The firm grasp of poverty and the ongoing cycle of violence provide the backdrop for Barbed Wire Heart, Tess Sharpe’s harrowing story of the love-hate relationship between a young woman and her widower father in a rural, meth-fueled community. A critical success in hardback (with a film version in development from Margot Robbie’s company) it’s out […]
A five-kilogram average daily haul of lobster earns a windfall for divers in one of the most impoverished regions of the Americas, so many take risks, and many suffer for it.
Effortless IVF bills itself as a more affordable alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization, but has been without a full-time doctor since it opened, prompting complaints of delays, confusion and frustration.
In northwestern Ontario where thousands of people don’t have a primary care provider, patients taking painkillers often aren’t at the top of family doctors’ waiting lists.
Amazon is finally ready to show more of The Romanoffs than its all-star cast. The internet behemoth has posted a full-fledged teaser trailer for the Prime Video anthology series, and it’s evident that the show is equal parts serious and irreverent. This definitely isn’t a historical piece. Rather, it’s a look at the seeming ridiculousness […]
China is so desperate to win its war on drugs, it’s started analyzing people’s sewage for contaminated pee
Carlos Barria/Reuters China has been going hard in its war on drugs. Its efforts are so intense that some cities have started analyzing sewage for traces of drugs to root out users and dealers. That work has helped catch at least one drug manufacturer, and the country plans to expand the program in the future. […]
Baseball on The CW has been berry, berry bad to me, when it comes to Arrow recaps this spring. But at the end of the day, when it’s two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded, what I, Matt Webb Mitovich, am all about is giving you a place to […]
The UK Foreign Office denies its own on-the-record claims after being undermined by government scientists. The media is ignoring reports which could help avoid a major confrontation with Russia. Welcome to post-Skripal Britain. When Jeremy Corbyn called for more evidence to be provided about Russia’s alleged role in the poisoning of the Skripals, the howls […]
Enlarge / Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., descends the House steps in 2016. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Marshall Space Flight Center has a long and storied history when it comes to rocket design and production. It was there that Wernher von Braun and his German compatriots helped NASA design the Saturn line of rockets that […]
Gary Cohn is making a desperate effort to stop Trump’s trade war before it starts — and if he doesn’t, he might leave
Gary Cohn and other White House officials are trying to convince President Donald Trump to soften his new tariffs. Cohn helped schedule a meeting between Trump and business executives whose companies will be hurt by the new tax on steel and aluminum imports. A group of White House advisers is making a list-ditch effort to […]