Northern Irish police charge man with murder of journalist Lyra McKee

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokeswoman said a 29-year-old man arrested under the Terrorism Act on Tuesday in connection with McKee’s killing had been released without charge. Two other men aged 20 and 27 have been freed pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Book World: ‘Walden’ may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community.

“I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls,” Thoreau writes in a chapter called “Solitude.” “I am no more lonely than the loon in the pond that laughs so loud, or than Walden Pond itself. … I am no more lonely than a single mullein or […]

The myth-maker

It’s not hard to see the snug of the Cloud Club bar as womb-like, secluded and safe. The retreat into and re-emergence from wombs seems to be a recurrent theme. In Cremaster 1, the performance artist Marti Domination plays Goodyear, who lies trapped and curious in a white, plasticky space underneath a table in the […]

Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle: nine hours of ‘challenging’ art on film

Alex: The pigeons are definitely one of the Cycle’s strangest and most beguiling moments. Andress as the queen and her two female courtiers look down through another anus-like aperture. They can see the Gellert baths, where Barney, in his role as her diva, is advancing slowly through pools filled with pearl-like bubbles which, turn out […]

An evolutionary analysis of anti-evolution legislation

This success inspired copies in states like Texas, Maryland, Missouri, and Virginia. All told, similar language appeared in over 10 state legislatures, although some of these bills dropped specific areas of science. This led to a second success in Tennessee. Critically, this lineage has entirely displaced the earlier Academic Freedom Acts, which have only seen […]

Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ at 50: The Doomed Socialite Behind ‘A Day in the Life’

When not at Luggala, he traveled extensively. At age eight he jetted to Italy to watch director John Huston, a family friend, shoot Beat the Devil with Humphrey Bogart. He would later describe Bogie passing time on set by challenging the film’s screenwriter, Truman Capote, to arm-wrestling matches. Long stretches in New York, Venice and […]

The Hill’s Campaign Report: Wisconsin votes despite coronavirus pandemic

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsInternal Collins poll suggests he holds huge lead over incumbent Sen. Loeffler in Georgia special election Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Justice IG pours fuel on looming fight over FISA court MORE (R-Ga.) holds a significant lead […]

Now lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein victims says British witness will tell FBI she ‘vividly remembers’ seeing Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts at Tramp nightclub – after royal denied dancing with ‘sex slave’ on night of THAT photo

Miss Roberts told Panorama: ‘The people on the inside are going to keep coming up with these ridiculous excuses. I mean, come on, I’m calling BS [bulls**t] on this, because that’s what it is. He knows what happened. I know what happened and there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s […]

German Big Brother contestants to find out coronavirus truth

The Bayreuth Festival canceled K-pop concerts The reigning K-pop boy band BTS does big business with each concert, but in the wake of the virus in South Korea, the group canceled four April dates at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, which seats 69,950 people. “It’s impossible to predict the scale of the outbreak,” said the group’s […]

Israeli Spy Drama ‘Tehran’ Eyes U.S. Deal as Virus Crisis Triggers TV Pipeline Shortage

“Being lost and on the run in Tehran, that’s your worst nightmare. It’s the worst nightmare no matter where you’re from,” Sultan says, as her character compromises her mission by rediscovering her Iranian roots and falling in love with a local pro-democracy activist, played by Shervin Alebani. “To see a mission start and fail, it’s […]