Titania McGrath: laugh if you want, but wokes no joke

Lampooning the language of social justice is a cheap shot In Jean-Paul Sartres play Huis Clos, three characters are chucked into a room and forced to reality is equally inescapable, albeit in jollier surroundings and with a furry animal on hand. I feel your bemusement: why thank you, SparkNotes, you might say, but where are we going with this? In short: directly to hell. Longer version: nowhere good, but circuitously, via multiple grim stops connected by rail replacement buses that are driven by maniacs. To pass the time en route, we will be forced to watch repeats of Question Time and issued with brand-new copies of Titania McGraths Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. Occasionally the bus will stop and …

This Instagram Account Reveals Scenes From Famous Movies With And Without Special Effects

One Instagram account that goes by the name effects dedicated their platform to teach people about the power of CGI and how unbelievably these effects can change the entire movie. With over 398k followers this account finds unique never-seen before movie scenes and shows what happens before they are turned into magical shots. #2 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) Back in 2006 the world saw Davy Jones, the infamous squid-captain for the first time, and everyone agreed – this is one hell of a villain. Considering the fact that the movie was made more than 10 years ago, the CGI that was necessary to create the ghastly-looking character, was revolutionary. It must have cost a fortune to …

For God’s sake, Oscars, let Britain’s ‘Favourite’ win

(CNN)It’s been a difficult week in Britain. The Brexit mess deepened, the auto industry shed more jobs, and both major political parties saw significant splits, as liberal centrists within them left to form a new group. This version of Queen Anne is chronically insecure; she’s also addicted to hot chocolate and capable of childlike glee (“Oh, it is fun to be queen sometimes!”, she squeaks, as she officiates over a spontaneous and advantageous midnight marriage for Abigail, much as you or I might preside over an impromptu midnight feast). In other words, she’s what any of us might become, were we just a bit more indulged. Colman has made a career out of playing unattractive characters in unattractive worlds. That …

Can art help find these missing people?

She is one of 17 missing people whose portraits will feature in a new exhibition which opens next week. The show, entitled Unmissable, has been organised by the charity Missing People, which supports family and friends looking for their loved ones. Someone is reported missing in the UK every 90 seconds, according to the charity. ‘We would tell the boys ‘mum’s poorly” Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder after Georgina went missing but were later released with no further action. Since she was reported missing, investigators say they have responded to nearly 60 sightings of her. Image copyright Charming Baker Image caption Mohamed said Fatima was devoted to her family and always had a smile “After work I …

Someone Makes Fun Of Anti-Vaxx Mom Whose 7 Kids Got Sick, Gets Reminded She Abandoned The Movement

rawstory.com told CBC News that all of her children, aged 10 and under, started showing symptoms of whooping cough, and they have been advised to take antibiotics and stay inside their home for five days. Her first three children were partially vaccinated, but she decided to stop giving them shots after the fourth one was born because she was suspicious of the medical community. “I just got scared,” she said. “I got spooked. I thought, ‘There’s a lot of smoke, there must be fire.’ We stopped vaccinating.” Later, Hills started using her family’s experience in attempts to inform other households as well. But as she shared her story, some internet trolls started making memes, targeting Tara. Luckily, others rallied to …

People Are Rethinking The Traditional Funeral Arrangements After Somebody Shared Their Fun Funeral Facts

There’s still a great deal of taboo around the subject of death in western societies; we struggle at times to come to terms with our own mortality and when a loved one dies, we usually leave it to a funeral home to take care of awkward matters for us. Image credits: reillymouse recently decided to share her ‘fun funeral facts’ and it really got people talking. It’s heartbreaking to think that there are unscrupulous businesses out there, taking advantage of people’s grief to squeeze more cash from them. But such is the nature of capitalism. Where there is a way to increase profit, there will be some to whom the bottom line is all that matters. BJ Carter (not the …

10 digital tricks youll wish you knew before now

Nowadays, with so many tricks, niches, and shortcuts, those special operations look downright quaint. Many operations are well known, and most of them are tiny and frivolous. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a lot of fun to find a treasure trove of classic arcade games on your Android device. Some tricks remain obscure, and they can change your life. You might find yourself using one of these operations every day, but only if you realize it exists. To bring you up to speed, here are 10 of my favorite tech tricks – what they’re for, how to use them, and the ways they’ll change your experience. Meanwhile, here’s a list of nifty tricks specifically for iPad, and here are some …

Winklevoss twins on their bitcoin bet: ‘Money is the oldest social network’

Austin, Texas (CNN)For years, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were known for the company they didn’t launch: Facebook. Now, the pair hope to be known for their bet on cryptocurrency, which they liken to a different kind of social network. “Yes, there’s been some ups and downs in between, but overall if you zoom out long enough, the trend is going in the right direction,” Tyler Winklevoss told CNN Business at SXSW in Austin. “The graph is still up and to the right.” Although they wouldn’t discuss their trading behavior or whether they’d sold a major portion of what they own, Tyler Winklevoss confirmed they still have holdings in various cryptos, including bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, tezos and filecoin. But he …

Living in vans, tiny homes and containers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe creative solutions to a lack of house affordability For many young people, the pleasures of their own hearth and home are out of reach. About 40% of young adults cannot afford to buy one of the cheapest homes in their area in the UK, with the average deposit now standing at about £26,000. But they also face “unaffordable” rents across most of Britain, according to recent research. So, many are turning to radical, innovative and sometimes mind-boggling alternatives. The owners of three unorthodox homes explained why they’ve turned away from bricks and mortar. Life in a van The 2008 Volkswagen Transporter 4, nicknamed “Iggy”, has been their home since they left …

NYC’s Most Instagrammable Events This March Betches

Let’s be honest, March is kind of a basic month. It’s not quite as synonymous with wintry death as February, but spring is still too far away to think about leaving your apartment on a regular basis. That being said, it’s important to maintain the illusion of a rich and full social life while leaving your couch as little as possible. So, here are four super Instagrammable events in NYC this March that should give you enough footage to make it to June. You’re so welcome. black out in commemorate the night. View this post on Instagram The Orchid Show Normally, I suggest avoiding nature at all costs (all it does is ruin your shoes!). But in this case, it’s …

The Women Who Accused Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Alva Johnson To Be Heard

But the current president is Donald Trump, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by more than twenty women, who was caught on tape boasting about groping, and who was elected to office anyway. So when Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, revealed last month that Trump had forcibly kissed her prior to his election, her name was added to the long list, and the news cycle mostly moved on. there are so many accusations of wrongdoing by Trump at this point, it’s hard to keep track. But they support Johnson — and would still encourage other possible victims to come forward. alleged Trump forcibly kissed her without her consent more than ten years ago, when she was 22. …

Too many choices: should Netflix make more interactive stories?

After the success of Black Mirrors Bandersnatch, the streaming platform has revealed ambitions to use the decision-making dynamic for future projects Bandersnatch was many things. It was a Black Mirror episode. It was the first seamless, mainstream choose-your-own-adventure TV show. Its possibly how Benedict Cumberbatch pronounces his own surname after a heavy blow to the head. One thing it was not, however, was a one-off. True, Charlie Brooker might have ruled out making any more branching episodes of Black Mirror, Mumbai Bantams Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 80s and 90s, sci-fi overwhelms the list: theres Space and Beyond, Inside UFO 54-40, Prisoner of the Ant People, War With the Evil Power Master, War With the Mutant Spider Ants. …

‘Learning a second language changed my life’

He had not learnt the language at school, but was starting off a career in sports journalism and had the opportunity to go to Germany. Image copyright James Westgarth Image caption James, who works for an airline in Germany, with his two bilingual children The 44-year-old puts his successful career down to his language skills and the cultural awareness they bring. “Speaking a language helps to break the ice,” he said. “Even if it’s not perfect, it’s a good introduction and brings people on-side when you’re negotiating “My own two children, who attend an international school in Toulouse, are of course bilingual in French and English. “Now they have a lot of international friends and they’re discovering the world through …

Financial sharks circling Metro Bank

Earlier this year the financial regulator, the PRA, raised concerns with the bank about inconsistencies in the reports it was submitting. It soon emerged that the bank had miscalculated the capital it needed to support some of its commercial lending. The news sent the banks shares down nearly 40% in one day as the bank said it would need to raise more capital by selling new shares. Metro bank shares slump on cash call Which banks do customers love or hate? The American taking on British banks Miscalculating the amount of capital you have or need to support your lending is one of the most fundamental mistakes a bank can make. It gets to the very core of what a …

‘Laughter is the great unifier’ behind the incredible life of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell, a new documentary about the great Texas columnist, sends an urgent message from the Bush years to a nation under Trump with sharp humour After Pat Buchanan delivered died of cancer in 2007, at the age of 62. Now, she is the subject of a documentary, too hard-charging for the New York Times, a champion of the people in Shrub. Director Janice Engel does not mention Bushs successor-but-one. But she does include shots of liberal dissent of today: the March for our Lives. This, she says, is because she did not want he who shall not be named anywhere near my film. But I wanted specifically to show Mollys amazing prescience. The things she wrote, 15, 20, 30 …

Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: a simply stunning screen

A fantastic display bolted to great cameras, a strong battery, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and even a headphone socket The Galaxy S10+ may be Samsungs most important phone in years, but at 899 does the huge screen, triple camera and fancy ultrasonic fingerprint scanner make for a worthy upgrade? One thing is obvious: the Galaxy S10+ is not the Galaxy Fold and Honors View20 had this hole-punch notch design first, but Samsungs made it its own with a screen that is easily the unlike last years S9+, but its there if you want it, or have 4K movies to watch on it. Despite the gigantic screen, the curved glass, lack of bezels and 175g weight make the Galaxy S10+ just …