Book Excerpt: ‘The Trial of Lizzie Borden,’ the Original True Crime Sensation

It might feel like we’re in the midst of an unequaled true crime boom, thanks to the ubiquity of non-fiction crime documentaries, series, podcasts, and books, but don’t be fooled; the culture has always had a perverse fascination with the evil that men do. Or women — to this day, one of the most notorious […]

‘Lorena’ is Another Eye-Opening Return to a Tabloid Sensation

The first two images of Lorena, Joshua Rofé’s new documentary series (debuting tomorrow on Amazon Prime) are tight shots of objects outside a home. The first is an American flag; the second is a satellite television dish. They are, in essence, what the movie is about, and if the placement isn’t exactly subtle, well, they’re […]

Canucks lose rookie sensation Pettersson in win over Panthers

Bo Horvat came through with the winning goal on a milestone night. Horvat, playing in his 300th NHL game, scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. "I think that was the icing on top," Horvat said. "The win feels […]

How Senegalese Wrestling Became a Modern Martial Arts Sensation

The crowd is buzzing as the unforgiving Dakar sun beats down and the stadium fills past capacity. The air is thick with tension — one fears to step on anyone’s toes. The drums pound louder in anticipation of the historic match that is about to begin. Two loin-clad wrestlers prepare in an expansive ring, their […]

Google Maps Street View car gets chased by THIS creature – becoming a viral sensation

Google Maps Street View has been revealing the world since 2007, with many countries now visible with the click of a button. Over 11 years, it has created a seamless view of roads and addresses helping many plan their routes and directions. The famous Google cars use 360-degree cameras to stitch the images together to […]

Japanese 2-way sensation Shohei Ohtani hit his first career home run and his teammates gave him the silent treatment

Jae C. Hong/AP Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese Babe Ruth who can both hit and pitch, hit his first career home run, a 3-run home run for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in his first career at bat in front of the home fans. After rounding the bases, Ohtani’s Angels teammates gave him the […]

Taylor Ruck is Canada's next swim sensation: 'She's the real deal'

There is an emerging Canadian swimmer that has the aquatic world buzzing. And her name isn’t Penny Oleksiak.  It’s Taylor Ruck. And if you follow swimming closely, you’ve likely heard the name. If not, you’ll likely be hearing a lot of it in the years to come. Starting with the Commonwealth Games that kick off Wednesday in Australia. “She’s […]

Overwatch League: An owner’s view of the latest esports sensation

Kevin Chou is a freshman among the owners of esports teams. But so far, so good for the CEO of KSV Esports, which owns the Seoul Dynasty team in the Overwatch League. Seoul Dynasty is up 4-0 in its matches so far in Blizzard Entertainment’s brand new esports league, which drew more than 10 million […]

Japan’s latest sensation is a cryptocurrency pop group

If you’re starting a pop group in Japan, where giant rosters and virtual superstars are par for the course, how do you stand out? By tying yourself to something trendy — and in 2018, that means cryptocurrency. Meet Kasotsuka Shojo (Virtual Currency Girls), a J-pop group where each of the eight girls represents one of […]

Russian MoD appoints 26yo spokeswoman – and she’s already a social media sensation (PHOTOS)

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 19:21 Defense minister’s new press secretary is apparently a new internet sensation in Russia, as comments on the looks of a 26-year-old former journalist have flooded social media. Пушка Публикация от Россияна Марковская (@_rossiyana_) Июл 8 2016 в 12:59 PDT Her name is Rossiyana Markovskaya and she was appointed personal […]