Voicing choice, novels whose heroes refuse to be stereotyped

***** Old Baggage by Lissa Evans (Doubleday, £14.99)  It is 1928 and former suffragette Mattie lives in Hampstead with her friend, Florrie Lee, known as The Flea. Mattie is 58, unmarried, writes a column for the Hampstead & Highgate Express and gives lectures on her days of political campaigning to halls of disengaged audiences. She interferes […]

Did Timeless Take a Royal Trip? How'd Americans Defy Age? Was Brick's Beard a Bust? MIA Once Heroes? And More Qs

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including 13 Reasons Why, Once Upon a Time, The Middle and The Americans! 1 | In the Season 2 finale of 13 Reasons Why, was the bathroom assault even more disturbing to watch […]

Foreigner LIVE REVIEW: Jukebox heroes play a hit-heavy set at the Royal Albert Hall

With the strain of Bad Company’s Silver, Blue And Gold fading from the P.A., singer Kelly Hansen led the charge by racing onto the stage as the band knocked out the riff to Double Vision. The pristine sound of the venue meant that you could almost close your eyes and imagine it was 1978. Bedecked […]

Once Upon a Time Series Finale Promo Pits Returning Heroes vs. Final Threat

The following contains spoilers from this week’s Once Upon a Time. This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the vanquishing of one threat was celebrated, while unbeknownst to almost everyone, a new foe had emerged — setting the stage for the two-night, series-ending battle (airing Fridays, May 11 and 18). When Henry and Jacinda’s […]

Avengers Infinity War spoilers: Writers reveal why TWO major heroes had little screentime

WARNING: major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War lie ahead. With such a huge cast of Marvel heroes on board, it was obvious that not everybody would get big chunks of airtime. But critics have called Chris Evans’s Steve Rogers and Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff especially “underused”. In a new interview, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen […]

Hometown heroes: Brother-sister duo leads U of Alberta sweep of curling nationals

LEDUC, ALTA. — It had been everything Selena and Karsten Sturmay dreamed about while growing up in Leduc — playing in a national curling championship to earn the right to wear the maple leaf at an international event. Within minutes of each other inside the Leduc Recreation Centre on Wednesday afternoon, the hometown curling siblings realized their dreams.  The […]

Hearthstone Witchwood cards REVEAL: Heroes of Warcraft expansion first look

April will be the month fans see the arrival of the next Heroes of Warcraft expansion. Blizzard announced the news today, providing fans with their first look at the new Hearthstone Witchwood cards. 135 new cards will be released, complete with some uncanny new gameplay mechanics. “Dark magic has twisted the creatures of the forest […]

Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion

Enlarge / This is a screen grab from the forthcoming Clicker Heroes 2. (credit: Playsaurus) Playsaurus, a small Los Angeles-based game studio that makes Clicker Heroes and the upcoming Clicker Heroes 2, has recently been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t pay $ 35,000 for a patent licensing fee to cover a patent for “electronic […]

Fortnite update – New skins and heroes launching TODAY, but you may NOT be able to get it

Fortnite fans may miss out on some new heroes, outfits and chat emojis that are launching today alongside extra back bling and a snazzy glider. Fortnite will be getting updated today, with new Battle Royale and Save The World content for fans of the hit PS4, Xbox One and PC game. However, the Fortnite bonuses […]