The happenstance world of online dating

I was reminded of that episode this week, when the Wall Street Journal published an article by Amy Webb, a single New Yorker who drew on her background in data analysis and figured out how to reverse-engineer the perfect online dating profile. After explaining her questionable methods of gathering data, including posing as a Jewish […]

An eye on the world in 2020: Winners of the prestigious Paris Photography Award capture the beauty and tragedy around us from a feeding whale in Mexico to the frenzy of a Covid ward

‘I photographed them at the end of their shifts—twelve hours without a break during their fight in an unequal war. In the deep imprints left by their protective masks, I found a symbol of their sacrifice, but above all, I found evidence of the pain, fear and helplessness of standing before an unknown enemy.’ Giuliani […]

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ opening reportedly delayed again due to coronavirus crisis

The Wonder Woman sequel reunites the first film’s director Patty Jenkins with Gadot and Chris Pine as love interest Steve Trevor while adding Kristen Wiig as supervillain Cheetah. The Cold War era marks a big time shift from the previous World War I setting.

‘I wondered, was anyone ever going to love me the way I was?’ What it’s like dating with a disability

I remember one time, I was waiting in a park for a girl – we were going to head into town. I was very scared that perhaps she’d see me, notice I was a guy in a wheelchair, and then not engage with me. There’s always a small fear in the back of my head, […]

Billie Piper is thrust into an unwanted spotlight in new drama I Hate Suzie where she plays a woman who has shocking photos published online

Suzie, who appears to have a career in the public eye as an actress, is seen in the trailer enjoying family life with her husband and child interspersed with the horror she feels when she learns the secret images of her have been made public.

Book World: The palace of Susanna Clarke’s imagination

“Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” wove its wizardry through the actual history of the Napoleonic wars, and even provided footnotes concocted from real and faux bibliographic detail. “Piranesi” is far less devoted to such blending, though it opens with two epigraphs, one of which you’ll Google in vain. Students of Italian art, though, already hold […]

3,200-megapixel camera of the future Vera Rubin Observatory snaps record-breaking 1st photos

The observatory, previously known as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, will use its 27.6-foot-wide (8.4 m) mirror and 3.2-billion-pixel camera to conduct a landmark 10-year study of the cosmos — the Legacy Survey of Space and Time for which the camera is named. The camera will generate a panorama of the southern sky every few […]

David Rubenstein Dishes On Jeff Bezos, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton, Others In New Book ‘How To Lead: Wisdom From World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, And Game Changers’

“Bill Gates is a person who processes enormous amounts of information,” said Rubenstein. “I wouldn’t say that he has a natural sense of humor about things, where as Jeff Bezos is a bigger laugh and has more of a sense of humor. They’re different people and they’re neighbors and I once interviewed them together and […]

World Reacts to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer said, “I don’t think anybody expected this. The Nobel Committee, I find interesting, said they awarded this for changing the tone of American politics. It’s almost as if they’re saying we’re giving you the Nobel Peace Prize for winning the election. President Bush was very unpopular in Europe […]

Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050, report warns

And these natural disasters strike hardest in poorer countries; they kill seven times more people in the least developed nations than in highly developed ones, the report found, using socioeconomic indicators from the IEP’s previous research on ecological resilience. It’s not because the disasters in poorer countries happen more frequently or with greater severity — […]