Egypt ‘one of a kind’ tomb discovered dating back to Pyramid of Giza era

The tomb was found in a buried ridge in Saqqara, which was the capital of Egypt for more than 2,000 years. It dates back to approximately 2,500 BC, shortly after the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Buried inside was a high priest named Wahtye who served King Neferirkare. The rare discovery is due […]

Some kind of magic: Moscow legislator proposes to blacklist ‘phony wizards’

A Moscow city legislator has come up with an idea to create a publicly available blacklist of “phony wizards,” while “legit” warlocks should get together and form a trade union of sorts. The quite outstanding initiative has been floated by a deputy with the Moscow City Duma, Anton Pavleev. “A professional association of them [‘mages’] […]

Saudis ‘don’t know how to use’ US bombs: Trump condemns deadly Yemen school bus strike… kind of

It wasn’t the US-made bomb, but rather the Saudi military’s inability to properly use the munition –despite all the American training– that led to the “horror show” bombing of a Yemeni school bus in August, Donald Trump has said. A Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus, that killed 40 children and maimed dozens of […]

Brazil is shaping up for a unique kind of financial crisis

RUDI DORNBUSCH, a renowned economist who died in 2002, said there were two sorts of currency crisis. The pre-1990s kind is slow. It starts with an overvalued exchange rate, which gives rise to a trade deficit. Foreign-exchange reserves are gradually run down to pay for it. When they are gone, the game is up. The […]

‘Peterloo’ Review: A Different Kind of Historical Epic [TIFF]

Mike Leigh intentionally delayed the production and release of his film Peterloo to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the event it portrays, a massacre of peaceful protestors in Manchester by the British Army. Yet its historic status should not obscure that Peterloo is less a moment in time preserved in amber and more of […]

This National Sports Icon Gives a Different Kind of Kick

When Ide Oumarou hits the ground, drumbeats and chants in the Zarma language rise from one side of a crowded bleacher in the Palais du 29 Juillet, Niamey’s main sports facility. Skinny and physically smaller than his 14 years, Ide still somehow resembles his hero, Abdoul Razak Issoufou Alfaga. Red headgear lightly tied around his […]

‘Freddy vs Jason’ is 15 Years Old and It’s Among the Last of Its Kind

This month marks the 15th anniversary of Freddy vs Jason, and if you’re even a mild horror fan you know the movie was a big damn deal. Not only is it the highest grossing entry in both the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, but it’s also the fourth highest-grossing slasher film […]