Desert Island Discs: ‘Stick to the rules’ Lauren Laverne warns as she replaces Kirsty 

Desert Island Discs, was hosted for the first time by Lauren Laverne, 40, and joining her on the episode was Tom Daley, 24. The Olympic diver was the first castaway on the new show, following original host Kirsty Young’s departure from the BBC Radio 4 show.  When asked what luxury item he wanted, which the programme’s venerable format allows […]

Fortnite Floating Island update: Epic Games making MORE changes to map in Season 6

Fortnite developer Epic Games has posted a huge floating island teaser on Twitter. It was previously speculated that the floating island containing the cube would move away from Loot Lake and appear in other parts of the map. The original report surfaced after Fortnite Intel discovered game files labelled “cube growth”. Other players claimed to […]

Now Stream This: ‘The Endless’, ‘Maniac’, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’, ‘Shutter Island’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming. The Best Movies Streaming Right Now 1. The Endless Now Streaming on Netflix Release Date: 2018 Genre: Weird metaphysical sci-fi horror Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead […]

Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour found off the coast of Rhode Island

Enlarge (credit: Archives New Zealand) 250 years ago, Captain Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks set sail in HMS Endeavour to find the rumored southern continent (of course, indigenous Australians had known about it for tens of thousands of years at that point). In 1770, the voyage arrived at Botany Bay, on the Australian coast, as […]

River Island debuts stellar campaign to promote body positivity – ‘labels are for clothes'

River Island is a British high street fashion brand, currently in the midst of celebrating its 30th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the brand has launched a new line, embracing individuality “through fashion and self-expression.” The launch is the second instalment of the brand’s SS18 Labels Are For Clothes campaign, which debuted earlier this […]

Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls: Paris Lees QUITS show after battle with fatigue

Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls saw Paris Lees in a bad way this week. After engaging in a brutal argument with Pete Wicks over the water filter, Paris became determined to sort herself out the following day. However she came under fire once again when her camp mates gathered to tell her that she wasn’t […]

You Need to Visit This Tranquil Island Inside Metropolitan Rio

Little-Known Neighborhoods of Well-Known Cities: An OZY series that uncovers some of the hidden places and spaces in the global cities we think we know. Read more. Rio de Janeiro is a lot of things — bustling, crowded, complex, chock-full of crazy parties — but “pure tranquility” is not how you’d typically describe Brazil’s cultural […]

World's Biggest Corporate Tax Haven? It's No Paradise Island

For countries in the tax haven game, it’s a race to the bottom. Singapore’s welcome mat? Corporate taxes at just 17 percent. Gibraltar scrawls 10 percent on its rock, and the Cayman Islands boast 0 percent (even though everyone knows the tab on Cayman-registered profits ends up at 13 percent). But nobody outsells Ireland and […]

Saudi Arabia dropped another hint that it’s moving forward with plans to turn rival Qatar into an island

DFlam/Shutterstock A senior Saudi official seemed to confirm the Kingdom is moving forward with ambitious plans to turn Qatar into an island.  A senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tweeted that he was “impatiently waiting for details” on plans to dig a canal along its 38-mile (61 kilometer) border with Qatar. Saudi Arabia has […]