‘We pass around this slang like trading cards’: ‘Blindspotting’ star talks Bay Area dialects

Walking through the halls of Berkeley High today, the podcast explains, you’ll hear emphasized declarations of “period” echo from locker to locker. One student might ask another what the homework assignment was from the night before and will be met with the reply, “I’m deeking,” with a shrug. But if that student forgets their homework […]

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

LUHRMANN: We immediately shut down that day. Then Dr. Wattiaux got so thorough. I’d shot it all on video because we were practicing camera coverage. We projected all the footage to see who exactly had touched Tom, or who had been near him for X amount of time. Rita [Wilson] had performed in Sydney that […]

Forget Mensa, this trivia club is even tougher to break into

Despite the global platform, there’s room for individual strengths. Kaushal’s are books, history and pop culture. She’s stumped by American sports. “The questions mention tournaments and I don’t even know which sport they’re talking about,” she says. “But as an Indian, you can answer questions about the Ramayana while Americans crack the baseball clues.”

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

Agony of not being able to hug my beloved mum: Thirty-minute slots in a freezing garden. Forced to sit far apart. After months banned from her mother’s dementia care home, SAM PARTINGTON describes a heartbreaking reunion that will strike a chord with so ma

In the end, I get to stay for two hours. While I’m there, a band arrives to play for the residents and I watch as Mum sips a glass of wine and taps her foot to the music. I can tell she’s happy. Then she glances sideways and gives me such a warm smile — […]

‘Disturbing and painful’: Rajnath Singh on 20 soldiers killed in China clash

The External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Monday evening’s violent face-off took place after the Chinese side “departed from the consensus to respect the LAC” and attempted to “unilaterally change the status quo”.

11pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy LATEST, new third kit mocked, Declan Rice UPDATE, Soumare link

The Chelsea manager appeared on The High Performance podcast, hosted by BT Sport’s Jake Humprey, and told how stinging criticism by his father over his performances as a young boy left his mother feeding him goodies and offering him words of advice to lift his mood.

Face-Off: Mbazuluike, Amechi, Nwobodo clash over S’East govs, IPOB, herdsmen

“He is now calling for a meeting of both APC and PDP leaders from the south east in his home town at Ukpor where he would sit down in his bedroom and select an Igbo President for Nigerians. I don’t know how many Nigerian Presidents were selected in one man’s bedroom. This is what he […]

Women who resort to bigamous marriages get their fingers burnt

After she left, I waited a couple of days to call her number. Falteringly, I asked if she’d heard anything from Sanni, her first husband.  “You know he was the love of my life and I still have feelings for him!” she said. She could have fooled me – she was certainly full of surprise! […]