There are two clear tribes forming as the pandemic rumbles on. If you're like my other half, who is currently bereft that he hasn't been able to run in three whole days due to an injured ankle, you're in Tribe 1.
As I sit watching my sister battle with her tangled fairy lights, while she gripes about her lodgers asking if they could help her put up her Christmas decorations - "Why would I need help? It's my tree... I do it every year..." - I get a sense of relief that I don't have to worry about dusting off the tree and fighting off spiders from the shed, while chasing the dog around the house to take the stuffed Santa head out of his mouth for the fourth year running. Because this year, I've decided to run away from Christmas.
It was the week that was labelled 'a failure for feminism' after Hillary Clinton's historical US defeat to now President-elect, Donald Trump. But behind the doors of an LA courtroom that same Wednesday, another kind of failure was brewing, when online retailer Nasty Gal, the company behind the feminist movement #GirlBoss, filed for bankruptcy. And in a further blow to the fast-fashion company's feminist followers everywhere, Nasty Gal's founder Sophia Amoruso, stepped down as executive chairperson, having already relinquished her CEO title last year.
The times, they are a changin', and never was this more apparent than last week when senior editors at 'Vogue' were met with a barrage of abuse on social media in retaliation to a scathing attack they launched on fashion bloggers in, rather ironically, a Vogue.com blog post.
After selling more than 1 billion pairs worldwide, becoming one of the bestselling shoes of all time, and cementing itself as one of the most iconic brands to grace the world's feet, it's safe to say Converse Chuck Taylors are among the most iconic shoes ever made.
As tens of thousands of people gathered in Dublin city centre on Monday for RTE's Road to the Rising commemoration, hundreds more flocked to Moore Street to get a glimpse of Nos 14-17, the building where the rebels made the decision to surrender in 1916, and which was finally bought by the State from Nama last week for €4million, after years of campaigning to preserve the area. In the midst of all the selfie-snapping, Moore Street traders continued to sell their fruit and vegetables in the background.
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