The “You’re Wrong About” treatment isn’t necessarily contrarianism, though it can be a result of that impulse; nor is it what people these days call “cancellation,” though it can often be a precursor to that. More often than not, it’s just a natural byproduct of a rapidly moving culture trying to slow down, catch its […]
I was part of [Aids activist group] Act Up back in the day. Utah wanted to know all about it, from the marches to the Kissing Doesn’t Kill poster I featured in – the one Gran Fury made in 1989. I’m quite modest, but the more I see change happening, the more I realise I […]
“Ten years ago, I would get stopped for being ‘the Reddit guy’ and that made me feel nice. And then a few years after that, people would be pitching me their startups because they knew I was doing investing and that felt nice, too. But then, a few years ago, people just started shouting at […]
Following seven wins at this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, Chernobyl, the drama based on the nuclear disaster, won two more BAFTAs, for Mini-Series and Leading Actor for Jared Harris. The End Of The F***ing World, a dark comedy drama, also received the BAFTA for Drama Series.
The example WhatsApp uses is of a message that claims “drinking fresh boiled garlic water will cure COVID-19.” Hitting the icon requests permission to search for this on the web, which brings up several fact-checking websites that show the claim to be false.
More than a year ago, Google announced that Chrome Apps would be removed from Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Chrome (but not Chrome OS) some time in 2017, and it seems we’ve come to that point today. Google has shut down the ”app” section of the Chrome Web Store for those platforms, meaning you can’t […]
“To me, Pepsi is more than just a beverage — it registers as a pop culture icon and a lifestyle that shares a voice with the generation of today. The spirit of Pepsi — living in the ‘now’ moment — is one that I believe in. I make a conscious effort in my everyday life […]
‘We’ll be publishing a chapter (or 2 or 3) every weekday, starting at 3.00pm today and ending on July 10th. You don’t need to register to access the story. You can read it for free on a new website we’ll be launching shortly. But there’s more…
The continent that gave us icons like Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Fela Kuti, has also given us thousands of anonymous heroes who have sacrificed their lives with no recognition, no campaigns. The Rwandan Genocide, South Africa’s xenophobic uprisings, Boko Haram’s ongoing reign of terror in Nigeria are stark reminders of these nameless heroes; black Africans […]
This is not the first time that Amazon has found itself in hot water. The founder of the e-commerce giant, Jeff Bezos, once said that the company would sell “the good, the bad and the ugly”. In 2010, the company almost found itself subject to a public boycott after it refused to take down a […]