15 Times Ellen DeGeneres Wasn't Afraid To Stand Up For What She Believed In

1. When she defended Oprah after Trump said she will be exposed and defeated if she runs for president: NBC Watch her full defense of Oprah here. 2. When she shut down this homophobic woman on Oprah: youtube.com 3. And this woman, who said Ellen’s sitcom promoted/glorified sex: 4. When she said this about Donald […]

This is why you’re afraid: Notes on facing our fears during adventures

According to Meyers, if you have true acrophobia, chances are you won’t even be able to climb a ladder or board a commercial airliner. “The rest of us, myself included, have a fear of falling,” he explains. “When we peer over the edge of a building, our brain can easily measure the height and we […]

I taught history at Georgetown for 60 years. Americans today are afraid of China, but most Americans know nothing about the average Chinese citizen.

VCG via Getty Images Today it looks like US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades, and that perception on both sides is clouded by misunderstanding and paranoia. The average American has no awareness of, nor exposure to, the average person in China.  Instead, Americans see 1.4 billion Chinese people and the handful of Chinese leaders […]

The Morning Watch: ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Retrospective, Adam Sandler’s ‘Phone Wallet Keys’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look back at the beloved children’s […]

3D-printed (and CNC-milled) guns: Nine questions you were too afraid to ask

Enlarge / Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D-printed gun, called the “Liberator,” in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August 1, 2018. (credit: KELLY WEST/AFP/Getty Images) By now, you’ve probably seen all the news regarding Defense Distributed, company founder Cody Wilson, and 3D-printed guns. As of last week, his story has […]

Kim Jong Un is reportedly extremely afraid of assassination around the Trump summit — and he’s right to be

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly fears being assassinated while traveling to Singapore to meet with President Donald Trump. Kim has long feared assassination, even within his own country. While in transit and in Singapore, he’ll be almost defenseless against sophisticated attempts on his life. Kim’s constant fear of assassination may […]

‘I am not afraid’ Tessa Jowell and her selfless fight against brain cancer and NHS policy

RADIO 4’s flagship current affairs show the Today programme broadcasts interactions with politicians on a daily basis but yesterday it ran an interview with a difference. The guest was former culture secretary Tessa Jowell and she was on not to parrot a party line but to speak very personally about her life and plans since […]

French PM ‘not afraid’ of 1930s anti-semitic essays publication amid outcry

The French Prime Minister says the planned publication of anti-Semitic essays by revered author Louis-Ferdinand Celine should go ahead, but be accompanied by critical commentary. Edouard Philippe weighed in on the debate Sunday, amid heated opposition to the publication of the pamphlets by the French Jewish community. Three 1930s texts by Celine are set to […]

Game of Thrones season 8: John Bradley West’s chilling warning for fans – be very afraid

Season seven of the HBO fantasy left off with all of the series’ lead characters ready to join forces and battle against the impending doom of the White Walkers’ descent on Westeros. Now, the 29-year-old actor has revealed that next season will see fans’ favourites plunged into all-new situations, saying: “Each of the characters this […]