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WOW—Orolay's Internet-Famous Down Jackets are Up to 40% Off For Cyber Monday
Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Orolay.Winter is officially just around the corner (and it's technically, already here for most of us), which means it's time to upgrade your cold-weather outerwear lineup. Thanks to Amazon's epic Cyber Monday sale, you can score the "viral Amazon coat" by premium outerwear brand, Orolay for up to 40 percent off. Yep, Orolay's down jacket sale 2021 is here folks, and it's not one to sit back for. There's a reason (actually there are tons of reasons) why this covetable coat has become Internet-famous. Not only is the down puffer style coat made with duck down and duck-feather filling for extra warmth and the utmost comfort, but it's also waterproof, which means it's both chic and practical—two essential characteristics the perfect winter coat must have in my book. Indeed, it comes as no surprise that this down jacket became THE jacket to have back in 2019 (nearly every fashion influencer was spotted in one) and that its widespread popularity has endured. Amazon's Orolay Cyber Monday sale includes not only the O.G. down jacket for women, but the brand's other best-selling styles for men, women, and kids are also marked down right now, including the Orolay Men’s Thickened Down Jacket Winter Warm Down Coat (was $129, now $76), the Orolay Men's Down Jacket Winter Bubble Coat Puffer Jacket with Adjustable Hood (was $150, now $97), and the ultra-chic Orolay Women’s Fleece Down Coat Thickened Winter Puffer Down Jacket (was $160, now $112). Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Fox News Host Confronts GOP Senator: ‘Why Are You Against’ Raising Debt Limit?
Fox News SundayFox News host Trace Gallagher briefly pressed Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Sunday over the GOP senator’s refusal to support raising the debt ceiling, wondering aloud why Barrasso is against it since it covers already authorized government expenses.Following the Thanksgiving break, the U.S. Senate is poised for an extremely busy and tense next few weeks. Democrats, who hold a very slim majority in the chamber, will be tasked not only with trying to find a way to iron out intra-party squabbles over the Build Back Better social spending plan but they’re also forced to go it alone in terms of boosting the debt limit before the government runs out of money next month.After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reached an agreement in October to allow Democrats to pass a short-term debt-limit extension, he vowed that Republicans would not offer any further assistance in raising the debt ceiling. In fact, the Kentucky senator told President Joe Biden he was even willing to let the United States default on the national debt.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Prince Charles Questioned Skin Color of Meghan and Harry’s Unborn Babies, New Book Claims
Clemens Bilan/Getty ImagesA new book claims Prince Charles privately discussed with his wife the likely “complexion” of any children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.The potentially devastating accusation appears in the latest book by the New York Times best-selling author Christopher Andersen. But the author stops short of directly alleging that Charles is the royal racist who expressed “concerns” to Prince Harry over the skin color of the couple’s children, as Meghan Markle told Oprah in a bombshell interview. However, Andersen’s new book, Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan (Gallery), out Nov. 30, says that on Nov. 27, 2017, the day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement was revealed, Prince Charles asked his wife, Camila, “I wonder what the children look like?”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Meredith Kercher’s Killer Blasts Amanda Knox: “She Knows the Truth”
Tiziana Fabi/Getty ImagesRudy Guede, who was convicted of raping and killing British student Meredith Kercher and who was released from jail early this past week, insinuated Amanda Knox and her ex-lover Raffaelle Sollecito were the ones who “inflict[ed] the stab wounds” in the gruesome 2007 murder. Guede, who spent 13 years in jail for the crime, maintained his innocence in his first post-jail interview with Britain’s The Sun, even as Knox pleaded with him to clear her name. “I know the truth and she knows the truth,” he told the tabloid.Sollecito and Knox both served four years in jail in connection with Kercher’s murder before being acquitted by Italy’s highest court. Knox, who was Kercher’s roommate at the time of the slaying, has implored Guede to “restore my wrongly damaged reputation.” In a Twitter thread, she asserted, “He has the power to tell the truth, to take responsibility, to stop blaming me for the rape and murder of Meredith Kercher, which a wealth of evidence shows he committed alone.” Guede, whose fingerprints were found at the crime scene and whose DNA was found on and in Kercher’s body, has blamed Knox before. In a taped interview from his Italian prison in 2016, the Ivory Coast native said, “I am 101 percent certain Amanda Knox was there” when Kercher was killed. But Guede’s story about his supposed innocence has been riddled with inconsistencies over the years and despite Knox’s and Sollecito’s shifting alibis early on, Italian courts ultimately found that any DNA evidence tying the pair to the killing had been contaminated and cleared them both.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Fauci: Learn to Live With COVID Because ‘We’re Not Going to Eradicate’ It
NBC NewsAmid growing fears over a new super-mutated COVID-19 variant that looks to be quickly spreading across the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci said over the weekend that Americans are “going to have to start living” with the virus as “we’re not going to eradicate” it.Nearly two years into an ongoing pandemic that’s killed millions worldwide and over 750,000 in the U.S., global markets were spooked last week after coronavirus cases dramatically surged in South Africa. The spike has been blamed on the Omicron variant and has prompted the United States to place travel restrictions on eight African countries.At the same time, however, the new virus strain has already been detected in several European countries and Hong Kong, sparking concern among health officials that Omicron is not only highly transmissible but could evade current COVID-19 vaccines. Making the Sunday show rounds, Fauci warned that “we really need to be prepared” for increased Omicron transmission.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Victory for Prince Harry as the BBC Changes ‘Megxit’ to ‘Sussexit’
Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesIf you love The Daily Beast’s royal coverage, then we hope you’ll enjoy The Royalist, a members-only series for Beast Inside. Become a member to get it in your inbox on Sunday.“Megxit” no morePart two of the controversial BBC documentary The Princes and the Press screens on Monday, and the Sunday Telegraph reports the episode will be entitled, “Sussexit,” a possible cause for celebration for Prince Harry who has described the term “Megxit” as misogynistic, and said it was created by a troll before being picked up more broadly.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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13 Omicron Cases Confirmed in Amsterdam, Israel Shuts Border
ReutersThirteen of the 61 people who tested positive for COVID-19 on two flights from South Africa to the Netherlands were infected with the super-mutated Omicron variant that is now popping up in countries all over the globe, officials revealed on Sunday.Each passenger had to either have a vaccine certificate or a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the KLM flights, meaning either the vaccines didn’t stop infection, the tests didn’t pick up the virus, or the virus wasn’t detectable at the time the tests were performed.Those who tested positive are confined to an airport hotel in Amsterdam, but the more than 550 people who flew with them were allowed to travel to their final destinations after a negative PCR test. Many of the passengers who were on KLM connecting flights received gift bags with sparkling wine and an apology for the inconvenience. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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QAnon Hero Michael Flynn Secretly Said QAnon Is ‘Total Nonsense’
Jonathan Ernst/ReutersFormer Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has embraced his position as a hero to QAnon conspiracy theorists. He took the QAnon oath, sold QAnon T-shirts, and even auctioned off a QAnon quilt. He appeared at a QAnon convention and signed books with a QAnon slogan. Some QAnon followers even believe that Flynn is “Q,” the mysterious figure behind QAnon.But a recording released late Saturday night by a one-time Flynn ally suggests that the retired three-star general privately believes QAnon to be “total nonsense.”On Saturday night, pro-Trump lawyer and QAnon booster Lin Wood released a recording of what purports to be a phone call between Wood and Flynn on Telegram. The audio’s publication comes amid a right-wing civil war pitting Wood against one-time allies like Flynn and other figures involved in the 2020 attempt to overturn the election.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
The Right’s Throwback ‘Cancel Culture’ Tactic: Smear Schoolbooks as Porn
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastFor more than a year after its publication, author George Johnson’s memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue was met with universal acclaim. The book, an account of Johnson’s upbringing as a queer Black boy, landed on “best of 2020” lists at Kirkus Reviews and the New York and Chicago public libraries.“There were no attacks until about eight weeks ago,” Johnson told The Daily Beast.The shift occurred near the beginning of the 2021 school year, when a coordinated campaign against the teaching of certain race- and gender-related topics plunged school board meetings into a panic. Johnson’s book and others attracted the furor of adults in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and elsewhere.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
How ‘Forza Horizon 5’ Became the Perfect Game for the COVID Era
XboxPlenty of games received the “perfect game for the COVID era” title in the last two years. Nintendo’s timely Animal Crossing: New Horizons, InnerSloth’s mobile juggernaut Among Us, and PlayStation’s transportive samurai opus Ghost of Tsushima. Now, Microsoft has entered the fray with the latest edition in its storied racing imprint, Forza Horizon 5.Critically and commercially, the reviews for Forza Horizon 5 sparkling. With more than four million players sprinting across its recreation of Mexico on the first day, Playground Games hits every mark. Its eye-catching world is a hodgepodge of gorgeous geography, from flaring calderas to wafting palm trees dotting the coastline. You off-road up mountain ranges, dodge goats and drift tight corners to vault through a peach sky fresh off a nicely-placed ramp. Its world is ridiculous and fun; it begs to be played. And, according to creative director Mike White who helmed the game, it celebrates players for doing so as well. “Everyone in the game is excited you’re here,” he tells The Daily Beast.But the lifecycle of a game like this can be dicey. Playground’s previous Horizon title was the first live service—a game that drops new content over the years to paid subscribers—which completely changed how its developers would engage with the Forza community. By the time Forza Horizon 4 was relatively over, it played like a much different game. It seems that Forza Horizon 5 will follow in the last iteration’s tire tracks. Things will surely not always look the same, but leaning into the ease of Xbox’s Game Pass service, which allows access to hundreds of Xbox titles old and new for around ten dollars a month—opting for sociality or, as White puts it, “build[ing] features that encourage you to play with a friend”—seems like a smart play. Read more at The Daily Beast.
The ‘Visible Deterioration’ in American Democracy Is Just the Start
While many in the media and political landscape are distracted by the phantom menace of wokeness, the US was just added to an annual list of “backsliding” democracies for the first time ever.It’s an urgent reminder to Americans battling windmills like Critical Race Theory and The 1619 project, and desperately rehabilitating former Trump officials, that we have less than a year to try and save our ailing Republic from an increasingly radicalized and weaponized GOP death cult.Earlier this week, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) based in Stockholm warned about a “visible deterioration” in US democracy that it says began in 2019 and rapidly accelerated after Trump refused to concede the 2020 election. For the fifth straight year, more countries moved towards authoritarianism than democratisation, according to IDEA, which currently sees only 98 democracies around the world—the lowest number in years.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Here’s What ‘Succession’ Gets So Right About Toxic Whiteness
HBO Max“I don’t do requests because I’m not a DJ” should really become the motto of every Black woman who, hired for her expertise and competency, nonetheless has to deal with colleagues and clients who attempt to undermine both.On the last episode of Succession, the line is delivered by Lisa Arthur—the Gloria Allred-esque Black woman celebrity lawyer—in response to Kendall Roy, who has retained her services, only to consistently ignore every bit of legal advice he is paying her to give him. Instead, Kendall gives Lisa directives and “wish list” requests, like the one that provoked Lisa’s cutting quip, which include immunity from prosecution for himself and a legal-thrashing-dethroning for his father Logan.When Kendall, sensing Lisa’s growing fatigue with him, tells her he “really value[s] all the work” she does, but then quickly adds the demand that she “try harder,” the tight-lipped smile and subtly derisive chuckle she emits is familiar to every Black woman who has had to grin and bear insufferable whiteness.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Ready for ‘Murder Under the Mistletoe’? How True Crime Shows Celebrate the Holidays
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastIt’s less than 30 days until Christmas and Daphne Woolsoncroft has too many holiday murders to fit her programming schedule. Woolsoncroft, who co-hosts the true crime podcast Going West with her partner Heath Merryman, likes to cover grisly cases set during the cheerful season.“We think of the holidays as this cozy time, and when something horrible happens, that makes [a case] more interesting,” Woolsoncroft told The Daily Beast. “It just hits harder, because it is this time of joy.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Bail on Bubbe’s Latkes This Hanukkah and Try This Recipe
Ben’s DeliThe Jewish festival of Hanukkah is synonymous with many things nonedible: the menorah, spinning dreidels, the number eight, iconic folk songs, unusually long-burning oil, and, of course, the rededication of the Second Temple at Jerusalem during the Maccabean uprising against a Hellenistic empire.But for many Jews, it’s all about the food.Aside from the usual holiday staples like matzo ball soup, brisket, roasted chicken, and challah bread, Hanukkah prominently features oily fried treats—most famously the deliciously crispy potato latke.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
‘Maus’ Author Art Spiegelman: ‘We Are on the Brink of Fascism’
Robert CooverIn Robert Coover’s novel Street Cop, published in June of this year, the American writer depicts an askew, raunchy, weirdo-yet-not-entirely-unfamiliar world in which “everything was tentative and illusory”: a place where murderers are arrested by robots, the clocks are unreliable, the police vans are self-driving, there’s a pet shop of the living dead, and a quite literally mutating urban landscape in which the streets are paved in recyclable thermoplastics and neighborhoods deviously interchange locations.The title character, when first encountered, is not an officer of the law but rather “a mere derelict, a nuisance really” who himself was being hotly pursued by the cops. Deciding in defeat to turn himself in at a police station, he instead emerges with a street cop gig the sergeant assumed he was applying for (the interview consisted of being asked to describe the first time he got laid). He “walked out in uniform, joined the hunters chasing a phantom.”Street Cop is published by the independent outfit isolarii. Their subscription-based model of ultra-portable—iPhone-sized—editions is nimble; their editorial thread is compelling (their latest title being a correspondence between Édouard Glissant and Hans Ulrich Obrist.) The duo behind isolarii approached maestro cartoonist Art Spiegelman to visually pair with Coover’s postmodernist novella.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Adia Victoria Wrote a Hit Blues Record While Working in an Amazon Factory
HandoutBlues and country music have long trodden the swampy borderland between oppressed working-class sensibility and commercial populism. On one hand, the former—which rooted the tree of American music that would one day branch into the dominant genres of the 20th century: rock and roll, rap, and country—emerged directly out of slavery and has a long, storied history of furnishing a soundtrack to underclass struggle. The latter, country music—which was born largely of the blues and shares its heritage for lending a tune to the poor and the persecuted—today fills stadiums. Its biggest, bling-laden names rake in tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars, all while doing their damnedest to assert the blue-collar cred necessary to woo the rank-and-file proletariat. Shoot—my boots might sparkle but I’m just another working stiff like you, and all that.As she finds herself drawn into the bayou of country industry acclaim, “gothic blues” singer-songwriter Adia Victoria is navigating the quagmire that inevitably churns up amidst the struggle between class-conscious authenticity and the rising tide of personal success. Her latest album, A Southern Gothic, has so far brought her along an eclectic route that has meandered from the stages of Nashville to the cafes of Paris, from an Amazon distribution center to the Billboard Top 10.I chatted with Adia via Zoom to learn more about her latest album, the recognition it’s brought her, and the struggle to keep it real in the face of success.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Jared Leto Is Hilarious in ‘House of Gucci’—but What About Those Teen Allegations?
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/Getty/MGMAs one of Hollywood’s loudest proponents of Method acting, Jared Leto has long been one of those performers who loves “disappearing” into a role. In House of Gucci, he finally succeeds—for better and for worse.For most of his career, Leto’s shapeshifting has been more conspicuous than chameleonic. But Ridley Scott’s fashion epic uses the actor’s zeal for over-the-top “transformative” performances to its advantage. Somewhere between the prosthetic nose, the “it’s-a-me!” accent, and the hideous corduroy jackets, Leto does become unrecognizable. The trick only becomes funnier once you realize this floundering, narcissistic Fashion Wario is actually Leto—an actor defined, increasingly, by his relentless ego.The Oscars conversation is far from set, but House of Gucci could win sophomore awards for both Leto and Lady Gaga. As exciting as it is to consider Gaga adding yet another gold statuette to the shelf, however, Leto’s awards contention is more complicated. What should we make of this performance and the boost it could give Leto’s image, given the unsettling rumors that have hung over him for years?Read more at The Daily Beast.
Could These Epstein Insiders Bring Down Ghislaine Maxwell?
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyBritish heiress Ghislaine Maxwell will stand trial Monday on charges she procured girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex ring—more than a year after her arrest at a luxury hideout in New Hampshire, and two years after the financier killed himself in a Manhattan jail.The 59-year-old socialite is the only member of Epstein’s inner circle thus far to face a criminal indictment in the wake of his death despite allegations from victims who say she wasn’t alone in facilitating his rampant sexual abuse. She faces eight total counts including sex trafficking of children and sex-trafficking conspiracy. Two perjury charges will be tried separately. If convicted, she could get a maximum sentence of 80 years behind bars.Prosecutors say Maxwell groomed at least four teen girls for Epstein in the 1990s and early 2000s, encouraging victims to provide paid sexualized massages to the wealthy predator in New York, New Mexico, Florida, and England. She also allegedly pushed victims to recruit other girls for the sex-trafficking scheme. Maxwell has adamantly denied any wrongdoing. Her lawyers contend that the feds never charged her until their high-profile defendant was dead and, grappling with intensifying public scrutiny, made her into a “substitute” for Epstein.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Why Did This Black Child Go Missing and No One Noticed?
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyCan you name five missing Black women? Filmmaker and Emmy Award-winning director Geeta Gambhir’s latest documentary, HBO’s Black and Missing, tackles this question, and is unfortunately very timely, in large part because of the Gabby Petito case. And Gambhir came on The New Abnormal to break down why.Everyone followed the murder case of Petito, and her missing/suspect fiancé, in real-time. As enthralling, eye-opening, and devastating as the case was, it was a classic instance of Missing White Woman Syndrome, which also extends to missing white girls and teens. Who it does not extend to are missing people and children of color, especially those in poor Black communities.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Netflix’s Bonkers Horror Show About Killer Elves Who Feast on Human Flesh
NetflixJust as grown-ups frequently pine for their youth, kids are often desperate to cast off their adolescence in favor of adulthood—not realizing that with advanced age comes enhanced responsibilities. That life lesson is learned the hard way by the protagonist of Elves, a six-part Danish horror saga that concerns a family’s vacation to a remote island populated by wary locals and, more menacing still, by mythic creatures. It’s a hermetic community that abides by a unique set of rules designed to keep those beasts at bay, although in Stefan Jaworski’s series, real trouble arises not from irrational monsters but, rather, from a kid thinking she’s mature and therefore repeatedly behaving dumbly.It’s difficult to overstate the aggravation generated by Elves’ Josefine (Sonja Sofie Engberg Steen), who along with her mother Charlotte (Lila Nobel), dad Mads (Peder Thomas Pedersen), and older brother Kasper (Milo Campanale) ventures from Copenhagen to the misty island of Årmandsø for Christmas. Josefine is introduced befriending a dog at a convenience store and then pouting when she’s told, for the umpteenth time, that she’s not old enough to have a pet of her own. This is a wholly typical pre-teen attitude for Josefine to have. She takes it to another level, however, when the family arrives in Årmandsø and, as she and Kasper bicker in the backseat, their car runs over something in the middle of a heavily forested road. They discover black goo on the vehicle’s bumper, and Josefine spies more of the stuff in the adjacent field that leads to an electrified fence. Yet before she can investigate further, they’re scared off by burly Møller (Rasmus Hammerich), an Årmandsø resident whom we’ve already seen deposit a chained-up cow in the woods behind the fence. Josefine and her clan retreat to their log cabin, where mom and dad try to make the most of this getaway from their hectic city lives by constructing Christmas decorations. Josefine, however, has only one thing on her mind: checking out what her dad potentially hit. Thus, she sneaks off to the fence, where she discovers a tiny injured elf whom she brings back to a nearby barn, nurses back to health, and names Kee-Ko. With a pointy head covered in wisps of hair, matching spiky ears, and giant dark eyes, the pint-sized woodland animal looks like a creepier version of a Troll doll, and it swiftly takes to Josefine, who does her best to play mommy to this baby. Josefine’s maternal instincts, alas, far outpace her common sense, and after introducing Kee-Ko to Kasper, the elf is found by Møller and redeposited behind the fence.Read more at The Daily Beast.
OMG, I Want to Rent That House: Whistler, Canada
Courtesy VrboWhistler, Canada (Vrbo): There are two rules we believe should govern the winter holidays: 1. Christmas decorations are not to be seen nor heard until after Thanksgiving 2. Black Friday should be rebranded from the International Day of Shopping to the International Day of Planning Your Next Ski Trip. This year, hum “O Canada” to the tune of “O Christmas Tree” while you book a stay at this luxury mountain chalet in Whistler. While the price tag is a little hefty, if you invite your 25 closest friends, it becomes downright affordable, even after the financial disaster that is the gifting season.A recent renovation transformed this sizable mountain home into a refuge of modern leisure and comfort. This room also reminds us of one of the perks of choosing winter for your mountain jaunt: the only bears you’ll see are in photos like the one peeking out from the corner.This chalet is within walking distance to all the Whistler hot spots— Whistler Village and Lost Lake—so you can choose to cook your meals or make the much better decision to cook up some delicious reservations or picnic basket takeout orders instead.Read more at The Daily Beast.
If Merrick Garland Doesn’t Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/GettyThe Department of Justice announced this week that it would crack down on airline passengers who throw tantrums. Now, if Attorney General Merrick Garland would only get around to doing something about people who plot the overthrow of our government and a former president who's serially obstructed justice and abused power we might be getting someplace.Not that in-flight safety isn’t important. It is. Just like it’s important to arrest and prosecute the moron Trumpist foot soldiers who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. All that is important. But it is not enough.President Joe Biden may get everything else right but if his administration—starting with the Department of Justice—gets wrong its response to the threats to our democracy posed by Trump and the GOP, nothing else they do may matter.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Add to Your Watch Collection With Watch Gang's Epic Cyber Sale
Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Watch Gang.How many watches are too many watches? For the watch collectors and connoisseurs, the limit does not exist. So if there’s a watch aficionado on your list (or maybe you’re in the market for a new timepiece yourself), there’s no better time than Cyber week to sign up for a Watch Gang Club membership.Watch Gang’s Black Friday Sales are already live and trust us when we say, you don’t want to hesitate to add-to-cart and save. From now through November 26th, for example, you can score 50% off the first month of a black or premium subscription with the code BLKAF5. This deal overlaps with a second offering, in which testing your luck on the Watch Gang Wheel (during which customers can spin for one of eight watches) will cost 15% less than its normal retail price through November 26th.But the deals don’t end with Black Friday. Customers can receive 50% off their first month of any subscription tier from November 27th through November 30th when they use the code CYBERTHERE at checkout. All you have to do to get started is fill out a user profile, tell the brand’s system what makes you *tick* and select a subscription plan that’s right for you, with options from a 3-month prepaid to 12-month prepaid. An Original Tier box will include a watch worth up to $150, Black Tier watches are worth up to $500, and Platinum Tier watches are worth up to $1,500.Read more at The Daily Beast.
College Student Dead After Frat’s Diabolical ‘Underground Fight Club’
GoFundMeOn November 19, Nathan Valencia, a 20-year-old Las Vegas college junior and fraternity member, fought a member of another campus fraternity in the “main event” of an annual boxing match.According to an Instagram flyer leading up to Kappa Sigma Fight Night, proceeds for the annual event were supposed to support Center Ring Boxing, a youth boxing club in Las Vegas.But the friendly match quickly turned tragic.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Nespresso’s Best-selling Machines Are up to 25% Off
Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Amazon.Wake up, everyone! Nespresso's best-selling espresso machines are discounted on Amazon for up to 25 percent off for Black Friday weekend. A variety of Breville Nespresso's deluxe machines are the ultimate coffee upgrade—especially when you can get one for $70+ off, including the Nespresso BNV550MTB Vertuo Next Espresso Machine with Aeroccino (was $209, now $164.99) and the Nespresso BNV520MTB Vertuo Next Espresso Machine (was $199.95, now $127.46). Let Scouted guide you to the best Black Friday deals. Shop Here >Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Prices are accurate at the time of publication, but are subject to change. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and deals. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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News Crew’s Bodyguard Killed by Armed Robbers While Covering Bay Area Robbery
Alameda County Sheriff’s OfficeA California news station suffered a tragic loss Saturday when a security guard died days after being shot by armed robbers as he defended a camera crew reporting on a recent armed robbery. Ex-police officer Kevin Nishita was guarding the KRON4 crew on Wednesday as they covered a recent Oakland robbery. When someone attempted to steal their camera gear, Nishita attempted to block the assailant but was shot in the lower abdomen. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while a bystander was treated for shrapnel wounds. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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ICYMI, Here's Every Cyber Week Deal Actually Worth Shopping (Updating)
Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Retailers.Cyber Weekend is officially upon us and many of these killers deals will be live through Monday—and some for the entire week. Because there are so many sales to sift through, we did the work for you and spent the day finding all the best ones worth shopping this weekend and beyond. We'll be spending the weekend sorting through all the best Cyber Monday deals 2021 that are worth your time, so keep checking back here for more and more still-on-going Cyber weekend and Cyber Monday deals, as we'll be updating this piece. All-new Echo (4th Gen), $59.99 (was $99, 30% off)All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock, $34.99 (was $59.99, 40% off)Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Fauci Says Omicron Variant Is Likely Already Here, NY Declares State of Emergency
Chip Somodevilla/GettyParts of the U.S. have begun an all-out assault against the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the variant is likely already circulating in the country.New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday, limiting hospital capacity to emergency needs as of Dec. 3 and arranging for the purchase of medical supplies. The emergency state, which temporarily bans elective surgeries, will remain in effect until at least Jan. 15. “We continue to see warning signs of spikes this upcoming winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it’s coming,” Hochul said.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Dozens on Flight From South Africa Infected With COVID
Remko de Waal/GettyAs the world waits to find out how dangerous the super-mutated COVID variant Omicron might be, Dutch authorities revealed that 61 people arriving on two flights from South Africa—where the strain has been spreading—have tested positive.It’s not know whether the passengers were infected with Omicron or an earlier version of the coronavirus, but the discovery underscores the possibility that the new variant has already gone global.Previously, cases had been identified only in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, and Belgium—all of them travelers from countries in southern African.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘The Harder They Fall’ Star Edi Gathegi’s Battle to Not Be Just Another Dead Black Guy in a Movie
NetflixVirtually every actor, at some point, has to face their death on screen or on stage. There are some, like Sean Bean, whose very presence conjures a knowing anticipation of their eventual fall. Others, like the multitude of Black characters in horror films, speak to the history of racist violence against Black people both within and outside Hollywood, where actors big and small, owing to a dearth of opportunities, are compelled to jump on stories that recognize them as props and not people.Edi Gathegi knows a little bit about death on screen. He’s died a lot. Perhaps more than the average actor might. From The Twilight Saga to X-Men: First Class, the Kenyan-American actor reckoned with demise in ways that are both frustrating and illuminating.“There’s almost a spiritual element to dying on screen,” he tells the Daily Beast. “You have to get to a space mentally where life leaves you over and over again.” And while that “meditation,” as he calls it, is one that most actors have to deal with, Gathegi also knows that his deaths haven’t always meant much. During his younger years, scrapping for work meant that a gig was a gig; an opportunity to put food on the table and hopefully be considered for more work. But those times are changing and he’s become more selective about how his characters’ death might contribute or take away from any one story.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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