Book Excerpt: Exploring the Emotional Fallout of WWII in ‘All Ships Follow Me’

The seemingly uncomplicated good vs. evil narrative and the complexity of subsequent conflicts, coupled with boomer nostalgia, has allowed modern viewers and readers to view WWII through rather rose-colored glasses; it was “the last good war” we’re told. But in this instance, “good” does quite a bit of heavy lifting. All Ships Follow Me: A […]

ITV This Morning: ‘Listen to me’ Schofield scolded by Lammy over 'white saviour' outrage

ITV viewers tuned in to see This Morning hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.  Joining them for a discussion in the studio was Vanessa Feltz and Dr Ranj Singh as well as David Lammy MP who was live on telephone link.  The topic up for debate was surrounding the controversy about BBC documentary presenter […]

BBC News: ‘Did you not listen to me?’ Louise Minchin SCOLDS Dan Walker

Louise, 50, and Dan, 41, were joined on the BBC Breakfast sofa by sports reporter Sally Nugent, 47, when the hosts were about to discuss the headlines from today’s papers. One topic of conversation which arose between the trio was Chinese New Year as Dan noticed Louise was wearing a snake skin top, like fellow […]

Jonah Ray Explains Why ‘Mac and Me’ Beat Out ‘The Room’ and ‘Plan 9’ for ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ [Interview]

Over Thanksgiving, we had new Mystery Science Theater 3000 for which to be thankful. Netflix dropped a new season of six episodes, titled The Gauntlet. Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) and the robots were forced to watch six movies back to back and riff on them, although Netflix allowed people to watch them movie by movie. Those […]

‘It's the real me!’ Nigerian president denies impostor charge… but isn’t that what a clone would do?

An attempt by Nigeria’s president to reassure his countrymen that he is alive, and wasn’t replaced by an impostor during a long medical leave, failed to convince everyone because that’s exactly what a clone would say, isn’t it? Rumors of a double or a clone ruling the country instead of President Muhammadu Buhari have plagued […]

‘Me & Orban fought Brussels quotas’: Czech PM takes credit for derailing ‘absurd’ EU migrant sharing

Czech PM Andrej Babis believes that canceling EU migrant quotas was one of the major successes of his foreign policy, saying that he fought against quotas together with Viktor Orban and managed to “abolish the absurd system.” “[Orban and I] fought against the quotas in Brussels, and we have abolished this absurd system,” Babis said. Read […]

‘The CIA is listening & may kill me’: Duterte mulls ditching his smartphone

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of dumping his smartphone over fears that the CIA is constantly eavesdropping on his conversations and might use his private information to eventually assassinate him. “I know, the US is listening. I’m sure it’s the CIA, it’s also the one who will kill me,” Duterte said in Cebu City […]

‘Peace behind me, war in front of me’: China shows big guns in epic recruitment VIDEO

Beijing’s top-notch military hardware is showcased in a bombastic recruitment ad which went viral on Chinese social media. The blockbuster-like video was produced for Army Day. The ad titled ‘I Am a Chinese Soldier’ began circulating in China last week. It starts with touching scenes of servicemen departing from their families. “Peace behind me, war […]

‘I had to do everything to make him fall in love with me’: Glamour model recounts efforts to escape

Model Chloe Ayling, who was drugged, bundled into a suitcase and kidnapped in Italy last year said she tried to make her captor fall in love with her so he would let her go. Speaking on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire program on Monday, the 21-year-old British model revealed she had started to share a bed […]