"It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex." … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle ‘rolled her eyes’ after Donald Trump tweeted US would not pay LA security costs for her and Prince Harry
When global warming become climate change
Hunter wellies have been a staple of festival fashion since Kate Moss was first photographed wearing them with denim shorts at Glastonbury 10 years ago, and Willis said Saturday’s show was a celebration of the brand’s “modern-day history” as festival-wear. “We are associated as much with festivals as with fields, and this season is based around that. The audience relevant to our brand is so much broader than the catwalk viewer. Reaching that audience is not just about livestreaming, it means going beyond that.” … [Read more...] about London fashion week launches in quirky new home – a multistorey car park
A highway that starts in the town of Puyo has already penetrated dozens of kilometres into the territory of the neighbouring Shuar indigenous group, and it is about to enter Achuar territory. “The road is a poison,” says José, Nantu’s companion. “The road doesn’t respect us. It’s been imposed on us from the city. It’s a very dangerous territory for us.” … [Read more...] about Here comes the sun canoe, as Amazonians take on Big Oil
If you've seen Amos perform, you'll agree. If you haven't – well, that's where the problems start. According to Anglo-Nigerian comic Gina Yashere, now living and working in the US: "Unless they see you on TV, or they know you, white crowds won't go to a black comedy night because they think that nothing is going to relate to them." Comedy is, or is perceived to be, an art form rooted in recognition and shared cultural references. Its audiences – far more so than those for music, films or fiction – are wary of artists whose experiences may not resemble their own. This perception persists despite many exceptions that prove the rule: as Le Mar points out, the career of US comic Chris Rock proves that an act with what she describes as "very black material" can appeal to audiences across the racial spectrum. … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
Once again, navigation is via a map that only gives you basic information about the area, complete with red X marks to show the whereabouts of treasure. You can wander about, sloping along the beaches or venturing inland to caves, jungles and steep cliffs. The mannered visual style makes for a simple yet colourful environment – it’s not the most picturesque game, but again, the fun and immersion is made by just being with people and exploring together – if it’s dark you’ll need one person to carry a lantern, but then if skeletons rise from the sand and attack, you’ll need someone with a cutlass or flintlock pistol (all accessible from the item menu). In some ways, the running and fighting moments feel a little like Left 4 Dead, with a densely clustered groups of players working together to spot loot and see off enemies. Except here one of you can just whip out an accordion and play tunelessly along to cut the tension. … [Read more...] about Sea of Thieves: hands-on with the hilarious co-op pirate adventure