Appearing on her ITV daytime show today, Lorraine said that her husband had told her that Heathrow airport was "dead" after the public were discouraged from travelling to spread the disease. … [Read more...] about Lorraine says daughter has put herself on self-isolation over coronavirus fears
The balance of power between the sexes is famously a battlefield, in both life and literature, and right now we’re caught in the crossfire between generations. Historically, the old imposed their traditions and moral codes on the young, but now the young are frequently calling the shots, particularly over issues of gender, sex and power. Over the last decade or so, we’ve witnessed revolutionary change. Many older men and celebrities who thought they had got away with child abuse are now in prison. We used to accept and even laugh at underage “groupies” sleeping with pop stars; now, they are unmistakably victims. We are also reappraising what the burgeoning sexual freedoms of the 1960s and 70s achieved for women, as discussed so interestingly in Virginia Nicholson’s recent How Was it For You? And with every subsequent revelation of the #MeToo movement, my 80s youth has begun to look more grotesque and unintelligible to my daughters’ generation, which … [Read more...] about Are millennials really driving ‘cancel culture’ – or is it their overcautious critics?
Ali and Vietnam Cassius Clay, as he was then, was not so much a fighter for peace as a peaceable fighter who needed a reason to fight – and Vietnam was not that reason. He might have feared he could serve in Vietnam when registered 1-A for the draft in 1962, but thought little of it. He was, as Muhammad Ali, reclassified in 1964 as mentally unfit for duty when he failed an IQ test. … [Read more...] about From the Vietnam war to Islam – the key chapters in Ali’s life
When I’m gone, boxing will be nothing again. The fans with the cigars and the hats turned down’ll be there, but no more housewives and little men in the street and foreign presidents. It’s goin’ to be back to the fighter who comes to town, smells a flower, visits a hospital, blows a horn and says he’s in shape. Old hat. I was the onliest boxer in history people asked questions like a senator.” … [Read more...] about Muhammad Ali’s best quotes: ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’
Also inspired by the current #MeToo era, Griffths decided to focus on masculinity in the collection and what he thought people would want to see from a female 007. The 1960’s comic strip spy Modesty Blaise helped to also inspire the collection. … [Read more...] about 00MODEL! Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk don androgynous ensembles in chic new Max Mara campaign that imagines what a female James Bond might wear