Can You Name the Muslim World’s First Secular Democracy?

The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven in part by a recent oil boom and swept up in intellectual thought and political activism. Petro barons lounged in newly built mansions outside the Old City, where merchants traded in local wares, shopkeepers served mouthwatering culinary delights and residents shuffled through narrow alleys […]

EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]

Enlarge (credit: EA Sports) Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took full responsibility for the song’s edit and issued a statement to Ars Technica on Thursday: We made an unfortunate mistake […]

Princess Eugenie wedding: Royal to take new name as Jack Brooksbank remains a 'commoner'

Princess Eugenie will marry Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle later this year. It has been speculated her husband-to-be might be granted a title upon the couple’s marriage. However, a source has now cast doubt on the matter. It was believed Jack might be granted the title Earl of Northallerton – which is […]

‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan revealed he illegally crossed the US border with only $100 to his name

Getty Images Cesar Millan appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show Red Table Talk. The Dog Whisperer shared his experience crossing the border from Mexico when he was 13. Millan said he struggled with depression and contemplating suicide. Cesar Millan discussed his experience coming to America with his longtime friend Jada Pinkett Smith on her Facebook […]

Shhh… Nasa’s supersonic silent aircraft gets name reflecting long QueSST to make it

After decades in the making, NASA’ s silent supersonic aircraft seems to have reached the stage it deserved a name. The plane is designed to travel over cities faster than the speed of sound and as quietly as a mouse. The moniker X-59 QueSST was given to the experimental aircraft by the US Air Force, […]

Will Princess Eugenie take Jack Brooksbank’s last name? The bride's surprising options

The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Princess Eugenie, 28, is getting married this year to Jack Brooksbank, 32, at Windsor Castle. The couple have been together for eight years, after meeting in Verbier when Eugenie was just 19. While Eugenie is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and therefore a blood royal, Jack […]

Watch the John Oliver segment that got Oliver’s name banned in China

Enlarge / Rumors say Chinese president Xi Jinping really really doesn’t like this comparison. (credit: The Internet) China has begun censoring mentions of HBO comedian John Oliver on social media and restricting access to the HBO website. The crackdown began late last week after Oliver ran a scathing 20-minute segment on his HBO show, Last Week […]

‘Flavors of Youth’ Trailer: A Stunning Anime Film From the Studio Behind ‘Your Name’ Comes to Netflix

Your Name was the biggest anime crossover theatrical hit since Studio Ghibli became a household name. And with anime growing to be one of the most formidable markets in the world, it’s no wonder that Netflix wants to tap into Your Name‘s particular brand of cerebral wistfulness. The streaming giant has teamed up with the […]

Cool Stuff: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Soundtrack Getting a Peach-Scented Vinyl Release for Your Pleasure

Call Me By Your Name was adored by critics last year, and it rode that wave of acclaim all the way to a worthy Best Picture nomination. The film unfolds in Northern Italy in the summer of 1983, where a teenage boy named Elio (Timothée Chalamet) becomes enamored with an American graduate student (Armie Hammer) […]

‘What was his father thinking?’ Russian matryoshka doll-seller on Harry Kane’s name

The name of the English captain has been the source of some gale-force confusion in the Russian capital, ahead of England’s Group D clash with Tunisia on Monday. To most football fans in the UK, the name of Tottenham Hotspur and England goal-machine Harry Kane is about as run-of-the-mill as it gets, but it has […]