‘A woke joke isn’t going to be very funny’: Monty Python star John Cleese says political correctness is ‘stifling’ comic creativity – as social media users hit back with their best ‘woke’ one-liners

In his first major intervention as director-general, Mr Davie – on only his second day in the job – overturned the hugely controversial decision to play only instrumental versions of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory at the Last Night of the Proms.

Suzanne Vega’s teenage obsessions: ‘Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful’

Repulsion This is a very controversial choice, a psychological thriller by Roman Polanski that came out in 1965, but I saw it at film class much, much later when I was 18 or 19. The way the film used music was very influential to me in terms of creating an atmosphere, and influenced songs of […]

Rosalie Howarth, last of the longtime KFOG DJs, leaves SF airwaves

At its peak, around 2007, KFOG rated seventh out of up to 40 stations, both AM and FM, a 2.7 share, according to Nielsen. But then Morey, who commanded the morning drive, suddenly quit in 2008 to move to the Michigan wilderness, and the long slow slide began.

DataTrained joins IBM to deliver high-demand skills in India

BENGALURU: Ed-tech startup DataTrained on Monday said it has collaborated with IBM to offer courses in data science, Machine Learning, and neural networks in India. As part of the 10-month learning programme, students will be taught the fundamentals of Machine Learning and will be introduced to an array of data science essentials, like Python, R, […]

Sir David Attenborough says we need to ‘rewild the world’ by creating more forests and become vegetarian to save earth in new Netflix documentary A Life On Our Planet

‘There’s little left for the world. We have completely destroyed it. That is my witness statement, the story of global decline during a lifetime. If we continue on our current course the damage will be eclipsed by the damage that comes next. 

After cancelled festivals, artsy Edinburgh, laid low by the coronavirus hopes for recovery

Moody knows all about the power of the Fringe. At the 2013 festival she produced “Fleabag,” a one-woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge that went on to become an Emmy-winning TV series. She is trying to keep the festival’s chemistry alive with the Shedinburgh Fringe, a series of theater and comedy shows performed in sheds erected […]

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy Answer Every Question We Have About

CO: Yeah! Oh, it’s really fun to sing with him. He and his wife would have Christmas parties, and a lot of their friends are in the L.A. Chorale, so they’re serious and they’re all amazing sight-readers. And he had maybe less than 20 people over, and he would have these four- or five-part songs, […]

Every game revealed during the Future Games Show at Gamescom

Bright Memory: InfiniteAmazingly somehow the work of just a single developer, Bright Memory: Infinite is an upcoming fusion of the action and FPS genres that will require you to keep your reflexes sharp and your blade sharper. The exclusive trailer shown off at the Future Games Show shows off how that gameplay works in a […]

James Bond and Harry Potter are influencing Brits’ staycation planning

Glencoe – Skyfall Oxford – Harry Potter Edinburgh – Trainspotting Brecon Beacons – The Dark Knight Rises Hampshire – Downton Abbey Carmarthenshire – Monty Python and the Holy Grail Somerset – Hot Fuzz Notting Hill London – Notting Hill Wexford – Saving Private Ryan Kent – Pride and Prejudice If you’re starting to feel inspired […]

Time Bandits TV Show in the Works with Terry Gilliam

Time Bandits may be one of the most interesting and unique time travel movies of all time, and it certainly has no identifiable comparison. For years, diehard fans have wanted a sequel to the 1981 adventure, which follows a young boy who accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period […]