Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019, defying decades-old intl moratorium

Following years of “scientific” whaling, Japan’s whalers will resume commercial operations in 2019, according to a government decision. It defies a 1986 international moratorium on hunting endangered species. Tokyo has decided to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC), meaning that Japanese whalers will be able to resume commercial hunting for the first time in over […]

Lynne Ramsay on Defying Clichés in ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and Her Thoughts on Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker [Interview]

Lynne Ramsay was never really trying to break the mold. The director of this year’s critical darling You Were Never Really Here chooses her movies with discretion, with a six-year gap between the Joaquin Phoenix-starring noir thriller and her last film, the haunting psychological drama We Need to Talk About Kevin. Only four feature films total populate Ramsay’s entire […]

Defying the ‘norm’: Overlanding tales from women on the road

Paula Dear August 31, 2018 Share this article There’s still a perception that women are less keen to ‘rough it’ on their travels. Well, as these stories from the road demonstrate, there are plenty of women overlanding right now—and they love it. When I first met Karin-Marijke Vis in Ecuador, she and her partner Coen […]

Man Utd transfer news: Anthony Martial snapped arriving at Carrington after defying boss

Martial was given time off to return home to Paris for the birth of his second child last week. However, the Frenchman failed to head back the USA for the remainder of United’s tour and risked being fined by the club as a result. And manager Jose Mourinho believed his player should have returned to […]

Defying Reality: The oncoming train of virtual reality adventure

GUEST: The following is an excerpt from Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution by David M. Ewalt. After the bright lights of Vegas and overstimulation of the Consumer Electronics Show, I was looking forward to a change of pace. So at the end of January 2016, I flew to Salt Lake […]

Defying Republicans, Senate Democrats schedule vote to save net neutrality

The US Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 16 on whether to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Republican senators were hoping to avoid the vote, but Democrats are using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force the full Senate to vote. The CRA resolution would nullify the FCC’s […]

Trump signs bill on Taiwan cooperation, defying China’s warnings

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill which aims to deepen ties between the US and Taiwan. China has issued multiple warnings to both Washington and Taipei over the law. The Taiwan Travel Act (HR 535), which US lawmakers presented to Trump on March 5, aims to increase travel and visits “at […]

S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Defying Gravity — Plus, Who Learned the 'Family' Secret?

This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things got very heavy as the team found gravitonium in the last place they’d think to look, while General Hale’s daughter helped a newcomer feel at home. In need of a buncha gravitonium to patch up the “tear” into the Fear Dimension, the team went about searching for […]