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A star is reborn: what we can learn from actor turned director debuts

October 24, 2018

As Bradley Cooper and Jonah Hill step behind the camera for A Star is Born and Mid90s, how do their films benefit from their A-list status? A critic will often watch a directors first film with one eye on what is and one on what might be. For novice feature film-makers, a debut doubles as […]

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The Brett Kavanaugh travesty will breed a formidable backlash | Jill Abramson

October 24, 2018

The forced confirmation of a conservative nominee who will tip the court much further to the right has outraged large swaths of the country, writes Guardian US columnist Jill Abramson The stain will be indelible. Brett Kavanaughs tenure on the US supreme court will always be tainted by the highly partisan and morally bankrupt process […]

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When Americans tried to breed a better race: How a genetic fitness ‘crusade’ marches on

October 22, 2018

(CNN)They started swarming across America’s border, millions of desperate families fleeing poverty or seeking political asylum. Davenport was inspired by the work of Sir Francis Galton, who is credited with starting the eugenics movement during the late 19th century. A cousin of the famed naturalist Charles Darwin, Galton theorized that humans could control their own […]

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I am a Native American. I have some questions for Elizabeth Warren

October 22, 2018

(CNN)Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test that suggests she has distant Native American heritage — but that doesn’t change anything for me, and other Natives like me, for that matter. My question still stands: Elizabeth Warren, where the hell have you been? Why didn’t she say anything about the literal attacks on […]

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Salesforce CEO: tech billionaires ‘hoard their money’ and won’t help homeless

October 21, 2018

In Guardian interview, Marc Benioff calls out Twitters Jack Dorsey and others for failing to give back to city where they got rich Marc Benioff, the Salesforce CEO, has escalated his attacks on fellow San Francisco billionaires, saying they are hoarding money and dont want to help the homeless. In an interview with the Guardian […]

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Male Birds Rely On Either Looks Or Talent To Impress The Ladies, Rarely Both

October 21, 2018

While the good-looking, dulcet-toned Ryan Goslings of this world are a rare breed, it seems for real-life goslings, this magic combo is even harder to find. According to a new study, ladies in the avian world have to settle for either dashing looks or a beautiful voice in their prospective partners, they can’t have both. […]

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Princess Eugenie wedding: royal marries at star-studded ceremony

October 20, 2018

Kate Moss and Robbie Williams among guests in Windsor for second royal wedding of 2018 Roads were closed, balloted tickets offered to members of the public and the streets of Windsor scattered with royal devotees, but this was, insisted the father of the bride before the service, not a public wedding. This is meant to […]

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Invasion of the frankenbees: the danger of building a better bee

October 20, 2018

The long read: Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators The spring of 2008 was brutal for Europes honeybees. In late April and early May, during the corn-planting season, dismayed beekeepers in Germanys upper Rhine valley looked on as whole colonies perished. Millions of bees died. France, the Netherlands […]

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Husbands & Wives, Satan Would Do Anything to Keep You from Seeing This Internal Memo

October 19, 2018

ShareTweet A Memo Concerning Marriage, Intercepted from Satan’s Computer CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED INTER-OFFICE MEMO   TO: The Principalities and Powers of Darkness FROM: Lucifer, Prince of Darkness RE: Stealing Marriage It’s come to my attention that we really need to crack down on this marriage thing. While I applaud you for the continuing incidences of […]

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‘Teach children how to avoid dog bites’

October 18, 2018

Despite this, schools are not required to use “readily available” teaching materials on dog safety, and provision around the UK is patchy. Information given to new parents did not currently include specific advice about keeping their family safe around pets. The Dangerous Dogs Act 25 years on MPs to examine Dangerous Dogs Act Dog attacks […]

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