Drag Race Recap: Whose Snatch Game Persona Made the Judges Seasick?

The Snatch Game hit the high seas on Thursday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which ended with the season’s fiercest lip sync battle yet — and a dramatic ruling from Mama Ru. But first… Inspired by the release of RuPaul’s new book GuRu — available online or wherever fine literature is sold — this week’s […]

Project Runway All Stars Recap: Whose Ball Gown Wasn't Fit to Be Thai'd?

Royal fever swept Wednesday’s Project Runway All Stars, which tasked the remaining five designers with creating ball gowns using luxurious silks. To elevate this experience, the challenge was presented by special guest judge Nina Garcia, a longtime member of Runway’s royal court. And while tensions certainly ran high this week, the outcome was fairly predictable. […]

Baptiste on BBC spoilers: Whose head is in Edward Stratton's basement?

BBC drama series Baptiste took another twist this evening (Sunday, February 24) as further secrets came spilling out. Episode two of Baptiste was called Measure of a Man and shed further light on the mysterious Edward Stratton (played by Tom Hollander) as Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) dug deeper into the case. Much like the opening […]

Palin, Rice mull challenging Alaska & Maine senators whose Kavanaugh votes sparked outrage

America may see an interesting female showdown as a spin-off of the Brett Kavanaugh saga. Susan Rice and Sarah Palin hinted they may run against Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who voted in a way they deem unacceptable. The soap opera begins with Susan Collins (R-ME), who was initially sitting on the fence when […]

Whose name should be on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Enlarge / A monument in Belgium to Georges Lemaitre that shows his idea of an expanding universe. (credit: Wikimedia/EmDee, CC BY-SA) Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members […]

Honoured, widower whose poem inspired Esther to start helpline

A WIDOWER whose tear-jerking poem about loneliness inspired Dame Esther Rantzen to help millions in the same boat has been crowned citizen of the year. War hero Bob Lowe was given the honour in recognition of his charity work, which includes volunteering for The Silver Line, a round-the-clock helpline for isolated older people.

FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau's major probes

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton’s private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said. The 21-year FBI veteran was fired Friday afternoon, according to Strzok’s attorney Aitan Goelman. Read more Strzok, the former deputy assistant director for counterintelligence of […]

Voicing choice, novels whose heroes refuse to be stereotyped

***** Old Baggage by Lissa Evans (Doubleday, £14.99)  It is 1928 and former suffragette Mattie lives in Hampstead with her friend, Florrie Lee, known as The Flea. Mattie is 58, unmarried, writes a column for the Hampstead & Highgate Express and gives lectures on her days of political campaigning to halls of disengaged audiences. She interferes […]

Yahoo hacker whose work compromised 500M accounts sentenced to 5 years

Enlarge / Yahoo! Inc. signage is displayed at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in 2016. (credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Canadian man who pled guilty last year to a massive spear-phishing operation of Yahoo employees—which ultimately resulted in 500 million accounts being compromised—has been sentenced to five years in prison. Karim Baratov, […]