Kelly Clarkson Talk Show Picked Up by NBC — Is Days of Our Lives Doomed?

Daytime will no longer suck without her: Kelly Clarkson’s NBC talk show is officially a go, TVLine has learned, with a nationwide debut slated for fall 2019. But what does that mean for daytime staple Days of Our Lives? The Kelly Clarkson Show, as the new daytime series is officially titled, has been sold to 11 […]

Lives remembered: Peter Fisher, 1950 – 2018

Upholding the strictest of confidences he maintained he had never treated the Queen for anything more than feeling “under the weather”. Fisher studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and while there he went on a field trip to China where his eyes were opened to the world of alternative medicine. He was fascinated when he saw […]

Half-man, half-fish: The surreal lives of Madagascar’s nomadic fishermen

The culture is fatalistic. This is not to deny the existence of ambition; there’s always the shipbuilding entrepreneur or fisherman who sends his children to an expensive school in Tulear. But focusing too much on the future implies an ability to change one’s circumstances by altering the natural course of events. The Vezo, after centuries […]

30 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, characters, experiences, emotions and perspectives that are still relevant today. Some of them are the very inspiration from which entire modern genres of literary fiction have sprung up from. If you love […]

'We can't use Korean names': Japan's large pro-Pyongyang diaspora lives amid suspicion & isolation

Thousands of ethnic Koreans living in Japan pledge loyalty to Pyongyang. Many of them have never actually been in North Korea but, against all odds, still consider its leaders as their own and the communist country as homeland. About 150,000 Japanese Koreans remain loyal to Pyongyang, which makes up around a quarter of the local […]

Blue Lives Matter claims Facebook’s ‘fake news’ rules have halved its audience

Blue Lives Matter, a group advocating for greater protections for police in the US, has claimed that Facebook’s new rules to combat fake news has almost halved the number of people it can reach on the platform. The group said that the introduction of Facebook’s quality surveys, in which the platform asks users to rate […]

How patterns that saved lives became the height of fashion

Camouflage continues to be a fashion favourite for young people. My 13-year-old son is permanently clad in a variety of green and brown blobs but 100 years ago these patterns were a matter of life and death on the Western Front. Camouflage was originally deployed in the First World War when the basic principles of […]