John Legend named Variety’s Music Mogul of the Year as he talks political and social issues, upcoming projects, and insists wife Chrissy Teigen is ‘running her own show’

Though there is much interest, the artist did not give any indication what his next career move will be as he said: ‘What an artist needs today is not the same as it was when we signed … or even five years ago … For me, recording is about building my legacy and my brand, […]

Mark Selby retains world title after gritty victory over John Higgins

Demonstrating the kind of steel for which the host city is renowned, the 33-year-old put a hideous first day behind him but was forced to contend with late controversy and the sheer cussedness of John Higgins en route to a tense 18-15 victory. Selby has been snooker’s No1 player for 116 consecutive weeks now and […]

Fact check: The first Black U.S. president was not a man named “John Hansen”

Shared thousands of times on Facebook, posts claim that a man named “John Hansen,” rather than Barack Obama, was the first Black president of the U.S., that he was president before George Washington, and that he “ran the country when America got (its) independence from the British.” The claims made in these posts are false.  

The 10 greatest second world war films you haven’t seen

The Last Metro (1980) A less pugilistic example of French culture in the face of fascism, François Truffaut’s wartime resistance drama also doubles as one of the great “backstage” films. A German-Jewish theater impresario is hiding beneath his own stage, as his wife (Catherine Deneuve) tries to keep the lights on. Recognizable moments of everyday […]

Textile firms get ready to stitch ‘anti COVID’ clothing line

“Apart from the use of fabric for making masks, there is no data that the fabric has antiviral property that can kill the virus instantaneously,” said Dr Manoj Goel, director and unit head, pulmonology, pulmonary critical care & sleep medicine, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.

Billionaire wanted: Britain’s second most expensive home hits market for £185m and the seller wants single buyer for entire John Nash-designed 1822 Regent’s Park terrace

The property could be the second most expensive in British history if it meets its asking price, with the mansion sure to attract interest despite its hefty price tag. This CGI bedroom shows the luxury available with the property, the opulence and style of the mansion a highlight

Composer Ludwig Göransson On Recreating John Williams Magic For ‘The Mandalorian,’ Finishing ‘Tenet’ In Quarantine & Takeaways From Working With Christopher Nolan

Naturally, one challenge for Göransson on the project came with the recognition that his music would be compared to that of Williams, one of the all-time greats in the craft of composing, who has left an indelible mark on Star Wars. “Obviously, no one’s going to write music that is as great as what John Williams […]

London 2012: Luke Campbell beats John Joe Nevin to win gold medal

Campbell, 24, said he all but gave up boxing three years ago, after 11 months out with injury and upheaval in the coaching squad. “It was a very low point for me, 2009. I had my best 2008 and then the system changed, then it was a misery year for me. At one point I […]

New Zealand’s strong arm tactics evoke memories of 2003 Rugby World Cup debacle

By not considering the politics of Australian rugby, and the likely repercussions for their counterparts of what they were asking, the “negotiation” was doomed to failure. Even Donald Trump would tell you a key aspect in “the art of the deal” is to give the other side an honourable way out. New Zealand has not […]

World shares march higher as S&P 500 nears all-time record

The Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 2.1% to 24,890.68, while the Nikkei 225 climbed 1.9% to 22,750.24. In South Korea, the Kospi picked up 1.4% to 2,418.67. Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 advanced 0.5% to 6,138.70, while the Shanghai Composite index gave up earlier gains, dropping 1.2% to 3,340.29.