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

It’s a riff on the acronym ”idk” (I don’t know), one explained to Orenstein in the podcast. She learned the phrase allegedly originated at the high school, a claim backed up by Urban Dictionary. For several years – beginning in the early 2000s – the high school passed around its own annual slang dictionary, a collection […]

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

Those questions are framed by Mr Integrity (real name Shayne Bushfield), a former lawyer who now handles the League full-time and draws from his library and public databases when crafting his clues. The quiz covers diverse subjects, Subramanian says. “There may be too many questions about Broadway musicals or old American TV shows for my […]

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

Nearly six years ago, Julia Jones and I founded John’s Campaign, following the death of my father Dr John Gerrard (after whom it is named). Having witnessed his dramatic deterioration in hospital, when he was separated from his family because of an outbreak of infection, bewildered and alone, Julia and I pledged that other people […]

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

Defence minister Rajnath Singh, in first comments by the Central government, on Wednesday mourned the loss of 20 soldiers who died in the line of duty in a violent face off with China in the Galwan Valley. News agency ANI quoting sources said four Indian soldiers are in critical condition after the face-off.

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

Nwobodo went further to say: “I challenge Mbazuluike Amechi to tell Nigerians one thing he has done for them, one thing he has done for  Ndi-Anambra, one thing he has done for  Ndigbo and I will name one hundred things I have done for the Igbo. In all his life, it has been I want […]

Women who resort to bigamous marriages get their fingers burnt

What property was she going on about?  All the poor man could afford to build on was an unimpressive bungalow whilst my friend has a few houses in choice areas. I opened my mouth to protest her decision and quickly checked myself. She was out for revenge – Sanni’s new `wife’ had her first child […]