Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Charlottesville 1 year after the deadly Unite the Right rally — here’s how the day unfolded

Chris Jones/Business Insider One year after a white-supremacist rally turned violent, ultimately killing Heather Heyer, a Charlottesville local, people gathered to memorialize the one-year anniversary. Last year, a gathering of white nationalists at the Unite the Right rally clashed with counter-protesters. This year, locals and demonstrators came together to honor Heyer, stand in solidarity against […]

Ivanka Trump shows off thrifty side wearing striking dress she first debuted last year

Ivanka Trump, 36, posed for pictures outside the White House with a group of Governors who met to discuss prison reform. Stood by a sea of men in suits, Ivanka stood out in the red and white printed dress. The sleeveless dress featured a square neckline and came down to her knees. A bold choice, […]

The Mind: Most polarizing card game of the year?

Enlarge / Numbers. On cards. And that’s… basically the game! (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. When I first heard The Mind described, it didn’t make sense. This little German game has players cooperate to play cards from their hands […]

This Is the Year of Color for American Politics

When Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset the fourth-highest-ranking U.S. House Democrat in June in New York, the primary victory was touted as a win for progressive values. Even more striking, though, was the image of a young Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx toppling a middle-aged, White, longtime incumbent. As the until-recently waitress said in […]

‘Christian democracy’ to crush multiculturalism in EU vote next year – Hungary’s Orban

Illiberal “Christian democracy” will replace multiculturalism after the European Parliament vote in 2019, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has predicted, adding that the EU elite have failed the people and should step down. The European Parliamentary elections in May 2019 will decide the fate of the European “elite” and they’re “visibly nervous” about it, Orban […]

Review: Azul, board game of the year?

Enlarge (credit: Nate Anderson) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. At a local game night this week, my table was playing Splendor. If you don’t know it, the game is a light “engine building” affair in which you gather gems, then use […]

Italy to lower defense spending next year, despite Trump’s demand for increase

Italy will further lower its defense spending next year, its foreign minister has said. Rome currently spends 1.15 percent of GDP on defense, lagging far behind the two percent benchmark sought by Washington from its NATO allies. Italy’s defense spending is set to slightly fall next year, Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Thursday. […]

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood reveals HOTTEST day of the year – when will it be?

This morning, BBC’s weather reporter Carol Kirkwood delivered the week’s forecast live from London.  She began by commenting on this morning’s sunshine, noting: “It is again a really warm start to the day. “You’ve probably heard in the news, the Met Office and Public Health England have a level three heat health alert in force at the moment”, she continued.  […]