Apparently no one really dies in Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer) anymore. Niko was stabbed in the neck with a pitchfork and didn’t die. In this episode, Dasha (Harriet Walter) is hit in the head with a golf club and then has her chest trodden on and doesn’t die. Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) has a heart attack but doesn’t die – which is the second time he didn’t die after Villanelle (Jodie Comer) shot him back in season one and we were made to think he’d died, but he hadn’t. Only poor Kenny is the one who actually seems to be properly dead. And it would be little surprise if he popped up again, not actually dead after all, in the final episode next week. … [Read more...] about Killing Eve, season 3 episode 7 review: remember when there used to be espionage in this spy thriller?
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At the start of the novel it seems that Delijani has placed too great a pressure on herself to find the language and structure to relate such a terrible tale. The first chapter tells the story of a political prisoner giving birth in Tehran's Evin prison, knowing that her child will soon be taken away from her. The language is too overheated to be convincing, and there are a confusing number of character names mentioned – several women prisoners, their unseen relatives, a male guard. Many of these characters play, at most, a minor role, and the author's lack of control seems the most obvious explanation. … [Read more...] about Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani – review
He may be the least listened-to of standup icons. No one denies Lenny Bruce’s significance: he’s listed third among Rolling Stone’s greatest ever comics – while acts one and two (George Carlin and Richard Pryor) pegged him as their biggest influence. But does anyone listen to him any more? And is he still funny? The US standup Patton Oswalt wrote on the 50th anniversary of Bruce’s death that any comics claiming to find him funny were lying. Four years on, we have another opportunity to investigate with the official release of Lenny Bruce is Out Again. … [Read more...] about Lenny Bruce is Out Again review – the sound of distilled provocation
De Oliveira said he would leave his post on Monday. He had initially offered his resignation last month, but stayed on at the request of then-Minister Luiz Mandetta, who shortly afterward was fired by Bolsonaro. … [Read more...] about BREAKING NEWS: US bans entry to foreigners from Brazil after COVID-19 cases surge in South American country that now ranks second worldwide in coronavirus infections
Probably the failure rate in the Science data would have been higher for work published in journals of lesser quality. There are tens of thousands of journals in the scientific-publishing market, and most will publish almost anything submitted to them. The failure rate may also be higher for studies that are so complex that none of the collaborating replicators offered to attempt a replication. This group accounted for one-third of the studies published in the three top journals. So the replication failure rate for psychology at large may be 80% or more overall. … [Read more...] about Psychology experiments are failing the replication test – for good reason