted into privately owned condominiums, according to a spokesman for the Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese company that bought the storied hotel for nearly $2 billion in 2015. The exterior is protected by law as a New York City landmark, but some fans are still nervous about the future. "I've been watching New York disappear in front of my eyes," lamented Shade Rupe, 48, an author and actor who visited the hotel's lobby this week for one last look around.
Deadline
a month
Vanity Fair
a month
Sky News
a month
So it isn't discourse, it isn't debate, it's almost a mantra. It doesn't resonate with people at home and I do think they are all gilded. You think it's contrived? It is, it sounds worthy and I don't think they politicians and think they should be more respectful for people at home who took the decision to vote for Donald Trump for whatever their reasons and to think it serves any purpose.
Sky News
a month
Why are they doing it, though not politicians. And it's counter-productive because they are so advantaged people, when they pontificate, from the gilded lives, I think it is counter-productive. They're not always gilded. They are! Everyone on the Oscars stage.
Live Science
a month
A hoard of Bronze Age weapons was discovered ahead of construction for two soccer fields in Scotland. Here's a look at the glittery treasure.