High-Endurance Athlete, Andrew Hughes, Achieves the Antarctica Trifecta in Record-Breaking Time, Sets World Record

At points during his expedition, storms laid siege on Hughes and his teams holding them hostage in conditions for several days forcing rationing of food and supplies. Eventually emerging from the mountain, Hughes had lost nearly 15lbs, suffered frostbite on his hands and face as well as trench foot due to prolonged exposure to the […]

Porn troll Malibu Media sanctioned for trying to embarrass defendants

The business known colloquially as “porn trolling” involves filing large numbers of lawsuits against defendants alleged to have downloaded pornographic films via BitTorrent. Business for one aggressive porn troll, Prenda Law, has ground to a halt after a major sanctions order, referral to criminal investigators, and more possible sanctions coming up. Other heavy litigants, including […]

Hey, NYU: Accept Cree Bautista Already

Cree Bautista was the very first person in America to submit a Common Application this year. The New York Times tracked him down, and he told them readily: NYU was his “dream school.” But the paper didn’t do much follow-up. How could this suburban cross-country runner and show-choir performer be so set on going to […]

Jacqueline Jossa feared she’d be bald forever after her hair fell out when she had her first baby

“Loads of stuff that was up in the air for the last two years has landed, I’m in the right place for where I need to be just now.”

How archivists and fans saved a long-lost Jak & Daxter Flash game from obscurity

PlayStation heroes Jak & Daxter are in a tough spot right now. The recent mascot revival which restored Crash & Spyro passed them by, their more modern rivals Ratchet & Clank are rumoured to be heading for a PlayStation 5 launch slot, and while they’re still part of Naughty Dog’s history, they’re not exactly the […]

Slavoj Žižek’s New Coronavirus Book Glamorizes Wuhan’s Misery

In many places, Žižek is asking the right questions — Why are so many people OK with exploiting blue-collar workers while the privileged sit at home taking conference calls? How did the distrust between the state and people make the outbreak worse in China? Are governments using the pandemic as an excuse to declare a […]