California wildfire becomes the largest in the state’s history as 103 blazes rage across the West Coast, killing seven people including a one-year-old boy

Half-dozen fire experts who spoke to AP agreed that more extreme fire behavior in recent years has been driven by drought and warming temperatures they attribute to climate change. Among the most concerning developments is that fast-moving wildfires leave less time for warnings or evacuations.

Reports of racism, homophobia in UK football soar

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Dramatic aerial photos reveal the devastation caused by 200 wildfires raging across California, Oregon and Washington leaving at least seven dead and incinerating 3.4m acres

The phenomenon isn’t restricted to California. Doug Grafe, chief of Fire Protection at the Oregon Department of Forestry, said it was unprecedented in his state for fires this week to spread from the crest of the Cascade Mountains into the valleys below, and so quickly, ‘carrying tens of miles in one period of an afternoon […]

Novak Djokovic is man tennis fans love to hate, from anti-vaxxer to his Covid-riddled Adriatic Tour and US Open DQ shame

This was from some quality family time at @superbejuicery last year 😊. They are doing deliveries and takeaway from Wednesday if you’re in Marbella! 😍🙏🍏🍇🥝🍐🍓🍊🍋 @_marija.ristic_ @bucinho85 @djokernole

Real-Life Cops, and Me

In an era when all TV shows have age-suitability ratings and content guides, the vigor with which adult cop shows of the 1970s were marketed to children seems shocking. But in fact, immense energy was invested in embedding those series in the collective consciousness of children. Dell published 15-cent Mod Squad comic books, and Topps […]

Delta Force

When Johnson and Watson first started doing rock and hip hop collaborations with Burnside they came under heavy attack from purists. It gave Johnson great pleasure to outrage the ‘blues geeks’, as he calls them, but that wasn’t his motivation. For the label to survive it was essential to put out new music by its […]

Recap: Saoirse Ronan Explains How to Pronounce Her Name

Against a backdrop of animated lollipops, a group of girls (Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and Ronan) sing a song for the guys. They know it’s been tough for men, finding out powerful heroes are “habitual predators” and having House of Cards ruined, but these girls have unfortunately been dealing with terrible men since […]

Baz Luhrmann Talks Pandemic, Elvis, Tom Hanks & Reapplying ‘Sunscreen’ With Queen Elizabeth

LUHRMANN: Yes. Already. There was one from a woman who said, “I graduated however many years ago and the words written for the original by Mary Schmich, meant so much to me. And when I heard this, I played it for my daughter who is about to graduate but now can’t graduate this year.” And […]

100 Albums Released in 2020 to Put on Your Radar

Former Heartbreaker Mike Campbell breaks out on his own as the leader of rock outfit The Dirty Knobs. The group first assembled 15 years ago and became an outlet for Campbell when he wasn’t playing with Tom Petty. Nashville singer Chris Stapleton and ex-bandmate Benmont Tench both make guest appearances on the album, which was […]

From botox to nose jobs and the truth about THOSE famous derrieres: How the Kardashians had everyone keeping up with their changing appearances

In the surgery, the testicles and most of the penis are removed while the urethra is shortened. The skin that had been surrounding the penis is then inverted and used to create a functioning vagina as well as a neoclitoris in some cases, which allows for sensation.