Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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The wisdom of children

Entertainment | An irreverent cartoon stands up to China while U.S. corporations cower in fear
by Loren Skinker & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/19, 02:26 pm

China has a longstanding tradition of demanding—and receiving—apologies from foreign businesses that offend the communist government. This week, the creators of the Comedy Central show South Park turned the tradition on its head while also skewering the NBA for bowing under Chinese pressure.

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U.S. seizes counterfeit shoes worth millions

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/10/19, 11:33 am

A cache of fake Nike sneakers could have sold for $2.2 million if they had made it past U.S. customs agents in Los Angeles. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday it had seized more than 14,800 pairs of counterfeit special edition and retro design Air Jordan and Air Max shoes. They found the knockoffs in two containers shipped from China and marked as carrying napkins.

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Falwell settles Miami real estate suit

by Lynde Langdon & Harvest Prude
Posted 10/09/19, 01:20 pm

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, reached a settlement in a Miami court case over a business deal that resulted from a friendship with a former hotel pool attendant. As part of the settlement, filed Friday, Falwell will pay an unspecified sum to Gordon Bello, a lawyer who claimed an ownership stake in a South Beach hostel the Falwells purchased in 2013. The hostel is listed as gay-friendly on the website

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