GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—It’s zero hour for the John James campaign, and about 3,000 Michiganders assembled at a Monday night rally to throw their final energies behind Michigan’s Republican nominee for Senate. Vice President Mike Pence also took the stage, carrying on the Trump administration’s support for the underdog candidate.
By the time the fire alarms sound at the Hudson Institute a few minutes into Tuesday afternoon, dozens of protesters have already been arrested for disrupting proceedings at the opening Kavanaugh confirmation hearing across town. So, though no one bothers to move even a little toward the exits, when the alarm turns out to be false one wonders, if just for a moment, whether this wasn’t a deliberate delay. After all, nationalism is, at least to so many these days, such a dirty word.
NEW YORK CITY—Dozens gathered at the New York Times’s event center just off of Times Square on Friday for the first annual Open Mind conference, a meeting of luminaries organized by Heterodox Academy (or HxA, as it is styled) to discuss why, exactly, America’s campuses are growing more hostile to speech.
Reuben drove six hours to see Jordan Peterson. He brought his mother. It’s his birthday present.
Reuben, “like the sandwich”—”or the patriarch,” I say, prompting a laugh of agreement—just finished his freshman year at a small Christian college. He’s maybe a bit above average height, thin, with an open, intelligent face. He has a mop of curly hair and is wearing a sensible plaid shirt. He’s studying something combining bits of business and engineering.
Fortnite is the latest video game craze to sweep the nation.
The battle-royale third-person shooter is one of the most popular and fastest growing games on the planet. It’s the most played game on Xbox. It’s the most downloaded free game on PlayStation. The mobile version debuted at number 1 on the iTunes charts in 13 countries when it dropped in March. It’s still at number 4 on the iTunes charts, ahead of apps like Gmail, Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, and Netflix.
It’s early Saturday morning outside Katie’s Coffee House in Great Falls, Virginia, where about 400 car enthusiasts from Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C., have rolled out to the parking lot for Cars and Coffee — their weekly chance to gawk at the metro area’s finest classic and exotic cars.